A week ago today, thousands of people watched from the new US Bank Stadium and millions watched from their TV’s as the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles went head to head in the 2018 Super Bowl. The Eagles were underdogs throughout the NFL playoffs, however they pulled together and stunned New England with a 41-33 victory. “We’ve been doubted since Day One,” said Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who caught what proved to be the game-winning touchdown. “This team, no one picked us. We come out here and we’re World Champions.” The New England patriots have won 5 super bowls and have been in the super bowl a total of 9 times. This unexpected victory made many fans ecstatic.
Philadelphia missed a subsequent two-point conversion attempt to leave the door open for the Patriots with a little less than two-and-a-half minutes to play. But in a game when both offenses moved up and down the field effortlessly and combined for a Super Bowl record 1,151 yards, Brady had the ball swatted from his grasp and it was recovered by Philadelphia to all but seal New England’s fate. Brady finished with a Super Bowl record 505 passing yards and three touchdowns but could not deliver when it mattered most, his desperate pass falling to the ground in the end zone as time expired. The Eagles went on to kick a field goal to extend their lead to eight points and prevented the Patriots from engineering a last-minute, game-tying drive.
The victory set off a wild celebration among the team’s many green-clad supporters who made the trek to chilly Minneapolis, while uplifting music from “Rocky” blared through the speakers above a field covered in silver and green confetti. There was overwhelming joy and love throughout the whole Eagles team.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WAS HARD TO EDIT FOR JAKE BEESON, AS HE IS AN AVID DALLAS COWBOYS FAN