Eagles Win Super Bowl Against the Patriots 41-33

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A defensive play secured Philadelphia's first title in history.

The Philadelphia Eagles' flight from last to first ended with a Lombardi Trophy on Sunday night.

In a record-setting shootout between Philadelphia's Nick Foles and the New England Patriots' Tom Brady, the Eagles' backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive for the winning touchdown, an 11-yard strike to Zach Etrz with 2:21 to go. Then a defense that had been shredded throughout the second half made two final stands to win Super Bowl LII by the score of 41-33.

Brandon Graham strip-sacked Brady and Derek Barnett recovered, setting up rookie Jake Elliot's 46-yard field goal for an eight-point lead.

Brady then got his team to midfield before his final desperation pass fell to the ground in the end zone.

It was the first Super Bowl win for Philadelphia (16-3), which went from 7-9 last season to its first title crown since 1960.

Foles orchestrated the go-ahead drive with the kind of series Brady, this year's NFL MVP and a five-time champion, is known for. It covered 75 yards on 14 plays, and had to survive a video replay because Ertz had the ball pop into the air as he crossed the goal line.

The touchdown stood — and so did thousands of green-clad Eagles fans who weren't going to mind the frigid conditions outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis once they headed out to celebrate.

The Patriots (15-4) seemed ready to take their sixth championship in eight Super Bowl trips with Brady and coach Bill Belichick. Brady threw for a record 505 yards and three TDs, hitting Rob Gronkowski for a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Stephen Gostkowski's extra point gave New England its first lead, 33-32.

Then Foles made them forget injured Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz — and least for now — with the gutsiest drive of his life..