I'm still in a little bit of disbelief that this happened. There's another game next week that the Eagles can lose, right?
I know that everyone is hating on Collinsworth for insisting that the Ertz TD wasn't a TD at the end, but I think that he knew it was better for the Eagles to burn clock rather than score at that point. You can't expect Brady to get strip-sacked in the next few plays. But that happened, and wow. I still remember just watching the clock burn down, and counting the number of plays that they'd need to stop. I've seen the Eagles blow too many leads and the Patriots come back from too many impossible odds that I never felt safe in that game. I fully expected overtime. And they won.
I want to say this felt like the young up and comers taking down the legend, but as pointed out, odds are more likely that the Patriots will be back in the Super Bowl next year than the Eagles will.
Its gonna be crazy to see what happens with Foles.
Originally posted by KevintripodSo what was up with Belichick benching CB Malcolm Butler for the whole game?
This bothers me so much. It's great having Belichick as a coach, but so frustrating when he won't give an answer as to why. You're benching a healthy player with proven Super Bowl experience minutes before kickoff because....?
I almost would have rather been blown out than to see them take a fourth quarter lead and then blow it.
Sorry, but you *have* to include Paul Brown on the Honorable Mention list - Went from OSU to the Browns, led them to every AAFC championship ever, then won the NFL Championship in 1950 when they joined the league. Fantastic, innovative coach.