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Patriots stun Falcons with historic Super Bowl comeback, OT win

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Patriot Sam Adams dons Patriots' gear as part of a contest between Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and Atlanta's High Museum of Art

No days off! No days off!

I can't believe I'm sitting here writing about what I witnessed in the Super Bowl.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared Tuesday "New England Patriots Day".

Melissa Colabraro of Boston got a personal taste of what the Patriots experienced in the parade.

Love him or hate him as a person, you can't deny that Tom Brady is one of the greatest to ever play the game of football.

And the couple believe Brady's arrival helped inspire the Patriots' incredible comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night.

When the blue, red and white confetti started to rain down, everyone was watching Brady, including 2.9 million viewers on Facebook Live.

Brady marched his team forward and White scampered in from one yard to make it 28-26. Ryan, the regular season MVP, was 17-23 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. New England Patriots' teams have come and gone from season to season but the constant in the winning formula has been Brady-Belichick. He pressured the future NFL Hall of Famer mightily and tied a Super Bowl sacks mark shared by Reggie White, Darnell Dockett and Kony Ealy.

His most frequent hits were reserved for Brady, though. Fans still haven't forgiven NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for issuing the suspension. Boston has ratcheted up security at public events since the deadly 2013 bombing attack on the Boston Marathon. They were dominating the New England Patriots.

White meanwhile had two big reasons to celebrate this week, as in addition to his Super Bowl win it was also his birthday last Friday. Brady surpassed retired legends Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the most successful quarterback in modern day National Football League history with his fifth Super Bowl championship.

Police are out in force on the streets, urging fans to stay safe along the route.

The Patriots had trailed the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's Super Bowl by as many as 25 points before Brady rallied them to a 34-28 overtime victory. Video later showed Gronkowski catching a can of beer that was thrown to him while riding on a duck boat.

It was nearly an impossible dream for the Patriots a bit earlier.

This is the Patriots' fifth championship.

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