Top Ten Plays from Super Bowl LII
Nick Foles came to head coach Doug Pederson and said "You want philly philly? ".
Doug Pederson answered saying "Yea lets do it".
Al Michaels (play-by-play announcer for NBC) said "I would feel better here taking the three points. I think it's a risk, and if you make it's great, but if you don't make it it's a bid momentum swing".
Nick Foles came jogging into the huddle and called to his players a play, and that was "Philly Special", Nick Foles said to his players. He clapped the huddle over and fidget with his mouth guard waited for his players to be set.
"Here we go, here we go", Nick Foles said as he waved his Eagles feathers. He called things out to his players and then said "Hike" for the play to begin. It was 4th and goal with :38 remaining in the first half.
It was a direct snap to Corey Clement, he then reversed it to Trey Burton as Nick Foles went into the end zone wide open and Trey ...more
They wouldn't have got the momentum for this play if Philly Special didn't work. But it did, and now they were more hyped and furious for a Super Bowl victory, and that's why they were able to drive their team to the 22 down 32-33 with 2:25 remaining in the fourth quarter.
With the play clock winding down, Nick Foles finally said "Hike" and the play began on 3rd-and-seven.
Zach Ertz ran straight, then looked to the QB while he twisted and turned sliding his feet and dived into the end-zone, then fumbled the ball caught it back up.
But was it a touchdown? Was he a runner? He was in the end-zone, but did he get possession of the ball before he dived?
Referee Gene Steratore and Field Judge Tom Hill had been involved with two of the most controversial catches in NFL history to not be a catch.
Hill was on the crew that overturned the Jesse James touchdown in week 15 of the 2017 NFL season which would've given the Steelers home-field damage in the Playoffs. Steratore and Hill ...more
After Zach Ertz's touchdown they still had to keep Tom Brady out of the end-zone.
The Eagles kicked off and Tom looked like he was ready. In his first pass he threw to Rob Gronkowski for an eight-yard gain.
That's when they decided to not let the Patriots comeback and made a big defensive play.
Tom Brady hiked the ball, and the defense was coming. So when the defense was already ready for the sack, Tom Brady tried to throw it and Bradon Graham didn't let that ball go anywhere. The ball fumbled to the ground and Mychal Kendricks feel on top of it. The Eagles crowd went crazy as players did as it looked like the Eagles were Super Bowl Champions.
After a field goal by Jake Elliott, the Patriots got the ball back. There's no way they can come back now, right? Well they were very close.
Tom Brady threw that ball around 70 yards. But the Eagles jumped for it. It bounced to a Eagle and he dropped it but whatever! The Eagles won the Super Bowl 41-33 as time expires!
It was 2nd-and-goal. The Patriots were ready to do another ten-point comeback.
Tom Brady hiked. He immediately saw Rob Gronkowski and he caught it and the Patriots took a 33-32 lead.
Nick Foles called out "180 set, hike". It was 1st-and-10 with 2:41 remaining in the first quarter.
Nick Foles would fake an handoff to LeGarrette Blount, then launched a pass to Alshon Jeffrey, who was 1-on-1 on Eric Rowe. Alshon Jeffrey would jump in the air while Eric would try to defend the pass. Alson won the battle. The Eagles went up 9-3.
It was 4th-and-one. The game could be over if the Eagles can't get a first down.
Nick Foles hiked. He immediately found Zach Ertz who jumped up in the air and holded the ball just enough for the first down.
Three plays later, Zach Ertz got the touchdown of his life to give the Eagles the lead with two minutes remaining in the ball game.
It was 1st-and-10 with 5:14 remaining in the second quarter.The Eagles were winning 15-6. the Patriots needed a big play.
Alshon Jeffrey was looking for another big play. This time he was guarded by Stephon Gilmore, who is a pretty good defender.
Nick Foles called "180, set hike", like he did with Alshon Jeffrey's touchdown earlier.
Nick Foles threw deep to the right side and it looked like Alshon had it. But after it juggled once Alshon desperately tried to catch it with his left hand, but all he did was bob it up in the air, which allowed Duron Harmon to intercept it.
It was 1st-and-10. Tom Brady Hiked. He saw Kevin Hogan immediately and Kevin Hogan ran into the end-zone to cut the Eagles lead to 29-26 only.
It was 1st-and-10. Nick Foles handed-off to LeGarette Blount. Blount ran to the left, found a open lane and ran into the end-zone to put the lead to 15-3.