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With just over two minutes left in the first half, Robert Alford comes up with a huge pick-six to put the Falcons up three scores in Super Bowl LI.
First, Robert Alford recovered a fumble caused by Deion Jones which led to a touchdown. Then, he picked off Tom Brady to add a score of his own.
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With 2:38 left in the first half, Brady tried to hit Danny Amendola up the middle, but didn’t account for Alford to cut across and make a play on the ball.
82 yards later, the Falcons have a three touchdown lead over the Patriots — who are looking for their fifth Super Bowl title. It was also the first pick six Brady has thrown in his postseason career.
The two teams rest at halftime with the Falcons holding a commanding 21-3 lead. A Super Bowl winning team has never overcome a 14-point deficit.