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Crunching numbers in the Patriots’ win over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick embraces quarterback Tom Brady after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Sunday in Super Bowl 51 in Houston.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick embraces quarterback Tom Brady after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Sunday in Super Bowl 51 in Houston. The Associated Press

A statistical look at the New England Patriots’ 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston:

0: First-quarter points by the Patriots in Super Bowls under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.

0-2: Atlanta’s record in Super Bowls.

1: Super Bowl that has been decided in overtime.

1: Third-down conversions by Atlanta in eight attempts.

3: Touchdowns scored by New England’s James White.

3: Sacks by Atlanta’s Grady Jarrett.

4: Super Bowl MVP awards won by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

5: Super Bowls the Patriots have won in the Brady/Belichick era.

5: Times both Brady and Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan were sacked.

7: Third-down conversions by New England in 14 attempts.

14: Receptions by White for 110 yards.

15: Career Super Bowl touchdown passes by Brady, an NFL record.

17: Completions in 23 attempts by Ryan.

25: Postseason victories by New England in the Brady/Belichick era.

25: The Super Bowl-record point deficit New England overcame to defeat Atlanta. Before Sunday, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history had been 10 points.

37: Super Bowl-record first downs by the Patriots.

40:31 to 23:37: New England’s time-of-possession advantage.

43: Super Bowl-record completions by Brady in 62 attempts.

93: Total offensive plays run by the Patriots. The Falcons ran 46 plays.

95.2: Brady’s QB rating.

144.1: Ryan’s QB rating.

466: Super Bowl-record yards passing by Brady.

207: Career Super Bowl completions by Brady.

546: Net Yards by the Patriots. The Falcons had 344.

2,071: Career Super Bowl yards passing by Brady.

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