Julian Edelman’s Catch Among the Greatest in Super Bowl History
Last night, Julian Edelman added his name into Super Bowl infamy by making one of the most ridiculous catches you will ever see. With the New England trailing Atlanta 28-20 with 2:28 left in the fourth quarter, the Patriots had a first down at their own 36 yard line. Tom Brady's pass in the middle of the field was batted up in the air by the Falcon's Robert Alford and somehow Edelman kept the football from hitting the turf and being picked off by Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal. The improbable grab helped set up the Patriots for their scoring drive and two point conversion which tied the game at 28. The Pats would get the ball to start overtime and drive 75 yards for the game-winning score and win Super Bowl 51 34-28.
Will Edelman's catch go down as the greatest in Super Bowl history? Lynn Swann, David Tyree, Mario Manningham, Jermaine Kearse, and Santonio Holmes might all have something to say about that. Here are those highlight reel plays, which were all considered among the best ever before last night.
Finally, one Super Bowl catch that might not get mentioned among the others but still deserves strong consideration is Julio Jones' leaping grab late in the 4th quarter of last night's game.