After the Falcons had all but won the game with an amazing catch by Julio Jones, putting the Falcons at the Patriots 22-yard-line, with an 8-point lead, and a chance to make it a two score game with a field goal, the play calling became completely idiotic, resulting in a 3rd and 33 situation, at the Patriots '45' yard line. All the Falcons had to do was run the clock by running the ball and then kicking the relatively short field goal to put themselves up two scores with very little time left.
On 3rd and 33, "Matty Ice" threw a purposefully shit pass, because the Falcons were not to advance the ball, they were meant to stay on the symbolic '45' yard line.
-Matty Ice = 33
-ATL = 33 (ATL on the 33rd Parallel)
-Tom Brady had 33 postseason games under his belt
-Matt Ryan is born on the 137th day of the year; 137, the 33rd prime
The Falcons then had to punt on 4th and 33, a tribute to the Jesuit Order, which was the game was very much in tribute to.
Notice the punter wears #5. From that point on, Tom Brady would go on to "win" his 5th ring.
Another signature play to close out the game was Julian Edelman's "miracle catch", where the Atlanta Falcon purposefully volleyed the ball in the air for Edelman, instead of catching it for the game clinching INT. Some men want millions more than trophies.
Notice the score was 20 - 28 with 2:28 left on the clock. '228' is a special number...