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Falcons and Patriots Historical Super Bowl LI

Biggest Comeback in Super Bowl History

Here are the highlights of the historical Falcons and Patriots Super Bowl LI game. Heading into the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons were just 15 minutes away from pulling off one of the most improbable Super Bowl wins in recent memory. But by the end of the fourth quarter, the Falcons ended up being just minutes away from the biggest collapse in Super Bowl history.

Trailing 28-9 at the start of the fourth quarter, the New England Patriots scored 19 unanswered points in the final period of Super Bowl LI, sending the game into the first-ever overtime period in Super Bowl history. The Patriots won the coin toss in overtime, elected to receive the football, and ended the game eight plays later with a two-yard touchdown run by James White, sealing their Super Bowl LI win.

Falcons and Patriots Historical Super Bowl LI With 6:04 remaining in the third quarter, the Patriots actually trailed the Falcons by a 28-3 score. The 25-point comeback by New England is easily the largest deficit that a team has overcome to win a Super Bowl in league history.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished the game completing 43 of 62 passing attempts for 466 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception on Sunday, earning him the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. That was Brady’s fourth MVP selection, surpassing the great Joe Montana for the most Super Bowl MVP awards by any player in NFL history. Brady’s total attempts, completions, and passing yards all set new Super Bowl records.

First Half Falcons Led 21-3

After a scoreless first quarter, the proverbial floodgates seemed to burst open in Atlanta’s favor. The Falcons scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the quarter, going 133 total yards in only ten plays. Running back Devonta Freeman broke the scoring open with a five yard touchdown run, and then quarterback Matt Ryan threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Austin Hooper on the second drive.  Then, down 14-0, Brady threw an interception on the Patriots ensuing drive which was returned 82 yards for a touchdown by Falcons cornerback Robert Alford, giving Atlanta a seemingly commanding 21-0 lead with only 2:21 left in the first half. Despite possessing the ball for only 10 minutes and 25 seconds in the first half, the Falcons went into halftime with a 21-3 lead.

Second Half Patriot’s 25 Point Comeback

After both teams traded three-and-outs to start the second half, Atlanta extended their lead to 28-3 after Matt Ryan threw a six-yard touchdown pass to running back Tevin Coleman. But from that point forward, New England scored points on five of their next six drives; the only drive they didn’t score points on was when they knelt on the ball with only three second left in regulation, to send the game to overtime.

The Patriots finished drive spanning 75 yards on 13 plays with a five yard touchdown pass from Brady to White. That cut the lead to 28-9, after kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed the extra point.

On the Patriots next drive, Gostkowski hit a 33-yard field goal, cutting the lead to 28-12. When the Falcons got the ball back, one of the key plays that changed the entire game took place. Patriot’s linebacker, Donta Hightowe, sacked Ryan and stripped him of the football, which New England defensive lineman, Alan Branch, recovered at the Falcons 25-yard line.

Five plays later, Brady threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Danny Amendola, and White ran in the two-point conversion, making the score 28-20. The Falcons actually responded with a drive that seemingly would’ve put the game away. They got deep into New England territory — as far as Patriots’ 22-yard line — but were then pushed back 23 yards, and out of field goal range, thanks to a sack and a holding penalty. That forced them to punt the football to New England, giving the Patriots the football back with 3:30 left in the game.

Even after getting the ball back on their own nine-yard line, the Patriots methodically went the distance of the field on only 10 plays. White ran in the touchdown to end the drive from one yard out, and then Brady completed the two-point conversion via a pass to Amendola, to tie the game at 28.

Overtime History

New England won the coin toss in overtime, and elected to receive the football. Once they got the ball, it was basically time to warm up the proverbial fat lady for Atlanta.

Regardless of all the recent controversies surrounding Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, and the New England Patriots organization as a whole, it appears that the legacy of all three is now cemented. Brady should go down as the greatest quarterback of all time. Belichick should go down as the most successful head coach of all time. This Patriots dynasty, spanning from 2001 ’til today, should go down as the greatest NFL dynasty of all time.

Now that the Super Bowl is over we will have to wait seven months for the next NFL season to begin.  NFL fans do not have to wait for the season to begin to order a customized NFL jersey with your name on it at http://recreationandsportsworld.com/custom-nfl-football-jerseys

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Atlanta Falcons Clearly Dominated Divisional Playoff

Atlanta Falcon were the Better Team

The way the Falcons dismantled the battle-tested Seattle Seahawks last Saturday afternoon should raise eyebrows everywhere. It’s not just about the fact that Atlanta avenged their loss to the Seahawks in Seattle from earlier this season.Atlanta Falcons Dominated Seahawks It’s the way they moved the ball, seemingly at will, against the vaunted Seahawks defense all game long. It’s also not just about the fact that Atlanta’s defense harassed Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson all game long, stymieing him in a way that we’re just not accustomed to seeing. It’s about the fact that, for 50 minutes or so of the 60-minute-long football game, the Falcons were clearly and definitively the better football team.

Fans of other NFL teams have now been put on notice: these are not your father’s or older brother’s Atlanta Falcons. The 2016-2017 version of this team doesn’t have any aspirations of being lumped in with their went-home-too-early predecessors.

First Half

It didn’t necessarily start out looking like that for Atlanta. After winning the coin toss and deferring to receive the ball in the second half, Atlanta gave Seattle the ball to start the game, and the Seahawks picked things up from where they left off last week against Detroit: with a 14-play, 89-yard drive that ended in a seven-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Jimmy Graham. The drive essentially consumed two-thirds of the first quarter, with the Seahawks converting on three different third down opportunities.

The Atlanta Falcons did respond with a beautifully-executed 13-play, 75-yard drive of their own, ending in a seven-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Ryan to Julio Jones. But two plays later, on Seattle’s ensuing possession, a potential big play seemed to change the entire outcome of the game. With the ball near midfield, Wilson connected on a deep pass to wide receiver Paul Richardson, who fell down around Atlanta’s 19 yard line, but got up seemingly untouched and ran the ball in for a touchdown. However, when the officials reviewed the play, Richardson was ruled as being down by contact at the 19 yard line, taking the touchdown off the board. Wilson was sacked on the next play, and Seattle had to settle for a field goal, taking a 10-7 lead.

Atlanta did go three-and-out on the next drive, but from that point on, the Falcons took over the game and never relinquished control. The Seahawks got the ball back on their own seven yard line, thanks to the Atlanta punt, and on second down, Wilson got his foot stepped on by his offensive lineman, falling down in the end zone and surrendering a Safety to the Falcons. That cut the lead to 10-9, and after Atlanta added a field goal right after getting the ball back after the Safety, they pushed the lead out to 12-10, and never trailed again.

Second Half

After Seattle’s first three-and-out of the afternoon, Atlanta went right back to work, moving the ball 99 yards down the field on only nine plays, ending the drive with a 14 yard pass from Ryan to running back Tevin Coleman. Coming into the game, Seattle had only allowed one drive of 99 yards through the entire course of the 2016 season. To make matters worse, Atlanta — having deferred the football to start the game — got the ball back to start the second half, and put together another 75-yard drive that ended in a touchdown, coming on a one-yard plunge by running back Devonta Freeman. Less than six minutes into the third quarter, the Seahawks were now facing a 16-point deficit.

The Seattle Seahawks responded with an 80-yard drive that ended in a Steven Hauschka field goal, but Matt Bryant added another field goal on the very next drive, and then Ryan connected with Mohamed Sanu on a three-yard touchdown drive on Atlanta’s next possession, pushing the lead out to a lopsided 36-13 margin. Wilson’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 19 second left did manage the make the score a bit more respectable at 36-20, but from the second quarter onwards, the outcome of the game was never really in question.

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With Green Bay upsetting the Dallas Cowboys, the Atlanta Falcons now have the opportunity to further shock the world, when they host the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

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What you Need to Know About Bubble Soccer Suits

Playing bubble soccer with friends is great fun especially on the outdoor. Many people have had the interest of playing bubble soccer since its invention in 2008.In order for you to play the bubble soccer; you need an inflatable bubble suit, a bubble football and other relevant equipment. If you’ve never played this type of soccer before, then you need to buy the bubble soccer equipment online or in the available local stores for you to enjoy the game. However, before purchasing any bubble soccer suit, there are a number of things you might need to keep in mind. Here are some important factors to consider when buying bubble soccer suits:

The Size of the Bubble Soccer Suit

When playing the crazy bubble soccer, you need to be on a suit that is reasonable enough to allow you to run around and tackle other players with ease. Before purchasing a bubble soccer suit, consider finding an ideal size relevant to your body size. The inflatable soccer suits come in different sizes and you have a wide range of selection to choose from. Measure your body size and compare it with an inflated soccer suit to find out whether the two are compatible. If you are purchasing the suit locally, then it can be easy for you to test the suit when it is inflated. If you are purchasing from an online-based store, ensure you check the dimensions of the soccer suit that will fit on your body your body perfectly before placing an order.

Price of the Bubble Soccer Suit

Though the soccer suits are designed to serve the same purpose, they come in different brands and their prices vary greatly. The prices largely depend on the design, the size and the material used in making it. Before buying any soccer football from an online store, take your time to compare the prices of the different soccer suits in the different online-based bubble soccer equipment stores to identify one selling at the cheapest price.

Ability and Stability

You might be buying soccer suits for your kids and as such you need to put yourself in their shoes. Buying an oversize soccer suit for your kid might make playing difficult as the kid might not be able to tackle other players properly and maintaining control of the inflatable soccer suit might be challenging as well. When shopping for kid soccer suits, ensure you select soccer suits from the kids¡¯ soccer suits category in any online based or local store. In the kids¡¯ bubble soccer section, you can get the most ideal suit for your kid and you will use the least amount of money and time when shopping for the bubble soccer suit.

The Type of Pump That Comes With the Inflatable Bubble Soccer Suit

Playing with an inflatable soccer suit might be fun, but the most challenging part can be when inflating the soccer suit. As such, you need to buy a soccer suit that comes with a pump that is easy to use. Electric air pumps can be great for inflating any size of bubble soccer suit because it is fast when inflating and also easy to use. If bubble soccer suits that come with electric pumps tend to be expensive, then you might need to consider bubble soccer suits that come with manual pumps. But electric pumps for bubble soccer suits are far much better than manual air pumps because of their ease of use.

The most important thing to remember when shopping for soccer suits is that you need to find an ideal size and type of soccer suit at a convenient price. Thus comparing among the available brands of bubble soccer suits in the different stores can help you find the best bubble soccer suit for yourself or your kid. Shopping online for a perfect bubble soccer suit might be ideal because you can make an order from your home and you can get the suit delivered to you right on time for you to use it.

 

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