Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass in Super Bowl LII. (REUTERS)
In the wildest shootout in Super Bowl history, underdog Nick Foles outdueled the great Tom Brady to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl title, defeating the New England Patriots 41-33.
Foles went 28-for-43 for 373 yards and three touchdowns, including leading a come-from-behind, game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. A back-up most of the season to Carson Wentz, Foles was particularly brilliant when it mattered the most, on third and fourth downs in clutch situations.
Amazingly, the Patriots never punted but that wasn’t enough to come out on top. Brady, seeking his sixth championship, broke his own Super Bowl record for most passing yards with 505. He went 28-for-48 and threw three touchdowns.
The game was set up perfectly for Brady to do Brady things but a costly fumble caused by Eagles defensive linemen=, Brandon Graham put the Eagles in field goal range. Kicker, Jake Elliot nailed a 46 yard field goal to put the Eagles up 41-33. The remaining 58 seconds wasn’t enough for Brady and company to make a miracle happen like the previous year.
At the end of the day it was Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles victorious; claiming their first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
“I felt calm,” Foles said afterward. “We have such a great group of guys. Great coaching staff. We felt confident coming in.”