By Geoffrey Knox
With 38 seconds remaining in the first half of Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles ran their ‘Philly Special’, a play that will live in the hearts and minds of Eagles fans forever.
Some moments in NFL history are so significant that they’re known, simply, by a name or a familiar phrase. You know that yourself. What do you think about when you hear ‘The Drive’ or ‘The Music City Miracle’? See what we mean? For Philadelphia Eagles fans this also holds true.
Three words come to mind, ‘4th and 26’. As special as that moment was, it kind of loses some steam because, that season, the Eagles didn’t quite close the deal by bringing home the Lombardi Trophy. Well, years have passed since that moment, and now the Eagles do, indeed, have their world championship. It came on February 4th of 2018, and when fans think of that day, they’ll now think of another legendary play in Eagles history.
It’s affectionately being called ‘Philly Special’.
Take a look.
Video courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube page
So, what’s so special about the ‘Philly Special’? Well, that’s easy. If any of us had been the coach, we would have probably kicked the field goal. Why not? It was 4th down. The score was 15-12 in favor of the Eagles at that point, and this wasn’t the middle of Week 6. This was the Super Bowl against the mighty New Englandwas time to gamble. It was time to be smart. At least that’s what we all thought...