The Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl by defeating the New England Patriots 41-33:

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Author: Jon Kuzma

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Even if you aren’t a football fan you had to enjoy Super Bowl 52. There was 1,151 yards between both teams in this contest which was the most for any NFL game ever. Not only that Nick Foles and Tom Brady put on a brilliant quarterback display all night long and it was just an entertaining football game overall. Foles threw for 373 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception which helped him win Super Bowl MVP honors. LeGarrette Blount got a little bit of redemption against his former team, he rushed for 90 yards and 1 TD. Corey Clement was the Eagles top receiver he hauled in 100 yards and 1 touchdown. Alshon Jeffery, and Zach Ertz both added a touchdown reception for Doug Pederson’s offense as well. Tom Brady threw for 505 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions essentially doing everything he could. James White led New England rushing wise he had 45 yards and 1 rushing score. While three Patriots receivers Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan, and Rob Gronkowski all went over the 100 yards receiving mark. Gronkowski caught two touchdowns and Chris Hogan was also a recipient of a Brady touchdown throw. It was a productive night for Bill Belichick’s team but both sides of the ball didn’t show up. Truthfully there really wasn’t much defense for either team but Philadelphia managed to make a game changing play when Brandon Graham recorded the game’s only sack. Brady ended up fumbling on that Graham hit and the Eagles defense would recover the football. From there Pederson’s squad would go on to close it out but not before a big night from Jalen Mills. Mills led the birds with a team high 9 tackles. Corey Graham played extremely well for the City of Brotherly Love too, he finished the game with 8 tackles. On the opposite sideline Patrick Chung went for 9 tackles in a losing effort. Devin McCourty also played hard recording 7 tackles but there just wasn’t enough plays from the Patriots defense. Give credit to Doug Pederson, Nick Foles, and the Eagles defense as a whole. Those three factors really willed this team to a victory on the biggest stage in sports.

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