As you should already know by now, the Super Bowl featured an epic comeback of historic proportions. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots stormed back from a 25-point deficit to claim their fifth championship in overtime, shocking the Atlanta Falcons and football fans everywhere in the process.
But at one point earlier in the game, it seemed like Brady has finally run out of magic. As he desperately attempted to get some points on the board late in the first half, Brady threw an interception that was returned 80-yards or so by Robert Alford, giving the Falcons a 21-0 lead.
Television cameras picked up shots of Brady sitting on the bench, head down, seemingly miserable and possibly praying to a higher power for help. We all know that God (or maybe Satan, if you’re not a Patriot fan) would eventually answer those prayers, but this Instagram post had Brady himself reveal how that plea started out.
— Tyler Sullivan (@TylerSully) February 7, 2017
Brady is referring to the unbelievable catch made by New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree in Super Bowl XLII back in 2008. The catch kept the Giants’ drive alive, enabling them to eventually upset the Patriots for the championship and ruin their dreams of a perfect 19-0 season.