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abdul7

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My son came back home at half time from the Super Bowl party at his friends and cousins place,,,,,still remember his face being so sad and looking surprised at the score.
He said as he walked in,,' Dad my friends were laughing and I couldn't stay there '
Well I just replied back,,,dont worry we will come back just to calm him down and he sat next to me for the rest of the second half.
After the Hightower fumble recovery ,,he actually said ,,if we win this Super Bowl he couldn't care if the Pats never win one again !!! That's when we had a feeling that the impossible was possible.
All i can tell you ,,at the final outcome i cannot remember hugging my son ever and shouting and screaming like we did at the end of the game.
It's a moment i will remember till i die.
I had tickets in Houston and could be the biggest regret i never flew to watch the game,,,however the joy i saw in my son's eyes and sharing it was priceless.
 

everlong

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Taking the reverse track first. At 28-3 I still believed. 28-9 was when I doubted it. When Ghost missed that XP it was the moment I thought they lost the game. Getting stopped and only kicking the FG to make it 28-12 I was still pretty low.

Then it all changed so fast. Hightower's play I'm think OMG they actually have a shot. They score 28-20 and you're thinking just one stop and this game is ours. Then Jones makes that ridiculous catch which didn't make the NFL top 100 plays of all time and should have. At this point nervous as hell but praying for a fumble, missed FG.......some turn of fortune, but not doubting it's coming. After the sack, penalty and punt it was the first time I thought this game is ours.

There were still more than a few nervous moments but the coin flip was the moment even the nerves went away.

It was such an emotional roller coaster and more like a seismograph than a moment of clarity.
 

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When the Pats got within 8 points. At that point the momentum was clearly with us and and they seemed to be completely confused on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively they were gassed, clearly much slower than they were for the first 2.5 quarters.

I was in Houston tailgating and watching the game from the top of a parking garage near the stadium. Below us in the surrounding parking lot it was all Atlanta fans, during halftime they were doing shots, dancing and shouting Super Bowl champs etc... I looked over to my brothers and said: Atlanta put up 20 points in a half, what makes them think Brady and company can't hang 20+ on them in the 2nd half. When they scored again in the 3rd quarter and we still hadn't got into rhythm, I was in serious doubt.
 

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When the Pats got within 8 points. At that point the momentum was clearly with us and and they seemed to be completely confused on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively they were gassed, clearly much slower than they were for the first 2.5 quarters.

I was in Houston tailgating and watching the game from the top of a parking garage near the stadium. Below us in the surrounding parking lot it was all Atlanta fans, during halftime they were doing shots, dancing and shouting Super Bowl champs etc... I looked over to my brothers and said: Atlanta put up 20 points in a half, what makes them think Brady and company can't hang 20+ on them in the 2nd half. When they scored again in the 3rd quarter and we still hadn't got into rhythm, I was in serious doubt.

I was just in Atlanta for the SB tailgating on top of a parking garage near the stadium. I was supposed to meet some folks on this board, but never connected.
 

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I was just in Atlanta for the SB tailgating on top of a parking garage near the stadium. I was supposed to meet some folks on this board, but never connected.

I am pretty sure that was me and my brother.
 

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I was pratically done but Hightower created a new life hope and energy with that play...

At OT i was SURE we would have won...

What a wild wild night...
 

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Just an amazing game. A lot of those plays during the comeback were inches or microseconds away from disaster and yet they were perfect. For example, if Tom had held on to the ball he threw to Hogan from the endzone a split second longer it would've been a safety.

Edelman's catch. 1/2 inch from touching the ground.

Hightower's strip. Milliseconds later and Ryan's arm is moving forward.

Amendola's 4th down catch for a first. 12 yards. Haha. Just clutch.

Amendola's 2 pt conversions. Barely broke the plane.

Brady's dart to Edelman. If the defender had reached out an inch further incomplete.

Etc....etc... There were so many of them.

What a game.
 

Pat the Pats Fan

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Not until amendola’s 2 point conversion....at that point my son texted me. We were both in disbelief....after that i was numb, but almost complacent that winning was a foregone conclusion, an anti climatic final act....
 

Soliel

In the Starting Line-Up
Something about the look on McCourty’s face after the ot coin flip. That’s when
 

Fatmancryin

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When they won the OT coin flip.

It’s funny for every Pats Super Bowl loss we were attending a party at someone’s house.

For every win we were home, where every 4th quarter I would pace back and forth in front of the t.v and my wife would go clean something.

2 very special things happen.

Pats win the super bowl
My wife cleans something
 

PatsSox363804

In the Starting Line-Up
Amendola's 2 point conversion. It went from "no way we're winning this" to "no way we're losing this" with that play.

I remember after the game I looked at my brother and said "can you believe that's actually the largest margin of victory in the 5 Superbowls?" Just an unbelievable turn of events.
 

Pape

2nd Team Getting Their First Start
I knew the worm had turned in the 4th... when hightower had the strip/ff, i knew we had a chance to make an epic comeback... we pick up 11 points on our next two possessions, i knew we had a great chance to take the game

I gotta say though, my wife? There was never any doubt... no matter what the score, she kept saying over and over "my tommy will win this game... the 4th quarter is his"
 

Simpelton

In the Starting Line-Up
I was reminiscing on YouTube watching super bowl 51 mic’d up. Then I started reading through the comments and saw a string where people posted “when they knew the Pats would win”.

I never had that feeling during that game. Maybe because I was sick as a dog, I don’t know.

What I do recall thinking is “Ok, maybe it’s not going to be embarrassing”. Then as events unfolded, I just became more amazed as great plays and luck seemed to be following a pre-determined script.

The best I can say is that my hope kept building.

I’m just wondering if Patsfans members had a point “they knew” and stopped being nervous. And if you did, at what point?
To my eternal shame, I went to bed.
 

PatriotsReign

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Jeez, all you would have had to do is get involved in the Official Game Day Thread. Everyone there thought we'd win:)
I could never participate in a game day thread for a playoff game or super bowl.

I need to focus man
 

PATSYLICIOUS

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I was completely nervous until we converted the last 2 point conversion. I honestly didn't even celebrate the touchdown to bring us within 2 points because I was already thinking / worrying about the 2 point conversion. Those things are just so unpredictable regardless of how much momentum you have at the time. Especially when the year before we had failed on a 2 pt attempt at the end when the season was on the line.

Just speaks volumes about how perfect these guys have to be in such a big spot, the snap, the throw, the catch and run upfield, the block. If any one is off we lose.
 
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