The Philadelphia Eagles made history Sunday night after winning their first Super Bowl championship title against the New England Patriots. Although the game was a national headline moment in itself, the Eagles’ strong Christian faith is also grabbing widespread attention.
After the Super Bowl game ended, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, quarterback/MVP Nick Foles, and tight end Zach Ertz—who caught the winning touchdown, all publicly glorified God in their post-game speeches. Additionally, the entire team knelt together in prayer after their big win.
Several Christian pastors reacted to the Eagles’ historic Super Bowl win, focusing on the faith of their team members. Among those pastors include famous Christian evangelist Franklin Graham and former megachurch Pastor of Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll.
Graham stated, “[Eagles] QB and MVP [Nick Foles] gave glory to God, and Head Coach Doug Pederson said, ‘I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity…’ This is sure good to hear in the media!”
Pastor Mark Driscoll, who is currently an author and the pastor of The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, also applauded Foles’ and Pederson’s outspoken faith.
Prior to the Super Bowl, Driscoll revealed that he was praying for Foles because he knew the star quarterback would publicly praise Jesus if his team won. Driscoll’s prayers were answered!
Ahead of the Super Bowl, several players from the Eagles opened up about their team’s ministry and personal relationships with Jesus Christ.
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In other Super Bowl news, several Eagles fans were injured as a result of the massive celebratory riots.