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Brandon Graham forced a fumble by Tom Brady and Derek Barnett recovered with just more than two minutes remaining, and the Eagles beat the defending champion New England Patriots 41-33.
It was just the sixth defensive stop in 19 possessions at that point. The game’s only sack came after Nick Foles put the Eagles ahead 38-33 on an 11-yard pass to Zach Ertz.
The Eagles added a field goal after Brady’s fumble, and a desperation pass from Brady on the final play landed incomplete in the end zone.
There were 1,151 yards of total offense, breaking the previous record of 929 when Washington beat Denver 42-10 in 1988.
Brady had the first 500-yard passing game in the Super Bowl, breaking his record of 466 from last year in Houston.
Nick Foles threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz, and the Philadelphia Eagles took a 38-33 lead over the defending champion New England Patriots late in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.
Ertz beat Devin McCourty on a quick-in route and held the ball in front of him as he drove for the goal line. The ball went over the goal line and popped out of Ertz’s hands as he hit the ground.
The ruling was upheld on review, with referee Gene Steratore saying Ertz possessed the ball as a runner before the ball went across the goal line.
It was the 13th scoring possession out of 18 in the game, and the teams had more than 1,100 yards total offense after the score. The previous Super Bowl record was 929 combined yards.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have taken their first lead in the first 1,000-yard Super Bowl.
Brady threw his second touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski and third overall, and Stephen Gostkowski’s PAT kick gave the Patriots a 33-32 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter.
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The teams have combined to score on 12 of the game’s 17 possessions.
Nick Foles has 308 yards passing with two touchdowns and another touchdown receiving.
Tom Brady has thrown for more than 400 yards for the second straight Super Bowl, and the New England Patriots are within three of the Philadelphia Eagles for the second time in the second half of the Super Bowl.
The Patriots and Eagles have also set the record for combined yardage in a Super Bowl, before the start of the fourth quarter. The previous record was 929 yards, set when Washington had 602 yards to 327 for Denver in the Redskins’ 42-10 win in 1988.
Brady threw a 26-yard scoring pass to Chris Hogan, pushing him to 404 yards passing and getting the Patriots within 29-26 late in the third quarter.
Brady set the Super Bowl record with 466 yards when the Patriots rallied from 25 points down to beat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime in Houston last year. The other 400-yard game was by Kurt Warner of the St. Louis Rams in a 23-16 win over Tennessee in 2000.
The high-scoring Philadelphia Eagles have answered the New England Patriots again in the Super Bowl.
Nick Foles threw 22-yard touchdown pass to Corey Clement, and the Eagles restored their 10-point halftime lead, going up 29-19 on the Patriots.
Clement held the ball in his left arm as he took two steps, and a third step appeared to be just out of bounds. The scoring play stood after a video review.
Foles now has two touchdowns passing and one receiving, with 268 yards passing.
Tom Brady had 344 yards passing and a touchdown for the Patriots as the teams have combined for 833 yards midway through the third quarter.
Tom Brady has found his favorite target, and the New England Patriots have drawn closer in the Super Bowl.
Brady had four straight completions to Rob Gronkowski, the last one a 5-yarder for the touchdown that cut Philadelphia’s lead to 22-19.
The 75-yard play got going on Brady’s 25-yard throw to Gronkowski, followed right away by a 24-yarder. After a 14-yard completion and 3-yard run by James White http://www.buccaneersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-vinny-curry-jersey , Brady found his tight end again in the end zone on the opening drive of the second half.
The Super Bowl broadcast on NBC hasn’t gone off without a hitch.
The telecast went dark for several seconds on Sunday night during a commercial break, prompting predictable confusion and frustration from viewers.
NBC Sports issued a statement on Twitter that attributed the darkness to a “brief equipment failure.” The network said no game action or commercial time was missed.
The temperature outside in Minneapolis at halftime was 0 degrees, with a wind chill factor of minus-18 degrees below zero.
Complaints from the TV audience on social media also included criticism of the audio quality during Justin Timberlake’s halftime show at cavernous U.S. Bank Stadium.
– Dave Campbell
Justin Timberlake has paid tribute to Prince during his Super Bowl halftime performance with a cover of ”I Would Die 4 U.”
The singer’s set started out in an underground portion of U.S. Bank Stadium made to look like a club filled with lasers and dancers. Timberlake emerged from into the stadium and performed a dance-filled set that included ”Sexyback” and ”Cry Me A River.”
Timberlake danc Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan says he kind of blacked out.
Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went crazy, celebrating.
As a group of teammates mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them knowing he had helped the Titans to their first playoff victory in 14 years in his postseason debut.
The big play? Not his first touchdown pass, which he conveniently caught after it was batted back to him.
Or the big first downs he delivered with his legs.
No, this time Mariota delivered by putting his right shoulder into a linebacker, clearing space for Derrick Henry to run for the clinching first down to finish running out the clock on their rally from 18 points down to beat Kansas City 22-21 .
”You don’t really see quarterbacks blocking and doing such a selfless play like that,” Morgan said Tuesday.
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner may be polite and as well-mannered as any parent’s dream. He’s also a winner, and Tennessee’s third-year quarterback finally is healthy and leading the Titans to victories that matter.
He’s also showing off his versatility from catching the first TD pass he ever threw in a postseason game to running and even blocking to lead the Titans to an AFC divisional game in New England against the defending champs.
Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan said Mariota has made big plays two weeks in a row to fire up the Titans, including a stiff-arm while running to a big first down to clinch Tennessee’s playoff berth in the regular-season finale.
”It’s pretty awesome, especially as mild-mannered as he is http://www.redskinsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jonathan-allen-jersey ,” Lewan said. ”His competitive nature is bigger than anybody else’s in here, so I know he wants to win every single game, and we’re just here to help him do that.”
Mariota, 24, easily had his worst regular season yet in the NFL with more interceptions (15) than touchdown passes (13). But he ran for a career-high five touchdowns, while playing through a hamstring injury that cost him one start in October.
Now Mariota gets his second chance at the Patriots and Tom Brady, whose 25 playoff victories not only are the most in the NFL, but more than Mariota has (21) since arriving in the league from Oregon.
Mariota’s first trip to Foxborough did not go well at all in his rookie season.
The Patriots sacked him three times, and Mariota completed just 3 of 6 passes before having his season ended with a sprained knee in a loss Dec. 20, 2015.
These Patriots (13-3) have won 11 of their past 12 games, and Brady led the NFL with 4,577 yards passing.
The Titans quarterback showed he’s as healthy as he’s been all season with a handful of highlight plays starting with the NFL’s first touchdown pass by a quarterback to himself when Darrelle Revis batted the ball back to Mariota who ran toward the pylon to cap a 91-yard drive to jumpstart the Titans’ comeback.
Mariota also threw the game-winning TD to Eric Decker with 6:06 left for his fifth game-winning drive this season and ninth of his career.
”This guy is a physically tough player http://www.redskinsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-geron-christian-jersey ,” Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said of Mariota. ”You definitely see that on film.”
Mariota ran eight times for 46 yards, twice on third down for first downs in the second half against the Chiefs.
And that block was the cap to a performance that let tight end Delanie Walker know his quarterback finally is healthy.
”When he wasn’t healthy, you wouldn’t see him run out of the pocket, juke people or anything like that,” Walker said.
”It just shows that he’s healthy. This is the Marcus that everyone knows. He’s been doing this in college, and now everyone just starting to see it because it’s prime-time, and we’re in the playoffs. At the end of the day, this is him.”
NOTES: RB DeMarco Murray (right knee) did not practice and remains day to day after missing the past two games. CB Logan Ryan (ankle) did not practice as a day of rest, while LG Quinton Spain (back) also was held out.