A remarkable season of football is finally over.
The Philadelphia Eagles captured their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
Here’s a look at what happened in the thrilling season finale.
PHILADELPHIA 41 NEW ENGLAND 33
The Philadelphia Eagles came into the game as an underdog for the third consecutive time in the playoffs, the first time ever for a number one seed. The odds were even further stacked against them due to the loss of MVP candidate Carson Wentz late in the season.
But the Eagles relished the role of underdog and rode the hot hand of backup quarterback Nick Foles.
Both teams came out blazing on offense and never let up. The Patriots and Eagles combined for 1,152 yards, the most in any NFL game ever.
Tom Brady was sharp as always and broke his own Super Bowl record with 505 yards passing, but the Eagles made the critical plays in the key moments.
Philadelphia took a huge gamble and went for it on fourth down instead of settling for a short field goal right before the half. The score gave the Eagles a 10-point lead that they would desperately need in the second half.
Fourth down, #SBLII, Doug Pederson calls this play. #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/UZU6hNQnkA
The Patriots got the ball first in the second half, and marched down the field for a touchdown as expected. The Patriots were hardly stopped at all the entire game, never having to punt (the Eagles only punted once).
The Eagles kept pace, but flinched first when they settled for a field goal. The Patriots took a one-point lead, but it was short-lived because the Eagles matched with a methodical touchdown drive that included a crucial fourth-down conversion at midfield.
Trailing by 5 with two minutes to go, the Eagles got their big break and recovered a fumble on a sack of Brady. The Eagles tacked on a field goal to go up 8, but the Patriots had one more push in them.
With only 9 seconds left, the Patriots had one last chance on a Hail Mary.
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Brady and the Patriots were denied their sixth rings, and the Eagles claimed their first Super Bowl victory in three attempts.