The city of Philadelphia takes to the streets to celebrate the first-ever Super Bowl championship of their beloved Eagles on Thursday morning.
Yes, it actually happened. After a lifetime of futility, the Eagles managed to pull it off — taking down the five-time champion New England Patriots on Sunday 41-33.
Quarterback Nick Foles earned MVP honors with a truly incredible performance. The Eagles’ backup — who took over late in the year for injured star Carson Wentz — went 28-43 for 373 yards passing, throwing for three touchdowns and even catching one on a crucial fourth down play.
It was an incredible end to a remarkable season for the Eagles — who stormed through the NFC East en route to winning the conference’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs. They survived a tight game against Atlanta in the divisional round, then blew out Minnesota in the NFC title game.
They were underdogs in each of their three playoff games. But none looked more daunting than the Super Bowl — in which the Eagles were faced with the prospect of turning away the Pats. Somehow, someway, the Eagles managed to do it — and in the process, secure the greatest sports victory in Philadelphia’s tortured sports history. Today, the city celebrates.
The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. ET. Watch above, via Philadelphia Fox affiliate WTXF.
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