The quarterback broke down in tears after the game, in which the team managed to comeback from a 25 point deficit in the third quarter of the game to even the score and keep their hopes of yet another victory alive.
Tom Brady held the Vince Lombardi trophy high above his head and told New England Patriots fans he was ‘taking this sucker home’ after the team defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night 34 – 28 in the first Super Bowl to ever go into overtime.
The Patriots then clinched the victory minutes into overtime when James White plunged past the goal line on the team’s opening drive in extra time.
It was a historic win for Brady and head coach Bell Belichick, who with the victory now each have five Super Bowl rings, the most of any player or coach in the history of the NFL.
Brady made history by also winning the Super Bowl MVP honor for the fourth time in history, more than any other player.
And he did it all in front of his mother Galynn Brady, who is suffering through an undisclosed illness and wore a bandanna over her head as she greeted her son after his victory.
The Super Bowl was the first game she’s attended all season, with Patriots owner Bob Kraft telling a NESN reporter after the game that Galynn had been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy throughout the entire football season.
‘What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!’ wrote President Donald Trump on Twitter after the game
Atlanta led 28-3 late in the third quarter and didn’t give up a touchdown until less than 18 minutes were left in regulation. But when the New England offense finally came to life, the Falcons’ top-rated offense struggled to respond and committed its only turnover of the game to gift wrap more points to the other side.
A final drive in the fourth quarter for the Patriots tied the game at 28-28, aided by a miraculous catch by Julian Edelman with just over two minutes remaining to push New England into Falcons territory. New England delivers a historic comeback win in overtime, 34-28.