If it’s a walkoff win in the Super Bowl, it’s gotta be the Patriots

If it’s a walkoff win in the Super Bowl, it’s gotta be the Patriots

Never in Super Bowl history had we seen what the Patriots did against the Falcons. As has been well-documented, no team had ever come back from more than 10 points to win until Tom Brady and the Pats erased a 25-point deficit by scoring 31 unanswered points. 

In that respect, Super Bowl 51 was a rarity in an annual championship that’s got plenty of history. Since Super Bowl I was played in 1967, we’ve seen close games, blowouts, upsets, snoozers and everything in between. 

Yet here’s another fun tidbit to emerge from Super Bowl LI: In the 51-year year history of the Super Bowl, only twice has the game ended on a walkoff —  meaning a game-winning score on the final play of the game. Both of those games were Patriots wins. 

Adam Vinatieri became the first to do it when he hit a 48-yard field goal to lift the Pats past the Rams with no time left in Super Bowl XXXVI. On Sunday, James White’s overtime touchdown marked the second occurrence. 

This stat shouldn’t come as a major surprise given that Super Bowl LI was the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, and OT games are more prone to yield walkoff plays. 

There have been close calls, of course. In Super Bowl V, Jim O’Brien kicked a 32-yard game-winning field goal for the Baltimore Colts with five seconds left. A kickoff and Cowboys interception followed that play. 

Then, of course, there was Adam Vinatieri’s kick in Super Bowl XXXVIII with four seconds left. That game ended on the ensuing kickoff return by Rod Smart. 

Though it’s tough to quantify which games actually came down to the wire (is it just when the losing team was within six late, and how late?), these games are among those that were sealed in the game’s final seconds. There was also Scott Norwood’s missed field goal with eight seconds in Super Bowl XXV, Malcolm Butler’s interception with 20 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX and One Yard Short in Super Bowl XXXIV. 

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, “We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. “He has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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