Instead, it ended with a Brady fumble, courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, with a recovery by Derek Barnett.
MICHIGAN ON MICHIGAN CRIME! BRANDON GRAHAM WITH THE STRIP pic.twitter.com/RLqIbM1shE
— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) February 5, 2018
Here’s another angle of the strip-sack.
What a play by Brandon Graham! pic.twitter.com/bJmZfFHi2a
— UPROXX Sports (@UPROXXSports) February 5, 2018
To say the non-Patriots corners of the internet were enthused would be an understatement.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 5, 2018
— Debra Jenson (@DebraJenson) February 5, 2018
— isaac TYPE BEAT (@Stat4Stat) February 5, 2018
A Tom Brady fumble in the last 2 mins? pic.twitter.com/0oEXq3bcnQ
— MagicalCaveOfWonders (@MsThisPlane) February 5, 2018
BRADY FUMBLE. pic.twitter.com/Ocj6Va1Vmh
— Edwin’s Parrot (@gkula13) February 5, 2018
— Miranda Morris (@Manders012) February 5, 2018
— Miles (@MrMostDaysOff) February 5, 2018
On the ensuing possession, a Jake Elliott field goal gave Philadelphia a 41-33 lead, where the score would remain; a Patriots possession with 56 seconds remaining ended with a hail mary that failed as the clock struck zero.
“We just kept going,” Graham said on the field of his game-turning play. “We said we needed a play, we got one more opportunity, we were gonna give it everything we got, and we just happened to get there.”
For the first time in the franchise’s existence, the Eagles are Super Bowl champions.