Super Bowl: Patriots beat Eagles 24-21

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

The New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 to win Super Bowl XXXIX.

Washington:

The New England Patriots sealed their status as the latest NFL dynasty by beating the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 to win Super Bowl XXXIX. The third title in four years for Bill Belichick's team owed much to the arm of quarterback Tom Brady and the safe hands of MVP receiver Deion Branch. The quarterback, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 236 yards missed out on his third super bowl MVP award. But the Patriots defence also had to work hard to deny a spirited Eagles challenge. Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens pulled the underdogs into contention, but got little help from their running backs.

Topics : Football
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