The unthinkable happened for Philadelphia; Super Bowl 52 belongs to the Eagles. After being considered an underdog in this year’s Super Bowl matchup, the Eagles prevailed 41-33 against the favored New England Patriots. The game came down to a last minute ‘hail mary’ play from Tom Brady to close out the game.
The Eagles rallied behind their back-up turned starter Quarterback, Nick Foles. Foles went a solid 28-43 for 373 yards and even caught one touchdown. He played a stern, fervent, and strong game against the pressure with an unusually high set of Super Bowl passer ratings.
Head coach Doug Pederson spoke about how important trusting Nick Foles was to the gameplan, “Listen, my mentality was I’m going to stay aggressive with Nick and let him use his playmakers to make plays.”
Foles was captivated by excitement after being presented with MVP of the game. The overall experience seems like a lot to a Quarterback who a year ago was contemplating early retirement. He told NFL Network, “I grew up in Texas. I played some Texas high school football. … When the joy goes away, that’s a hard thing, but that journey that I went on, it strengthened me because when I was weak, I became strong. You’re just blessed in this moment. We’re humbled in this moment, and I’m grateful.”
Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for a great season and becoming champions.