Eagles’ Super Bowl champ Nick Foles gives Peyton Manning advice on how to beat Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles had some rather humorous advice for Peyton Manning as he squared off against Tom Brady and pro golfer Phil Mickelson during Sunday’s “The Match II: Champions for Charity.”
Nick Foles and the Eagles defeated Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl 52, thanks in large part to a called the “Philly Special.” Foles advised Peyton and his partner, Tiger Woods, to pull out all the stops if necessary.
Peyton, two words, if Tom and Phil start coming back…”Philly Special.” Go win it. #TheMatch2
— Nick Foles (@NickFoles) May 24, 2020
The Eagles had previously opened up a 15-3 lead over New England in that Super Bowl, but the Pats clawed back to within three.
Philly and Nick Foles drove down the field at the end of the second quarter, but they were faced with a fourth-and-goal with just under a minute to play.
Nick Foles suggested to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson they call “Philly Philly,” which involved quite a bit of misdirection.
Nick Foles acted as if he were calling an audible. Instead, it was a direct snap to running back Corey Clement, who in turn reversed the ball to tight end Trey Burton.
Burton, without hesitation, lofted a pass right to… Nick Foles, who was all alone in the end zone.
The touchdown gave the Eagles a 22-12 lead, which proved especially important after the Pats drove right down the field and scored to start the second half.
Philly hung on for the victory, with Foles–who threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns–claiming MVP honors.
Of course, Manning cannot pull many tricks on Sunday afternoon. He simply has to play some good golf. Foles could certainly use all the tricks he has up his sleeve.
The 31-year-old Nick Foles is preparing for a quarterback competition with Mitch Trubisky to see who will start under center for the Chicago Bears.