With Super Bowl LI scoreless early in the second quarter, both the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons defenses were dominating.
Atlanta took that to an entirely new level with rookie linebacker Deion Jones stripping LeGarrette Blount on a rush attempt, ultimately leading to a Falcons touchdown mere minutes later to put Atlanta up 7-0.
Blount on the carry.
Blount with the FUMBLE.
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
Atlanta got to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for two sacks in New England’s second possession of the game. Then, in one instant, the Falcons’ defense forced an uncharacteristic Patriots turnover to put the Pats down in a game for the first time since Week 12.