Super Bowl LI

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Super Bowl LI
1234OT Total
NE 036196 34
ATL 021700 28
DateFebruary 5, 2017
StadiumNRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
MVPTom Brady, quarterback
FavoritePatriots by 3[1]
RefereeCarl Cheffers
Attendance70,807[2]
Ceremonies
National anthemLuke Bryan[3]
Coin tossFormer U.S. President George H. W. Bush,
Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush[4]
Halftime showLady Gaga[5]
TV in the United States
NetworkFox
AnnouncersJoe Buck (play-by-play)
Troy Aikman (analyst)
Erin Andrews and Chris Myers (sideline reporters)
Nielsen ratings48.8 (national)
57.0 (Atlanta)
54.3 (Boston)
U.S. viewership: 111.3 million est. avg.[6]
Cost of 30-second commercial$5.02 million
Radio in the United States
NetworkWestwood One
AnnouncersKevin Harlan (play-by-play)
Boomer Esiason (analyst)
James Lofton and Tony Boselli (sideline reporters)

Super Bowl LI (meaning Super Bowl 51 in Roman numerals) was an American football game in which the New England Patriots, winners of the American Football Conference (AFC) for the 2016 season, beat the Atlanta Falcons, winners of the National Football Conference (NFC) for the 2016 season, 34-28 to become winners of the National Football League (NFL) for the 2016 season. This was the 5th time the New England Patriots had won a Super Bowl. An estimated 111.3 million people watched it in the United States. It was played at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2017.

Starting teams[change | change source]

New England Patriots Position Position Atlanta Falcons
Offense
Chris Hogan WR Julio Jones
Nate Solder LT Jake Matthews
Joe Thuney LG Andy Levitre
David Andrews C Alex Mack
Shaq Mason RG Chris Chester
Marcus Cannon RT Ryan Schraeder
Martellus Bennett TE Levine Toilolo
Julian Edelman WR Mohamed Sanu
Tom Brady QB Matt Ryan
Malcolm Mitchell WR RB Devonta Freeman
Dion Lewis RB FB Patrick DiMarco
Defense
Duron Harmon DB DE Dwight Freeney
Alan Branch DT Ra'Shede Hageman
Malcom Brown DT DB Brian Poole
Trey Flowers RE DE Grady Jarrett
Shea McClellin LB Vic Beasley
Dont'a Hightower LB Deion Jones
Rob Ninkovich LB De'Vondre Campbell
Logan Ryan RCB CB Robert Alford
Malcolm Butler LCB CB Jalen Collins
Patrick Chung S Ricardo Allen
Devin McCourty S Keanu Neal

References[change | change source]

  1. Williams, Cody (January 22, 2017). "Super Bowl 51: Patriots Open As Favorites Over Falcons". Fox Sports. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  2. "Super Bowl LI Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. February 5, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  3. "Luke Bryan to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI on Fox". National Football League. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. Chasmar, Jessica. "George H.W. Bush to flip coin at Super Bowl LI". The Washington Times. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  5. "Lady Gaga headlines Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show". National Football League. September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  6. "Ratings: Super Bowl LI Posts Huge Numbers, Just Shy of Record (Updated)". Yahoo!. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.