The dumbest play of Super Bowl LII came in the first quarter, when the New England Patriots called a reverse that led to a failed pass attempt to Tom Brady. One quarter later and the Philadelphia Eagles tried something similar, only when they tried it, Nick Foles reeled in a touchdown.
The Eagles were knocking on the door of the goal line at the end of the first half, and the Patriots defense had thus far looked like it might have been able to put together a massive goal line stand. Philly came out and looked to go for it on fourth down, and thought it would be cool to run one of the more clever trick plays you’ll see.
Foles looked like he was getting a call in to his right tackle, and the ball was snapped to Corey Clement. From there, Clement ran to his left and pitched the ball to Trey Burton, who had a wide open Foles in the end zone for six.