PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - They did it. The Philadelphia Eagles are the Super Bowl LII champs.
They led for most of the game Sunday night. They were up 10 at halftime.
Of course, quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots would make at least one comeback. In the fourth quarter, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski to give New England a one-point lead.
But quarterback Nick Foles would drive Philly back down the field, getting a touchdown pass to tight end Zach Ertz. There was a little controversy over that catch, but it stood.
Philly then got Brady to fumble and added a field goal, for good measure.
Brady still had one more chance. Down eight, he tossed it to the end zone, but no dice. The Eagles won 41-33 for their first Super Bowl title ever.
The players achieved their dream when so many counted them out, and they were just over the moon after the game. Below is a collection of some of their reactions on social media.
TE Trey Burton
SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!!! PHILLY SEE YA ON BROAD STREET!!!— Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8) February 5, 2018
G Brandon Brooks
No better feeling! pic.twitter.com/XhxcQAFpfw— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) February 5, 2018
WR Marcus Johnson
Rookie year I got cut, was at home for 2 months, then brought back all with the Eagles. 2nd year in the League I made the roster & now a SUPER BOWL CHAMPION🏆🦅 KEEP GRINDIN BOY YOUR LIFE CAN CHANGE IN ONE YEAR📢💯— Marcus D. Johnson📢 (@Mojomdj) February 5, 2018
QB Nick Foles
K Jake Elliott
If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up... #WORLDCHAMPS— Jake Elliott (@jake_elliott22) February 5, 2018
DT Beau Allen
T Lane Johnson
RB Kenjon Barner
Call me what you want to call me just make sure you add SUPERBOWL CHAMPION to the list!… https://t.co/AIwRc8HUST— Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) February 5, 2018
WR Nelson Agholor
Big homie I can't thank you enough for your support ! I gotta get with you this offseason though to take my game to the next level ! https://t.co/ajOkkVvhtH— Nelson Agholor (@nelsonagholor) February 5, 2018
TE Zach Ertz
CB Jalen Mills
No better feeling!— Jalen Mills (@greengoblin) February 5, 2018
DE Brandon Graham
E A G L E S.....Eagles!!!!! Party on Broad Street. Meet me there, better yet beat me there!!— Brandon Graham (@brandongraham55) February 5, 2018
DE Chris Long
🤫— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) February 5, 2018
QB Carson Wentz
S Jaylen Watkins
Philly....we love you!!— Jaylen Watkins (@jwat14) February 5, 2018
S Rodney McLeod
And there were reactions from some former Eagles, too.
Repeat after me.... THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!! #FlyEaglesFly— Brian Dawkins (@BrianDawkins) February 5, 2018
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 @Eagles for win the Super Bowl. Great game plan by Doug and excellent effort by the boys. Eagle for life. Bird gang.— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) February 5, 2018
Congratulations to Nick Foles & the Philadelphia Eagles!!! Great win fellas. We all witness greatness tonight. #FlyEaglesFly— Michael Vick (@MichaelVick) February 5, 2018