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AP PHOTOS: Eagles beat Patriots in a thrilling Super Bowl

February 5, 2018
Fans brave cold temperatures as they make their way to U.S. Bank Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles won an epic shootout over the Patriots to win the franchise’s first Super Bowl.

Nick Foles was able to outscore Tom Brady, and the backup quarterback led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown to Zach Ertz with just over two minutes left.

Then a defense that had been shredded throughout the second half made two final stands to win 41-33.

It was the first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia (16-3), which went from 7-9 last season to the franchise’s first NFL title since 1960.

“If there’s a word (it’s) called everything,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “That’s what it means to Eagles fans everywhere. And for Eagles fans everywhere, this is for them.”

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