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Watch Tom Brady’s critical fumble near the end of Super Bowl LII

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Tom Brady sits on the bench after having the ball stripped by Brandon Graham of the Philadelphia Eagles late in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII, and one of the key moments occurred when Tom Brady fumbled with 2:16 left in the game.

The Patriots were on their own 33-yard line, driving down the field with a chance to take the lead when Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham drove past the Patriots offensive line and knocked the ball out of Brady’s hand. Rookie defensive end Derek Barnett recovered the fumble, and on the ensuing drive Jake Elliot kicked a 46-yard field goal through the uprights to send Philadelphia into an eight-point lead.

The Patriots had one last chance, but Brady’s Hail Mary pass bounced tantalizingly around in the end zone before falling to the ground incomplete. The Eagles won their first championship since 1960, while the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl for the third time in the Brady-Belichick era.

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Brady threw for three touchdowns and 505 yards in his eighth Super Bowl appearance, but it wasn’t enough for the league MVP to claim his sixth Super Bowl ring.

Must-see photos from Super Bowl LII:

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