New England's Super Bowl win creates unique trivia

The Patriots beat Atlanta on Sunday night in overtime

BY Daniel Kelly 13:07 Wednesday 8 February 2017, 13:07 8 Feb 2017

James White scores the winning touchdown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Super Bowl LI will live long in the memory for anyone who watched it. 

The New England Patriots won the match 34-28 against the Atlanta Falcons. At one point, the Patriots trailed 28-3, in what became the biggest winning-comeback in Super Bowl history. 

New England trailed in normal time for a total of 41:18 of the 60-minute match. When you take out the time until the first score of the game, Atlanta led for 41:18 out of a total of 42:15.

With 57 seconds left in the match, the Patriots tied the game at 28-28. It was the first time in over 30 minutes of football that they were not trailing.

As the game went to overtime, the Patriots scored through a James White touchdown, 3:58 into the additional period. Once White scored, the game immediately ended, meaning the Patriots created a unique record.

In winning their fifth Super Bowl, the New England Patriots won the game, by leading in the match for a total of zero seconds.

That's sure to be a quiz question in years to come.


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