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Brady stars in Patriots' Super Bowl win

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/02/2017 Barry Wilner

Quarterback Tom Brady has led the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, lifting New England from a 25-point hole to the Patriots' fifth NFL championship in the game's first overtime finish.

The Patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of two-point conversions, then marched relentlessly to James White's two-yard touchdown run in overtime beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in Houston on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

Super Bowl MVP Brady, the first quarterback with five Super Bowl rings, guided the Patriots (17-2) through a tiring Atlanta defence for fourth-quarter touchdowns on a six-yard pass to Danny Amendola and a one-yard run by White, which came with 57 seconds remaining in regulation.

White ran for the first two-pointer and Amendola did the deed with a reception on the second.

Brady finished 43 for 62, the most attempts in Super Bowl history, for 466 yards and two touchdowns.

"You know, we all brought each other back," Brady said.

"We never felt out of it. It was a tough battle. They have a great team. I give them a lot of credit. We just made a few more plays than them."

Before the stunning rally - New England already held the biggest comeback in the final period when they turned around a 10-point deficit to beat Seattle two years ago - the Falcons (13-6) appeared poised to take their first NFL championship in 51 seasons.

The Patriots' Bill Belichick became the first head coach to win five Super Bowls.

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