Super Bowl 2018: Eagles take 22-12 lead on Patriots at halftime

Ruben Hill
February 5, 2018

There were gadget plays and huge gains galore.

"I'm taking it with me, man, if we win", Brady said this week of keeping the keepsake close.

Jay Ajayi, former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement led the NFL's third-best rushing offense and the Eagles were first in time of possession.

Brady indicated he will return for a 19th season even as Gronkowski was hedging on his future. The drive covered 14 plays, including a fourth-down conversion.

"Greatest quarterback of all time, but that doesn't mean that he's unbeatable", Jenkins said of Brady. The Eagles trailed 33-32 and faced third-and-6 from their 29-yard line.

"I bent down to give him a kiss, and he bit through my lip", Brady said. "But I'm so glad they didn't overturn it". We'll see who's right!

"They're a tremendous team", Favre told NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark, recalling what he told the Eagles. Brady needed overtime to throw for a Super Bowl record 466 yards previous year. Stephen Gostkowski's extra point put New England on top for the first time.

For the Patriots, It's the first time in eight Super Bowl appearances that they've scored in the first quarter with Brady and coach Bill Belichick.

Through three quarters, the teams already had set a Super Bowl record for total yards. The Eagles and Patriots have both had some insane plays.

Eagles defense make another impressive red zone stop.

Then Brandon Graham strip-sacked Brady and Derek Barnett recovered, setting up rookie Jake Elliot's 46-yard field goal for an 8-point lead.

McDaniels called for a reverse pass, with Danny Amendola being entrusted with making the pass to a wide-open Tom Brady.

Philadelphia received the opening kickoff and began the scoring with Elliott punching in a 25-yard field goal to cap the game-starting drive. Cooks was blindsided by the hit as he turned to run Jenkins' direction, and the safety's shoulder collided with Cooks' helmet.

Having reporters and others "tap in" and "tap out" of the locker room with the technology allowed National Football League security to keep better tabs on who enters and leaves the space.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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