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Philadelphia Eagles take down New England Patriots in Super Bowl thriller

The underdog Eagles came back to defeat the Patriots, 41-33, to win their first Super Bowl.

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New England Patriots fans cheer prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl LII between the Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4.

The Patriots were hoping to win their sixth championship with quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, who have appeared in eight Super Bowls since 2002.

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The Eagles mascot leads the team onto the field.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady takes the field.

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Eagles quarterback Nick Foles looks to pass in the first quarter.

Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, was previously a backup quarterback. He stepped in to replace injured starter Carson Wentz in the 14th week of the regular season.

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Alshon Jeffery of the Eagles catches a 34-yard touchdown pass over Eric Rowe of the Patriots in the first quarter.

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Eagles fans in Philadelphia react during the first quarter.

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Patriots running back James White celebrates his touchdown with teammate Danny Amendola during the second quarter.

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Tom Brady fails to catch the ball during a trick play.

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Nick Foles makes a touchdown catch late in the second quarter, the first ever by a quarterback in Super Bowl history.

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Fans in Philadelphia watch at the city's oldest tavern, McGillin's Olde Ale House.

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New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore breaks up a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery during the second quarter.

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Justin Timberlake performs during the halftime.

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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski scores a touchdown.

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Eagles fans react in Philadelphia.

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Eagles tight end Zach Ertz leaps over Patriots free safety Devin McCourty to score a touchdown.

Foles led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive, culminating in the game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to Ertz with 2:21 to go.

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Kathleen Doherty, center, of Woburn, Mass., reacts with other fans at a Boston bar.

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Tom Brady walks off the field.

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Cornerback Patrick Robinson celebrates the Eagles victory.

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Nick Foles celebrates with daughter Lily.

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Eagles fans celebrate in the streets of Philadelphia.

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Nick Foles holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

It was their first league championship since they defeated the Green Bay Packers at the start of the Packers' dynasty after the 1960 season — before the Super Bowl was even created. 

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