Eagles Win Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles have won their first Super Bowl championship, holding off the New England Patriots in a classic.

Philadelphia prevailed in a 41-33 victory in Minneapolis, riding an all-time performance from backup quarterback Nick Foles. Carson Wentz‘s backup accounted for four touchdowns, being on the receiving a historic trick play at the goal line at the end of the first half, to help propel the Eagles to their first championship since 1960.

For his work, Foles earned MVP honors.

The 29-year-old quarterback, now in his second Eagles stint, turned in back-to-back dominant outings to lift the team to the NFL’s summit — his best work coming to hand the Patriots their third Super Bowl defeat of the Bill Belichick era.

Foles completed 28 of 43 passes, throwing for three touchdowns to counter Tom Brady‘s bid for another comeback. The Patriots icon broke his own Super Bowl record by throwing for 505 yards, adding three touchdown passes. But Brandon Graham intervened in a crucial spot to stymie Brady and New England’s bid for a second straight Super Bowl title.

Graham’s pass rush stripped the ball from Brady and denied the Patriots’ offense a chance at a game-winning touchdown drive. The Patriots, like they did in a Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants, had a final-play opportunity. But the Eagles thwarted their hail mary to preserve the championship in a game that broke the all-time record for yardage in a Super Bowl.

The teams combined for 1,151 yards, 75 of those coming on the Eagles’ go-ahead touchdown drive that ended in a Foles-to-Zach Ertz connection. That ended up being enough to clinch a championship in Doug Pederson‘s second season as HC. Philadelphia constructed a dramatic improvement from its 7-9 2016 effort.

The 85th-year franchise won three playoff games — despite being underdogs in all three — to hold seed in the NFC then upend the Patriots, winning a Super Bowl in its third try and avenging a loss to the Patriots 13 years ago.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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71 comments on “Eagles Win Super Bowl LII

            • jkbuckets

              Browns= winning one game would be the equivalent to a Super Bowl win

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      • Scott Sandars

        i’m a 36 year old Carolina Panthers fan from Australia, and I’m happy that Brady lost.. Also.. Congrats to Kenyon Barner..

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  1. natesp4

    Good for the Eagles. Sad to see Pats lose but the Eagles deserved that one. Great game

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  2. acarneglia

    One of the greatest games in NFL history. Can’t wait to have the Super Bowl MVP starting for my Broncos next season.
    Congrats Folesadelphia. Dilly Dilly

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      • brewcrew08

        Wouldn’t be surprised to see the eagles trade him. His value will never be this high. Teams will pay a high price for him right now

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        • Potpot106

          Gonna need him since Wentz will probably be out until week 4-5 especially since we can trust foles and not have Wentz rush back

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          • CubsRebsSaints

            They are over the cap so having won this year affords them the luxury of trading him. He’ll agree because they’ll offer an extension and maybe even a trade kicker.

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          • Polish Hammer

            His contract makes him expendable, they can use Sudfeld and/or sign a veteran QB cheaper that can fill in for a week or two.

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  3. dave13

    As a pats fan congrats eagles. That game was incredible from start to finish and the eagles out played the pats. But damn what a game enjoy philly.

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  4. JT19

    Really good game. Seemed like Patricia was getting a little cute, or overthinking, some of the defensive playcalls. Also seems confusing why Butler didn’t play. He played on special teams so not giving him defensive snaps had to be a disciplinary issue. Either way, congrats to the Eagles!

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  5. lucienbel
    lucienbel

    Tough to remember many Superbowls that had that much tension through all four quarters. A lot of them are flops. Great game, happy to have watched it.

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  6. John Murray

    As a Pats fan, congrats to the Eagles on an excellent game. Well played!

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  7. patriots fatback

    BB is leaving New England. When you let your ego get in the way of a team/organization and you can’t figure out a way to punish a player differently than benching him BUTLER in the biggest game of the year something is wrong. BB is moving on.

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    • Craz222

      A report is out that McDaniels may not take the Indy job and be next coach in waiting if BB doesn’t return next season or the year after that.

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  8. Craz222

    Stay classy Patriot fans! Congratulations are in order for the Eagles. TB12 GOAT.

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  9. patriots fatback

    Not alone but with Butler in the lineup the defensive schemes would have prevented at least 14 if not 21 points. Gilmore shut down the receiver killing them in second half and Butler would have done a much better job then the rest of the DB’s that were in there.

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    • jmichael21

      true they should have played him was bullshit and not having cooks and edelman there hurt as well they will be full strength in superbowl 53 so dont worry

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      • TheZink

        But the Eagles without their starting QB, HOF LT, starting MLB, and Darren Sproles didnt mean any….. awww forget it

        Super Bowl Champs!!!!!

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  10. patriots fatback

    The Eagles did the job. But benching a major part of your defense in the biggest game of the year is pretty tough to overcome against the number 1 seed in the NFC.

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  11. Warriors

    Thank you NFL commissioner for rigging it for the Eagles and letting Brady be the reason. Glad that made more money instead of having the Jags there.

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        • Braves Homer

          Haha you mean that fake video where he ‘admits’ it…and that Jalen Ramsey has been banned for life from the nfl for admitting on Twitter their game was rigged. Do you really believe that lol?!

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          • Warriors

            Wow you don’t know how your living in a world of lies. Your be the first in line I bet to be chipped too. Halftime was illuminati message and Timberlake has satanic backlashing message. So much of you are just sheep

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              • Warriors

                Nice to see so many falling for their trap. You need more education and not believe what you see. There’s so much more going on. I’m sure you think the Chem trailers are just normal stuff nothing behind it. Sure is interesting how so many fake shootings take place and they use the same actors it’s in your face if you pay attention. Pretty cool how they can mess with the weather. Man you just keep living you in world and I for sure won’t see you at a FEMA camp for my chip implant. If you smart enough just do your research if not sheep on

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                • sportfan101

                  True I’ve been keeping up with that is crazy how the sandy one was set up and they bought out the town so they could bring in the fake actors then smack us in the face using those same kids at the previous Super Bowl to sing. Interesting how they use there numbers in these events they always add up to there calling. Finding so many people now opening there eyes to this. Thanks for bringing it to these young kids who have no clue how the world works now.

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                • forwhomjoshbelltolls

                  FYI- If you use toilet paper and flush it, “they” will have your DNA and be able to clone you and frame you for crimes and stuff.

                  “They” want you to use it.

                  You’ve been warned.

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                  • brucewayne

                    and also have the orderlies adjust your tin foil hat while they are at it too!

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                • WubbaLubbaDubDub

                  When you say that people who disagree with you “need more education”, it makes me very curious about *your* educational pedigree…

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                  • sportfan101

                    Just do some research things aren’t always the truth they tell us. Hard to believe I know until you start seeing it yourself. But to keep back on the topic. Good Super Bowl for the game for the offense type always nice to have a high score for more action defense was not top play. Nice to see a new team win it.

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  12. DMWBAGFv2

    I found it incredibly boring. No defense outside of a handful of plays. If this pro football league is going to continue its transition to a track meet then I’m done.

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  13. BAINES03

    were any offensive holding penalties called all game? yeesh.

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    • Polish Hammer

      One measly 5 yard procedure call on NE all game.

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    • brucewayne

      Plus there was a bunch of pass interference calls that wasn’t called either! On both sides!

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  14. Thronson5

    Not a fan of either team but as a fan of football that was a great game! The patriots like always can’t be counted out and made it a heck of a game in the 4th quarter. I was happy to see a different team win it, happy for the Eagles and for Phili and all those fans and really happy happy for Foles above all. That guy was counted out before the playoffs even started and he played some great football especially the last two games. Love it! Now hopefully my team makes some great moves this offseason and can make a run next year! Sad to see the season come to an end but happy to see the offseason festivals begin!

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  15. camdenyards46

    The best part was when Brady dropped the pass on the trick play then the eagles tried it and Foles scored

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    • Scott Sandars

      If Edelman was fit, and threw that pass, it might have worked..

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      • TheZink

        And IF Brain Dawkins was born 20 years later he would have decapitated Brady, picked up the fumble, stiff-armed Edelman (ending JE’s career) and high-stepped in for a TD.

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      • brucewayne

        Yea and if your Aunt had balls, she’d be your Uncle too!

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  16. Scott Sandars

    Just a note.. Philly celebrates, by destroying their city? Have they become Canadian?

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