McMullen: Julian Edelman redefines 'the catch' for Patriots

The Patriots receiver made a catch for the highlight reels Sunday - a once-in-a-lifetime grab that punctuated New England's record-setting Super Bowl comeback, and one every bit as awesome as what David Tyree of the Giants did nine years earlier to break all those Patriots' hearts.

Trailing 28-20 with 2 minutes, 28 seconds to play, Edelman reeled the improbable grab in after Tom Brady's pass was tipped by Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.

The Patriots pulled off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history Sunday night, coming back from 25 points down to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in overtime. He then readjusted his grip on the ball to secure the catch before it ever touched the NRG Stadium turf.

Jones was only targeted four times by Matt Ryan, and the Falcons' other five receivers each had three balls thrown to them. The pigskin nearly fell to the turf, but Edelman's second grab at the ball secured its safety.

This wasn't the first time that we have seen an fantastic catch in a Super Bowl with the Patriots.

One of the most pivotal plays in the game occurred late in the fourth quarter when Edelman somehow came down with a catch that still has us in shock. "I don't know how he caught it". No doubt, Edelman's catch was a gift from the Football gods, but the Patriots certainly earned their win. I don't know what the dang rule is.

Julian Edelman made the catch of his life on what looked to be a sure interception during Super Bowl 51.

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