No. 4: Tom Brady gets another last-second thrilling Super Bowl win against Panthers
Tom Brady can feel awfully good about all those Super Bowls early in his career, but he probably should send a couple of nice gifts to Adam Vinatieri.
After Vinatieri’s game-winning field goal two years earlier, the veteran kicker did it again with a last-second kick over the Carolina Panthers to send the Patriots to their second-ever Super Bowl win with a 32-29 victory.
This Super Bowl proved to be awfully challenging for Brady and New England, as the Panthers overcame a 21-10 deficit to take a 22-21 lead in the fourth quarter. Brady did his work, of course, to give the Patriots the lead again, only to see Carolina tie things up with just over a minute left in regulation.
Too much time for Brady and Co. Some would argue this was the moment which cemented Brady as one of the best clutch quarterbacks in NFL history.
Brady’s drive to get into field-goal position was epic enough. So was his 32-of-48 mark for 354 yards, three touchdown passes, a lone interception and a passer rating of 100.5 en route to his second game MVP award.
It was in this game fans across the league realized they were watching a GOAT and dynasty in the making.