Nick Foles began the 2017 NFL season as a backup quarterback, but he finished the year on top of the sports world with a win in the Super Bowl.
On Sunday, the Patriots fell behind early, made the comeback like they did last year and in so many other playoff games before, took the lead … and then lost it. Patriots fans will blame missed tackles, or missed throws, or Malcolm Butler reportedly coming down with the flu ahead of the game, or Brandin Cooks being knocked out of the game from a violent hit in the first quarter, or a supposed illegal formation by the Eagles on a touchdown (it wasn’t illegal), or a supposed incomplete pass on another TD, or Tom Brady failing to catch a pass on a trick play, one eerily similar to the one Nick Foles would later catch for a touchdown.
Womens Bobby Orr Jersey The truth of the matter is that the Eagles were a really Irving Fryar Womens Jersey good football team, and outplayed the Patriots on Sunday. Pederson called an aggressive game from the start and was rewarded for it. He built a beautiful game plan for Foles, who played almost as well as he did last week, when he played the single greatest game of his life.
Alshon Jeffery was brilliant. Corey Clements made an incredible catch in the end zone. The Eagles forced a turnover when it mattered most. It happens.
It’s a little extra special when the team’s never been there before. The Eagles hadn’t been, and that made this a particularly cool moment not just for the guys on the stage with Roger Goodell, but for literally millions of people who care about that team.
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As great as the presentation was, I presume it won’t hold a candle to what happens on Broad Street over the next few days.
Jimmy Garoppolo is the highest-paid player in NFL history with a new contract that averages a record-breaking $27.5 million per year. And it’s going to a player with seven career starts 鈥?five of which came with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo, 26, showed the 49ers everything he possibly could to convince the team he was worth his deal. In his five starts, San Francisco went 5-0 鈥?a feat made even more impressive by the fact that the 49ers were 1-10 at that point in the year 鈥?and Garoppolo completed 67.4 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and five interceptions.