Eagles show Chargers blueprint for beating Patriots in Super Bowl win
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By Eric D. WilliamsESPN Staff Writer

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- In the biggest moment of his pro football career, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson did not flinch facing the mighty New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Pederson's Eagles played aggressive and free, going for it twice on fourth down, including a gutsy call for a touchdown on a 1-yard reverse pass to quarterback Nick Foles near the end of the first half.

Even when the Patriots briefly took the lead late in the game, Pederson continued to aggressively call plays that ultimately led to Foles hitting tight end Zach Ertz for the winning-touchdown with a little more than two minutes left.

With Tom Brady and the Patriots needing a touchdown to take the lead, Philadelphia's defense finally got a stop. Edge rusher Brandon Graham moving inside to create some interior pass rush, stripped Brady of the football and fellow defensive lineman Derek Barnett recovered.

Rookie kicker Jake Elliott drilled a 43-yard field goal to give the Eagles an eight-point lead, and once Brady's Hail Mary to tight end Rob Gronkowski fell to the ground in the end zone as time expired, the Eagles could finally celebrate the franchise's first Super Bowl...



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