The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in NFL history.
It was a five-yard touchdown pass from the hands of Nick Foles to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go that put the Philadelphia Eagles up for good en route to a 41-33 win over New England.
"I knew that we were going to have to score a touchdown in that situation, you know, a field goal wasn't going to be good against, not against (Tom) Brady and the Patriots," Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson said.
Foles, the 29-year-old back-up quarterback who contemplated retiring two years ago, threw for 373 yards, three touchdowns, and became the first QB to also catch a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, all while being crowned MVP.
"You never really know what it's going to be like when you're going into a Super Bowl, I've never been here before so there are normal nerves, you've got butterflies, I mean it's a big game, it doesn't get any bigger than this," Foles said.
Foles counterpart, Tom Brady wasn't to be outshone. He threw for a Super Bowl record 505 yards along with three touchdowns in the loss.
"I mean losing sucks, but that part of, you show up and you try to win but sometimes you lose and that's the way it goes," New England quarterback Tom Brady said.
The two teams rewrote the history books with more than 1,100 total yards of offense and nearly 900 passing yards. However, this game will go down as one for the birds.
"I've officially accomplished the best thing in this sport with a group of guys who mean the world to me," Philadelphia center Jason Kelce.
Sioux Falls native and Washington alum Nate Gerry also became a Super Bowl champ last night. Gerry spent his rookie season with the Eagles and hoisted the Lombardi trophy in Minneapolis.
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