Matt Ryan's message to fans: 'We will rise up again'

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has shared a heartfelt message with his fans. 

"We came up short last night and my heart hurts for you Atlanta." Ryan said on Facebook Monday. "Hats off to New England, they played a heck of a game. We will adapt, we will overcome, we will #RiseUp again." 

Ryan and his teammates returned home to Atlanta Monday afternoon following the devastating loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. 

SKYFOX 5 flew overhead as the team's motorcade traveled to Flowery Branch.

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The Patriots capped an historic comeback with a touchdown on the opening drive of overtime, defeating the Falcons 34-28 in the Super Bowl. Before this year, no team had come back from a deficit of more than 10 points to win a Super Bowl.

The Patriots scored 31 straight points to close the game, behind quarterback Tom Brady's 43 for 62 passing performance, good for 466 yards and two touchdowns.

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