Super Bowl LI – Live Blogging the Action
I’m going to try something I haven’t done yet on this site, and that is, ‘live blogging’ the Super Bowl. And this year it’s Super Bowl LI (51).
Lady Gaga performs the half-time show.
So, here goes…
3:22pm – Okay, I’m watching the Skylar sisters from Hamilton singing America the Beautiful… well done! And now the color guard presenting the flags.
3:25pm – Luke Bryan sings the National Anthem. Good job!
3:28pm – Aflac commercial tickled my funny bone hehe… America the Beautiful in various languages… very touching message.
Okay, let’s get on with the game already! 😉
3:31pm – Tossing the coin for heads or tails…. Former president George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
3:33pm – Tails. Atlanta Falcons win the toss. Atlanta defers.
3:36pm – The game hasn’t even started yet and I’m full from eating tortilla chips and guacamole.
3:37pm – Here’s the kick-off!!! Patriots receive the ball in the first half.
3:40pm – 3 and out for the Patriots.
3:41pm – Falcons get the ball and run it to mid-field. They couldn’t get a 1st down so back to the Patriots.
3:45pm – Awe. Touching Google commercial, promoting Google Home.
3:47pm – Patriots are backed up.
3:49pm – Patriots are marching.
3:54pm – Tom Brady was sacked twice. We go to commercial break.
3:57pm – Falcons get the ball back, and get a first down around the 30.
4:00pm – Patriots get the ball back and start marching. No score so far in the 1st quarter. Both defensives seem to be playing quite well. And it looks like a scoreless 1st quarter.
Guacamole and Chips!
4:07pm – Patriots march down the field, but the ball is fumbled and Falcons recover it!
4:12pm – Falcons get ball back and with a couple of big 1st downs and no huddle offense, they’re in the red zone.
4:14pm – Commercials. Mel Gibson movie looks interesting. Justin Bieber promoting T-mobile as a party specialist?
4:16pm – Touchdown, Falcons. 7-0. 1st touchdown of the game. Extra point is good.
4:18pm – Commercials. Transformers – The Last Knight.
4:19pm – Falcons kick off to Patriots. Patriots run the ball to 16.
4:22pm – Patriots are 3 and out. Falcons get the ball at the 37?
4:23pm – Commercials. Terri Bradshaw’s Tide commercial is pretty hilarious.
4:26pm – Falcons are in the red zone again.
4:27pm – Touchdown, Falcons! But there’s a flag against the Patriots. Penalty is declined.
4:29pm – Patriots defense gets flagged again for illegal formation. Extra point is good!
It’s a 14-0 game, Falcons are ahead.
4:32pm – Falcons kick off to the Patriots again. Patriots start at the 25.
4:44pm – Falcons intercept a Tom Brady pass and run it all the way for another touchdown!
4:49pm – Patriots get the ball back. Touchback. Coming up to the 2 minute warning.
4:50pm – Commercials. I like that Humpty Dumpty commercial.
5:04pm – Patriots got close because settled with a field goal in the final seconds.
Halftime … Falcons 21 – Patriots 3
5:15pm – Lady Gaga in da house!
5:35pm – Atlanta Falcons get the ball to start the 2nd half. And it’s a 3 and out as the Patriots defense steps up and stops the Falcons. Patriots get the ball back and starts marching down the field with some big pass receptions.
5:41pm – Edelman returns the ball for big yardage. Dan Quinn challenges because Edelman stepped out of bounce at the 47.
5:45pm – And Patriots get a 3 and out and punt it away to the Falcons.
5:46pm – Hey it’s Bill Nye the Science Guy!
5:49pm – A couple of big passes for big yardage. Falcons in field gaol range.
5:51pm – Falcons in the red zone!
5:53pm – Touchdown, Falcons! 28-3
6:03pm – Patriots got a nice drive going. And they’re in the red zone. Patriots and Falcons players got their helmets stuck. The clock was reset as they tried to pry them loose.
6:05pm – Touchdown, Patriots! 28-9. Patriots missed the extra point.
6:10pm – Patriots tried an onside kick which was recovered by the Falcons mid-field.
6:16pm – Falcons struggling against the Patriots defense and Matt Ryan is sacked. The punt the ball but get a delay of game penalty. End of 3rd Quarter.
6:28pm – Patriots take the ball into the red zone, but fail to get a touchdown.
Field goal makes it 28-12, Falcons still leading.
6:29pm – Morgan Freeman for Turkish Airlines? It’s the battle of the Amazon Echo vs Google Home. lol.
6:31pm – Falcons get the ball back to around the 27.
6:38pm – Matt Ryan gets sacked. Fumble. Patriots get the ball back.
6:40pm – Patriots in the red zone.
6:41pm – Touchdown, Patriots! They get the two-point conversion. 28-20. Falcons, still leading.
6:49pm – Falcons have the ball and Matt Ryan throws a miraculous pass to Julio Jones who made a miraculous catch, putting them in the red zone.
6:50pm – Matt Ryan is sacked.
6:54pm – Falcons punt.
6:55pm – Patriots backed up, try for a long bomb.
7:01pm – Two-Minute Warning – Falcons 28, Patriots 20. Patriots in the red zone.
7:07pm – Touchdown, Patriots tie the game! With 57 seconds left in the game.
7:12pm – Patriots get the ball back with 11 seconds in the game!
First overtime in Super Bowl history!
Patriots get the ball first in overtime.
7:17pm – Falcons kick off to the Patriots. Touchback.
7:20pm – Patriots in Falcon territory at the 40.
7:21pm – Patriots at the Falcons’ 25.
7:22pm – Patriots at the Falcons’ 15.
7:24pm – Touchdown, Patriots!
Patriot’s win their 5th Super Bowl in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era.
An incredible comeback by the New England Patriots!
Patriots 34 – Falcons 28