The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 Sunday, and they couldn’t have done it without the stellar performance from backup quarterback Nick Foles and his reportedly gigantic hog.
Thank god for Brandon Graham. It was his effectively game-sealing strip-sack of Tom Brady—an actual, incontrovertible football play, a display of the kind of strength and athleticism and determination that bring us to the sport in the first place, a moment for which there was no reason to doubt your lying eyes or…
What makes these videos of native Philadelphians Kobe Bryant and Dion Waiters going nuts the moment the Eagles officially defeated the Patriots to win their first Super Bowl is how relatable they are. Trust me.
MINNEAPOLIS — It was hard to tell what happened.
Malcolm Butler, the hero of Super Bowl 49 and starting cornerback for the Patriots all season, wasn’t on the field for any defensive snaps as New England lost 41-33 to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52. If you have an answer for why: Please get in touch, Bill Belichick.
Underdogs in every playoff game they played, the Philadelphia Eagles just won the fucking Super Bowl. Their first ever. I still can’t really believe it. Neither can Tom Brady up there.
If the Eagles do the unthinkable and actually win the Super Bowl, Philadelphians will rush out onto the streets in celebration. If they want to climb some light poles to celebrate, they will be able to do so unencumbered: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced today that the city won’t be greasing up…
One Eagles player will be seeing the Super Bowl for the first time on February 4. Not just seeing it in person. Seeing it for the first time entirely. According to him, at least.
Nick Foles wasn’t supposed to be able to do this.
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When Jigar Desai got a text from his friend Brian Halloran after the NFC title game Sunday, he said it wasn’t him in the already-viral video.
Anyone monitoring Philadelphia’s reaction to the Super Bowl-bound Eagles has presumably seen the video of the guy in the Brian Dawkins jersey running into a pillar. That instant classic of the Idiot Gets Hurt genre was shot from inside the subway train, and is now joined by a companion piece—an alternate angle shot…
It’s Monday morning in Philadelphia, and the city is still here. Fans rushed to the streets after the Eagles routed the Vikings 38-7 last night. And despite some dire predictions and preemptively greased up poles, fans were apparently pretty well behaved. (The cops say there were only six Eagles-related arrests all…
It probably won’t enter the annals of all-time great postseason plays, mostly because it was done in service of extending the Patriots’ exhausting run of dominance and only served to thwart Blake Bortles, but Stephon Gilmore’s fourth-quarter swat is one of the finest plays you’ll ever see in a big moment.
I’m not saying the AFC title game was fixed for the Patriots, but holy shit that was some powerful home field advantage. The Jacksonville Jaguars were flagged six times for 98 yards while the Patriots were called once, for a holding penalty on a kickoff, for 10 yards. The last time any team was called for only one…
One week after Doug Pederson game-planned his way to a defensive struggle win over the Atlanta Falcons, his Eagles routed the favored Minnesota Vikings 38-7 and earned Philadelphia its first NFC championship since 2004.
The New England Patriots overcame the loss of Rob Gronkowski and a ten-point second-half deficit to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20, and return, like the swallows to Capistrano, to the Super Bowl. Fuck this shit.
Rob Gronkowski left the field in the first half of today’s AFC Championship after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jaguars safety Barry Church. Tom Brady’s pass left Gronk in a vulnerable position stretching for the grab, and Church was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Gronk seemed wobbly on his feet after the…