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Eagles stun Patriots to win maiden Super Bowl title

Chinadaily / New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) breaks up a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) during the second quarter in Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, Feb 4, 2018. [Photo/Agencies] MINNEAPOLIS – The Philadelphia Eagles upset the National Football League’s defending champion New England Patriots 41-33 in a back-and-forth clash on Sunday to capture their maiden Super Bowl title.

For the Eagles, who previously lost title games in 1981 and 2005, the win capped a remarkable late-season charge that most observers considered unthinkable when starting quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending injury in December.

The Eagles, trailing by one point late in the fourth quarter, moved 38-33 ahead when quarterback Nick Foles connected with tight end Zach Ertz on a 11-yard touchdown that held up after a review determined it was a catch.

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