Former Eagles Defensive Star Recalls Inflicting Tom Brady and Patriots With Their Most Crushing Super Bowl Loss: ‘We Were That Confident’

Published 06/22/2022, 4:27 AM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: Vinny Curry #75 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

In 2018, a team made it to the Super Bowl and created history by winning the championship for the first time. This NFL team was none other than the Philadelphia Eagles, who had been struggling to reach the NFL finale. Former Eagles defensive star Vinny Curry, who played the match, recalls the moment they won it from the Tom Brady-led Patriots. 

Vinny Curry, while talking about Super Bowl LII, said, “We already knew we were going to win. We were that confident.” Philadelphia Eagles, with their quarterback Nick Foles, achieved this groundbreaking win that many other teams have failed to do so. The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots by 41-33 and won their first Super Bowl. 

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The Philadelphia Eagles won three NFL championship titles in 1948, 1949, and 1960. But, since the Super Bowl has been formed, the Eagles were hungry for their first win in a long time. On 4th February 2018, history was created as Patriots and Eagles played against each other in a remarkable match.

Tom Brady and the Patriots were almost there

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on before playing against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

The Eagles were leading the scoreboard in the first half with 22-12. Nick Foles had outsmarted Brady in every possible way, but still, half the game was left. There were high chances that the Patriots might make a comeback in the game like they usually do. 

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In the second half, the New England Patriots came close with a score of 22-19. In the last quarter, when only nine minutes were left, the Patriots took the 33-32 lead, and had now become intense. The Eagle never gave up and Foles threw a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz and further took back the lead again from the Patriots. Patriots couldn’t recover and the Eagles won the game by 41-33.

In that season, their starting quarterback, Carson Wentz was injured due to a torn ACL, but the Eagles continued to play the game as if they knew they were going to win.

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For Curry, it was the moment of his life, and seeing his team win the Super Bowl was everything he has imagined in his dreams. Moreover, it turned out to be the best year for Curry, as not only did he win the Super Bowl, but also became a father in May 2018.

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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