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NFL Super Bowl

Nick Foles the hero as Philadelphia Eagles defeat New England Patriots in nail-biting Super Bowl

Eagles end drought and finally claim Super Bowl

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 February, 2018, 11:19am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 February, 2018, 11:28am

Nick Foles threw the go-ahead five-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl by outscoring Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night.

The most prolific play-off game in terms of combined yardage in NFL history was then decided on a defensive play when Brandon Graham stripped Tom Brady and rookie Derek Barnett recovered with 2:09 to play to set up a field goal by Jake Elliott and prevent another late Super Bowl comeback by the Patriots.

The Eagles blew a 12-point lead in the high-scoring match-up before rallying behind their back-up quarterback who will go down in Philadelphia lore after throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns and catching another on a fourth-down trick play to give the Eagles their first championship since 1960.