The “greatest game ever” and “best quarterback ever” debates are generally thrown out after a game like last night. In our instant reaction society, that is a way of life.
But it sure made sense after the Patriots rallied from 25 down to knock off the Falcons in overtime 34-28 to win the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium. Tom Brady cemented his amazing career with an MVP performance.
Everything had to go right for the Patriots down 28-3. And it did. Questionable play calls by Atlanta on offense. A gassed Falcons defense. A Julian Edelman catch that will be remembered forever.
In the end, the Falcons were inches away from closing the deal several times. But they didn’t. And Brady led a remarkable comeback that will be talked about for years. His legacy is beyond secure: Five Super Bowl rings. Biggest comeback in the 51-year history of the Super Bowl. Most attempts and passing yards. Tom Brady checked off all the boxes.
And controversies aside, we should enjoy the fact we are seeing the greatest quarterback in NFL history as his career winds down.
As for greatest game? It’s certainly in the argument. No one could have watched that game and left disappointed. (Unless you are a Falcons fan. Or bet the under). It was the perfect end to an amazing sports year.
Solid grade: The city of Houston has really become an event city. It did very well with The Final Four last year and the Super Bowl this past week. It’s a shame we will likely never see another Super Bowl here, at least in my lifetime.But overall the city came off looking very good.
Money makers: Here are the Sam Houston Race Park picks for today in case you can’t make it to the track and want my selections from the free tip sheet:
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