It took nearly 18 minutes, but we finally got our first score of Super Bowl LI. Falcons running back Devonta Freeman got Atlanta on the board with a 5-yard touchdown run, making the Patriots defense look silly with a great cut to the left side.
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His touchdown run capped a five-play, 71-yard drive by the Falcons, which took just 1 minute and 53 seconds. It put the Falcons up 7-0 with just over 12 minutes left in the first half after both teams were held scoreless in the first quarter.
Some believed Freeman's dive may have warranted a flag, but because he dove before entering the end zone, it was not a penalty.
Not a foul for going to the ground to celebrate. He went from the field of play into the EZ. Would have been a foul if he scored first.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) February 6, 2017