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Posted: February 05, 2018

Bold TD pass to Nick Foles before halftime stunned Patriots

WATCH: Eagles Beat Patriots in Super Bowl LII


Bold TD pass to Nick Foles before halftime stunned Patriots
Nick Foles hauls in a 1-yard touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the second quarter in Super Bowl LII.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


One reason the Eagles won Super Bowl LII was the innovative play-calling by coach Doug Pederson. And the Philly Special play he called just before halftime halftime had Twitter buzzing. 

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The Eagles led 15-12 against the New England Patriots late in the second quarter when Philadelphia faced a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. The Eagles executed a reverse throwback from tight end Trey Burton to a wide-open quarterback Nick Foles, catching the Patriots flat-footed and giving Philadelphia a 22-12 halftime lead.

It was a “take that” moment for the Eagles, as they answered a similar play call by the Patriots earlier in the second quarter. On that gadget play, New England quarterback Tom Brady was unable to hang on to a pass from Danny Amendola.

“That was something we’d been working on,” said Foles, who was voted the game’s MVP after the Eagles’ stunning 41-33 victory. “Doug and I were talking, and I was like ‘Let’s just run it. And it was a good time.

“And the end was a little wider than I thought, so I really needed to sell like I’m not doing anything,” Foles said during the postgame news conference. “And it worked: Burton made an amazing throw right on the money. I just looked it in.”

Foles became the first player in NFL history to throw and catch a touchdown pass in the same Super Bowl game, reported.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Foles' touchdown reception:

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