They were listed as the underdog coming into Super Bowl LII, but as the final score of the NFL’s biggest game shows, the Philadelphia Eagles are much more than underdogs.
On February 4, 2018, the Eagles took on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota for what proved to be a pretty entertaining game.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 5, 2018
But what may have been the most surprising feat for the Eagles is that their defense only allowed the Patriots to lead once during the entire game. This was the second time the Eagles and the Patriots have met in the Super Bowl, but with an entirely different outcome.
This was also the first Super Bowl win in Eagles franchise history.
On top of that, the man who led them to this Super Bowl win was Nick Foles. Foles started out the 2017 season as a back up to Carson Wentz, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, giving Foles the starting spot.
Several weeks later, Foles, who at one point thought he was going to hang up his cleats to become a pastor, was named Super Bowl LII MVP.
MVP Nick Foles pic.twitter.com/s1rT7dJCy1
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 5, 2018
As he stood atop the podium with his infant daughter Lily in his arms, he looked almost as confused as her—except as Foles processed being the newest Super Bowl champion, Lily was focused more on the microphone her dad was talking into.