The Patriots blew a huge opportunity in the Super Bowl with an unusual tackle from the Eagles and a botched field goal attempt

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  • Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a field goal in the second quarter of the Super Bowl after a bobbled snap.
  • The field goal attempt was set up by a great defensive play from Eagles safety Rodney McLeod on third down.
  • It was the first Super Bowl miss of Gostkowski’s career.

Stephen Gostkowski missed a field goal for the New England Patriots in the second quarter of the Super Bowl after a bobbled snap caused him to double-clutch his approach.

The attempt was set up by a big Eagles’ defensive stop on third down, when safety Rodney McLeod caught Brandin Cooks as the Patriots receiver attempted to jump over him.

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Facing fourth and short, the Patriots elected to try for the field goal to cut the Eagles lead to 9-6. But after a bobbled snap, Gostkowski had to delay his approach on the ball, forcing a mishit that bounced off the left upright.

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It was Gostkowski’s first miss in his Super Bowl career.