first_imgELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots were denied a sixth NFL championship last Sunday with a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.Philadelphia took a 3-0 on a field goal on the opening drive and opened up a 15-3 lead early in the second quarter. Although New England (15-4) was able to whittle that advantage down to 15-12 with a field and James White touchdown run, the Eagles made it 22-12 on the ensuing drive after Trey Burton threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles on a trick play.The Patriots took their first lead of the game after three straight touchdowns gave them a 33-32 advantage with 9 minutes, 22 seconds left to play, but Philadelphia (16-3) responded with a seven-minute drive to go on top 38-33. The Eagles went ahead 41-33 after a strip-sack of Tom Brady with 2:16 to play led to a field goal, and Brady’s desperation pass as time expired fell short.Brady passed for 505 yards and three touchdowns in the game, but the Super Bowl MVP instead went to Foles, who also had three touchdown passes in addition to his reception at the end of the first half. The Super Bowl win was Philadelphia’s first.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

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