Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and a Super Bowl-record 505 passing yards. But two plays will haunt him this offseason.
Brady dropped a pass from Danny Amendola on a second-quarter trick play, and the Patriots turned it over on downs from the Philadelphia 35.
Then, in the fourth quarter, with the Patriots in need of a touchdown to win, everyone in the building expected Brady to lead New England down the field. But on second-and-two from the New England 33, Brady lost a fumble on a strip-sack.
“They made a good play,” Brady said. “They made a good play. They made one good play at the right time.”
“I knew I had a one-on-one with the guard,” Graham said. “I knew he liked to be aggressive, so I tried to act like I was pulling. I snatched it right off, and Tom Brady’s arm was right there, and I went for the ball.”
The Patriots gained 613 yards and never punted, becoming the first team in NFL history to gain 600 yards and lose.