Written by Giavanna Foster

Super Bowl 51, the second-most-watched football game, made history on the field and during the halftime show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Super Bowl 51 attracted 113.7 million viewers. The NRG stadium was filled with A-list celebrities like Gordon Ramsay, Usher, and Mark Wahlberg. During Super Bowl 51, Lady Gaga and Tom Brady broke records. February 5, 2017 was an unforgettable night. Here are the Super Bowl 51 highlights:

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons played an intense game. During the first half of the game, the Falcons gained an aggressive lead with their strong defense. The Falcons kept a strong lead with a score of 21-3 at the end of the second quarter.

Lady Gaga launched a captivating Super Bowl 51 halftime performance. The Super Bowl 51 halftime show was sponsored by Pepsi. The performance started with Gaga singing on the roof. Gaga’s halftime show featured groups of dancers, acrobats, drones, colorful lighting, and piano playing. Gaga sang a compilation of her hits that include “Born This Way”, “Million Reasons”, and “Bad Romance”.

NFL published Lady Gaga’s halftime show on their official YouTube channel. Gaga’s performance is the second most-watched halftime show. This trending video now has over 10 million YouTube views. Click on the video below to watch her 13-minute performance.

Lady Gaga’s halftime performance created a huge social buzz on Twitter. Ten minutes before Gaga’s performance, the viewers sent 5.1 million tweets. During the halftime show, viewers posted 2.2 million tweets. Lady Gaga received support from a long list of celebrities. Ellen DeGeneres, Ivanka Trump, and Bruno Mars were among the list of celebrities who tweeted to support her:

Even Chris Pratt enjoyed Gaga’s halftime performance. He posted this tweet:

The full list of support tweets are listed on Forbes.com. Click here to see the tweets.

After the halftime show, Tom Brady launched the Patriots’ into an unprecedented comeback. The fourth quarter ended with a tied game, and both teams scored 28 points. This led to the overtime play of the century and the Patriots’ winning the NFL’s top prize as national champions. After the overtime play, the Patriots led with 34-28 as the final score. Tom Brady made history as the first quarterback to win 5 Super Bowls, and he was awarded with the Super Bowl 51 trophy. Tom Brady’s perseverance during Super Bowl 51 led to his 4th MVP trophy. Star quarterback Tom Brady cried tears of joy after their Super Bowl victory. 

The Oregonian recently posted a YouTube video that features Tom Brady’s statistics. Brady completed 43 of 62 total passes for 466 yards and two touchdowns. The Falcons sacked Brady 5 times for 24 yards. After the Super Bowl 51 game, star quarterback Tom Brady received a 79.6 rating. The Super Bowl 51 game celebrated the hard work of both teams. Tom Brady and the Patriots proved that perseverance is the key to a successful comeback.

LL Cool J gave the New England Patriots recognition after their Super Bowl 51 win. See his congratulatory tweet below:

We also congratulated the Patriots on their Super Bowl 51 win. See our tweet here.

Super Bowl 51 was an amazing game to watch. What was the main highlight for you? Tell us by voting in our #SB51 poll:

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Interested in more Super Bowl 51 news? See the following links:

ARTSNLA | Super Bowl 51 exclusive preview

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Billboard | Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime Show Drives 5.1 Million Tweets

Super Bowl LI Game Highlights: Patriots vs. Falcons (21 minutes)

Hollywood Reporter | Historic overtime draws 113.7 million viewers

Greatest Catches in Super Bowl History | NFL Highlights