The Patriots began their fourth drive down 12 points. That was nothing compared to how far they fell behind a year ago in Super Bowl LI.
New England drew three points closer with 7:24 remaining until halftime.
Rex Burkhead caught a short pass from Tom Brady on first down and, getting a clearing block on Malcolm Jenkins from guard Shaq Mason, ran for 69 yards to the Philadelphia 29 before Corey Graham dragged him down.
The Patriots got only 2 yards closer, though, and had to settle for a 45-yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal.