Super Bowl 51

Super Bowl 51

February 5, 2017
February 5, 2017
Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots


Super Bowl LI was an American football game played between the American Football Conference (AFC) champions New England Patriots and the National Football Conference (NFC) champions Atlanta Falcons, to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2016 season. The Patriots defeated the Falcons, 34–28, in the first Super Bowl ever to be played in an overtime period.[8][9]

Super Bowl LI was played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5, 2017.[10] It was the second Super Bowl to be held at NRG Stadium, the other being Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, which also featured the New England Patriots against that season's NFC South champion Carolina Panthers. It was also the third time the Super Bowl has been played in Houston, with Super Bowl VIII in 1974 having been held at Rice Stadium.

More than 30 team and individual Super Bowl records were either broken or matched in Super Bowl LI.[11] The Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to win (they trailed 28–3 with 2:07 left in the third quarter),[12] breaking the record for the largest deficit overcome to win the Super Bowl (the previous record was ten points, which was set during Super Bowl XXII and later matched twice, including by the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX). New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who completed 43 passes on 62 attempts for 466 yards, all single-game Super Bowl records, was named Super Bowl MVP for a record fourth time. James White's 14 receptions and 20 points scored were also Super Bowl records.[13] The Patriots' victory was their fifth all-time, moving them into a three-way tie with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers for second place on the all-time Super Bowl wins list, trailing only the Pittsburgh Steelers who have six Super Bowl victories.

Super Bowl LI was the Patriots' record-setting ninth Super Bowl appearance, their second in three years, and their seventh under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Falcons entered the game trying to win their first Super Bowl title, having lost their only previous appearance in Super Bowl XXXIII.

The halftime show was headlined by Lady Gaga.[14]



Tom Brady
bornAugust 3, 1977
Bill Belichick
Head coach
bornApril 16, 1952
Lady Gaga
bornMarch 28, 1986
Manhattan, New York, United States
Matt Ryan

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Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

After playing college football for the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In Brady's 15 seasons as a starter,[a] the Patriots have earned seven trips to the Super Bowl, the most for any quarterback in history, winning four titles.

Brady has been awarded three Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XLIX) and two league MVP awards (2007 and 2010), has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls, and has led his team to more division titles (14) than any other quarterback in NFL history. As of the end of the 2016 season, Brady is fourth all-time in career passing yards, fourth in career touchdown passes, and third in career passer rating. His career postseason record is 24–9. He has won more playoff games than any other quarterback, and appeared in more playoff games than any player at any position. His 207 combined regular season and postseason wins are also the most of any quarterback in NFL history. Because of his accomplishments and accolades, many analysts and sportswriters consider Brady to be among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.[3][4][5][6]

For his alleged involvement in the highly publicized Deflategate football tampering scandal, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season.[7]

Winning Head Coach

William Stephen "Bill" Belichick (/ˈbɛlɪk/; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who is the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Belichick has extensive authority over the Patriots' football operations, effectively making him the general manager of the team as well. He was previously the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.[1]

Belichick's father, Steve, was a longtime college football scout and coach who worked for 34 years at the U.S. Naval Academy. Bill often studied football with his father, and has cited him as one of his greatest mentors. He went on to play football and lacrosse in high school and football, lacrosse, and squash at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He was captain of the lacrosse team in his senior year.

Belichick began his coaching career in 1975, and by 1985, he was the Defensive Coordinator for New York Giants head coach, Bill Parcells. Parcells and Belichick won two Super Bowls together (XXI and XXV), before Belichick left to become the head coach in Cleveland in 1991. He remained in Cleveland for five seasons, and was fired following the team's 1995 season. Belichick then rejoined Parcells, first in New England, and later with the New York Jets.

After being named head coach of the Jets in early 2000, Belichick resigned after only one day on the job to accept the head coaching job for the New England Patriots. Since then, he has coached the Patriots to six Super Bowl appearances. His teams won Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, and XLIX, and lost Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. He has led the Patriots to 13 AFC East division titles and 10 appearances in the AFC Championship Game. He was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year for the 2003, 2007, and 2010 seasons.

Belichick is the NFL's longest-tenured active head coach, and currently is 4th in regular season coaching wins in the NFL at 228, and first in playoff coaching wins with 23. He completed his 40th season as an NFL coach in 2014 and won his fourth Super Bowl, tying Pittsburgh's Chuck Noll for the most Super Bowl wins by a head coach. He is one of only five head coaches with four or more titles in NFL history. He is also the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in a four-year span.[1]

Halftime Show Performer

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (/ˈstɛfən ɜːrməˈnɒtə/ STEF-ə-nee jur-mə-NOT; born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She performed initially in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through NYU's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a rock band, participating in the Lower East Side's avant garde performance art circuit, and being dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. From there, Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her to sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution.

Her debut album The Fame (2008) was a critical and commercial success that produced international chart-topping singles such as "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". A follow-up EP, The Fame Monster (2009), was met with a similar reception and "Bad Romance", "Telephone", and "Alejandro" were released, becoming successful singles. Her second full-length album Born This Way was released in 2011, topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States, where it sold over one million copies in its first week. The album produced the number-one single "Born This Way". Her third album Artpop, released in 2013, topped the US charts and included the successful single "Applause". In 2014, Gaga released a collaborative jazz album with Tony Bennett titled Cheek to Cheek, which became her third consecutive number one in the United States. For her work in the television series American Horror Story: Hotel, Gaga won a Golden Globe Award in 2016. She became the first woman to have four US number one albums in the 2010s when her fifth studio album Joanne (2016) topped the nation's charts. In February 2017, Gaga headlined the Super Bowl LI halftime show which had a total audience of over 150 million across various platforms worldwide, making it the most viewed musical event in history.

With global album and single sales of 27 million and 146 million respectively, as of January 2016, she is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Her achievements include twelve Guinness World Records, three Brit Awards, and six Grammy Awards. She is also the first artist to win the Songwriters Hall of Fame's Contemporary Icon Award. Other accolades include a Fashion Icon lifetime achievement award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (2011), regular appearances on Billboard's Artists of the Year lists and Forbes's power and earnings rankings. In 2013, Gaga finished second on Time's readers' poll of the most influential people of the past ten years, while in 2015, she was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She is known for her philanthropic work and social activism, including LGBT rights and her own non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.

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NRG Stadium
NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium, in Houston, Texas, United States. NRG Stadium has a seating capacity of 71,795, a total area of 1,900,000 square feet (180,000 m2) with a 97,000 sq ft (9,000 m2) playing surface. The stadium is the home of the National Football League's Houston Texans, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Texas Bowl, host to many international soccer matches for the USA National Soccer Team, and other events.

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Categorizing Patriots' free agents: Who should stay, who is likely to go?
  –  February 21, 2017
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him. Christian Fauria, from WEEI's OMF, joins NFL SUNDAY to give his ...
Analyzing the New England Patriots’ potential cap casualties
  –  February 21, 2017
The clutch Super Bowl 51 performer has been projected as the team’s most likely 2017 cap casualty since restructuring his deal for the second as a Patriot in 2016. He’ll need to do so again this offseason to be back in Foxborough in 2017. Put the ...
Battlefield 1 - Local Server Launch Times
  –  February 21, 2017
Two projects are "bigger than anything" Bethesda has ev... What you missed from 2017's Super Bowl 51 6 game & 4 tech companies under investigation for "disc... Nintendo's First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Features Nintendo S... If you own a PS4, then put this ...
2016 was a nice starting point for the Eagles’ new era
  –  February 21, 2017
Philadelphia totally shut down the Steelers by holding them to only three points. The Eagles also held the near-Super Bowl 51 champions, the Atlanta Falcons, to their worst offensive output of the season. Eagles limited Falcons to season lows in points ...
Do Cowboys signal callers Tony Romo or Dak Prescott rank among NFL's top 10 QBs?
  –  February 21, 2017
Difficult to put anyone ahead of the only starting quarterback with five Super Bowl rings. Brady's play in the fourth quarter and overtime of Super Bowl 51 was enough for me, he's the greatest of all time. Sorry Joe Montana, I thought I'd never type those ...
Rockchampions Offer Custom 2016 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Champions Ring For All Fans of the Team
  –  February 21, 2017
The New England Patriots have won the prestigious title of super bowl 51 champions by defeating Atlanta Falcons in the 2016 Super Bowl LI championship tournament. To commemorate this special event, Rockchampions team have designed and developed the 2016 ...
Bill Belichick Put Roger Goodell in a Body Bag With New Boat Name
  –  February 21, 2017
For a man who likes privacy and quiet, it makes a ton of sense. Well, after the Patriots' historic comeback to win Super Bowl 51, Bellichick's boat has a new paint job with an updated name, and it's a direct shot at all the Belichick haters out there ...
Vince Young making his comeback with Riders worth exploring for both parties
  –  February 20, 2017
But earlier this month, a chance meeting with super-agent Leigh Steinberg, the inspiration behind the movie character Jerry Maguire, at Super Bowl 51 in his hometown has Young on the comeback trail in a place many have long thought he’d be tailor made for.
Here's what Lady Gaga *really* sounded like during her Super Bowl 51 performance
  –  February 20, 2017
There really was a lot to like about Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at Super Bowl 51, from the stunts, to the hidden political messages, to her fans hitting back at haters who attempted to shame her outfit. And now, this video is about to give you a ...
Houston Hotels Report 356 Percent RevPAR Increase for Super Bowl 51
  –  February 20, 2017
February, 20 2017For 3-5 February 2017, the Houston metro market reported occupancy of 84.2% and average daily rate (ADR) of US$278.03. In the Houston CBD submarket, occupancy averaged 99.0% during the three-day period, and ADR hit US$546.24. Houston hotel ...
James White’s hard-working, team-first mentality hasn’t changed despite success
  –  February 20, 2017
MADISON – Tom Brady won the MVP award for Super Bowl 51. But if you ask anyone else, including Brady, and especially in Wisconsin, former Badger great James “Sweet Feet” White should have won the award. Although it doesn’t seem to matter to White ...
The Falcoholic Podcast Episode 18: Lamenting the Super Bowl 51 loss and looking ahead
  –  February 18, 2017
Whether this team can make it back to the playoffs and make another run in the postseason in 2017 The confidence everyone has in Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff to improve the roster even more Relishing the amazing performance of Matt Ryan in 2016, along ...
Sponsors at the Super Bowl 51: Top 100 Influencers and Brands
  –  February 17, 2017
Sunday 5th February 2017 saw one of the biggest sporting events in the world take place; the Super Bowl, where the New England Patriots took on the Atlanta Falcons at the NRG Stadium, in Houston, Texas. Advertising at the Super Bowl is taken very ...
Was Super Bowl 51 So Good It Deserves Its Own Movie? A Studio Thinks So…
  –  February 17, 2017
Sure, the Super Bowl this month was plenty fun to watch, but was it dramatic enough that we really need a movie about it? Especially RIGHT after it just took place? According to reports by Hollywood trade magazines…yes. Two Oscar-winning writers (Pats ...
Watch the new cinematic Super Bowl 51 highlights
  –  February 16, 2017
If you’re a Patriots fan, chances are you’ve watched highlights from Super Bowl 51 a few dozen times at this point. But you may want to set aside time for one more viewing for the NFL’s newest Super Bowl 51 highlight reel. #SB51 was one of the most ...
Tom Brady and Super Bowl 51 are getting a movie, report says
  –  February 16, 2017
A movie and a book about Tom Brady's journey to winning Super Bowl 51 is in the works, according to a report by's Anita Busch. In addition to covering the Patriots' comeback win in what may have been the greatest Super Bowl of all time, the ...
Tom Brady's Super Bowl 51 Comeback to Be Made into Book and Feature Film
  –  February 16, 2017
The New England Patriots' Super Bowl LI comeback seemed scripted at times. Now it actually will be. According to Busch, the writers plan to focus part of their narrative on the 2014 Deflategate controversy and its aftermath. Brady was suspended for the ...
'The Simpsons' Boston Episode Rerun: Super Bowl 51 Easter Egg Spotted
  –  February 14, 2017
In Sunday night's episode rerun of "The Town" from "The Simpsons" Season 28, the crew behind the show snuck a secret Super Bowl 51 joke which you might have missed. See the easter egg below! The episode which aired in October last year featured a ...
'Simpsons' add Super Bowl 51 easter egg to re-run
  –  February 13, 2017
The hits just keep coming for Falcons fans. Just when maybe they were starting to forget about the fact their favorite team blew a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl, they get another a reminder. Picture this: You're a Falcons fan just watching some TV on a ...
Tom Brady has logical reason why Super Bowl 51 wasn't his best game ever
  –  February 13, 2017
Tom Brady mounted one of the best comebacks in pro football history but doesn't feel like his Super Bowl 51 performance was his best ever. In a chat with MMQB's Peter King, the Patriots quarterback explained why his performance wasn't the best ever.
UTM students work Super Bowl 51
  –  February 10, 2017
Nine students and two faculty members from the University of Tennessee at Martin worked behind the scenes at Super Bowl 51 last weekend in Houston. This is the fourth consecutive year UT Martin has been represented at the event, and this year the ...
Taiwanese Animators Made A Recap Of Super Bowl 51 And It’s Hilarious
  –  February 10, 2017
Taiwanese animators have become famed for creating weird and whacky previews and recaps of American sporting events, and they went as weird as you can get for Super Bowl 51. It will also double as the greatest highlight you will ever see of any game, ever.
Super Bowl 51 makes digital history with record-breaking data usage
  –  February 9, 2017
It wasn't just Patriots quarterback Tom Brady setting records at Super Bowl 51. NRG Stadium saw 11.8 terabytes of data traverse its Wi-Fi network during the Super Bowl in Houston on February 5, according to Extreme Networks, the Official Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi ...
David Meltzer: Super Bowl 51's Inside Man
  –  February 9, 2017
It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I find myself sitting in the 100 section at Super Bowl 51 watching my new hometown team play in one of the most historic Super Bowls in history. How’d I get here? Through someone, I like to call “Super Bowl’s inside man ...
Super Bowl 51 Film Notes
  –  February 9, 2017
1. Overall, the film showed exactly what the live game showed: the Falcons’ defense got tired. The Falcons did not change anything schematically in the second half, they just did everything a beat slower. That included rushing the passer. After a noisy ...
Sentiment Analysis of 2.2 million tweets from Super Bowl 51
  –  February 9, 2017
Super Bowl 51 had us on the edge of our seats. A dramatic comeback and a shocking overtime finish meant the 111.3 Million Americans who tuned into the event certainly got what they came for. Even though TV viewership was down on previous years, the ...
Super Bowl 51 further cements legacy of Brady-Belichick
  –  February 8, 2017
With the Super Bowl 51 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the New England Patriots have further cemented their greatness in NFL history. The game that will be looked back upon as the last hurdle as to whether Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback ...
Georgia RB Sony Michel took notes during Super Bowl 51
  –  February 8, 2017
Consider Georgia running back Sony Michel inspired. The rising senior playmaker watched Super Bowl 51 with a special focus on New England Patriots tailback James White, a former standout at Wisconsin. White caught a Super Bowl record 14 passes and managed ...
Budweiser Tops List of Most Popular Super Bowl 51 Ads
  –  February 8, 2017
Among the many ads debuted during Super Bowl 51, Budweiser's "Born The Hard Way" commercial currently reigns as the most watched ad on YouTube. The YouTube blog has highlighted the most popular commercials from the big game. Budweiser's ad has over 22.7 ...
Advice From Super Bowl 51 On How To Handle The Worst Employee Ever
  –  February 8, 2017
I am a sports fan, and while I often feel the Super Bowl is overhyped (I am a Bengals fan, after all), this year it lived up to its reputation. And there are a lot of very unhappy Atlanta Falcons fans this week, who are likely very angry at Matt Ryan ...

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