Down by eight points late in the fourth quarter, the New England Patriots needed a big play to have a chance at beating the Atlanta Falcons. That’s when Julian Edelman stepped up in a huge way, somehow hauling in a ball that got tipped into the air, beating out three different Falcons defenders in the process.
It was the most insane play we’ve seen in a Super Bowl since the David Tyree helmet catch back in Super Bowl XLII.
Just check this out.
— NFL (@NFL) February 6, 2017
Here’s the full play.
This catch set up the Pats on the Atlanta side of the field with just under two minutes remaining in the game, needing a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game.
Needless to say, it was gut-check time for both teams.