For the first time in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles have won the Super Bowl.
It was a rematch 13 years in the making. In 2005, the same teams met in Jacksonville, Florida for the big game, although that was with different faces. The only things that stayed consistent over those 13 years are Brady, Belichick and the teams logos.
The Philadelphia team you saw win Super Bowl LII (52) was a completely different monster than the one New England took down more than a decade ago. The Eagles team that met Brady and Belichick in Super Bowl XXXIX (39) had six time Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb and Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens.
Carson Wentz lead the Eagles through the regular season with a 12-2 record until the starting quarterback suffered a torn ACL, ending his season and hopes to carry the Eagles further into the postseason.
This is where Super Bowl MVP and backup quarterback Nick Foles came outta nowhere. He was announced the new face of the Eagles just hours after it was announced Wentz would not return to the turf, and the kid made history.
The Eagles took a small 9-3 lead after the first quarter, two field goals and one touchdown. Unfortunately the Eagles missed the extra point field goal and it almost came back to bite them.
With just two minutes to go, the Patriots led the Eagles 32-33 — by one point. The Eagles needed to score here to make sure that missed field goal did not come back to haunt them — and that’s exactly what Zach Ertz did.
Leaping into the end zone to give the Eagles a 38-33 lead with two minutes to go.
The Patriots had one final chance to run the clock and potentially have a game winning drive, but Brandon Graham, Philly’s defensive end, had other plans, slapping the ball away from Brady and solidifying the Eagles victory.
With just over a minute to go, the Eagles scored a field goal and Brady’s final hail mary of the season was draped in dark green jerseys, allowing Philadelphia to get their sweet sweet revenge.