Philadelphia Eagles outshoot Patriots for First Super Bowl, 41-33

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By Express News Desk|Updated: February 05, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) dives into the end zone over New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32) for a touchdown, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis- The Philadelphia Eagles’ flight from last to very first wound up with a Lombardi Trophy.

In a record-setting shootout in between Nick Foles and Tom Brady, the backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning goal, 11 backyards to Zach Etrz with 2:21 to go Sunday night. A defense that had actually been shredded throughout the 2nd half made 2 last stands to win 41-33.

Brandon Graham strip-sacked Brady and Derek Barnett recuperated, establishing novice Jake Elliot’s 46-yard basket for an 8-point lead.

Brady got his group to midfield, however his desperation pass was up to the ground in the end zone.

The underdog Eagles (16-3), even hurt beginning quarterback Carson Wentz, came bolting off the sideline in euphoria while Brady rested on the ground, disconsolate.

It was the very first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia (16-3), which went from 7-9 last season to the franchise’s very first NFL title given that 1960.

Super Bowl MVP Foles managed it with the type of drive NFL MVP Brady, a five-time champ, is understood for. Due to the fact that Ertz had the ball pop into the air as he crossed the objective line, the Eagles covered 75 backyards on 14 plays and had to make it through a video replay.

Once they headed out to commemorate, the goal stood– and so did thousands of green-clad Eagles fans who weren’t going to mind the freezing conditions outside United States Bank Stadium.

Not prior to a rousing performance of “Fly Eagles Fly” resounded throughout the stands once the prize was provided to owner Jeffrey Lurie. Later on, fans danced in addition to the “Gon na Fly Now,” the style from “Rocky,” the city’s best-known imaginary underdog.

The Patriots (15-4) appeared prepared to take their 6th champion with Brady and coach Bill Belichick in 8 Super Bowls. Brady tossed for a game-record 505 lawns and 3 TDs, striking Rob Gronkowski for 4 lawns prior to Stephen Gostkowski’s additional point provided New England its very first lead, 33-32.

Foles made them forget Wentz– and least for now– with the gutsiest drive of his life, consisting of a fourth-down conversion to Ertz at midfield.

Foles has actually been something of a journeyman in his 6 professional seasons, however has actually been incredible in 4 profession championship game. He ended up 28 of 43 for 373 lawns and 3 TDs.

The combined 1,151 backyards were one of the most in any contemporary NFL video game, and Brady’s 505 were one of the most in any playoff contest. The 40-year-old master completed 28 of 48 and chose apart the Eagles up until the last 2 series.

It was such a wild video game that Foles captured a goal pass, and Brady was on the opposite end of a Danny Amendola toss that went off his fingertips.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson brought house the champion in his 2nd year in charge. Belichick is 5-3 in Super Bowls and his groups have just a plus-4 general margin in those video games.

This one was in keeping with that pattern: thrilling and even a bit strange.