MINNEAPOLIS — Philadelphia tight end Zach Ertz caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles with 2:21 remaining to lift the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship with a 41-33 win over New England on Sunday night (Feb. 4).
Ertz dove into the end zone and the ball popped up as he rolled on the turf. He snared the loose ball and the scoring catch stood after review.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was stripped on the ensuing possession for a turnover that the Eagles (16-3) converted into Jake Elliott’s third field goal with 1:05 to go.
Brady threw from near midfield to the end zone for Rob Gronkowski on the final play, but the pass was batted around and fell incomplete in a mass of players.
Foles, the MVP, completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Foles caught a 1-yard scoring pass from Trey Burton on a gadget play with 34 seconds left in the first half as Philadelphia took a 22-12 lead at the break.
Brady completed 28 of 48 passes for 505 yards with three touchdowns and no picks as New England finished 15-4.