Eagles Finally Stop Brady, Win Super Bowl LII
MINNEAPOLIS (973espn.com) - A man who wasn't wanted gave Philadelphia what it wanted most ... a Super Bowl championship.
Doug Pederson's aggressive and inventive play-calling kept the best coach in NFL history on his heels and finally secured the Lombardi Trophy for the Eagles when Brandon Graham stripped Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter as Philadelphia held on for an electric 41-33 Super Bowl LII win.
There was a Super Bowl record 1,151 yards of combined offense and the Eagles went on top of the see-saw for good when Nick Foles, putting together his second consecutive superlative performance, found Zach Ertz for an 11-yard touchdown with just over two minutes remaining,
Plenty of time remained for Tom Brady, who had already thrown for 465 yards in the game at that point, but Graham finally broke through getting to the 40-year-old MVP and dislodging the ball before rookie Derek Barnett scooped it up.
Foles, who replaced Carson Wentz in the lineup after the MVP candidate went down with a torn ACL in Week 14, was named the game's MVP after throwing for 373 yards and becoming the first man in Super Bowl history to throw for a TD (he tossed three) and also catch one (more on that later).
The Super Bowl victory is the first in the franchise's history.
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