52 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES YEARBOOK
February 4, 2018
U.S. Bank Stadium
Super Bowl LII
This was Nick Foles’ moment.
Tom Brady’s 4-yard touchdown pass
to Rob Gronkowski with 9:22 remaining
gave New England a 33-32 lead, the
Patriots’ first of the game. Foles had
already thrown two touchdowns and
was on the receiving end of the Philly
Special - a trick play on fourth-and-goal
that featured a direct snap to Corey
Clement, who tossed the ball to Trey
Burton, who aired the ball to Foles for
a 1-yard score just before halftime.
The Eagles overcame a litany of
injuries during the season that would
have been insurmountable for most
teams. It was only fitting that the Eagles
would encounter another obstacle
in the final quarter on the game’s
greatest stage. Foles confidently led
the Eagles on a 14-play, 75-yard drive,
connecting with Zach Ertz for the 11-
yard, Super Bowl-winning touchdown.
The Patriots, led by Brady who
engineered the greatest Super Bowl
comeback just one year earlier, still had
2:21 to rebound. Brandon Graham got the
ball back for the Eagles with a strip-sack
that was recovered by Derek Barnett.
Brady had one last chance in the final
minute. With nine seconds left from the
Patriots’ 49-yard line, Brady unleashed
a Hail Mary attempt for Gronkowski
that was batted around before falling
incomplete. The Eagles were Super
Bowl Champions for the first time! The
franchise’s last World Championship
before this past season was 1960.