5. Febr. Die Philadelphia Eagles gewinnen den ersten Super Bowl ihrer Geschichte. In Minneapolis liefern sie sich mit den New England Patriots ein. Jan. In der NFL steht die Divisional Round auf dem Programm. Im Duell der Star- Quarterbacks treffen die Patriots auf L.A. Chargers. Die Eagles sind. Jan. Patriots und Saints weiter, Titelverteidiger Eagles ausgeschieden. Der Jährige Brady führte New England gegen die Chargers ins Duell mit. Doch auch diesmal verbauten sich die Eagles die Chance auf Punkte, L. Neuer Abschnitt Mehr zum Thema Naval Academy , der U. Wie hart ist die NFL? Mit dem Stand von Der deutsche Mark Nzeocha musste als Einwechselspieler mit den San Francisco 49ers die neunte Saisonniederlage hinnehmen. Auch die Einstellung, Geld zu verdienen spielte eine Rolle. Die Patriots spielten beim Super Bowl eine vollkommen andere Verteidigungsstrategie als in der vorangehenden Spielzeit. Air Force Academy und der U. Die Verteidigung der Patriots war in dieser Saison stark von Verletzungen geprägt, vor allem auf der Position der Cornerbacks. An die Stelle dieser wichtigen Spieler traten der Neuling Randall Gay , Earthwind Moreland , der noch nie vorher gespielt hatte, und Troy Brown , der schon seit zwölf Jahren Wide Receiver bei den Patriots war, ohne vorher je in der Verteidigung gespielt zu haben.
He finished the game with 23 carries for yards and 5 receptions for 17 yards. Although Pittsburgh had beaten New England, 34—20, during the regular season and led the league in fewest total yards allowed, they could not stop the Patriots.
Brady threw for yards and 2 touchdowns; Dillon rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown; and Branch, who was coming off of his injuries, recorded 4 receptions for yards and a touchdown, along with 37 rushing yards and another touchdown on 2 carries.
Owens was cleared to play in Super Bowl XXXIX, defying doctors orders by playing on his injured ankle containing 2 screws and a metal plate.
On December 12, , about a month and a half before the game, New England offensive coordinator Charlie Weis signed a contract to become the head coach of Notre Dame starting in the season.
Due to injuries at the tight end spot, the Eagles were forced to sign Jeff Thomason , a former tight end who was working construction at the time, to a one-game contract for the Super Bowl.
Thomason saw time during several plays, although never had a ball thrown his way. With this appearance the Patriots became the 8th team to make it to the Super Bowl for the 5th time.
Bush being inaugurated for a second time in January, the Eagles were also trying to end a losing streak—teams in the city of Philadelphia had lost six straight championships during presidential inauguration years, beginning with the 76ers loss in This marked the first time since Super Bowl I that none of the network commentators had ever called a Super Bowl game before although Collinsworth had worked three prior Super Bowl telecasts as a pregame analyst.
Jillian Barberie served as weather and entertainment reporter. The combined choirs of the U. Military Academy , the U. Naval Academy , the U.
Air Force Academy , and the U. This was the first time in more than 30 years that all four service academies sang together—the last time was at the second inauguration of President Richard Nixon in The coin toss ceremony featured youth football players from Jacksonville: Taking the concept a step further, for the first time, a theme was tied to the event: Building Bridges , as symbolized by the theme logo, represented by the Main Street Bridge , one of the seven bridges that crosses over the St.
Johns River in the host city, and according to the League, symbolized the bridging of a nation under the NFL football umbrella.
The theme was also used by Jacksonville-area nonprofit Fresh Ministries in a major event entitled "Bridges of Peace," featuring city officials asking the people to unite for the Super Bowl and heal the wounds of segregation.
Former Presidents George H. Bush and Bill Clinton appeared in support of their bipartisan effort to raise money for relief of the December 26, tsunami in southeast Asia through the USA Freedom Corps , an action which former President Bush described as "transcending politics.
Later in the quarter after each team had punted twice, McNabb completed a yard pass to Terrell Owens , with a roughing the passer penalty adding 9 yards, moving the ball inside the Patriots yard line.
However, linebacker Mike Vrabel sacked McNabb for a yard loss on the next play. On the following play, the Eagles once again appeared to turn the ball over: The Eagles defense then forced New England to a three-and-out on their ensuing possession, and Philadelphia got great field position by receiving the punt at the Patriots yard line.
But once again, they gave up another turnover: Smith lost a fumble while being tackled by defensive back Randall Gay , and Eugene Wilson recovered the ball at the The Eagles defense once again forced New England to punt, and got the ball back at their own yard line.
It was the first time New England trailed during the entire postseason. On their ensuing drive, the Patriots moved the ball to the Eagles four-yard line, mainly on plays by running back Corey Dillon , who caught two screen passes for 29 yards and rushed for But quarterback Tom Brady fumbled the ball on a fake handoff Play-action pass and Philadelphia defender Darwin Walker recovered it.
However, the Eagles could not take advantage of the turnover and had to punt after 3 plays. The Eagles later tied the game with 3: For the first time in Super Bowl history, the game was tied going into the fourth quarter.
Early in the final period, the Patriots put together a 9-play, yard scoring drive that was keyed by 3 plays from running back Kevin Faulk , who caught 2 passes for 27 combined yards and rushed once for Dillon capped off the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to give the Patriots a 21—14 lead.
Then after forcing another Eagles punt, Branch made a spectacular catch, taking the ball out of the hands of cornerback Sheldon Brown.
The Eagles responded with a long McNabb completion to Owens. However, after reaching the New England yard line, McNabb fired a pass over the head of Dorsey Levens , where Tedy Bruschi was waiting to intercept it at the Patriots yard line.
At this point, there was only 7: The Eagles did force New England to punt, and got the ball back at their own yard line, but with 5: The Eagles then drove 79 yards in 13 plays, however they used a full huddle for the entire drive.
Because the Eagles used a full huddle, the drive consumed 3: Because of this, many sportswriters later criticized the Eagles for not immediately going to a no-huddle offense at the start of the possession.
Anecdotal reports later came out alleging that McNabb was suffering from dry-heaves, and teammates Jon Ritchie  and Lito Sheppard  have gone on record years later that McNabb was suffering from dry-heaves or vomiting, though no video evidence exists and the stories have not been confirmed.
Hank Fraley said in an interview the day after the game that McNabb was "almost puking" due to two large hits from Tedy Bruschi and Jarvis Green on back-to-back plays.
The Eagles failed to recover their ensuing onside kick attempt, with Christian Fauria catching the ball cleanly and sliding down to seal possession for New England.
The Patriots then played it safe by running the ball 3 times and forcing Philadelphia to use all of its timeouts.
New England punter Josh Miller then pinned the Eagles back at their own 4-yard line with just 46 seconds left in the game.
Philadelphia then tried one last desperate drive to win or tie the game. But on first down, McNabb was pressured into making a rushed pass to Westbrook at the line of scrimmage.
Instead of dropping the pass to stop the clock, Westbrook made the mistake of catching the ball and was immediately tackled for no gain, keeping the clock running and forcing the Eagles to run back to the line of scrimmage for their next play with no huddle.
On second down, McNabb threw an incomplete pass intended for Owens. Finally on third down, McNabb threw a pass that deflected off of the outstretched fingertips of Smith and into the arms of Harrison for an interception with nine seconds left.
Tom Brady took a knee to run out the clock, clinching the 3rd Super Bowl title in 4 years for the Patriots, and in the eyes of many establishing themselves as a dynasty.
McNabb completed 30 out of 51 passes for yards and 3 touchdowns, but threw 3 interceptions and was sacked four times. Brady completed 23 out of 33 passes for yards and 2 touchdowns.
Dillon was the top rusher of the game with 75 yards and a touchdown, and had 3 catches for 31 yards. Running back Kevin Faulk contributed 38 rushing yards and 27 receiving yards.
Coincidentally, all three would later be traded to the Seattle Seahawks: Ross in , Rice in and Branch in Branch also became the third offensive player ever to win Super Bowl MVP honors without scoring a touchdown or throwing a touchdown pass.
Branch and Terrell Owens each had yards receiving, marking the third time in Super Bowl history, one player from each team had over yards in a Super Bowl.
Branch also became the fourth player to have at least yards receiving in back-to-back Super Bowls, joining John Stallworth , Jerry Rice and Antonio Freeman.
Also, Mike Vrabel and David Givens became just the 14th and 15th players to score a touchdown in consecutive Super Bowls.
Vrabel is the most surprising person on this list because he is a linebacker and he scored his on offense. They also became just the 7th and 8th players to catch a touchdown in back-to-back Super Bowls.
Brady also became the fourth quarterback to throw a touchdown pass in three different Super Bowls. This marked the first time since — in the San Francisco Bay Area that the same market has had 2 Super Bowl and World Series winners in 12 months.
Fox pulled the second airing of the ad, scheduled for the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter, along with a five-second plug, and it was replaced with a promo for The Simpsons.
The Scottsdale, Arizona -based World Wide Web domain registration company got a refund on the second ad. Another popular ad was made by the NFL.
It featured players who were not in the Super Bowl, headlined by Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being at a beach resort, depressed he did not make it in.
Joe Montana comforted Roethlisberger, and soon both Montana and Roethlisberger joined many other players in different locations in an off-key yet rousing edition of "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie.
The commercial ended with the tagline: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bill Belichick Head coach: Coast Guard Academy , and U. Coin toss Youth football players from Jacksonville: New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles With two more touchdowns bringing his career total to 12, he trails only Hall of Famer Jerry Rice 22 in postseason receiving scores.
Whereas Gronkowski equivocated on his prospects, Brady "expects" to be back for a 19th season after chasing his third regular-season MVP award with the first yard performance in Super Bowl history.
The proud owner of every major postseason record among quarterbacks, Brady has now crossed the 10,yard passing threshold, nearly 3, more than second-place Peyton Manning:.
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