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Boston celebrates Patriots' Super Bowl win

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 01:31

New England Patriots stars, including quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman, wave to the hundreds of thousands of fans during the team's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hundreds of thousands of New England Patriots fans lined Boston's streets on Tuesday (February 7), defying a driving snowstorm to cheer the team's players in a parade celebrating their latest Super Bowl victory. Stars including quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman waved from the cavalcade of flatbed trucks and amphibious vehicles known as duck boats. Blowing confetti mixed with snow as the team celebrated its fifth National Football League championship since 2002. Head coach Bill Belichick, known for his taciturn manner, was uncharacteristically smiling and waving and team owner Robert Kraft hoisted one of several silver Vince Lombardi trophies held by team personnel as fans screamed their approval. Security was high throughout the city, with sand-filled dump trucks blocking key intersections off the route to prohibit a vehicle-mounted attack. Boston has ratcheted up security at public events since the deadly 2013 bombing attack on the Boston Marathon. Chants of "Brady, Brady" and "MVP" echoed through the streets as fans celebrated the 39-year-old quarterback's fifth career Super Bowl ring. This one capped a season in which Brady had to sit out the first four games as a league-imposed punishment for using under-inflated footballs during the 2015 playoffs, a scandal nicknamed "Deflategate." The Patriots had trailed the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's Super Bowl by as many as 25 points before Brady rallied them to a 34-28 overtime victory.

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Boston celebrates Patriots' Super Bowl win

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 01:31