Tom Brady’s Super Bowl loss to the Eagles still in the lead
Almost four years have passed since the Eagles defeated the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but that loss is apparently still on Tom Brady’s mind.
Brady, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was asked about setting an all-time record for NFL passing yards after Sunday’s win over the Patriots, in which he pitched for 269 yards on 22-43. Brady entered the game with just 68 yards to beat former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who has since retired and now works for NBC.
“The guys have done a great job for me over the past 22 years, all I hope… felt a little bit of happiness tonight, watching this, because everyone contributed,” Brady told NBC. Sunday night football reporter Michelle Tafoya. “I’m sure I can’t catch anything, everyone saw that fall against the Eagles in the Super Bowl.”
Brady refers to the Patriots’ rigged play in the second quarter of the Super Bowl, where he lost as a receiver but dropped a wide open pass during a rigged play. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles spilled salt into the injury to Brady, who landed a touchdown pass later in the game in the famous “Philly Special” game.
This isn’t the first time Brady has remembered the loss to the Eagles. During the Facebook documentary series Tom against time, Brady revealed that the hardest part of the loss was watching the Super Bowl watch his kids cry, and opened up about the late fumble caused by Brandon Graham that essentially sealed the Eagles victory.
“I thought we were going to go down and score. I thought we were going to win the game, ”Brady said. “I have thought about this piece 500 times in five days.”
Gotham Chopra, director of the Tom against time documentary series, believed Brady and the Patriots would win, revealing in a post-game Facebook post that the loss to the Eagles forced the production team to rethink the show’s final episode.
“The truth is we had a plan, but subconsciously it was tied to the Pats’ Super Bowl victory and, when that didn’t happen (congratulations, Eagles!), I felt like we had to make a pause and recalibrate, ”Chopra wrote. .
Brady also opened up about the loss ahead of the 2019 rematch to the Eagles during an interview on SportsRadio 93.7 WEEI in Boston.
“Do you suppose I’m done with this?” Come on now, said Brady. “That’s a lot of mental scar tissue from that year. It was a tough game… They earned it that year.
Brady will face the Eagles for the first time since joining the Buccaneers on Thursday night football October 14, but the situation will obviously be very different. The Buccaneers are 3-1, while the Eagles are 1-3 and hope to avoid their fourth straight loss of the season on Sunday to the Carolina Panthers.
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Looks like the Brady-Belichick Bowl has lived up to the hype.
The Buccaneers’ victory over the Patriots on Sunday Night Football drew an estimated 27.2 million viewers on NBC, the show’s largest audience since 2015, according to Jon Lewis of Sports Media Watch. The show averaged 34 shares, meaning that 34% of all households with TVs tuned in to the game, a new record for Sunday night football.
The exact odds will be released on Tuesday morning.
While impressive, especially given the decline in cable subscribers over the past few years, the game did not come close to making it to the top five regular season shows of all time (four of which were regular season games). Thanksgiving Day featuring the Dallas Cowboys):
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Maybe the Eagles can get some luck out of Fox’s stand on Sunday. The Birds ‘game against the Panthers will be former tight end Greg Olsen, who also called the Eagles’ Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Play-by-play presenter Joe Davis, replacing Kevin Burkhardt, who once again calls the MLB playoffs for Fox, will join him.
Peyton and Eli Manning have the next few weeks off Monday night football, but that didn’t stop Eli from taunting fans on Twitter for the duo’s alternative broadcast (who will return on October 25 for the Week 7 game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks).
Bomani Jones is expected to leave ESPN after his contract expires in March, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Bomani’s show Midi high (which he co-hosted with Pablo Torre) was canceled last year, and Bomani was notably absent from a new show called Questionable which aired Monday on ESPN digital channels.
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