Eagles soar over Patriots

Justin , Duffy

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 and became Super Bowl LII champions.

The Eagles came out scoring early with long touchdowns by wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and running back LeGarrette Blount. The Patriots fought back with a pair of field goals from Stephen Gostkowski and a touchdown run from running back James White. However, the defining moment of the first half was when Eagles quarterback Nick Foles caught a one-yard touchdown from wide receiver Trey Burton with only 34 seconds left for a 22-12 lead, just one drive after the Patriots had failed to complete a similar trick play.

Quarterback Tom Brady returned in the second half with a hot hand, tossing two touchdowns to star tight end Rob Gronkowski and one to wide receiver Chris Hogan to give the Patriots a 33-32 lead with 9:22 left on the clock. Foles responded by throwing a touchdown to his tight end, Zach Ertz.

With just over two minutes, the stage was set for Brady to lead a final game-winning drive as he has done so many times. On just the third play of the drive, Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham put a stop to Brady’s dominant run by forcing a sack and fumble that led to an Eagles field goal. Afterwards, with only a minute left and no timeouts, Brady wasn’t able to repeat the miracle comeback he made in last year’s Super Bowl. Eagles fans rejoiced as Brady’s final deep pass fell to the ground and the clock expired. This is the first time the Eagles have won a Super Bowl.