Tom Brady Celebrates 3/28 with Iconic Throwback to Super Bowl LI

Published 03/29/2021, 3:44 PM EDT
FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots cheers as he runs on to the field before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)


Tom Brady has had some iconic moments over the course of his entire NFL career. Throughout his stint in the NFL, Brady has gone on to defy expectations not only placed on him but placed on any football player.

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For Brady, breaking records has become routine as he continues to make history each year he takes to the field. But no accomplishment will surpass his efforts from Super Bowl LI.

In 2017, the eyes of the football world were on Houston, as the Super Bowl stage was set. The New England Patriots faced the Atlanta Falcons. The game seemed to get away from the Patriots, as they were down 28-3 at one point in the 3rd quarter.

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However, Tom Brady and Co. rallied to bring the game back and win it in overtime. Tom Brady took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement yesterday, as the date resembled the score the Patriots faced at one point.

The Patriots’ incredible comeback in the 4th quarter remains his most impressive accomplishment. No team in the history of the NFL had been able to do this with such little time left.

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Being down 25 points, the Patriots rallied to score 25 points unanswered to tie up the game and send it to overtime. To this day, the Patriots’ incredible comeback remains the only Super Bowl game to go into overtime.

Many consider Super Bowl LI the greatest of all time. The sheer odds-defying performance put on by Brady and the Patriots in the final stages of the game encapsulated his approach to the game.

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady #12 celebrate after winning 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Brady would never let the game die, regardless of how far behind he may be. It is his never-say-die attitude that has brought him so much success in the NFL, despite him not being at the peak of his powers anymore.

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Is Super Bowl LI the greatest Super Bowl ever? It is hard to argue against that statement, given everything that transpired. From a fan perspective, few Super Bowl games compare to the excitement that Super Bowl LI brought.

And the game itself is an excellent commercial for the NFL. It showed why teams always fight to the end and never give up on a game.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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