Not even a fumble by the Philadelphia Eagles with less than two minutes to go could ruin one of the season’s most improbable victories.
The New England Patriots, the team that two weeks ago everyone assumed would run the table, have dropped two in a row after losing to the Eagles 35-28.
Unfortunately for them, the margin of error was small, so these losses hurt.
The Eagles, who played bad enough on offense to lose the game, simply capitalized on rare mistakes from the Patriots and their QB Tom Brady.
Right before the end of the first half, the Eagles blocked a punt and returned it for a score to tie it at 14.
Later in the third quarter, Malcolm Jenkins intercepted a Brady pass in the red zone and returned it a whopping 100 yards.
They followed that up with an 86-yard punt return touchdown three minutes later.
The Eagles defense clamped down in the final minute of the game, forcing four straight incomplete passes to secure the victory and move to 5-7.
The incredible thing is the disparity in offense between these two teams in the game.
Eagles had 248 total yards to the Patriots’ 427. Eagles also had 12 fewer first downs and nine fewer minutes of possession. By all accounts they should have lost, but instead they’ll celebrate in that locker room.