Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to victory over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in what has been called the greatest Super Bowl comeback in history.
After trailing for the majority of the game, Brady and the Patriots came from behind with 31 unanswered points to win 34-28, leaving hopeful Atlanta fans stunned and Patriots fans cheering their team to its fifth Super Bowl win.
It was the first time a team has ever made up more than a 10-point deficit to win a Super Bowl.
Among the thousands of cheering fans was Brady's mother, who wasn't ready to let an ongoing illness get in the way of seeing history unfold.
Galynn Brady looked thrilled following the incredible win, after which her son was named Super Bowl MVP for a record fourth time in his storied career.
It was the first game Mrs. Brady watched her son play in person all season. Before Sunday's game, Brady told reporters he wanted to dedicate the historic fifth win for his mom, who has been battling an undisclosed illness for the last year and a half.
"She’s the one I want to win it for," the quarterback told Westwood One.
While he didn't immediately get much one-on-one time with his mom in the chaos that ensued following the win, Brady was glad just to know she was there rooting him on with the rest of his family.
"I was happy everybody was here. I had my wife, my parents, my sisters, my brothers-in-law and one of my sisters-in-law. A lot of friends and it was a full contingent of support," he said.
His supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, was also there to celebrate his victory.
To mark the occasion, Brady and his extended family posed for photographs on Houston's NRG Stadium field following the game, which he then posted to Instagram.
"It takes a team. And so much love. #NeverStopBelieving." Brady wrote with one of the shots.