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This is how Atlanta fans talked about the Falcons' nightmare Super Bowl collapse in real-time

If you’re an Atlanta Falcons fan the pain is real. It’s too real. Losing a Super Bowl is the worst, but losing it like THAT — it’s something special. The heartbreak of sports can be as poignant as the end of a relationship, and following along with SB Nation’s Falcons blog “The Falcoholic” was like witnessing a slow descent into madness in real time.

At 8:35 p.m. ET, just as the game was returning from halftime, fans already began discussing who was going to be the MVP with the Falcons up 21-3.

/record scratch freeze frame

“Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation.”

Tevin Coleman scores a touchdown. Falcons lead 28-3.

Patriots score on next drive. Falcons lead 28-9.

Falcons up 28-12, but one fan begins having doubts.

Matt Ryan is sacked and fumbles the ball.

Patriots score again. 28-20 Falcons.

Julio Jones makes his big catch. Hope is restored — for now.

Then the Falcons waste the drive and punt.

Julian Edelman makes his catch.

The Patriots drive down the field and score. Tie game.

Patriots win the coin toss in overtime.

Patriots score, win the Super Bowl 34-28.

Sorry, Falcons fans. Good luck next season.


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