How Nick Foles and the Eagles Tricked the Patriots
But when Foles got to the Eagles deep into New England territory on their next possession, Coach Doug Pederson called a trick play — he said it was called the Philly Special —
that the Patriots had used against the Eagles several years ago.
With the reception — the first of his six-year career — Foles became the first player to throw and catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl.
But his catch — a bit of trickery for a 1-yard touchdown reception — helped him earn most valuable player honors for the game.
“I can start up there and put it anywhere, even if he was covered, and I could probably still throw it up there and have confidence he would get it.”
The Patriots tried a pass play to quarterback Tom Brady earlier in the game, and he failed to reel it in.
Burton, who threw the pass, said he had no doubt Foles would catch the ball.
Reich said that Pederson wanted to use it in the second half Sunday but decided to call it during the first half instead.
With the New England defense largely fooled, Foles slipped undetected into the right side of the end zone
and Burton, who had played quarterback for part of his career at the University of Florida, found him wide open for a touchdown.