Patriots fans will never forget the heartbreak of David Tyree’s impossible, ball-pinned-to-the-helmet catch from Super Bowl 42. The catch helped lead the Giants to the upset of the undefeated pants, and threw cold water on a season of destiny in New England.
Last night, Julian Edelman helped erase the Tyree memories by making his own spectacular catch at the most pressure packed moment in football’s biggest game.
With just over 2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, with the Pats trailing by 8, and New England at their own 35, Edelman managed to secure a tipped Tom Brady pass as he was draped by three Atlanta defenders.
The play was confirmed on the replay, and the Patriots scored and and converted the game-tying two-point conversion to send the game to overtime. By the time the Patriots won the coin toss in overtime, the cake was already baked for their fifth championship.
Kids in New England will be re-creating this catch in their back yards for the foreseeable future. As they should. They don’t get any bigger or better than this grab.
— Jose Víctor Morán (@josevictormoran) February 6, 2017