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By Chineze Ogugua

On a night of records in American Football, the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time after they beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in an extraordinary encounter in Minneapolis.


The Eagles – led by quarterback Nick Foles – produced a brilliant offensive display to deny the Patriots from a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl crown.

Brandon Graham’s sack on Brady three minutes after Zach Ertz’s touchdown turned out to be the turning point as the game looked all but won for the Eagles.

Foles who was the game’s Most Valuable Player became the first player ever to throw and catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl after he caught a pass from tight end from Trey Burton on a gutsy trick play on fourth-and-goal.

Meanwhile, Patriots’s Brady made a Super Bowl record of 505 passing yards, as the Eagles and Patriots combined for 1,151 yards in total, a record not just for a Super Bowl but for any regular- or post-season game in NFL history.

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