Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles beat New England Patriots to win title
- Super Bowl LII was held on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game to determine a champion for the 2017 season.
The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Philadelphia Eagles defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion and defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, 41–33.
This marks Philadelphia Eagles to win their first Super Bowl title. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles won MVP, making history as the first player to throw and catch a touchdown in the Super Bowl.
MVP and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles: "I felt calm all night. We are such a great group of guys. We felt confident. We just went out there and played football. We've been dreaming of this since we were little kids."
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: "I expect to be back. I don't see why I wouldn't be back. It's tough to lose these games. You play to win and sometimes you lose. Disappointed. Wish we could have done a better job."
Eagles coach Doug Pederson: "I have got the best players in the world, I love this group. We have the best fans in the world and now the best team in the world. We wanted to stay aggressive. My mentality was stay aggressive and let Nick Foles make plays."
Patriots coach Bill Belichick: "Obviously we didn't do a good enough job coaching. We missed a lot of opportunities offensively in the first half, didn't play good enough defense, didn't play good enough in the kicking game.
"In the end, we just couldn't quite make enough plays, and that was all on me. Disappointing, but I'm proud of the way our team competed."
Eagles lineman Brandon Graham, who forced the match-winning sack: "We worked our butt off and we are world champs baby!"
- source : BBC