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Philadelphia Eagles win first Super Bowl title

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 10:33 PM
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles celebrates a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots yesterday. The Eagles won 41-33.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (55) celebrates after causing a fumble by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game, yesterday. The Eagles won 41-33.
Philadelphia Eagles' Zach Ertz scores during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots yesterday. The Eagles won 41-33.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP):

Philadelphia Eagles win first Super Bowl, holding off favoured Patriots 41-33 in a game that shattered Super Bowl records.

Nick Foles threw the go-ahead 5-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl by outscoring Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

The most prolific playoff game in terms of combined yardage in NFL history was then decided on a defensive play when Brandon Graham stripped Tom Brady and rookie Derek Barnett recovered with 2:09 to play to set up a field goal by Jake Elliott and prevent another late Super Bowl comeback by the Patriots.

The Eagles blew a 12-point lead in the high-scoring matchup before rallying behind their backup quarterback who will go down in Philadelphia lore after throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns and catching another on a fourth-down trick play to give the Eagles their first championship since 1960.

Earlier, Justin Timberlake performed during the Half-Time Show in a set that included a duet with the Twin City's late great, Prince, whose image was projected on a giant screen beside Timberlake.