Julian Edelman’s diving, juggling game-tying touchdown catch clinched the New England Patriots’ amazing comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl — and went into the history books as one of the greatest football grabs ever.
The Jewish wide receiver snatched the ball between two defenders to knot the game at 28-28 in the last minute of regulation time.
Quarterback Tom Brady, who was named Most Valuable Player, called the 23-yard catch the greatest he has seen.
But Edelman said it would have meant little if the Pats had not gone on to win in overtime.
“It was only good if we won the game,” said Edelman. “Thankfully we did.”
Running back James White scored on a two-yard touchdown run to crush the Falcons.
“It was a big play in the game,” White said of Edelman’s extraordinary catch.
Edelman’s teammate agreed the grab will go down in history as one of the Super Bowl’s all-time great catches.
“It seems like there is one of those catches every Super Bowl,” White said. “I’m glad it went our way this time.”—Reuters