The Latest: World champ Patriots arrive at Foxboro to hero’s welcome

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WPRI) — The celebration continues after the Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl in franchise history.

The Pats beat the Falcons 34-28 in overtime, a historic comeback after being down 25 points. The previous record was 10.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Monday morning collected his fourth MVP trophy for his record-breaking performance.

Patriots Homecoming

The Patriots landed at Logan Airport in Boston just before 5 p.m. and boarded buses en route to Gillette Stadium. But fans are already flocking to the stadium.

The Pro Shop opened at 6 a.m. with fans lined up to purchase the new championship gear.

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“I can’t even explain it right now. It was awesome,” said fan Barret Blais.

“It makes me almost want to cry,” added Melissa Demichele.

Victory Parade

A victory parade is set for 11 a.m. in Boston on Tuesday.

The mayor of Boston has ordered the city to “fire up the duck boats” for the New England Patriots victory parade following the team’s come-from-behind 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh took to Twitter late Sunday night to offer his congratulations “to the greatest team, the greatest coach and the greatest quarterback of all time.” Walsh says a parade celebrating their championship will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m.

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So, how will the weather be for Tuesday’s victory parade? Eyewitness News Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello said revelers should expect a mix of snow and rain. The Pinpoint Weather Blog has more details about what you can expect for the drive up to Boston, as well as weather during the parade

Fans we spoke to said they would be out there, regardless of the weather, to cheer on their team.

“I’m actually thinking of taking my kids out of school,” Blais said.

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