Eagles Outlast Patriots 41-33 to Win Super Bowl LII
Not this time, Tom.
This time, the GOAT wasn't able to pull out another late Super Bowl win.
Brandon Graham sacked Tom Brady and forced a fumble that preserved the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33 win over Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Nick Foles' 11 yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:20 remaining proved to be the game winner, capping a 14 play, 75 yard drive that consumed more than seven minutes.
A review of the play showed Ertz had made the catch and become a runner before the ball came loose as he dove across the goal line. That gave the Eagles a 38-33 lead after the two point conversion failed.
The Patriots had one time out plus the two minute warning, and that was usually plenty of time for the future Hall of Fame quarterback, who was looking for his sixth Super Bowl win.
But Graham got to Brady for the Eagles' only sack of the game and the Eagles' Derek Barnett recovered, setting up Jake Elliott's 46 yard field goal that gave the Eagles the final margin with 1:10 remaining.
Brady had one more chance, driving the Patriots to midfield. But his Hail Mary pass was knocked to the ground to end it.
New England had taken its first lead of the game, 33-32 on Brady's four yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski with 9:22 to play.
The Eagles converted a pair of third downs and a fourth down on the winning drive.
Foles, who was the backup quarterback until starter Carson Wentz was injured, was named the game's MVP, completing 28-43 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught a one yard touchdown pass from Trey Burton on fourth down late in the first half.
Brady set a Super Bowl record with 505 yards passing, completing 28 of 48 passes with three touchdowns. The game set an NFL record with 1,151 yards of total offense. There was only one punt in the entire contest.