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06th Feb 2017

The early edition of today’s Boston Globe will be a collector’s item in years to come

"A bitter end"

Robert Redmond

The perils of printing a newspaper.

Deadlines must be met, and sometimes the story can change suddenly.

The Boston Globe weren’t the only ones to write off the New England Patriots by the time of the third quarter in Super Bowl 51 on Sunday night.

The Patriots trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 in the third quarter, and looked certain to lose the game in Houston.

Many people on this side of the Atlantic decided they had seen enough and went to bed, safe in the knowledge that the game was effectively over.

However, the Patriots somehow managed to record a stunning comeback and claim their fifth Super Bowl title.

Led by quarterback Tom Brady, the Patriots tied the game at 28-28, before winning 34-28 in the extra period.

It was the first time any team have come from 25 points behind to win the sport’s showpiece event, and the first time an extra period of play was needed to decide proceedings.

Here was the front page of the Boston Globe on Monday morning:

But here’s an earlier edition, published when all hope appeared lost for the Patriots:

The newspaper might be a collector’s item in years to come.