Who Actually Won Superbowl LI?
February 7, 2017
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On Sunday, February 5, 2017, the 51st annual NFL Super Bowl took place in NRG Stadium located in Houston, Texas. The two teams competing this year were the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. The two lucky teams battled it out and eventually reached the 4th quarter where the Falcons had a 28-9 lead. Soon enough, the Patriots made a comeback and tied up the game with a touchdown and a two point conversion. The score was now tied 28-28. Overtime began and the Patriots called heads over the coinflip. Sure enough, the coin landed on heads and the Falcons would start the kickoff. After several 1st down passes made by Tom Brady, the team from New England had finally come close enough to secure a running touchdown. Brady tossed the ball to running back James White who then ran in the game winning touchdown. But did he?
In several photos of the touchdown, it seems that White hadn’t really scored because his knee had hit the ground before the ball touched the end zone. Did the Patriots really win the superbowl? Well, officially, yes, but clearly if the confetti hadn’t gone off so quick and the refs actually analyzed the play, I don’t believe the Patriots would have won that Super Bowl. Although a great team, things do seem to get sketchy in the last few minutes of Patriot’s games. It never seems real. Think about it. The Falcons were up by 19 when they entered the 4th quarter. They were doing GREAT. A team with the best offense in the league doesn’t just choke all of a sudden. Even the calls in the 4th quarter seemed off. I don’t want to say the Super Bowl was fixed, but it most certainly was not fair game.
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