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This is what happens when, apparently, you don’t know the rules.

With Super Bowl LI in overtime, Fox Sports, at the 12:07 mark, flashed a graphic that simply said:

New England Patriots win Super Bowl with touchdown.

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That would be accurate. Under the NFL overtime rules, if a team scores a touchdown on the first possession the game is over; if the team only manages a afield goal, the opposing team gets a chance to tie or win the game. When New England scored a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons, they won. Period, end of story.

A social media user who goes by the name of Kelly Mac may not have been aware of the rules because she came up with this, which has gone viral:

He’s right about the internet, by the way.

A fan thinks the Super Bowl was rigged, and her crazy theory is getting a lot of attention Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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