The New England Patriots proved to be too much or the Atlanta Falcons during an exciting Super Bowl tonight (February 5th).
The Patriots faced off against The Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium, where over 80,000 people watched the big game.
Rapper Ludacris performed at the pregame festivities for the third year in a row, while President George H. W. Bush was on hand for the coin toss, which went to the Atlanta Falcons, who deferred.
Atlanta scored the first two touchdowns in the second quarter, and went into halftime with a cushy 21-3 lead over The Patriots.
The game’s halftime festivities were headlined by Lady Gaga who
played it safe by performing a medley of her hits, including Born This Way,” “Poker Face” and “The Edge of Glory.”
New England managed to inch a little closer with a touchdown in the third quarter, but they missed the field goal, bringing the score to 28-9, in Atlanta’s favor.
Next, New England botched an onside kick, which ended up giving the Falcons the ball after the missed field goal.
After Tom Brady was sacked two sacks in a row, New England kicked a field goal and brought the score to 28-16.
New England managed to score with 5:56 left in the 4th quarter and managed to make a 2-point conversion, making it an 8-point game at 28-20 with Falcons holding on to the lead.
After an amazing drive by New England with an unbelievable catch by The Patriots’ Julian Edelman with two minutes left, the team was in a position to tie up the game.
A touchdown by James White put The Patriots in a position to make a two-point conversion to tie the game, the first time a game a Super Bowl game has gone into overtime in the history of the NFL.
The patriots ended up scoring in overtime, beating the Falcons 34-28.
As for the Patriots, it was their ninth appearance, while clinching their fifth NFL championship.
A number of Atlanta rappers reacted in horror to the stunning comeback and eventual loss in overtime after prematurely celebrating Atlanta’s victory.
Atlanta rappers 2Chainz and Migos may have been hit the hardest.
2Chainz plunked down a huge amount of cash on the Falcons, while the Migos allegedly wagered over $300,000.
Take a look at some of the reactions to the New England Patriots’ victory over the Atlanta Falcons below: