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.
Bucs’ Jason Pierre-Paul Automobile Accident Blamed on Bad Weather
A recent automobile accident the occurred in Broward County in South Florida involving Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rushed Jason Pierre-Paul is being attributed to bad weather, according to TMZ Sports.
According to the report which cites a crash report that they had obtained regarding the accident, Pierre-Paul was driving a $350,000 Ferrari 88 Pista when he crashed into a concrete barrier back on May 2nd.
Officials believe that Pierre-Paul lost control of the car around 2:38 AM and collided with a concrete barrier on I-95 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, adding that there were no skid marks or debris found in the roadway. Officers did not believe that Pierre-Paul was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and did not test him for it.
In conclusion, officers believe “weather conditions”, more specifically wet roads, caused Pierre-Paul to lose control of the car and crash into the concrete barrier. Pierre-Paul and a passenger in his car were transported to a nearby hospital.
Pierre-Paul is considered likely to miss the entire 2019 NFL season after suffering a fractured neck due to the accident.
Panthers’ Greg Olsen Donates $2.5 Million to Pediatric Cardiac Center
Carolina Panthers veteran tight end Greg Olsen, and his wide, recently made a $2.5 million donation to help establish the HEARTest Yard Pediatric Cardiac Center in Charlotte, North Carolina o expand access to vital therapies that improve survival rates and quality of life for children with congenital disease, according to an official announcement from the Atrium Health Foundation.
“While most know Greg Olsen as a Pro Bowl Tight End for the Carolina Panthers, we at Levine Children’s know him and his wife, Kara, as visionary leaders and champions for pediatric congenital heart disease,” said Stacy Nicholson, MD, president of Levine Children’s, as he announced the transformational gift, according to an official release.
Greg and Kara Olsen started the HEARTest Yard initiative in 2012, initially focusing on home health care for children with congenital heart disease. The Olsens have a son with a congenital heart defect. Back in 2017, the couple helped launch a cardiac neurodevelopmental clinic at Levine Children’s, which is currently one the few such clinics in existence in the United States.
“This new center will be a game changer for the children of the Carolinas,” said Nancy Dobrolet, MD, director of the cardiac neurodevelopmental clinic. “Thanks to the Olsens, and their many supporters, we provide the best comprehensive cardiac care in the country for young heart patients.”
The HEARTest Yard Pediatric Cardiac Center, scheduled to open in 2021.
Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott Paying for Funeral Expenses for 8th Grade Football Player
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Ellitt is paying for the funeral expenses of promising eight-grade football player Jaylon McKenzie, who was killed by a stray bullet as he left a party near St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday night, according to ESPN’s Todd Archer.
Elliott grew up in St. Louis, and wanted to keep the matter between him and the McKenzie family.
“Zeke is really a special guy,” coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday. “He’s a great football player obviously, but he’s a really good person and that doesn’t surprise me one bit.
McKenzie’s mother, Sukeena Gunner, said that her son was trying to leave a party in Venice, Illinois, when a fight broke out. Illinois State Police say that McKenzie was struck by a stray bullet and passed away at a local hospital.
“He’s just very generous. He’s got a great spirit about him. We see that every day as players and coaches. Anybody that’s been around him knows that, and it doesn’t surprise me one bit that he would get involved there. He’s someone that a lot of people look up to, a lot of people certainly in St. Louis and Missouri, Ohio State, all across the country. If you’re a fan of football, you know Zeke Elliott, and anybody who’s been around him on a daily basis knows what kind of person he is.”
McKenzie was a stand out running back and had already received college scholarship offers in 8th grade. He was selected to compete in the All-America All-Star Game in Canton, Ohio during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend.
A 15-year old girl, who was also hit, remains in critical condition.
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