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Super Bowl LI
Super Bowl stock logo
1 2 3 4 Total
NE 0 0 21 7 28
ARI 14 10 0 3 27
Date February 5, 2017
Stadium NRG Stadium

Houston, Texas 

MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback
Favorite Toss Up/Even
Attendance 71,795
Ceremonies
National Anthem Kelly Clarkson
Coin toss Kurt Warner
Halftime Show Bon Jovi
TV in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers  Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Phil Simms, Erin Andrews, Pam Oliver
Cost of 30-second commercial $6.5 million
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Super Bowl LI was an National Football League game to decide the champion of the 2016 NFL Season. The game was played between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals.

Background

The Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots came into Super Bowl LI as the highest scoring offenses in the AFC and NFC.

The New England Patriots entered Super Bowl LI with a 12-4 record. The Arizona Cardinals entered with a 14-2 record, including a 42-17 routing of the Patriots during the regular season.

Game Summary

1st- Arizona receives the ball to start the game. An 80 yard drive resulting in a Larry Fitzgerald touchdown making it 7-0. After empty possessions by both teams, The Patriots marched down to the 1 yard line with 3:01 to go. A Tom Brady pass was picked off by Patrick Peterson for a touchdown making it 14-0 Cardinals.

2nd- Arizona capitalized on New England mistakes. Scoring 10 points in the second, including a Hail Mary to the endzone completed when time expired giving Arizona a 24-0 lead at the half.

3rd- New England went on a surge. Scoring 21 points in the third quarter. With 2 touchdowns coming from Carson Palmer interceptions.

4th- New England opened up the fourth with a Steven Gostkowski field goal to tie the game. After empty possessions, Arizona received the ball with just 1:47 remaining. Able to drive down the field to kick a field goal to give Arizona a 27-24 lead with :20 to go. Brady would complete a pass to Rob Gronkowski with only :02 seconds left. New England called a timeout. At the 50 yard line, Brady threw a pass down the field, and Calvin Johnson with only one hand caught the ball in the endzone between three defenders. Johnson would go on to say after the game "I actually didn't see the ball, I just threw up my hand and hoped for the best".

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