Nick Foles and the underdog Eagles did what so many other teams have failed to do.

They killed a classic Patriots comeback to get a 41-33 Super Bowl win — the first in franchise history.

The Eagles went into the half with a 22-12 lead, thanks to Nick Foles outplaying Brady in every possible way, including as a receiver. The Eagles extended their lead to 10 points with a trick-play pass from Trey Burton. But never forget Super Bowl 51 and that 28-3 lead the Falcons carried into the half. No lead is safe against Tom Brady and the Patriots.

Belichick has always believed that owners should not be involved in football decisions, and when that happens, he believed it was time to get out. He was “furious and demoralized” by Kraft’s order.

Following that decision, according to the report, New England’s head coach “left the impression with some friends that the current dynamic was unsustainable.”

“I think that is such a poor characterization,” Brady said. “In 18 years I have never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut. I would say that is disappointing to hear that someone would express that, or a writer would express that because it is so far from what my beliefs are about my teammates and I think I am very empathetic about other people’s experiences. I know those situations aren’t easy.”

The NFL has a checkered and inconsistent history of handling situations of players committing violence against women. It needs more men like Gay who are willing to use their voices to change the culture not just in the league, but in our society, and end violence against women once and for all.

Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau wasn’t patting himself on the back after putting Mike Reilly, Chris Stewart and backup goaltender Alex Stalock into the lineup against the New Jersey Devils.

The three deserved a chance to play after sitting out a while. They made the most of it.

Joel Eriksson Ek and Stewart scored in a 39-second span during Minnesota’s three-goal second period that Reilly ignited, and Stalock made 38 saves as the Wild rallied from two down to beat the Devils 4-2 on Thursday night.bears_143

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