The City of Brotherly Love is celebrating its first Super Bowl victory, and its first NFL championship since 1960.
Zach Ertz lunged for the go-ahead touchdown and Brandon Graham stripped Tom Brady of the ball near the two minute warning to send the Philadelphia Eagles to a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots. The Patriots led 33-32 until Nick Foles engineered a 14-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Ertz's eleven-yard reception. Jake Elliott added a 46-yard field goal with 1:10 to play, giving the Eagles an eight-point cushion. Philly's defense stopped New England on a potential tying drive in the final minute, preventing the Patriots from tying the Pittsburgh Steelers' record of six Super Bowl victories. Foles was outstanding, completing 28-43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also became the first quarterback to catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl, a nine-yard grab that put the Eagles ahead 22-12 just before halftime. Brady put up sensational numbers, throwing for a playoff-record 505 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. But his late fumble was damaging as he fell to 5-3 in Super Bowls. The two teams set an NFL playoff record by combining for 1,151 yards, 613 by the Patriots.