Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Foles catches epic touchdown in Super Bowl

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In what ended up being a gutsy call, Nick Foles ended up catching an unexpected touchdown pass for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

Even though there’s still a whole other half to play, the Philadelphia Eagles have plenty of reasons to be excited at the moment for hanging on to a 22-12 lead over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. And while there were plenty of big plays from both teams in the first half, it’s safe to say no play stood out more than the touchdown catch Nick Foles pulled off towards the end of the second half for the Eagles.

Deep in New England territory on the one-yard line with less than a minute to go in the first half, Doug Pederson made the gutsy call on fourth down to go for the touchdown instead of settling for the field goal. Turns out, the Eagles were able to catch the Patriots’ defense completely off guard by pulling off what may end up being the most amazing trickery play from the postseason, resulting in Foles catching a touchdown pass himself.

That’s right, Foles of all players was the one that ended up in the end zone on a fourth and goal from the one-yard line after Trey Burton took the handoff before finding his quarterback in the end zone to help Philadelphia increase their lead to 22-12. As shown in the video below, this gutsy call paid off big time for the Eagles since this play easily could have backfired for Pederson’s squad.

For a team that has spent the entire postseason playing as underdogs, Philadelphia deserves plenty of credit for coming through on a play like this since it could very well end up making a huge impact on the outcome of the game. Just like most head coaches in the league, Pederson knows his team isn’t going to be able to defeat the Patriots by settling for field goals instead of touchdowns, and after Jake Elliott already missed a key extra point, the Eagles need all of the scoring they can get.

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Only time will tell when it comes to what will be in store for the second half, but at least Philadelphia will be playing with a ton of confidence after a touchdown catch like this for Foles. Hopefully, that confidence will carry over into the second half for the Eagles to potentially give the team their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.