The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 to capture their first ever Super Bowl title in a great offensive showcase. The Eagles were in control for almost the entire game until Tom Brady and the Patriots picked up speed and took a 33-32 lead in the fourth quarter. The Patriots looked like they were in for another comeback like last year against the Atlanta Falcons when they were down 28-3 and came back to win 3428 in overtime. Philadelphia later pulled ahead 38-33 after a touchdown giving the ball back to Brady with more than enough time. In the second half the Eagle failed to stop a single drive by the Patriots until they forced a fumble from Brady which then led to an Eagles field goal with under 2 minutes left on the clock. Unfortunately, the Patriots could not convert, and Philadelphia ended up with the victory. Philadelphia faced some adversity towards the end of the season and into the post season. Starting quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a season ending injury which meant that backup Nick Foles had to step in. As a result, the Eagles were constant underdogs throughout the playoffs. Their chances looked lost, but who would have thought that Foles would lead this team to a championship as well as being named the Super Bowl MVP. Next up for the city of Philadelphia, a championship parade to celebrate their Super Bowl Victory.
Originally published in Bandersnatch Vol. 47 Issue 08 on February 7, 2018