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Nick Foles Outduels Tom Brady For MVP Honors

Posted Feb 4, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS - For the first time all game, the Eagles trailed.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hauled in his second touchdown pass of the game, a 4-yard strike from quarterback Tom Brady, to put New England ahead 33-32 with 9:22 remaining.

Quarterback Nick Foles didn't flinch for a moment.

He led the Eagles on a 14-play, 75-yard drive that ended with an 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz to put the Eagles back up for good.

Foles and the Eagles had to put up 41 points and come from behind against arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. But they did it. And the Eagles are Super Bowl champions.

Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns for a 106.1 QB rating. Plus, he made history by becoming the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to throw and catch a touchdown in the same game to earn MVP honors.

Less than two months ago, Foles was the backup to potential MVP Carson Wentz. Today, he's a Super Bowl MVP.

"We had to play a strong 60 minutes and it took 60 minutes," Foles said. "I didn't have to be Superman. I just had to go out and play."

After the confetti rained down, Foles stood on the podium holding his daughter, Lily, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. The chance to share that moment with his family made him take pause of what was happening.

"That's what life's about right there," Foles said.

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