Super Bowl 51 Results: The New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34 – 28 coming back from a 3 – 21 half-time deficit!
The Super Bowl is one of the most important sports events in the world and is the annual NFL championship game played on the first Sunday of February in the US known in the States as “Super Bowl Sunday”.
Bringing a supercharged end to the NFL season, Super Bowl was first played in 1967. It was part of the AFL – NFL merger and it is played between the NFL conference champions.
- The National Football Conference (NFC) has 26 Super Bowl wins
- The American Football Conference (AFC) has 25 Super Bowl wins – most recently the Patriots beating the Falcons in Super Bowl 51
The inaugural Super Bowl winners were the Green Bay Packers (NFL) who beat the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 35 – 10 in Super Bowl I.
Super Bowl betting is massive and NFL Championship odds are open nearly all year round.
Also hugely popular is the world-famous Super Bowl half-time show and novelty American Football betting markets are sometimes available on what act will entertain the record crowds attending that season’s Super Bowl game.
Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots (34) defeated Atlanta Falcons (28)
- Date: February 5, 2017 (USA) / February 6, 2017 (AUS)
- Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
- Edition: Super Bowl 51
- Teams: New England Patriots (AFC) vs Atlanta Falcons (NFC)
- Halftime Show: Lady Gaga
- First Touch-Down: Devonta Freeman (Falcons)
The 2017 edition of the hard-hitting match was 51st edition. For this reason the 2016/17 NFL Super Bowl is known as Super Bowl 51 or Super Bowl LI. It was the 47th Super Bowl of the modern-era.
NRG Stadium in Texas hosted its third Super Bowl after Super Bowl VIII (1974) and Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004) were played at the same venue.
Super Bowl 51 was the first time in Super Bowl history the game went into overtime after the teams were drawn 28 all at the end of regular time. The Patriots scored a touchdown in the first possession of overtime to come away with the Super Bowl 51 win.
The Patriots’ Quarterback Tom Brady became the first QB in history to win five Super Bowls.
Super Bowl Betting
As well as the standard head-to-head Super Bowl odds on each team to take out the game there are a host of other top Super Bowl betting markets open on the game ever year.
Key Super Bowl Betting Odds include:
- First Touchdown Scorer
- Line / Total Points Double
There are also Super Bowl Scoring Markets including the First Score of the Game and Super Bowl betting on the 1st Half Point Spread plus plenty more open right now.
Super Bowl 51 Teams
The American Football Conference champion New England Patriots, who featured in their ninth Super Bowl game, were favourites in Super Bowl 51 betting to beat the National Football Conference champion Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots hold the NFL record for most Super Bowl Appearances after Super Bowl LI surpassing the Dallas Cowboys (8), Pittsburgh Steelers (8) and Denver Broncos (8).
The Falcons meanwhile had made just one previous Super Bowl appearance going down 34 – 19 to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII (1999).
New England Patriots
- Head Coach: Bill Belichick
- Quarterback: Tom Brady
- Season Record: 14-2
- Road to Super Bowl LI: Won AFC Championship defeating the Steelers 36 – 17
- Super Bowl Appearance: 9th
- Previous Super Bowl Wins: 4 – Super Bowl XLIX (2015), Super Bowl XXXIX (2005), Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004), Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)
- Head Coach: Dan Quinn
- Quarterback: Matt Ryan
- Season Record: 11-5
- Road to Super Bowl LI: Won NFC Championship defeating the Packers 44 – 21
- Super Bowl Appearance: 2nd
- Previous Super Bowl Wins: 0
Super Bowl MVP
Like in most professional sports and the equivalent to the Clive Churchill Medal in the NRL down under, the NFL reward the Most Valued Player (MVP) in the Super Bowl. They receive the MVP trophy and it has been taken out by the likes of Hall of Fame players Bart Starr, Jerry Rice, Joe Mantana and record holder Tom Brady.
Recent Super Bowl MVP Winners
|2017||TOM BRADY||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||QUARTERBACK|
|2016||VON MILLER||DENVER BRONCOS||LINEBACKER|
|2015||TOM BRADY||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||QUARTERBACK|
|2014||MALCOLM SMITH||SEATTLE SEAHAWKS||LINEBACKER|
|2013||JOE FLACCO||BALTIMORE RAVENS||QUARTERBACK|
|2012||ELI MANNING||NEW YORK GIANTS||QUARTERBACK|
|2011||AARON ROGERS||GREEN BAY PACKERS||QUARTERBACK|
|2010||DREW BREES||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||QUARTERBACK|
|2009||SANTONIO HOLMES||PITTSBURGH STEELERS||WIDE RECEIVER|
|2008||ELI MANNING||NEW YORK GIANTS||QUARTERBACK|
|2007||PEYTON MANNING||INDIANAPOLIS COLTS||QUARTERBACK|
|2006||HINES WARD||PITTSBURGH STEELERS||WIDE RECEIVER|
|2005||DEION BRANCH||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||WIDE RECEIVER|
Super Bowl Records
- Most Super Bowl Wins: Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
- Most Consecutive Super Bowl Wins: Green Bay Packers (2), Miami Dolphins (2), Pittsburgh Steelers (2 twice), San Francisco 49ers (2), Dallas Cowboys (2), Denver Broncos (2), New England Patriots (2)
- Most Super Bowl Appearances: New England Patriots (9)
- Most Consecutive Super Bowl Appearances: Buffalo Bills (4)
- Most Super Bowl Losses: Denver Broncos (5)
- Most Consecutive Super Bowl Losses: Buffalo Bills (4)
Single Team Scoring Records
- Most Super Bowl Points Scored in a Game: San Francisco (55) vs Denver (Super Bowl XXIV)
- Largest Super Bowl Winning Margin: San Francisco 49ers (45 points) vs Denver (55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV)
- Smallest Super Bowl Winning Margin: New York Giants (1 point) vs Buffalo (20-19 in Super Bowl XXV)
Both Teams Scoring Records
- Most Super Bowl Points Scored in a Game: 75 points – San Francisco (49) vs San Diego (26) in Super Bowl XXIX
- Fewest Super Bowl Points Scored in a Game: 21 points – Miami (14) vs Washington (7) in Super Bowl VII
Single Team Touchdown Records
- Most Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: San Francisco (8) vs Denver (in Super Bowl XXIV)
- Fewest Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: Miami (0) vs Dallas in Super Bowl VI
Both Teams Touchdown Records
- Most Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: 10 Touchdowns – San Francisco (7) vs San Diego (3) in Super Bowl XXIX
- Fewest Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: 2 Touchdowns – New York Jets (1) vs Baltimore Colts (1) in Super Bowl III
- Most Super Bowl MVPs: Tom Brady (4) for New England
- Most Super Bowl Winning Games: Charles Haley (5) for San Francisco; Tom Brady (5) for New England
- Oldest Super Bowl Player: Matt Stover (42 years) for Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV
- Youngest Super Bowl Player: Bryan Bulaga (21 years) for Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV
- Most Super Bowl Wins by a Quarterback: Tom Brady (5)
Past Super Bowl Championship Winners
The first Super Bowl Champions were the Green Bay Packers in 1967 who defended their title the following year also taking out Super Bowl II. They would have to wait until 1997 to enjoy a third Super Bowl Championship, losing to the Denver Broncos the following year in Super Bowl XXXI. The Packers posted a fourth NFL Championship win in 2011 defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers. The current Super Bowl Champions are the New England Patriots who won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons, their second Super Bowl success in three years after a 2015 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
|Year||Super Bowl No.||Champions||Runners-Up||Score||City|
|2017||LI||New England Patriots||Atlanta Falcons||34-28||Texas|
|2016||L||Denver Broncos||Carolina Panthers||24-10||California|
|2015||XLIX||New England Patriots||Seattle Seahawks||28-24||Arizona|
|2014||XLVIII||Seattle Seahawks||Denver Broncos||43-8||New Jersey|
|2013||XLVII||Baltimore Ravens||San Francisco 49ers||34-31||New Orleans|
|2012||XLVI||New York Giants||New England Patriots||21-17||Indianapolis|
|2011||XLV||Green Bay Packers||Pittsburgh Steelers||31-25||Texas|
|2010||XLIV||New Orleans Saints||Indianapolis Colts||31–17||Miami|
|2009||XLIII||Pittsburgh Steelers||Arizona Cardinals||27-23||Tampa|
|2008||XLII||New York Giants||New England Patriots||17-14||Arizona|
|2007||XLI||Indianapolis Colts||Chicago Bears||29-17||Miami|
|2003||XXXVII||Tampa Bay||Oakland||48-21||San Diego|
|2002||XXXVI||New England||St Louis||20-17||N Orleans|
|1998||XXXII||Denver||Green Bay||31-24||San Diego|
|1997||XXXI||Green Bay||New England||35-21||N Orleans|
|1995||XXIX||San Francisco||San Diego||49-26||Miami|
|1990||XXIV||San Francisco||Denver||55-10||N Orleans|
|1986||XX||Chicago||New England||46-10||N Orleans|
|1970||IV||Kansas City||Minnesota||23-7||N Orleans|
|1967||I||Green Bay||Kansas City||35-10||Los Angeles|