This Is How Close Brady’s Pass That Edelman Somehow Caught Was To Being Intercepted

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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05:  Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots makes a 23 yard catch in the fourth quarter against Ricardo Allen #37, Robert Alford #23 and Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 05: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots makes a 23 yard catch in the fourth quarter against Ricardo Allen #37, Robert Alford #23 and Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

When they say football is a game of inches, they aren’t kidding. Especially after seeing this, those inches likely decided who won Super Bowl LI.

With just over 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter and the Patriots trailing 8 points, Tom Brady threw a 25 yard pass over the middle into triple coverage that went off the hands of a Falcons defensive back, and somehow ended into the hands of Julian Edelman.

A still frame of the clip shows just how close the ball was to being intercepted, possibly changing the narrative of Brady and the greatest and the course of NFL history.

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The full play can be seen below:

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