Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles hold off New England Patriots 41-33

The Philadelphia Eagles have won their first Super Bowl after a pulsating 60 minutes against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

The record breaking 41-33 Super Bowl LII victory for the Eagles was built off a career defining performance from backup quarterback Nick Foles.

The 29-year-old, who played his first game of the season on November after MVP candidate Carson Wentz was injured, threw for 373 yards, with three touchdown passes and just one interception in a masterful performance in Minnesota.

Foles became the first player in NFL history to throw for and catch a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

The reception, the first of his career, came on a gutsy call.

With 38 seconds left in the first half, the Eagles elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal.

Four seconds later, Foles hauled in the 1-yard catch from tight end Trey Burton, and the Eagles led 22-12 after the extra point by Jake Elliott.

But 10-points is never safe against Tom Brady and the Patriots. The defending champions clawed their way back throughout the second-half, eventually taking a 33-32 lead with a litthe over 10-minutes on the clock.

But Foles and the Eagles were not to be denied on this night. With 2:21 remaining, Foles found tight end Zach Ertz for the go ahead score and Philadelphia were edging closer to history.

Brady had time for a potential game-winning drive, but he was sacked by Brandon Graham and lost the football, the games only turnover. Derek Barnett recovered it for Philadelphia, and a 46-yard field goal by Elliott extended the lead.

The final play of the game was a deep ball from Brady that fell incomplete in the end zone.

Foles is the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Brady did it in the 2001 season. His efforts denied a sixth Super Bowl title for the Patriots.

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