An epic fail and indisputable greatness.
That's the best way to describe the Atlanta Falcons blowing a 25-point lead in the second half and falling victim to Tom Brady's heroics, as the New England Patriots scored a shocking 34-28 overtime victory over ATL in Super Bowl LI in Houston last night. The Falcons' monumental collapse and the Patriots' unbelievable comeback secured New England's fifth Super Bowl win in its franchise's history. Brady's got a ring for the thumb now.
The mind-blowing rally, capped by James White's two-yard rushing TD to seal the Pats' victory, had social media instantly lit with hilarious reactions of disbelief and more.
Here are people's best reactions to the drama that unfolded. Atlanta is never going to be able to live this loss down.
Tom Brady saw all those memes about him at halftime— Sparky (@MarcG_Berg) February 6, 2017
Why is the progression of this game an exact replication of the presidential election? #SuperBowl— Henny Lofton (@PaulMeara) February 6, 2017
THINGS ARE HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/XCFaHBwV8C— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 6, 2017
How many people are googling #SuperBowl overtime rules right now?— Nick VinZant (@NickVinZant) February 6, 2017
Lady Gaga covered more ground on the field than the Patriots. #SuperBowl— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) February 6, 2017
What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
Trump tryna figure out how he gonna take credit for greatest #SuperBowl in NFL history— Legends (@LegendsofCH) February 6, 2017
Tom Brady: "let them go off first 3 quarters then show them why y'all Super Bowl Champions 🏆" pic.twitter.com/TeFeiwAKai— Common White Girl (@girlposts) February 6, 2017
Tom Brady: All you need is a 2nd half comeback— Kermit (@ltsKermit) February 6, 2017
Inner Tom Brady: Deflate the balls pic.twitter.com/mtTRUgj3eg
This guy with the only message that matters on Super Bowl Sunday pic.twitter.com/QF3AekFAh7— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 5, 2017
ADVISOR: u going to Trump's Inauguration?— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) February 5, 2017
BUSH: Doctor said I can't
ADVISOR: u wanna hit that super Bowl?
When ur halfway through a test and realize ur gonna fail pic.twitter.com/PXNuxUWyds— Perfect Boyfriend (@WhennBoys) February 6, 2017
Me watching the Patriots comeback pic.twitter.com/yxd6kWSu0x— Gee (@Lilgeeeeee) February 6, 2017
Way to drag the Golden State Warriors' losing their 3-1 edge in the NBA Finals into this.
Not the Birdman and salt chef treatments!
Combining the Michael Jordan crying meme with this twisted Atlanta show poster is foul. Sorry, ATL ... but this Falcons' loss is going to sting for a long time.
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