MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WTXF/AP) - A video reveals the moments Nick Foles made the call that would go down in sports history.
The Philadelphia Eagles posted a video on Facebook where Foles suggested the 'Philly Special' to Doug Pederson. The trick play involved a touchdown pass from Trey Burton to Nick Foles.
Nick Foles is the only quarterback to throw and catch a touchdown in Super Bowl history. This play perfectly epitomized this Eagles team. It showed the amazing chemistry they have on and off the field and the aggressive play calling from Doug Pederson that earned him a Super Bowl title.
Super Bowl MVP Foles orchestrated the victory with the kind of drive NFL MVP Brady, a five-time champion, is known for. The drive covered 14 plays, including a fourth-down conversion.
"I felt calm. I mean, we have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff," Foles said. "We felt confident coming in, and we just went out there and played football."
Foles has been something of a journeyman in his six pro seasons, but he has been spectacular in four career playoff games. He finished 28 of 43 for 373 yards and three TDs.
The combined 1,151 yards were the most in any modern NFL game, and Brady's 505 were the most in any playoff contest. The 40-year-old master finished 28 of 48 and picked apart the Eagles until the final two series.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson brought home the championship in his second year in charge. Belichick is 5-3 in Super Bowls and his teams have only a plus-4 overall margin in those games.
So this one was in keeping with that trend: breathtaking and even a bit bizarre.