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Patriots players knew Tom Brady, offense was going to score TD in overtime 02.06.17 at 1:06 am ET
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Once the game got to overtime, the Patriots knew they would win. (Dan Powers-/USA Today Sports)

Once the game got to overtime, the Patriots knew they would win. (Dan Powers-/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — Tom Brady led the Patriots from 25 points down in the second half, including 16 points down in the middle of the fourth quarter to beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Once he and the offense tied it up in the closing two minutes, the Patriots knew they were going to win.

“We knew,” Trey Flowers said. “Well, I think I had a feeling when Julian [Edelman] caught that ball. You know, that unbelievable catch, man. I just knew, if we go to overtime, we’re going to get it. We’re going to win and be the champs. So once we got the ball [in overtime] and they put the ball in Tom’s hands, it was game over.”

Added Devin McCourty: “We said all year, if we get stops, he’s going to score. I don’t care how much time is left. I went to the coin toss and said if Slate [Matthew Slater] gets this coin toss we’re going to win the game.”

The Patriots defense was so confident the offense was going to score, they told defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to stop going over a game plan.

“We stay back and Matt P’s going over defense and we’re like, ‘Matty P, we’re not going out there. There’s no way we’re going out there. Tom Brady’s in the groove. He’s doing everything we need him to do to win this game,'” Duron Harmon said. “And that’s what happened. He led that team down that whole fourth quarter. That’s Tom Brady quarter. That’s what we’re going to call it from now on.”

Added Logan Ryan: “When it got to overtime, I basically untied my cleats and watched Brady like you guys did.”

Between the fourth quarter and overtime, Brady went 21-for-27 with 246 yards.

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Tom Brady loses Super Bowl LI jersey moments after win 02.06.17 at 12:39 am ET
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Tom Brady lost his jersey after the win. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady lost his jersey after the win. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — Tom Brady led the Patriots from 25 points down in the second half to beat the Falcons, 34-28 and took home the game’s MVP, but that didn’t mean everything went perfect after the game.

Apparently, Brady lost his jersey afterwards

“It was right here. I know exactly where I put it,” Brady said in the locker room afterwards, per USA Today.

Added Brady: “This is not good. It was right here and now I don’t have it. Not good.”

USA Today was able to catch up with Brady as he left the stadium and asked if he was able to locate the jersey.

“No,” he said. “It is going to be on eBay soon, I guess.”

[UPDATE: Per Tom Leyden of FOX 25, the jersey has been located. A team staffer put it away.]

His wife Gisele Bundchen lost her mind in the stands. Check this video out from NFL.com.

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Patriots players react to Julian Edelman’s incredible catch: It was the best I’ve ever seen 02.06.17 at 12:23 am ET
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HOUSTON — The Patriots have been on the other side of some spectacular catches, but in Super Bowl LI it was their turn.

The Patriots were down eight and had first-and-10 from their own 36-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Tom Brady threw up a pass to Julian Edelman that was tipped and seemed to hang in the air forever. Three Falcons defenders converged and Edelman went between the legs of one of them and then as the ball nearly hit the ground, he was able to snag it out of mid-air.

“I don’t know how he caught it. I don’t think he does,” Brady said afterwards.

Added Brady: “We’ve been on the other end of a few of those catches.”

The quarterback wasn’t the only one in shock, as so was linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

“Man, it was the best catch that I have ever seen in person hands down,” he said. “I couldn’t even tell. Julian, The Incredible, that’s what they call him. I’m so, so blessed for him to have that catch.”

But for Edelman himself, he knew he had it all the way.

“I knew I had a good feel on it,” he said. “I didn’t know if a piece of the ball was touching. I don’t know what the dang rule is. No one knows what the rule is for a catch. I was like, ‘I think I caught it. I’m pretty sure I caught it.'”

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Michael Floyd among inactives for Super Bowl LI, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t contribute this week 02.05.17 at 4:42 pm ET
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Michael Floyd is inactive for Super Bowl LI. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)

Michael Floyd is inactive for Super Bowl LI. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — The following Patriots players are inactive against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI: offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle, running back DJ Foster, quarterback Jacoby Brissett, wide receiver Michael Floyd, cornerback Cyrus Jones, cornerback Justin Coleman and safety Jordan Richards.

These are the same players who were inactive against the Steelers in the AFC title game, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

Floyd is the biggest name, but with Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola healthy there wasn’t a need for him in the game.

Although he won’t be active, it’s worth noting he played a major role this week in practice as he was Julio Jones on the scout team offense along with Matthew Slater.

Floyd played in the final two regular-season games and divisional round playoff game against the Texans. His biggest game was the regular-season finale against the Dolphins when he had three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown. He’s a free agent after the season.

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‘Brady’s Ladies’ and ‘Brady’s Little Ladies’ are ready for Super Bowl LI 02.05.17 at 3:30 pm ET
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HOUSTON — Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Tom Brady, posted a picture to social media of her and their family before Super Bowl LI.

It includes Brady’s three sisters, his mom (who reportedly has been dealing with an illness the last 18 months), his daughter and also members of Bundchen’s family.

The older members have shirts that say, “Brady’s Ladies” and the younger ones have shirts that say, “Brady’s Little Ladies.”

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Marshall Faulk: There’s an asterisk next to Tom Brady’s name for greatest of all-time 02.05.17 at 3:13 pm ET
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Marshall Faulk loves to hate on the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Marshall Faulk loves to hate on the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — This is the week of Marshall Faulk hating on the Patriots.

He had his rant on Thursday, and then was back at it Sunday morning on the NFL Network’s Gameday Morning when asked if Tom Brady if the greatest of all-time, as he said it’s more complicated than some think.

“I like it,” Faulk said. “It’s like the Olympics now, getting the silver helps. I would say yes, but there’s always that little asterisk when you start talking about greatest ever.”

Host Rich Eisen asked what is the asterisk?

“Come on Rich,” Faulk said, “I don’t even want to get into that. Man is about to play in his seventh Super Bowl, he has a chance at winning five, it’s been great. But some things has happened and we know what those things are — when you talk about Super Bowls and things that has happened along the lines with the Patriots and we just cannot pretend like they didn’t happen.”

Faulk is likely referring to his comments earlier in the week when he still claimed he believes the Patriots taped the Rams’ walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI.

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Patriots reportedly wanted to trade Jamie Collins for DeAndre Hopkins 02.05.17 at 12:25 pm ET
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The Patriots reportedly wanted to trade Jamie Collins to the Texans for DeAndre Hopkins. (Scott R. Galvin/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots reportedly wanted to trade Jamie Collins to the Texans for DeAndre Hopkins. (Scott R. Galvin/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — The Patriots traded Jamie Collins to the Browns during their bye week at the end of October for a conditional third-round pick, but it appears they wanted more in return prior to that.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots tried to work out a deal with the Texans for the linebacker.

First, New England wanted to trade Collins for DeAndre Hopkins, but after that was shot down Collins for cornerback Johnathan Joseph, as the Patriots reportedly “love” him. The Hopkins proposal was “a non-starter.”

This does say that the Patriots thought Collins had more value around the league than he actually did because in the end they only got a conditional third-round pick in return.

Everything worked out for both parties as the Patriots are in the Super Bowl and Collins got a four-year, $50-milion extension.

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