Trump congratulates Eagles after Super Bowl win
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 05, 2018,
Feb 05, 2018, 13:06
For now, they're just as likely to discuss the point differential in last night's Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. A hail mary into the end zone fell to the turf.
From loitering as a backup to leading a playoff campaign as starting quarterback to the Philadelphia Eagles first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years and first win ever, Nick Foles has had quite the year.
After Zach Ertz's touchdown with 2:21 to play put the Eagles up 38-33, the Patriots took over at the 25-yard line. He returned to action in the fourth quarter but had to leave again late in the game with a head injury.
Switching teams has paid off for Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long.
His 1-yard touchdown reception on a trick-play pass from Trey Burton almost erased all memory of the momentary mistake.
The Eagles converted Brady's turnover into a 46-yard field goal by Jake Elliott.
It was an improbable run for the Eagles - especially for their quarterback, Nick Foles. I just stayed in the moment and didn't worry about anything else. Foles, in shotgun to start, shifted to behind his right guard as running back Corey Clement fielded the snap and tossed the ball to tight end Trey Burton, who unleashed a pass to Foles in the right corner of the end zone.
But, the Eagles weren't done scoring.
Philadelphia used some trickery, facing fourth-and-goal on the 1 with less than a minute to play.
It was a controversial call, as it appeared that Clement failed to get both feet down in bounds, but the play stood after a review and the Eagles led by 10.
Foles also became the first player in NFL history to throw and catch a touchdown in the same Super Bowl, per NFL Research.
After Justin Timberlake's halftime performance, the Patriots quickly began their comeback. He was outstanding - and he even caught a touchdown, too. The Patriots' drive was extended when Jalen Mills was charged with a defensive holding penalty after the Eagles stopped New England on a third down, and the Patriots used the extra downs to score.
A field goal extended the Eagles' lead. "I just can't wait to get back there and celebrate with our fans". The possession featured one fourth-down conversion near midfield, and then Ertz capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown catch.
There were other reasons Philadelphia won, of course: missed Patriots tackles, miscommunication between Brady and his receivers and a Brady fumble near the end of the game.
At that point, the teams had combined for 903 yards.
According to the Eagles media guide, Foles was a standout at Westlake High School where he set school career records for passing yards (5,658) and touchdowns (56), breaking marks previously held by Drew Brees.
More to the point, the Patriots are not. He broke the 100-yard receiving plateau in the third quarter.