Spring 2021 Magazine

Philadelphia Eagles give 'glory to God' after winning Super Bowl LII

Upon winning Super Bowl LII, many of the Philadelphia Eagles had nothing but praise for Jesus Christ.

Head coach Doug Pederson was the first to talk with NBC’s Dan Patrick after the Eagles clinched the first Super Bowl for the city of Philadelphia. The coach’s first words: “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity.”

Next up was tight end Zach Ertz, who caught the game-winning touchdown. “Glory to God first and foremost,” he told Patrick. Just days ago, while speaking to the media before the Super Bowl, Ertz told the crowd, “Our No. 1 goal is to make disciples.”

Then it was quarterback Nick Foles’ turn to speak to the masses watching on TV, moments after he’d been named Super Bowl MVP. “All glory to God,” said Foles, who earlier in the week talked about how he’d like to become a pastor when his football days are done.

The Foles-to-Ertz TD regained the lead for Philadelphia, yet victory became closer to reality when defensive end Brandon Graham strip-sacked Tom Brady. Graham — who “found peace in his heart with God” this year — also spoke with NBC after it was over.

Many of these same Eagles participated in the filming of our Football Sunday video, which was shown at more than 2,000 churches across the country on Super Bowl Sunday:

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles for winning Super Bowl LII.

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