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Nick Foles And The Eagles Stunned The Patriots For Their First Super Bowl Victory


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The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history after taking down the New England Patriots in an epic 41-33 battle in Minnesota.

It was an offensive showdown as the two teams set a Super Bowl record for total yards, and those offensive fireworks came by way of an epic quarterback duel between Nick Foles and Tom Brady. Foles completed 28 of his 43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in one of the finest performances in Super Bowl history. Brady was arguably better, completing 28-of-48 passes for 505 yards and three touchdowns, but he did have a crucial late fumble that essentially sealed the game.

The best pass of the game from Foles was this dime to Corey Clement in the back of the end zone, where the catch was controversial but the throw was not.

His first touchdown pass of the game to Alshon Jeffery was also a dime, but Jeffery’s catch was definitely the most impressive part of the play.

Not only did Foles throw for three touchdowns, but he caught one as well on a gutsy fourth-and-goal call from Doug Pederson.

Brady had plenty of great passes of his own, with this fade to Rob Gronkowski being one of the best of the night, but his incredible effort wasn’t enough to top Foles and the Eagles.

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