Super Bowl Recap: Philadelphia Burns Down (In a Good Way)

The first Sunday of February is always bittersweet for football fans, and this year was no different. Though the end of the 2017-2018 football season was fast approaching, the nation was given a climactic ending to an exciting year.

Super Bowl 52 featured the New England Patriots, led by five-time champion Tom Brady; and the underdog Philadelphia Eagles, a team that relied on backup quarterback Nick Foles due to a knee injury that sidelined starting quarterback Carson Wentz.

The Eagles came out of the gates aflame, blasting “Dreams and Nightmares” by Meek Mill as they exited the tunnel. The Patriots, who won last year, came on to the field to Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.”

The game was a shootout. Both offenses executed perfectly, and it was up to either defense to make a play. This happened in the fourth quarter, when Brandon Graham of the Eagles strip-sacked Tom Brady and gave his team the ball to set up the game-clinching field goal.

When all was said and done, the underdog Eagles won their first Super Bowl, 41-33. The game ended with the most yards gained in any Super Bowl in history, and provided the city of Philadelphia a reason to celebrate until the wee-hours of the morning.