NFC East

Eagles, Foles persevere in soaring to Super Bowl title

He has traveled a long road: starter and castoff, journeyman and backup. Now Nick Foles stands at the summit of his sport.

How did it happen? Oh, sure, there was the mid-December injury to rising star Carson Wentz , with Foles stepping in and stepping up. But how, in a breathtaking championship game Sunday night, did this quarterback beat Tom Brady at the five-time Super Bowl winner's specialty, a shootout?

For Foles — and for his Philadelphia Eagles — there is one underlying theme to it all: perseverance.

"The big thing is don't be afraid to fail," Foles, the Super Bowl, MVP, said sleepless hours after he guided the drive of a...

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