2. Foles throws *and* catches touchdown passes
Foles won MVP honors for his 373 yards passing and three scores—but on this play, he flipped the script.
Late in the first half on fourth down from New England’s one-yard line, Foles lined up in the shotgun formation. After an end-around involving running back Corey Clement and tight end (and former quarterback) Trey Burton, Foles then caught a touchdown—and he was wide open. The score gave the underdogs a 22-12 lead headed into halftime. It also gave the QB the distinction of being the first-ever player with a TD pass and catch in the same Super Bowl game.
Why the trickery? “You learn if you play passive, if you play conservative, if you call plays conservatively, you are going to be 8-8, 9-7 every year,” Iggs coach Doug Pederson says, according to SI.com. Duly noted.Back to top