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WATCH: Tom Brady and James White team up to give the Patriots a 17-0 lead over the Falcons

The Patriots are playing their best game of the year so far.

In Super Bowl LI, the New England Patriots were down 18 points at halftime. In the rematch, the team is on its way to take a 17-point lead into the locker rooms after two quarters. The Patriots currently lead the Atlanta Falcons 17-0 thanks to quarterback Tom Brady's second touchdown pass of the game.

On the receiving end of the pass: James White, who was a one-man wrecking ball against the Falcons in the Super Bowl.

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The Patriots approached the second and goal attempt with their standard two-minute offense: an 11-personnel group with White as the lone running back. Originally aligning in the backfield next to the quarterback, White was matched up with a linebacker – advantage Patriots.

After a quick pump-fake Brady turned to White and delivered a perfectly placed pass to give New England a three-possession lead. As the Super Bowl has shown, though, leads can evaporate quickly.