Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Sports and Leisure

Brady and Belichick join NFL greats with fifth Super Bowl victory

Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:33

Dramatic come-back win for Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and his coach Bill Belichick

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

SHOWS: HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 5, 2017) (REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK AND SUPER BOWL MVP TOM BRADY SAYING: "This year down 25 points, I mean it's hard to imagine us winning. It took a lot of great plays and that's why you play to the end. It's a 60 minute game and at halftime we weren't down (mentally) at all. We were disappointed in the way we played and knew that we could go out and do a lot better in the second half. So." 2. WIDE OF BRADY AT PODIUM 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK AND SUPER BOWL MVP TOM BRADY SAYING: "James White (Patriots running back) is just, you know he's everything you want in a teammate and a football player and dependable, consistent, durable, the best attitude, brings it every day and, you know, we just kept going to him so I think that speaks for itself." 4 . (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS COACH BILL BELICHICK SAYING: "What a game, can't say enough about our team, we got some really good coaches. I thought that our coordinators Matt, Josh, Joe did a tremendous job handling the game. It was a lot of great situational football, adjustments, they just kept coaching. We just kept trying to find a little crack in the armor, keep plugging away and you know our team just showed great mental toughness throughout the game just never really flinched even though the score was so against us for so long, they just kept plugging away, just kept fighting, just kept trying to make plays." 5. WIDE OF BELICHICK AT PODIUM STORY: The New England Patriots pulled off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history with a stunning overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday (February 5) that saw Tom Brady cement his status as the game's all-time greatest quarterback. For Brady, the 34-28 win earned him Super Bowl MVP honors for an unprecedented fourth time, a quarterback-record fifth NFL title and also a bit of sweet revenge after serving a four-game ban to start the season for his role in the Deflategate saga. The Patriots, who seemed to have nothing go their way all night and trailed 28-3 in the third quarter, came alive with a 19-point burst in the fourth, including a pair of two-point conversions, to force the first overtime in Super Bowl history. In overtime, the Patriots started with the ball and ended the game eight plays later when James White put the finishing touches to a stunning rally when he rumbled into the end zone for his third touchdown of the night on a two-yard run. The victory denied the Falcons a maiden NFL title and made Brady, at 39, the second oldest at his position to win the NFL's biggest prize. "This year, being down 25 points, I mean it's hard to imagine us winning. It took a lot of great plays and that's why you play to the end," Brady said. It was a performance for the ages for Brady as he set Super Bowl records for most completions (43) and most yards passing (466) in a Super Bowl. Brady shared the record book and the win with Bill Belichick who also picked up his fifth Super Bowl victory to move past Chuck Noll of Pittsburgh Steelers for most by a coach. "What a game, can't say enough about our team, we got some really good coaches. I thought that our coordinators Matt, Josh, Joe did a tremendous job handling the game. It was a lot of great situational football, adjustments, they just kept coaching," said Belichick.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Brady and Belichick join NFL greats with fifth Super Bowl victory

Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:33