20 weeks ago, 32 teams had the dream of heading to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII. After three playoff games, we are down to two teams.
Representing the AFC is the New England Patriots. They won their two playoffs games against the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars. On the other side of the field is the NFC champions Philadelphia Eagles. For the Eagles to keep their wings in the air, they defeated the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings.
At the beginning of the game, both teams got on the board with a field goal tieing things up at three apiece. Then after a 9-play drive that went for 67 yards by the Patriots, the Eagles have control of the ball. With 3:31 to go in the quarter, the Eagles are facing a 2nd and 3 on their own 30-yard line. Thanks to quarterback Nick Foles deep pass to Jeffe34-yard34 yard touchdown. putting the Eagles in front 9-3. Unfortunately, the Eagles missed the extra point. After the first quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles are in the lead 9-3.
In the second quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots were exchanging drives. Then on a 1st and 10 play by the Patriots with over 8 minutes to go in the half, running back for the Eagles Lugarrett Blunt ran it into the endzone for a 21-yard touchdown. The Eagles would then go for the 2-point conversion and missed for putting the score 15-3.
With Tom Brady at quarterback for the Patriots, he would be rebound and score a touchdown with 7:28 seconds in the half. The score would is now Philadelphia Eagles 15, New England Patriots 12. As halftime approached, both teams exchanged scores and when the clock struck zero, the Eagles would go into halftime with a 22-12 lead.
After an energetic third quarter, three points separate the two teams as the Eagles continued to lead 26-23. Now, all that remains is the important fourth quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the game was coming down to the wire. With 2:16 seconds remaining in the season, Tom Brady, had the game in his hands. Then, in a blink of an eye, it was taken away as that fumble was virtually the nail in the coffin. The final score in Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 earning them their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
Your Super Bowl LII MVP is Nick Foles, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished the night with 22 completions. He passed 214 yards and threw one touchdown.
Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit
New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.
In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”
Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.
Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.
Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).
Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.
According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.
Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.
Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.
Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.
“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.
The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”
Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN
Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.
Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.
Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.
At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.
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