MINNEAPOLIS – The Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII 41-33 over the New England Patriots.
This time, the New England Patriots were the victims of a Super Bowl comeback.
MVP Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and caught another as the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday night to win the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
Patriots QB Tom Brady was undeniably brilliant, throwing for 457 yards and three touchdowns, but was strip-sacked by Brandon Graham with 2:09 to play, ending any hope of a sixth Super Bowl title for New England.
The Patriots scored touchdowns on their first three second-half drives, rallying from a 29-19 deficit to take a 33-32 lead with 9:22 to play. But Foles led the Eagles on a 14-play, 75-yard drive capped by an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to play for the winning score.
Two plays later, Graham made one of the few standout defensive plays in a game dominated by offense.
Jake Elliott provided the final margin with a 46-yard field goal with 1:06 to play. Philadelphia pinned New England back on their own nine-yard line on the ensuing kickoff and Brady could only move the Patriots 40 of the required 91 yards as a final Hail Mary pass fell short.
The Eagles ran their run-pass option offense to perfection, racking up 538 yards on a Patriots defense that only forced them to punt once. New England recorded 613 yards of total offense and did not punt at all, but missed a field goal and an extra point and turned the ball over on downs in Philadelphia territory before Brady’s ill-timed fumble.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.