Monday, February 05, 2018

Wow, what a game!

Well I guess that Philadelphia Eagles team who crushed my Vikings in the NFC title game two weeks ago is a pretty good club after all.

In what looked like a live version of the Madden NFL video game, the Eagles outlasted the New England Patriots 41-33 in a contest which featured over 1,100 yards of total offense. While I was rooting for the Pats, I can't help but be happy for the Eagles franchise in collecting their first ever Super Bowl victory. And even though backup QB Nick Foles, who was named the Super Bowl LII MVP, is under contract for another year with Philly, I anticipate there will be a good number of trade offers coming the Eagles' way. And good for Foles, who seriously considered retiring from football two years ago at age 27.

A few other thoughts:

-Despite being 40-years old, Patriots QB Tom Brady threw for 505 yards in this game, a Super Bowl record which eclipsed the previous mark of 466 set by.....well, Brady last year. After Sunday's loss, Brady reiterated that he will be back next season and has consistently said he plans to play until age 45. Are you gonna bet against him?

-It was rather fitting that in a game with so much offense, it was a big-time defensive play (the strip sack of Brady with Philly up 38-33 and about two minutes left) that essentially clinched the Eagles win.

- Finally, as a stats geek, this may be my favorite factoid of the night:


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