After blowing out the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship 38-7 on Jan. 27, the Philadelphia Eagles went on the beat the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Super Bowl 52, which came down to the wire.
After going into this game being the underdog against the Patriots, Philadelphia surprised many faces with the 41-33 victory. Not only were the Patriots the favorite in this matchup, but Sunday night’s game was also a historic night for Philadelphia as this was their first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
Although this may have been the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win, it was not however their first NFL championship, as their last one was in 1960, just seven years before the initial Super Bowl game which went to the Green Bay Packers.
Despite losing the coin toss, the Philadelphia Eagles came out on top right away as they brought the ball down the field to set Jake Elliott up for a 25-yard field goal to take a quick lead over the Patriots 3-0. However, New England responded shortly thereafter as they headed down field and kicked a 26-yard field goal, tying the game making it 3-3.
The Patriots failed to score on their next two possessions, giving the Eagles the upper hand as they scored two touchdowns in three possessions, making the game 15-3 with around eight minutes left in the first half, followed by another one with under one minute to go. By the time halftime rolled around, the Patriots scathed their way to get another field goal and a touchdown, making the score 22-12 at the end of the first half in favor of the Eagles.
In the second half of the game, it was a back and forth battle as the Patriots began the second half with a touchdown, followed by an Eagles touchdown and then again responded by the Patriots making the score 29-26 in favor of the Eagles. The game then came down to the final minute with the score 41-33 and New England with the ball, but they failed to score and the Eagles were victorious.