In a what turned out to be a very exciting game, the Philadelphia Eagle beat the New England Patriots 41-33 to get their first ever Super Bowl victory. As disappointing as it is to have to type that, you have to tip your cap to the great work the Eagles organization has done this year.
Here are three winners and three losers of Super Bowl 52 and all the spoils that go with it...
Winner - Nick Foles
The Eagles backup quarterback took down the big prize as he was awarded MVP of the Super Bowl. He was 28 for 43 with 373 yards with three touchdowns and one interception (which wasn’t his fault). He also caught a touchdown pass on a creative fourth-down play-call down at the goal line.
It was a great performance for Foles, who has stepped in and played well after starting quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury. The Eagles already cashed in once when they sent Sam Bradford to Minnesota for a first-round draft pick. With how well Foles has played, this should make him an enticing trade prospect for the team going forward.
Loser - Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.
What is worse than only winning three games this past season? How about having your two biggest offensive stars remake a classic scene from the movie Dirty Dancing? Don’t get me wrong - I enjoyed this very much. So did all my friends that laughed continuously as we watched this commercial play out.
And the award for the best super bowl commercial goes to : eli manning and Odell Beckham jr pic.twitter.com/PAP7boXLuz— memes (@thehoodmemes) February 5, 2018
Nobody puts OBJ in a corner.
Winner - Corey Clement
The Patriots make a living out of utilizing their running backs as receivers as both Dion Lewis and James White are electric pass catching options. But on this day it was the Eagles receiving back Corey Clement that got the job done. Clement had only four catches, but they went for a total of 100 yards, including a big 55-yard play.
He also had a nice touchdown pass that was part of a questionable review when it looked like the ball had moved before he could get two feet in bounds.
Loser - Diet Coke commercial
Honestly, I’m at a lost for words. I really don’t know what I was supposed to be watching here.
Winner - NFC East
I hear people talk about division loyalty. Personally, none of that resonates with me. My three least favorite teams are the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles - in no particular order.
While it’s not something many of us are happy about, the Eagles victory makes them the last divisional team to join the Lombardi club. It also puts the NFC East ahead of the pack as our own RJ Ochoa points out.
The NFC East is the first division to have every team win a Super Bowl.— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) February 5, 2018
REMINDER: Conference pride is not a thing in the NFL.— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) February 4, 2018
Losers - Super Bowl MVPs
Winning the league’s Most Valuable Player award is an honor, but it’s also a curse. As you can see, former league MVPs have struggled to get it done on the big stage.
What things from the Super Bowl did you enjoy the most? What things disappointed?