>> A shocking win for the Philadelphia Eagles at Superbowl 52, their first ever title in Minneapolis Sunday, where they beat defending champion the New England Patriots 41 to 33. The win caps a remarkable late season surge for the Eagles. The game saw relentless offense, the teams combined ran a Superbowl record of 1,151 yards, but it came down to defenses as the clock ticked down.
And what was easily play of the game, Eagles defensive and Brandon Graham punched the ball away from Tom Brady in a sack with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. And Derek Barnett recovered the fumble, denying a last minute push by the Patriots. Philadelphia went on to kick a field goal that secured an eight-point lead, that was just after tight end Zach Ertz gave the Eagles to edge with a touchdown.
Eagles quarterback NIck Foles was named Most Valuable Player, he led the team to victory with repeated conversions and aggressive throws all game. He only took over from the injured Carson Wentz late in the season and led the team to Minneapolis.>> To be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles' first championship, we've all waited a long time to be in this position to be world champions.
The people who bleed green, the people of Philadelphia, the people all across the nation that support the Eagles, they've waited a long time.>> The game also saw no protest on the field. As singer Pink performed the national anthem, no players kneeled or raised their fist. And American football's biggest day kicked off without the seasons most polarizing issue.
Justin Timberlake featured in the halftime show, but after years of over the top shows from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Left Shark, and a Beyoncé ensemble, Justin's solo effort was more restrained. The standout moment was a tribute to the late rock legend Prince, native son of host city Minneapolis.