New England Patriots: Tom Brady shows value in Super Bowl loss


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for over 500 yards in the team’s 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

You win some, you lose some.  And when a team battles you the way the Philadelphia Eagles did on Sunday night, Tom Brady can go down with his head held high.  Yes, the New England Patriots are not Super Bowl champions once again, but their 40-year-old quarterback of the future didn’t allow them to go down without a fight.

What about that Eagles’ defense that was built to stop this year’s NFL MVP?  Well, Brady had his way with them until the very end.

After missing a few opportunities in the first half, the 5-time Super Bowl champion drove his team for three consecutive touchdowns in the second half.  His last touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski put the Patriots in the lead 33-32 with just under nine minutes left in the game.

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A battle to the end

With how the game was going, one just knew that Nick Foles and the aggressive Eagles attack would score again and they did.  But, they left too much time on the clock for Mr. Tom Brady.

With just over two minutes to go, the Patriots had the Eagles right where they wanted them.  But, that pass rush that was supposed to haunt Brady all game long finally made a play that stripped the ball out of his hand.  Unfortunate, because everyone watching the game, including the Eagles sideline knew without a play like that, Brady was not being stopped.

In all, Tom Brady’s 505 yards passing and three touchdowns were more than enough for yet another Super Bowl MVP award…if they had won.  It’s not over, however, because Brady says he’ll be back.

"“I expect to be back, but we’ll see,” Brady said following the game, via ESPN.  “It’s 15 minutes after the game ended.  Have to process this a little bit.  Don’t see why I wouldn’t be back.”"

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With the performance he put on, this man has some football left in him, especially with a job left unfinished.