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Patriots set 17 new Super Bowl records despite losing against the Eagles

While New England's defense struggled all game long, the offense played a marvelous game.

Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

While the New England Patriots came up short against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, the team did put up a valiant fight – at least on offense: Led by Tom Brady, the AFC champions gained 613 yards and until the very end were in a position to potentially win the game. They ultimately did not but in the process of their loss were still able to re-write the history books.

Overall, the Patriots set 17 new NFL records yesterday. They are as follows:

Most Games – 8, Tom Brady

Most Games, Head Coach – 8, Bill Belichick

Most Passes, Career – 357, Tom Brady

Most Completions, Career – 235, Tom Brady

Most Passing Yards, Career – 2,576, Tom Brady

Most Passing Yards, Game – 505, Tom Brady

Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 18, Tom Brady

Most Games, Team – 10, New England

Most Points, Game, Losing Team – 33, New England

Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams – 42, New England vs. Philadelphia

Most Total Yards, Game, Team – 613, New England

Most Total Yards, Game, Both Teams – 1,151, New England vs. Philadelphia

Most Passing Yards, Game, Team – 500, New England

Most Passing Yards, Game, Both Teams – 874, New England vs. Philadelphia

Fewest Punts, Game, Team – 0, New England

Fewest Punts, Game, Both Teams – 1, New England vs. Philadelphia

Most Missed PAT Conversions, Game, Both Teams – 4, New England vs. Philadelphia

The records above show one thing: Tom Brady has played another otherworldly game against one of the NFL's best defenses. Of course, it was not enough thanks to the Eagles being able to play highly productive offense themselves. But it shows that the greatest quarterback of all time was not the reason the Patriots lost – he was the reason the Patriots were even able to compete until the final snap.