Dec 6, 2015 at 9.25pm UK at ‚ÄčGillette Stadium
Philadelphia Eagles
35-28
New England Patriots
FT
0
Q1
0
Ertz (4:04), Goode (0:08)
14
Q2
14
White (14:57), Amendola (7:47)
Jenkins (7:26), Sproles (4:18)
14
Q3
0
Matthews (11:09)
7
Q4
14
Chandler (5:27), Brady (3:00)

Result: Stunning Philadelphia Eagles comeback humbles New England Patriots

Result: Eagles comeback humbles Patriots
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Philadelphia Eagles come from 14 points down to beat New England Patriots 35-28 at the Gillette Stadium.

Philadelphia Eagles have put a slow start behind them to beat New England Patriots 35-28 at the Gillette Stadium.

The first quarter proved to be a tight affair, but New England soon kicked into gear during the second offering when James White collected a four-yarder from Tom Brady to give the Patriots a lead.

The hosts soon built from the opening touchdown by grabbing another with just over seven minutes until the break, this time as Brady picked out a telling 11-yard pass for Danny Amendola, who made no mistake in getting over the line.

It looked as though New England might go on to build a further lead before the interval, but the Eagles hit back with a score of their own before the half-time whistle, as Zach Ertz snatched a five-yarder from Sam Bradford to make it 14-7.

The visitors' comeback was complete with just eight seconds remaining on the clock, and the equaliser came in extraordinary fashion when Najee Goode recovered a blocked kick to bring the scores level.

After the break, the Eagles were allowed take full control of the match as Malcolm Jenkins's 99-yard interception run opened up a seven-point lead, before another touchdown from Darren Sproles saw the visitors move 28-14 ahead.

Having already recovered from a similar deficit, Philadelphia ensured that the hosts would not match their comeback as Jordan Matthews collected a Sam Bradford pass to make it 35-14.

With five minutes to go, there was still time for a late rally. First, Scott Chandler latched on to another Brady ball, while the quarterback himself made it 35-28 with a one-yard rush but, with three minutes left, time was against the hosts as the Eagles held on.

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots prepares for the snap during Q1 of the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2015
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