Super Bowl Sunday, a day known for foods, drinks, celebration, and most importantly, football. This past Sunday the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots competed in the 51st annual Super Bowl presented in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium. This event filled the city of Houston with sports enthusiasts and die-hard football fans.
Throughout the week the Super Bowl brought a vast variety of different events to the city of Houston. These events included numerous parties with celebrity guest appearances, concerts from A-List performers, and NFL player meet and greets. So whether if you were in Houston for the Super Bowl or just wanted to go for the environment, there would be something for you to enjoy.
As one of the biggest events of the year, Super Bowl tickets were highly priced. Many of the tickets ranged from a $2,000 minimum to an outstanding $20,000 per ticket. If you were like me and decided to watch it from home, you were apart of 111 million other Americans who watched this televised event.
For the game itself, Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots was seeking his 5th Super Bowl Championship in his 7th Super Bowl appearance. While Matt Ryan, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was making his 1st Super Bowl appearance ever.
The game began with a hot start for the Atlanta Falcons by scoring the first touchdown, and recovering two turnovers by the New England Patriots. By the end of the first half the Falcons would be outscoring the Patriots 21-3. To begin the second half the Falcons would score again making the score 28-3, creating almost a guaranteed victory. However, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots would come back with a vengeance and dominate the rest of the game by scoring 25 points and sending this game into overtime for the first time ever, making this Super Bowl 51 history.
The Patriots would also dominate overtime by scoring a touchdown on their first possession, making the score 34-28 to win the game, giving Tom Brady his 5th Super Bowl Championship. This was a miraculous comeback that will never be forgotten in football history. A great ending to an extremely exciting game that was played.
Only 1 more year until the next Super Bowl is played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Which two teams do you think will be in it?
Written by: Ross Bonilla