The Story Behind Super Bowl LII’s Game-Winning Touchdown
The play dubbed 'Wristband 145' secured the Eagles their first Super Bowl victory.
In this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback column, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King did a deep dive into the Eagles’ ‘Wristband 145,’ which you may know better as the touchdown that won the Super Bowl. The play, which saw Nick Foles find Zach Ertz for a touchdown in one-on-one coverage, was the brainchild of offensive coordinator Frank Reich, wide receivers coach Mike Groh, and of course, head coach Doug Pederson. Throughout the season, the Eagles coaching staff had had an affinity for cluster and bunch plays, one that saw the majority of their offensive weapons line up on the same side as the quarterback. The cluster that won Philadelphia its first Super Bowl began with a running back in motion and all receivers but one motioning to Foles’ right side, leaving tight end Zach Ertz alone with a single Patriots defender, a matchup he would win in spectacular fashion.
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