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Super Bowl LI

2017 edition of the Super Bowl

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.

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
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
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)

Starting teamsEdit


  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.