Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Drew Sketches Success Early, but Pack Answers

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Drew Sketches Success Early, but Pack Answers

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For a brief but brilliant stretch, Drew Bledsoe had the confident look of an MVP.

Trailing Green Bay 10-0, Bledsoe and the New England Patriots got hot. Completing six of nine passes for 115 yards, Bledsoe shredded the Packers for two touchdowns. Suddenly, the Patriots led 14-10.

Bledsoe attempted a Super Bowl-record 15 passes in the first quarter, connecting on eight for 123 yards. But Bledsoe went cold. By halftime, the Patriots were down 27-14. And by the time he left the Superdome, Bledsoe had moved onto an undesirable page of the record book by throwing four interceptions. That tied him with Craig Morton and Jim Kelly for having the most passes picked off in a Super Bowl. The Packers were downright rude to Bledsoe. Four interceptions. Five s acks. Ten passes either batted down or deflected. The pressure got to Bledsoe, who completed only 25 of 48 passes for 253 yards. His final two interceptions killed any chance of a Patriots comeback. …

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