Much was made about how Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles would handle the big stage of Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots after coming on late in the regular season to replace injured starter Carson Wentz, and the early returns were strong for the backup signal-caller at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
On the opening drive of the game, Foles completed six of his nine attempts for 61 yards. Foles engineered what turned into a 25-yard field goal and 3-0 lead with 7:55 to play in the first quarter.
Foles completed two passes to wide receiver Nelson Agholor, as well as 17- and 15-yard throws to Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, respectively. The 15-yarder to Smith turned a third-and-12 from Philadelphia’s 47-yard line into a first-and-10 at New England’s 38.