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No team has ever come back from a 18 point deficit to win a Super Bowl

Ever. In the history of the NFL.

NFL: Super Bowl LI-New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons Dan Powers-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re looking for more good news after the Falcons ran up a 18 point lead to start Super Bowl LI, here it is: No team has ever come back from this kind of deficit before. And I do mean ever.

Up until the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl back in February 2015, no team had ever come back from a double digit deficit to win a championship before. The Pats, of course, erased a 24-14 halftime lead by Seattle to ultimately triumph. Heading into halftime in this one, though, the Patriots only mustered a field goal and looked overmatched against a Falcons defense that has been magnificent since the bye week. I can’t say I expected this, but the Falcons are on the verge of making history, and history certainly favors them with a half hour of gametime left to go.

This time out, the Falcons have utterly dominated and will get the ball back to start the second half with a robust 21-3 lead. May it hold!