Nate Solder: Super Bowl win was 'total disbelief'

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Following the New England Patriots 34-28 win over the Falcons last week, quarterback Tom Brady earned MVP honors for his impressive performance.

People look back to his historic 92-yard drive to win Super Bowl XXIII and the fact that he won all four Super Bowls in which he played. Maybe the guys that have been around there a while, they were just like, 'Well, [stuff] will just work out.' I didn't have that instinct, for whatever reason.

A reward is being offered for information leading to Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey, and there are nearly a million reasons why the jersey is so valuable.

Many were quick to point out that Faulk took a direct snap and converted a two-point conversion in the same stadium 13 years earlier in the Patriots' 32-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. These are two teams that have taken the National Football League by storm with their fantastic Championship match, where fans saw an epic comeback and the first ever overtime game in Super Bowl History. They lost in the first round each time, of course, but just making the postseason that many times is impressive.

Following Atlanta's score that put them up 28-3, it was all New England. Something seemed off about the Patriots, but as always, the feeling they would rebound lingered.

"He just does everything right, and you can never get mad at him", Brady joked.

And longtime Patriots fans will also recall that one of Tom Brady's two career receptions came on a direct snap to Faulk against the Miami Dolphins on December 22, 2001.

If you think the coach and/or quarterback who win the most Super Bowls should be acclaimed the greatest of all time, you can stop reading here.

On the Patriots' ensuing drive, Julian Edelman made the play of the game when he wrapped up a pass deflected by Atlanta's Robert Alford, then bounced off Alford's knee and shin.

The Patriots finally showed some life thanks to a 5-yard touchdown pass from Brady to James White.

The Patriots won the toss to get the ball first in the first overtime in Super Bowl history.

Ernie Accorsi, a retired general manager who led the New York Giants to the Super Bowl and the old Cleveland Browns to the precipice, once explained the difference between then and now.

In terms of in-game play-calling, OBI co-host Scott Schultze jumped on the "criticizing Kyle Shanahan" bandwagon, given Atlanta's collapse.

It's hard to win a Super Bowl in more dramatic fashion than the Patriots did two years ago against the Seahawks.



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