EAGLES STUN BRADY, PATS 35-28 — HALF GAME OUT OF NFC EAST LEAD!

By Sam Bush

What goes around comes around.

Even the formerly great New England Patriots can’t keep winning if so many of their key players are hurt.

And, as a result the Eagles are a half-game out of first place in the NFC East!

Najee Goode (53 above) scored on a blocked punt, Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception 99 yards for another touchdown and the Eagles held on for an improbable 35-28 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Darren Sproles returned a punt 83 yards for the Eagles’ second special teams touchdown, giving Philly a 21-point lead before the Patriots came charging back.

Tom Brady threw for a touchdown to make it a two-score game and then, after an onside kick, ran it in from the 1 yard-line to cut it to seven points with 3 minutes left.

New England’s second onside kick failed, but the Patriots (10-2) forced a third-down fumble to give Brady one more chance.

The comeback fell short when Brady’s passes bounced out of his receivers’ hands.

Losers of three in a row, the Eagles (5-7) had given up 45 points apiece in consecutive weeks heading into the game against the defending NFL champions and their Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

Now it’s the Patriots on a losing streak – their first back-to-back regular-season losses since 2012.

 

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