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Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles tops his on-field performance with incredible postgame moment

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Despite winning the most games of any team in the NFC, the Eagles became underdogs the moment Carson Wentz went down with a gruesome knee injury in Week 14.

Backup quarterback Nick Foles, who has admitted that he almost retired a year ago, was given no shot at delivering the franchise its first ever Super Bowl.

The Eagles were underdogs in all three of their playoff games, including Sunday’s matchup against the Tom Brady-led Patriots.

In an offensive duel that saw more total yardage (1,151) than any Super Bowl in NFL history, the Eagles stunned the Patriots 41-33.

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While the Eagles had a potent running game, it was the arm of Foles that served as the engine to the offense. He completed 29 of 44 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns, with one fluke interception that bounced out of his receiver’s hands.

Foles even had his first-ever touchdown catch on a trick play on a crucial fourth down.

Late in the 4th quarter, Foles connected with tight end Zach Ertz for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

With numbers like Foles put up, he was the obvious choice for MVP.

But when Foles was awarded the MVP live on NBC, he refused to bask in the glory himself.

“All glory to God” were the first words out of his mouth, while he held his 7-month old baby.

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Foles wasn’t the only one to point the attention to God. Eagles coach Doug Pederson and tight end Zach Ertz did the same thing at the very beginning of their interviews.

It’s great to see so much attention directed toward God on America’s biggest sports night.

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Jake Harp has been with The Western Journal since 2014. His writing primarily focuses on sports and their intersection with politics, culture, and religion.
Jake Harp joined Liftable Media in 2014 after graduating from Grove City College. Since then he has worked in several roles, mostly focusing on social media and story assignment. Jake lives in Western New York where, in a shocking display of poor parenting, he tries to pass down his Buffalo sports fandom to his daughter.
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