No. 5: Tom Brady, Patriots go back to back with Super Bowl wins by beating Eagles
Few teams ever find themselves in position to win back-to-back Super Bowls, and the Chiefs found out just how tough that can be. And even fewer take advantage of that chance, too.
But Tom Brady and the Patriots became one of those elite few teams to have accomplished that feat by beating the Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Remember, this was a loaded Eagles squad featuring quarterback Donovan McNabb and wide receiver Terrell Owens, while head coach Andy Reid was enjoying the fruits of his success in Philly.
Brady was about as businesslike as possible, going 23-of-33 for 236 yards, two touchdowns against zero interceptions. Those two scores got the Pats out to a 14-7 lead, while Brady and the offense did a good job protecting the ball. The Eagles, meanwhile, turned the ball over four times, showcasing just how much impact New England’s defense had in the contest.
That defense was a major reason behind the win, as it forced three McNabb interceptions.
But Brady getting into the back-to-back Super Bowl win club puts this particular victory high up on the list.