Kyle Shanahan: One play I regret in Falcons' collapse vs. Patriots

Kyle Shanahan: One play I regret in Falcons' collapse vs. Patriots


Remember that Atlanta Falcons offensive game plan against the Patriots in the final five minutes of the Super Bowl?

Kyle Shanahan, then the Falcons offensive coordinator and now coach of the San Francisco 49ers won't forget it. If Atlanta had simply run the ball and kicked a field goal with an eight-point lead, the Falcons would have likely held off Tom Brady and the Pats' comeback from a 28-3 third-quarter deficit.

Shanahan told The Rich Eisen Show there's one play call he'd like to have back. 

"The second-and-10 that we got sacked on,” Shanahan said. “I wish I had dialed up something differently. And then the next play, we called an option to [Mohamed] Sanu, we got right back in field goal range, but we had a holding call on the play and it knocked us out some more, and an incompletion on the next one.”

Click here for the play: Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers sacked Matt Ryan for a 12-yard loss. 

"I go through every single play in the game, but when it comes down to it, the big one was the sack that we had on second-and-10,” Shanahan told Eisen. 

Shanahan probably won't see the Patriots again this season, unless it's in the Super Bowl. And with the 49ers rebuilding under him, that's not likely to happen.

Gisele Bundchen tells Jimmy Fallon: 'I feel like a little responsible' for Patriots' Super Bowl comeback

Gisele Bundchen tells Jimmy Fallon: 'I feel like a little responsible' for Patriots' Super Bowl comeback

While Saturday may be for the boys, including her husband, at the Kentucky Derby, Friday night was for Tom Brady's supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen to sit down with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show."

At the Super Bowl in Houston, where Brady led the Patriots to their epic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons for New England's fifth championship, Bundchen said it was her meditating that helped not only calm her down but may have been the difference for the Pats.

"I made it happen," she said, maybe half-jokingly. "I brought some great energy. I feel like a little responsible."

Bundchen also took on Fallon in a "Pup Quiz" segment of animal trivia questions, with the prize of getting to cuddle a Golden Retriever pup.

Watch below:

Gisele on the Super Bowl

..."Pup Quiz" 

...On their dogs at home

Report: Patriots give James White three-year extension

Report: Patriots give James White three-year extension

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots have agreed to a three-year extension with running back James White. 

White, 25, has has spent three seasons with the Patriots, with his role increasing in the 2016 season as Dion Lewis recovered from a knee procedure. The Wisconsin product had 39 carries for 166 yards and 60 catches for 551 yards in the regular season, but it was his Super Bowl LI performance that saw White become a household name. 

He played a key role in New England’s come-from-behind victory over the Falcons, rushing for 29 yards and two touchdowns -- including the game-winner in overtime -- and hauling in 14 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. 

White's signing adds to a busy day for the Patriots and running backs, as they signed Bills restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee to a two-year offer sheet worth $6.4 million on Tuesday.