Patriots, Eagles to contest Super Bowl

Patriots, Eagles to contest Super Bowl

Van Noy, who started at linebacker, also had a pass breakup on an attempt deep downfield on the Jaguars' first drive.

Opponents' mistakes are like chum in the ocean for sharks. It was a key drive because the Patriots already were trailing 14-3 and letting the game slip away.

New England pulled within 20-17 on Brady's 9-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 8:44 remaining.

Three plays later, Amendola scampered into the end zone on the first of his two fourth-quarter touchdown catches that sent New England to its eighth Super Bowl since Brady and Belichick teamed up in Foxborough.

It's impossible to know how the drive would've played out if the Patriots didn't have the two-minute warning to reset after the first play, but New England didn't have to use its timeout, so it may not have mattered. No team had ever rallied from a double-digit, fourth quarter in the AFC title game.

Bortles helped give the Jaguars a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but he said he was not thinking about the Super Bowl. Tom Brady overcame a cut on his hand that apparently required stitches to throw for 290 yards and two touchdowns. If not for New England's defense and strength down the stretch, this game could have ended very differently. As coach Doug Marrone stated after the game, the loss was a tough pill to swallow.

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"Going against a team like that you've got to play flawless, because they're one of the most disciplined teams - if not the most disciplined team - in the NFL, " Church said. "It won't be a problem in a couple of weeks (for the Super Bowl), which I'm really happy about". As a Super Bowl-contending team, sometimes all it takes is one key move. "So when he comes up big in clutch situations, clutch moments for us, it's just a reflection of his character".

Gipson was gutted over giving up that third-and-18 pass to Amendola, and he was stand-up about it.

While it's highly unlikely there was collusion of any sort, a referee congratulating any player following a game is still extremely inappropriate. "If we could re-run that play 10 times, nine out of 10 times I make that play".

RUNNING BACK Rex Burk-head returned to the lineup from a knee injury after missing the last three games, including the 35-14 win over Tennessee in the divisional round. You're just driving home and I got home and I saw my wife and she said, 'What happened?' And I said, 'I know, it was just an accident in practice.' She said, 'What's next?' I said, 'I don't know.

"One play will never define me, but obviously I would like to have that play back". "But I think it sounds kind of arrogant to say, 'Oh yeah, it bothered me, ' when we had a pretty good game". And Young Tom Brady carried on as if he were removing a pebble from his line before he putted. The Little Quarterback Who Could might make for a great story, but it doesn't make for great TV. Gronkowski was visibly shaken by the hit and walked slowly off the field. "But if I look for the ball and try to protect myself, it's a flag". "You just wait for it". He definitely tapped two feet in bounds with control of the football on the play.

The details of the injury are pretty gruesome.

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