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Super Bowl LII

Andrew Rhonehouse, Journalist

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Super Bowl LII, between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles was a story of champions and underdogs. The game began with an unexpected start when the Eagles scored a 25 yard field goal, followed by a 34 yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles to Alshon Jeffery; they were ahead of the defending champions 9-3 by the end of the first quarter. The Eagles extended their lead above the Patriots to 15-3 when Eagles running back LaGarrette Blount scored a 21 yard touchdown. However, the Patriots high powered offense, led by veteran quarterback Tom Brady, drove 90 yards in 7 plays, in combination with a field goal on the previous drive, scoring on a 26 yard touchdown to bring the score to 15-12. But it was not over yet: just before the half came to an end, the Eagles scored on another touchdown when Trey Burton threw a touchdown pass to Nick Foles on a trick play, bringing the score to 22-12. The 3rd quarter started off with Tom Brady throwing a five yard touchdown pass to former Arizona Wildcats football player, Rob Gronkowski to bring the score to 22-19, which was followed by back to back touchdowns by both the Eagles and the Patriots making it 29-26. The 4th quarter quickly started off with an Eagles field goal finalizing the score 41-33, making the Philadelphia Eagles the Super Bowl champions.

Tom Brady missing a catch thrown to him

Nick Foles, former Arizona Wildcats quarterback, started off the 2017-2018 as a backup quarterback behind Carson Wentz.  However, he has already had success with the Eagles when he won a Division title in 2013, so it was not a complete surprise that he carried the team to the Super Bowl. He is now being called the greatest backup quarterback of all time.

Nick Foles celebrating after scoring

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