The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time by beating the New England Patriots 41-33 in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis.
On a night when records tumbled and the expected norms of an NFL game went out the window, the Eagles – led majestically by quarterback Nick Foles – produced a brilliant offensive display to deny the Patriots a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl crown.
Zach Ertz’s touchdown with less than three minutes remaining put the Eagles into a five-point lead, but it took Brandon Graham’s sack on Tom Brady just moments later to seemingly put the game beyond the reigning champions.
Chairman and CEO of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jeffrey Lurie says the win means ‘everything’ for Eagles fans.
And Eagles’ Coach Doug Pederson is describing his team as the ‘best in the world.’