The Eagles and Patriots are putting together one of the highest-scoring Super Bowls in history, setting up several offensive players for a shot at MVP.
The ground game is being dominated by LeGarrette Blount, who broke two long runs in the first half, the latter going for a 21-yard touchdown. But as usual, this game is being dominated by the quarterbacks.
Tom Brady is being his usual self, clearing 300 passing yards early in the second half. James White scored the team’s lone TD of the first half, but Brady found teammate Rob Gronkowski early in the third quarter for his first passing TD of the game.
The real star of the early goings was Foles, who looked exactly like the QB that led Philadelphia to a blowout win in the NFC Championship. He torched the Patriots for over 200 yards in the first half, finding Alshon Jeffrey for the game’s first TD.
With nearly three quarters in the book, here are your leaders for Most Valuable Player. Hear them out, then cast your vote at the bottom.
The tone-setter for the Eagles, Blount was unstoppable on the ground in the first half. He exploded for a big run early, then finished another for the second Philly TD.
If the Eagles can maintain their lead, it will come through a consistent rushing attack. Blount has been keeping the chains moving for the Eagles, and that could be huge if the clock becomes a factor.
The Patriots have been unable to contain Jeffrey. He got loose early and often, catching three passes for 73 yards and a TD in the first half.
Jeffrey slowed down in the second half, but is one play away from breaking the game open.
Another ho-hum Super Bowl for Brady. Two touchdowns in the third quarter give him 17 Super Bowl TD passes in his career. Brady is over 400 yards passing for the second straight Super Bowl, and is closing in on 2,500 career Super Bowl passing yards.
If the Eagles capture their first Super Bowl in franchise history, the MVP has to go to Foles. He carved up the Patriots defense, and even carved out his place in Super Bowl history.
Foles is also over 300 yards, and a third TD pass would almost guarantee an MVP if the Eagles can close the game out.