Super Bowl LI
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.
|Date||February 5, 2017|
|Stadium||NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas|
|MVP||Tom Brady, quarterback|
|Favorite||Patriots by 3|
|National anthem||Luke Bryan|
|Coin toss||Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush,|
Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush
|Halftime show||Lady Gaga|
|TV in the United States|
|Announcers||Joe Buck (play-by-play)|
Troy Aikman (analyst)
Erin Andrews and Chris Myers (sideline reporters)
Mike Pereira (rules analyst)
|Nielsen ratings||48.8 (national)|
U.S. viewership: 111.3 million est. avg.
|Cost of 30-second commercial||$5.02 million|
|Radio in the United States|
|Announcers||Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)|
Boomer Esiason (analyst)
James Lofton and Tony Boselli (sideline reporters)
|New England Patriots||Position||Position||Atlanta Falcons|
|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|
|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|
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- "Super Bowl LI Game Summary" (PDF). National Football League. February 5, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
- "Luke Bryan to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI on Fox". NFLCommunications.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. February 3, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- Chasmar, Jessica (February 3, 2017). "George H.W. Bush to flip coin at Super Bowl LI". The Washington Times. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- "Lady Gaga headlines Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show". National Football League. September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
- "Ratings: Super Bowl LI Posts Huge Numbers, Just Shy of Record (Updated)". Yahoo!. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 7, 2017.