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2017 NFL Post-Season

Super Bowl LII

New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles

U.S. Bank Stadium,  Minneapolis Minnesota

 February 4, 2018 6:20 pm

 

 

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Quarter One:   The starting quarterbacks would be Tom Brady for New England and Nick Foles for Philadelphia.  The Patriots would win the coin toss and elect to defer to the second half.  The Eagles would start on their own 26 yard line.  Nick Foles would find Agholor with consecutive pass plays getting the Eagles to the 32 yard line.   Nick Foles would then find Alshawn Jeffrey who would get down to the 49 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would then be stopped at the 47 yard line.  Nick Foles would then find Torrey Smith who would get down to the New England 38 yard line.  Nick Foles would then find Zack Eartz who would get to the 31 yard line.  Jay Ajayi would later get to the Patriots 21 yard line.  Nick Foles would then find Clement who would get down to the Patriots 5 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would then get to the 2 yard line.  A false start on the Eagles would push them back to the 7 yard line.  Elliot would cap off the drive by kicking a 25 yard field goal making the score (3-0) Philadelphia.  The Patriots would get the ball for the first time on their own 25 yard line.  Tom Brady would later find James White who would get to the 40 yard line.  A twelve men on the field penalty against the Eagles would then put the Patriots at the 45 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Chris Hogan who would get down to the Philadelphia 27 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Rob Gronkowski who would get to the Eagles 14 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find James White who would get to the 8 yard line of Philadelphia.  Stephen Gostkowski would cap off the drive by kicking a 26 yard field goal making the score tied at (3-3).  The Eagles would get the ball back on their own 23 yard line.  Nick Foles would find Agholor who would get to the 30 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would then break a tackle and get all the way down to the New England 34 yard line.  Nick Foles would then cap off the drive by throwing a 34 yard touchdown pass to Alshawn Jeffrey making the score (9-3) Eagles.  Elliot would miss the extra point wide right.  New England would get the ball back on their own 18 yard line.  Dion Lewis would get to the 26 yard line.  A false start on the Patriots would then push them back to their own 21 yard line.  Tom Brady would later throw an bomb to Danny Amendola resulting in a 50 yard gain getting the Patriots down to the Eagles 29 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Chris Hogan who would get to the Philadelphia 17 yard line.  James White would then get to the 11 yard line as the quarter came to a close.

 

Quarter Two:  Brandon Cooks would later get to the 8 yard line.  The drive would end on a missed field goal from Stephen Gostkowski from 26 yards out.  The snap would be botched causing the ball to be out of position.  The Eagles would get the ball back on their own 20 yard line.  Jay Ajayi would get to the 22 yard line.  The Eagles would ultimately have to punt.  New England would get the ball back on their own 37 yard line.  Tom Brady would find Brandon Cooks who would get down to the Philadelphia 40 yard line.  He would be injured on the play and have to leave the game.  Dion Lewis would later get to the 35 yard line.  On a trick play designed to feature Danny Amendola getting the ball and passing it to Tom Brady would just fall short as Tom Brady was unable to hang on to the football.  The Patriots would go for it on 4th & 5 from the Philadelphia 35 yard line and not make it as Tom Brady’s pass would be incomplete to Rob Gronkowski turning the ball over on downs.  Jay Ajayi would be stopped at the 34 yard line.  Nick Foles would then find Zack Ertz who would get to the Patriots 43 yard line.  Nick Foles would then find Alshawn Jeffrey who would get down to the Patriots 21 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would end the drive by rushing into the end zone from 21 yards out for the touchdown.  The Eagles would go for the two point conversion and fail to convert making the score (15-3) Philadelphia.  The Patriots would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Rex Burkhead who would gain 46 yards to get to the Eagles 29 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Danny Amendola who would get to the 27 yard line.   Stephen Gostkowski would cap off the drive by kicking a 45 yard field goal making the score (15-6) Eagles.  Philadelphia would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  A false start would then push them back to the 20 yard line.  Clement would get to the 21 yard line.  Nick Foles would then find Torrey Smith who would get to the 31 yard line.  Nick Foles would then be intercepted by Durron Harmon on the Patriots 2 yard line taking it to the 10 yard line.  Dion Lewis would then get to the 14 yard line.  The Eagles would later be flagged for holding putting the Patriots at the 19 yard line.  Dion Lewis would then get to the 24 yard line.  Lewis would then get to the 31 yard line.  Tom Brady would then connect with Chris Hogan who would gain 43 yards to get to the Eagles 26 yard line.  James White would cap off the drive by rushing 26 yards into the end zone for the touchdown making the score (15-12) Eagles as Stephen Gostkowski would miss the extra point.  Philadelphia would get the ball back on their own 30 yard line.  Nick Foles would find Zack Ertz who would get to the 37 yard line.  Foles would then find Clement who would get all the way down to the New England 8 yard line.  A trick play would cap off the drive as Burton would throw a 1 yard touchdown pass to Nick Foles and with Elliot’s extra point the score would be (22-12) Eagles.  The Patriots would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  Tom Brady would find Philip Dorcett who would get to the 44 yard line.  Tom Brady would later scramble and get to the 50 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Danny Amendola who would gain 23 yards to get to the Eagles 27 but he would be kept in bounds and time would expire ending the second quarter and the first half.                      

 

Quarter Three:  the Patriots would get the ball first to open the half.  New England would start on their own 25 yard line.  Tom Brady would later find Rob Gronkowski who would gain 25 yards getting out to the 50 yard line at mid field.  Tom Brady would then find Rob Gronkowski who would get down to the Eagles 26 yard line.  James White would then get to the 22 yard line.  Tom Brady would later find Rob Gronkowski who would get to the Eagles 8 yard line.  James White would then get to the 5 yard line.  Tom Brady would then end the drive by throwing a 5 yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski and with Stephen Gostkowski’s extra point the score would be (22-19) Eagles.  Philadelphia would get the ball back on their own 15 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would get to the 19 yard line.  Foles to Agholor would then get the Eagles to the 36 yard line.  Blount would then get to the 41 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would then break a tackle and get to the Patriots 49 yard line.  Jay Ajayi would then get to the 40 yard line of New England.  Foles would later find Zack Ertz to get the Eagles to the Patriots 26 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would then get to the 22 yard line.  Nick Foles would cap off the drive by throwing a 22 yard touchdown pass to Clement and with Elliot’s extra point the score would be (29-19) Eagles.  New England would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  Dion Lewis would get to the 26 yard line.  Holding on the Eagles would then put the Patriots at the 31 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Chris Hogan who would get to the 48 yard line.  Dion Lewis would make a couple of carries getting the offense to the Eagles 44 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Danny Amendola who would get to the Eagles 26 yard line.  Tom Brady would then cap off the drive by throwing a 26 yard touchdown pass to Chris Hogan and with Stephen Gostkowski’s extra point the score would be (29-26) Eagles.  Philadelphia would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  Foles to Agholor would then get the eagles to the 49 yard line.  Nick Foles to Torrey Smith would then get the Eagles to the Patriots 34 yard line.  Blount would get to the 32 yard line.  Agholor would then get to the 23 yard line.  Foles would then find Smith who would get to the New England 16 yard line as the quarter came to a close.

 

Quarter Four:  Elliot would cap off the drive by kicking a 42 yard field goal making the score (32-26) Eagles.  New England would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  Rex Burkhead would get to the 30 yard line.  Back to back runs by Rex Burkhead would then get the Patriots offense to the 43 yard line.  Tom Brady would find Chris Hogan who would get to the 46 yard line.  Brady to Danny Amendola would then get to the Eagles 47 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Danny Amendola who would get another first down at the Philadelphia 17 yard line.  Brady would later find Amendola getting the Patriots to the Eagles 8 yard line.  James White would then get to the 4 yard line.  Tom Brady would cap off the drive by throwing a 4 yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski and with Stephen Gostkowski’s extra point the score would be (33-32) New England.  The Eagles would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  Jay Ajayi would get to the 29 yard line.  Foles to Ertz would get to the 36 yard line.  Blount would then get to the 38 yard line.  Foles to Clement would get to the 45 yard line.  Legarrette Blount would later get to the 48 yard line.  Foles to Agholo would then get to the Patriots 42 yard line.  Nick Foles would find Agholo who would get down to the 24 yard line and get another first down for the Eagles.  Agholo would then get to the 14 yard line.  Ajayi would get to the 11 yard line.  Nick Foles would cap off the drive by throwing a 11 yard touchdown pass to Zack Ertz making the score (38-33) Philadelphia.  The Eagles would go for the two point conversion and fail to convert.  The Patriots would get the ball back on their own 25 yard line.  With 2:21 left in the quarter the Patriots could have made the game winning drive.  Instead, Tom Brady would be sacked and lose the football giving the Eagles possession on the New England 31 yard line.  The Patriots defense would keep the Eagles out of the end zone but Elliot would cap off the drive by kicking a field goal from 46 yards out making the score (41- 33) Eagles.  At best, the Patriots could tie the game with a touchdown and a successful two point conversion which would send the game to overtime.  New England would get the ball back on their own 9 yard line after a strange end around attempt to advance the ball.  The Patriots would go for it on 4th & 10 from their own 9 yard line and make it as Tom Brady would find Danny Amendola who would get to the 22 yard line.  Tom Brady would then spike the ball to stop the clock at :27.  Tom Brady would then find Rob Gronkowski who would get to the 33 yard line.  Tom Brady would then find Rob Gronkowski who would get to the 49 yard line.  An incomplete pass in the end zone to Rob Gronkowski would drain the clock ending the drive and the game giving the Eagles the victory.  The Patriots finish the season at (15-4) and have given us another fantastic season!  Next up for the Patriots is the long off season.  Let’s go July and training camp!  GO PATS!!!                   

 

 

Game Notes:  Heading into this game, the Patriots are playing in their tenth Super Bowl, which is an NFL record.  Tom Brady enters his eighth Super Bowl appearance which is an NFL record.  Surprisingly, Patriots CB and Super Bowl 49 hero Malcolm Butler would not play at all.  It would be ruled a coaches decision and Butler was caught by the camera wiping tears from his eyes during the National Anthem.  Patriots WR Brandon Cooks would be knocked out early in the first half and not return.  There was no flag on the play.  One observation I noticed was the glaring lack of tackling by the Patriots defense.  This led to a number of third down conversions leading to points for the Eagles.  Despite the flaws on the New England offense, The Patriots did come roaring back and actually take a one point fourth quarter lead.  The defense could not hold it.  The Patriots did have a chance to drive and win the game with a touchdown, but Tom Brady would be strip sacked and lose the football deep in Patriots territory.  This led to a field goal and an eight point lead.  With no time outs and near their own goal line the Patriots offense was unable to score ending the game on a deep incomplete pass in the end zone.

 

On a personal note, I made the display at the top of the page.  I wanted to honor my team and show my support for the Patriots.  It is made out of plywood, wire coat hangers, poster board paint and varnish.  I used my hobby lights used for my Star Trek models to wire and light the display.  It was all done by me free hand and it is entirely hand made.  The logo was very hard to cut out using the jigsaw.  I hope you enjoy my report and photos.  I posted the video of the creation process on the main page under latest video.  Thank you. GO PATS!

 

Game report written by Jerry Bourget for www.jerryspatspage.com

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