Eagles Defeat Patriots for Franchise’s First Super Bowl Victory


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Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles salutes the Minneapolis crowd as confetti falls on him and his daughter.

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

The Philadelphia Eagles have won their first Super Bowl in franchise history after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles was given the MVP award after throwing for 373 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception in the Super Bowl victory.

Foles connected with all-pro tight-end Zach Ertz for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter.

After the game, the Super Bowl LII MVP told the ESPN SportsCenter crew he was comfortable in the big game because of the confidence he has in his teammates.

“The big thing that helped me is knowing that I didn’t have to be Superman,” Foles said. “I was going to go out there and let it rip.”

Foles went pass-for-pass with the Patriots’ Tom Brady and did a little extra. By the end of the first half he had thrown a 34-yeard touchdown pass to receiver Alshon Jefferey, and caught his first career touchdown off a trick play pass from tight-end Trey Burton.

Brady and the Patriots found themselves down by double-digits in the first half of a second consecutive Super Bowl. This time down 22-12.

New England got the ball to start quarter number three. Brady and tight-end Rob Gronkowski connected on four passes, including a 5-yard score in just under three minutes, bringing them right back into the game.

The Patriots quick second half score let the Eagles know they weren’t going to go away easily.

Gronkowski caught another touchdown pass from Tom Brady with 9:22 left in the fourth quarter, giving the Patriots a 33-32 lead.

That’s when Foles and the Eagles were able to put together a long, time-draining drive, ending with the go-ahead touchdown to Ertz.

Brady got the ball back, but the game slipped away from him quickly.  Eagles’ defensive-end Brandon Graham was able to get around the o-line and strip the ball away from Brady’s hands.

The Eagles recovered the ball and eventually scored a field goal to make the score 41-33. New England had the ball in their hands last, but the game ended with a failed hail-mary attempt.

Philadelphia now has their first Lombardi trophy in franchise history. They had lost their last Super Bowl appearance in 2005 to Brady and the Patriots.

Super Bowl LII was a different story, though, and the Eagles found themselves on the right side of history.

Things are now looking higher than ever for the Philadelphia football franchise. Next year they’ll get MVP candidate quarterback Carson Wentz back, and they’ll surely be favorites to play in the big game again.

As of now the Eagles’ organization and fan-base will enjoy this Super Bowl LII victory over what may be the greatest franchise and quarterback in the NFL’s history.