Super Bowl: Philadelphia Eagles stumped New England Patriots in an exhilarating game

Philadelphia Eagles 41-33 New England Patriots: as it happened

This will go down in History!

One of the NFL’s most historically snakebitten clubs ended their 57-year championship drought in the most thrilling way imaginable on Sunday night at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, racing to an early lead against the New England Patriots, going step for step in a track meet with the defending champions and the greatest quarterback ever at his most prolific, falling behind in the fourth quarter and rallying behind an unfancied back-up signal-caller who took over in December when the starter went down to injury.

Seventy-four total points. An eye-popping 1,151 yards of combined offense, breaking the previous Super Bowl record before the fourth quarter even started and more than any game in NFL history, regular season or playoffs.

Eagles 41, Patriots 33.

It was one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played and now the Eagles, who were left for dead after losing the franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, seven weeks ago, are champions of the NFL for the first time since the Eisenhower administration after winning three straight playoff games as underdogs, none bigger than the last.


How do you beat the Patriots? You get to Tom Brady. It’s been the conventional wisdom for the better part of this NFL generation and nothing had changed as it was repeated ad nauseam during the fortnight run-up to Super Bowl LII.

Source: The Guardian


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