The student news site of Bob Jones High School

Patriot Pages

New England Patriots: GOAT?

Noah Vermillion, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons met in Super Bowl LI (51). The Patriots pulled off a fourth quarter comeback and defeated the Falcons 34-28.

Bob Jones Coach Rose tweeted, “Patriots Brady and Belichick are the best ever!! #GOAT!!”

With the Falcons being one of the closest NFL teams to Bob Jones geographically, many BJ students wanted the Falcons to pull off a win. Isaiah Hatchett, a junior, wanted the team to win because the combination of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones dominated this year.

On each side, there were multiple former Alabama, Auburn, and West Alabama players on the field. Former University of Alabama player and current Falcons player Julio Jones is a local favorite, and many fans might have wanted an Alabama alumnus to get his first Super Bowl touchdown

Both teams played tough football in the first half, but Atlanta scored the first three touchdowns. A few consecutive holding penalties in the second quarter gave New England a little momentum. The Atlanta defensive line kept New England in check and limited the damage. An interception gave Atlanta a 21 to 0 lead, but the Patriots were able to pull off a field goal with two seconds left in the second quarter, making it 21 to 3. Most pregame predictions did not see this coming.

Sydney Carter, a senior, said, “The Patriots are going to win because Tom Brady is getting close to retirement and wants to go out on a high note and right now they’re predicted to win.”

The Atlanta Falcons opened the third quarter with another touchdown, a 28-3 lead. The Patriots eventually answered it with a touchdown but then missed the field goal. The Falcons struggled near the end of the third quarter.

The Patriots marched down the field to begin the fourth quarter. Falcons player Grady Jarrett delivered two great sacks, but it was not enough. The Patriots came alive and made the most of each play. It did not take long before they closed the gap, 28-28, and then clenched the win in overtime.

Coach Rose tweeted, “Anybody can be redeemed. Anybody can rally from a deficit. Down 25 in the second of the SB, no problem!! #Comeback!!!!”

The New England Patriots made history in Super Bowl LI, setting 20 new records for the Super Bowl. They truly earned the title of “Greatest of All Time.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    Track: Going all the Way

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    Successful Senior Night for Bob Jones Baseball

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    Girls’ Soccer Kicking It

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    We’re a Soccer Family: One Player’s Experience

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    The Field of the Ultimate

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    BJ Softball Beats JC While Raising Awareness

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    March Madness 2017

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    Bob Jones Girls Tennis Causing A Racket!

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    Batter up! Baseball is Back in Season.

  • New England Patriots: GOAT?

    Sports

    Bob Jones Cheer Goes to Nationals!

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Bob Jones High School
New England Patriots: GOAT?