The final period started as a defensive slugfest, with neither team able to get into scoring position. Things finally broke open late in the game when Matt Ryan put together a sustained drive, capping it off with a 12-yard touchdown to Mohamed Sanu Sr., giving the Falcons a 24 - 20 lead.With under four minutes left to play, Brady and company returned to the field with their sights set on victory. They showed tremendous patience, riding short passes and the power run game to march the ball across midfield, but with less than two minutes to play they knew they had to find the end zone. The Falcons defense, harangued by Brady and company all day, stiffened and forced the Pats into a 4 th and 4 situation with only 20 seconds to go. With his Super Bowl legacy on the line, Brady turned to his most trusted receiver, hitting Julian Edelman for the game-winning touchdown and history is made. Brady's final stat line showed him going 30 for 39 with 305 yards, while also being responsible for all three Patriots' touchdowns on his way to MVP honors. LaGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis combined for over 100 yards on the ground, with Blount tallying 19 carries for 78 yards, while Lewis added 8 touches for 32 yards and a receiving touchdown. Julian Edelman claimed top receiver honors, hauling in nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown, while Chris Hogan caught three balls for 50 yards and a touchdown. Matt Ryan nearly managed to match Brady's performance, racking up 287 yards and two touchdowns on a 24 for 36 performance. Ryan wasn't perfect though, as he also tossed the game's only interception. Though Freeman and Coleman were each able to find the end zone, neither had a particularly impactful performance, with Freeman managing 53 yards on 15 carries and Coleman struggling to 34 yards on 10 attempts. Though Julio Jones did manage to put up 89 receiving yards, the bulk of them came on one pass, and he finished the game with 7 catches and no scores. Mohamed Sanu Sr. proved dangerous though, adding six catches for 64 yards and a touchdown.
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