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Philadelphia celebrates first Super Bowl win

by Evan Wilt
Posted 2/05/18, 09:06 am

The Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots Sunday night to capture the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship. Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles, a former backup, was the game’s MVP, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown pass thrown by tight end Trey Burton in the 41-33 record-setting win. The teams combined for 1,151 yards, the most in any game in NFL history. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the league’s MVP, threw for 505 yards and three scores in the losing effort. The game marked the eighth Super Bowl appearance for Brady and New England head coach Bill Belichick, giving them a 5-3 record. The Eagles were favorites to make it to the Super Bowl for most the fall until their star quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending injury in December. A year ago, Foles thought about walking away from the game but now he’s a hero in Philadelphia. “The big thing that helped me is knowing I didn’t have to be Superman,” he said after the game. “I had amazing teammates, amazing coaches around me.” Eagles fans celebrated long into the night, breaking storefront windows, climbing on light posts, and dancing in the streets. Philadelphia police reportedly requested assistance from Homeland Security and the National Guard as Eagles fans rioted in the city.

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Evan Wilt

Evan is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Washington, D.C.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 02/06/2018 02:17 pm

    “WE WON!  Now let’s riot and destroy stuff!”

    Never have understood that mentality. 

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    Brendan Bossard
    Posted: Fri, 02/09/2018 09:05 pm

    I live and work in Philadelphia, and did not hear about rioting as I understand it.  There were some instances of small-group property damage and looting.  Less than ten people have been arrested to date.  That is pretty good for a city with more than 1.5 million inhabitants.

    The parade went remarkably well yesterday.  Jason Kelce's speech already is famous for its F-bombs, but other than that, people were generally very civil.  Some of the cops were loose enough to dance with the crowd.  That seems a pretty good measuring stick.  So all in all, I feel that the "rioting" is just a news-making trope.