Super Bowl LI: The day the records tumbled

The New England Patriots’ incredible comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday was a truly historic game, one that saw countless records tumble.

With legendary quarterback Tom Brady leading the way, the Patriots fought back from 28-3 down to claim a 34-28 overtime victory.

It was sweet revenge for New England, coming as it did after Brady’s four-match suspension at the start of the season, the result of two years of protracted Deflategate legal battles.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft summed it up when he said:

A lot has transpired over the last two years, and I don’t think that needs any explanation. But I want to say to our fans, our brilliant coaching staff, our amazing players, who are so spectacular: This is unequivocally the sweetest.

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It was a remarkable game, coming at the end of a remarkable season, and it more or less rewrote the record books.

Here are all the records the Patriots and the Falcons broke:

Most Super Bowls by one franchise: 9, Patriots

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Largest deficit overcome to win: 25 points, Patriots

Most first downs in a single Super Bowl combined: 54, Patriots and Falcons

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Most first downs in a single Super Bowl by one team: 37, Patriots

Most first downs passing in a single Super Bowl by one team: 26, Patriots

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Most first downs passing in a single Super Bowl, combined: 39, Patriots and Falcons

Most passing yards in a single Super Bowl, combined: 682, Patriots and Falcons

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Most offensive plays in a single Super Bowl by one team: 93, Patriots

Most passes in a single Super Bowl by one team: 63, Patriots

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Most completions in a single Super Bowl by one team: 43, Patriots

Most passing yards in a single Super Bowl by one team: 442, Patriots

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Most points in a single Super Bowl: 20, James White

Most receptions in a single Super Bowl: 14, James White

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Most Super Bowls, head coach: 7, Bill Belichick

Most Super Bowls won, head coach: 5, Bill Belichick

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Most Super Bowls played: 7 (Tom Brady)

Most Super Bowl passes, career: 309, Tom Brady

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Most passes in a single Super Bowl: 62, Tom Brady

Most career Super Bowl completions: 207, Tom Brady

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Most completions in a single Super Bowl: 43, Tom Brady

Most career Super Bowl passing yards: 2,071, Tom Brady

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Most passing yards in a single Super Bowl: 466, Tom Brady

Most career Super Bowl TD passes: 15, Tom Brady

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And here are a list of the records that were tied:

Most games won by a player: 5, Tom Brady

Most touchdowns in a single Super Bowl: 3, James White

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Most two-point conversions in single Super Bowl: 1, James White and Danny Amendola

Most sacks in a single Super Bowl (since 1982): 3, Grady Jarrett

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Most two-point conversions in a single Super Bowl by one team AND combined: 2, Patriots and Falcons

Most first downs by penalty in a single Super Bowl by one team: 4, Patriots

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