The Patriots Have Won Their 5th Super Bowl

In one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the NFL, the New England Patriots gave Tom Brady his fifth championship ring.
Posted at 11:00 PM, Feb 05, 2017

The New England Patriots have done it again. They knocked off the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 28 to win Super Bowl LI.

Heading into halftime with a 21-3 deficit, the Patriots stormed back in the fourth quarter to win the game in the first overtime finish in Super Bowl history.

It's another Lombardi Trophy for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. They are now 5-2 in Super Bowls over their partnership — something that is starting to run out of historical comparisons.

"I think we're in the midst of the best sports dynasty since Russell's Celtics," Nick Wright of Fox Sports said. "So like, better than the Steelers in the '70s, better than the Niners in the '80s."

It also puts a bookend on the Deflategate scandal. Remember, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Brady for the first four games of this season for playing with deflated footballs in a playoff game.

But after the Patriots' big win, Goodell had to hand the Lombardi Trophy to Brady — something many Patriots fans looked forward to all season long.