Yes, folks, they did it. The Philadelphia Eagles, against all odds, have advanced to Super Bowl 52. With the brilliant play of Nick Foles, the aggressive run-stopping defense, and the pragmaticism of Doug Pederson, the Eagles have dominated a difficult NFC conference and are set to face the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.
The classic “David vs. Goliath” battle is the overarching storyline for the Super Bowl as the Eagles are put in the position where they thrive, as the underdogs. Will the underdogs bring home the hardware? Just the Phacts has your answer…
The Eagles will come out of the gate hot scoring a touchdown and field goal on their first two drives with a slant pass touchdown to Zach Ertz, and a long field goal from Jake Elliott
With a stout defensive performace, the Eagles will be able to lock down the flats and pressure Tom Brady to throw off his backfoot.
The Eagles will continue their strong offensive performance with a touchdown by LeGarrette Blount with about five minutes left in the second quarter. Taking a 17-0 lead.
However, the winded Eagles defense will let up a rigorous, time-consuming drive capped off with a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Dion Lewis.
Belichick’s halftime adjustments and the offensive momentum from the first half will have the Patriots start off the 3rd quarter hot with two huge completions from Gronkowski and a touchdown run by Rex Burkhead.
Then, a botched special teams play will have the Patriots inside the Eagles’s 20 yard line. But, the Eagles’ defense will remain ardent and force only a field goal, tying the game at 17.
During the last two minutes of the third quarter, the Eagles will orchestrate a drive dominated by their running attack that will lead to a field goal by Jake Elliott.
The Patriot’s patient and deceptive offense will lead a long drive to give them the first lead of the game with a touchdown by Rob Gronkowski.
With seven minutes left in the game, Nick Foles tosses two deep bombs to Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins, respectively, to get the Eagles within the five yard line. After three tries, LeGarrette Blount pushes pass the plane to give the Eagles the late lead.
With just three minutes left, the GOAT, Tom Brady, has the ball in his hands and Eagles’ fans are getting nervous.
However, with pressure from Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, the Eagles defense forces an incomplete pass and a sack. The next play, Brady finds Amendola for a gain of eight. The Patriots are put in a 4th down and 8 situation, the ball is snapped and Brady finds Hogan across the middle before a hard hit by Malcolm Jenkins forces an incompletion and a turnover on downs.
The Eagles line up in victory formation and the city of Philadelphia becomes absolutely ecstatic as the Lombardi trophy is finally coming to the city of brotherly love.
Eagles win 27-24