Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman rushed 11 times for 75 yards during Super Bowl LI earlier this year. But only two of those carries and one of the yards came after the Falcons had built a 28-3 lead over the New England Patriots in the third quarter.
The Falcons ended up losing that game in overtime, and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named the game’s MVP — two things Freeman feels would not have happened had he been used more frequently in the second half.
“I hate to go there, but I was supposed to be the MVP this year of the Super Bowl, but it’s all good, we got another shot,” Freeman
Tom Brady gets a serious look in the second half.