Falcons OL On Super Bowl Collapse: "I Feel Like We Won That Game"

Falcons offensive lineman Andy Levitre reflected on the Falcons' collapse in Super Bowl LI

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
January 30, 2019 - 9:25 am

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In February 2017, the Atlanta Falcons led the New England Patriots 28-3 in Super Bowl LI – yet lost 34-28 in overtime. The Patriots’ 25-point comeback was the largest in Super Bowl history – and the Falcons haven’t forgotten about it.

“It’s not like I can’t sleep at night,” Falcons offensive lineman Andy Levitre said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence, “but anytime it gets brought up, I kind of think back and I’m like, ‘I feel like we won that game.’ We were playing really well.’”

Indeed, the Falcons led 21-3 at halftime and 28-3 midway through the third quarter. 

Then Tom Brady happened.

“Obviously it takes all four quarters to win the game,” Levitre said, “but it’s a hard pill to swallow knowing that you poured your guts out there and it didn’t turn out the way you thought it would. I don’t really dwell on it on my own time, but if somebody brings up the Super Bowl, it’s in the back of your head a little bit.”

Click below to listen to Levitre’s interview in its entirety.