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Super Bowl LI: Patriots vs. Falcons

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is surrounded by reporters and photographers after defeating the Falcons, 34-28, in overtime of Super Bowl LI.

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Quarterback Tom Brady, who earned a record fourth Super Bowl MVP award, celebrates after the Patriots defeated the Falcons, 34-28, in overtime.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with wife Gisele Bundchen and daughter Vivian Brady after winning Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots running back James White (on ground) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots players celebrate with commemorative edition newspapers after their overtime win in Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the awards presentation for Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers gets his turn with the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the Super Bowl LI postgame ceremony.

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Patriots Coach Bill Belichick celebrates with running back James White, who scored three touchdowns, after defeating the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Coach Bill Belichick celebrate after winning the Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is interviewed by broadcaster Terry Bradshaw during the award ceremony. Brady became the first four-time MVP of the Super Bowl.

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Patriots players celebrate after defeating the Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl LI.

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Patriots running back James White breaks a tackle attempt by Falcons defensive back Ricardo Allen to

Patriots running back James White breaks a tackle attempt by Falcons defensive back Ricardo Allen to score the game-winning touchdown from two yards in overtime.

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Patriots running back James White fights Falcons defenders, including Jalen Collins, left, and Robert Alford, for the final inches as he scores the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

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Patriots receiver Danny Amendola scores a two-point conversion on a pass late in the fourth quarter to tie the score against the Falcons, 28-28.

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Patriots running back James White scores on a five-yard touchdown run against the Falcons late in the fourth quarter.

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Patriots running back James White evades Falcons defensive back Deion Jones on a big gain during the fourth quarter.

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Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu is brought down by Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan during the fourth quarter. There were no penalties for facemasking, and the play was nullified by a holding call.

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Falcons receiver Julio Jones makes a catch over Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe along the sideline during the fourth quarter. Atlanta’s drive, though, stalled and the Falcons had to punt.

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Patriots receiver Danny Amendola catches a six-yard touchdown pass against the Falcons defensive back Keanu Neal during the fourth quarter.

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Patriots running back James White reacts after scoring on a two-point conversion against the Falcons, cutting the Atlanta lead to 28-20 in the fourth quarter.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after a two-point conversion during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LI. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)
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Patriots receiver Julian Edelman (11) catches a tipped pass among three Falcons defenders during the fourth quarter.

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Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower forces Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to fumble on a pass attempt during the fourth quarter.

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Patriots running back James White scores before Falcons defensive back Jalen Collins can bring him down during the third quarter, cutting New England’s deficit to 28-9.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs for a first down against the Falcons during a scoring drive in the third quarter.

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Patriots receiver Julian Edelman can’t catch a deep pass against the Falcons during the third quarter.

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Patriots running back James White is dragged out of bounds by Falcons defensive back Robert Alford during the third quarter.

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Falcons running back Tevin Coleman scores on a six-yard reception against Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich during the third quarter, giving Atlanta a 28-3 lead.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman during the third quarter.

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Falcons receiver Taylor Gabriel celebrates after catching a pass against the Patriots during a scoring drive in the third quarter.

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Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of Super Bowl LI.

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Lady Gaga made no political statement during her halftime show, instead concentrating on performing her hits after a patriotic opening.

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Lady Gaga leaps from the stage, tethered by wires, during the halftime performance of Super Bowl LI.

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Falcons defensive back Robert Alford (23) celebrates with teammate Courtney Upshaw after scoring a touchdown on a 82-yard interception return to give Atlanta a 21-3 lead in the second quarter.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady watches Falcons defensive back Robert Alford (not pictured) return an interception 82 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter in Super Bowl LI. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tries to tackle Falcons defensive back Robert Alford after he intercepted a pass during the second quarter. Alford ran it back 82 yards for a touchdown.

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Falcons defensive back C.J. Goodwin, right, breaks up a pass intended for Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell during the first half.

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Falcons tight end Austin Hooper catches a touchdown pass ahead of Patriots defensive back Patrick Chung during the second quarter, giving Atlanta a 14-0 lead.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan throws a touchdown pass to Austin Hooper during the second quarter.

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AFC East: New England Patriots

The Patriots never have an issue restocking their roster because veterans typically take less to play for a title contender. But don’t expect it to be easy – or cheap – for New England, which has $65 million in cap space, to retain defensive linemen Jabaal Sheard, Alan Branch and Chris Long, tight end Martellus Bennett (pictured), linebacker Dont’a Hightower, tailback LeGarrette Blount and cornerbacks Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan.

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Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) is brought down by Falcons defensive back Keanu Neal (22) during the second quarter.

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman breaks into the clear against the Patriots for a five-yard scoring run during the second quarter.

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman dives into the end zone after scoring the opening touchdown of Super Bowl LI.

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a five-yard run against the Patriots during the second quarter.

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Falcons receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch in traffic as he’s brought down by Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan during the second quarter.

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Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is tracked down by Patriots defensive backs Malcolm Butler (21) and Devin McCourty (32) after a big gain in the first quarter of Super Bowl LI.

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is sacked by Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers during the first quarter.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes under pressure from Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett during the first quarter.

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Patriots receiver Malcolm Mitchell (19) catches a pass against Falcons defensive back Jalen Collins during the first quarter.

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Falcons defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw (91) sacks Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the first quarter.

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Falcons defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw reacts after sacking Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the first quarter.

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Atlanta Falcons players take the field before the start of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston.

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Quarterback Tom Brady (12) and the New England Patriots takes the field before the start of Super Bowl LI.

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Former President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush are introduced before the coin toss for Super Bowl LI.

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Luke Bryan sings the national anthem before the start of Super Bowl LI.

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Performers from the cast of “Hamilton” -- (from left) Jasmine Cephas Jones, Rene Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo --  sing “God Bless America” before the start of Super Bowl LI.

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