06/02/2017 12:36 PM AEDT | Updated 06/02/2017 12:47 PM AEDT

People Are Joking That The Patriots Will Win Super Bowl Despite Scoring Less

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At halftime of Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons were already blowing past the New England Patriots. The Falcons had a 21-3 lead, an unexpected start against the favored Patriots.

Tom Brady got sacked multiple times and threw an interception that led to a Falcons player running the ball for a touchdown on the play. This pick-six was the first against Brady during his long career in the postseason. Things were not looking good.

But as it became a running joke going into the Super Bowl that the Patriots were President Donald Trump’s team ― given the president’s friendship with the Patriot’s owner, coach and Brady, as well as Trump’s prediction the Patriots would win ― people on Twitter quickly began making Electoral College jokes.

Of course, despite losing the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, Trump won the electoral votes to end up with the American presidency.


Here’s the former senior advisor to President Barack Obama ...


This came briefly after Brady’s sack ...


By halftime, it was already becoming a cliché joke.


But election jokes were happening before the game even started.


Everyone seems to have this question.


Given election night, the Patriots really might win this thing, huh?


Why isn’t Fox showing the score tally that actually matters?


It’s not that they “could” win, but that they inevitably will.


Before Lady Gaga even took the halftime show stage, the joke was dead.