A Look Inside the Christian Faith of Super Bowl-Bound NFL Players

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January 22, 2018Jan 22, 2018

The AFC and NFC championship results are in. It’s official—the New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row.

Last year, the Patriots took the winning title of “Super Bowl LI Champs” against the Atlanta Falcons—34 to 28. On Sunday, February 4th, the Patriots will take the field with the Philadelphia Eagles—the same matchup in 2005 (Super Bowl XXXIX) where the Patriots won 24 to 21.

Eagles fans are excited to see their team head to the big game, but Eagles players are making headlines for another reason—their strong, Christian faith.

CBN News gave a look inside the faith of some of the team’s top players: quarterback Nick Foles, starting quarterback Carson Wentz (suffered a season-ending injury), safety Chris Maragos, and several others.

After demolishing the Minnesota Vikings Sunday evening, Foles, an outspoken Christian and believer in Jesus Christ, publicly gave all the glory to God, "First and foremost, all glory belongs to God. I wouldn't be here without Him and this is just very humbling and unbelievable. I'm blessed to have amazing teammates, amazing coaches."

Earlier in the season, Foles, Wentz, Maragos, and teammates Zach Ertz and Trey Burton (tight ends) released a Bible study through the YouVersion Bible app called “Professional Football Players on Humility and Surrender.”

The team also previously shared a video on social media titled “The Locker Room's Binding Force," which featured Wentz, Maragos, and wide receiver Torrey Smith sharing their personal testimonies. Their testimonies focus on their journey of salvation and bringing their faith to football; it’s extremely powerful!

In the video, they reveal details on their weekly team Bible studies, separate Bible studies for couples, and Saturday evening prayer time ahead of Sunday games. Even though not all players share the same faith, their differences in religion do not divide the team.

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