Eagles defense comes up clutch in thrilling 41-33 Super Bowl LII win over Patriots

Posted at 10:17 PM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-04 22:18:38-05

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. –  In a game where neither team could separate from one another, the Eagles bested the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. This marks the first Super Bowl win in Eagles franchise history.

Nick Foles holds the Lombardi Trophy. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Philadelphia reclaimed the lead in the fourth quarter when quarterback Nick Foles hit Zach Ertz for an 11-yard touchdown with 2:21 left in the game.

Foles, who threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, and caught a touchdown, was named Super Bowl LII MVP.

Neither defense made many stops, but the Eagles defense got a timely one when Brandon Graham strip-sacked Tom Brady on the ensuing possession.

Jake Elliot would turn the lone Patriots turnover into three points with a 46-yard field goal, putting Philadelphia up 41-33.  add a field goal, and keep the Patriots out of the red zone.

Rick Lovato, Old Dominion football’s long snapper from 2011-14, became the first Monarch to play in a Super Bowl, and first to win a ring.