On Sunday, February 4th, the Philadelphia Eagles became the Super Bowl Lll champions. In a close game, the Eagles were able to score a touchdown with only minutes remaining to surpass the lead of the New England Patriots.
At the end of January, Faith, Family, America reported on the strong Christian faith of several of the Philadelphia Eagles players. Some of their leading players, including quarterbacks Nick Foles and Carson Wentz and safety Chris Maragos, have all been outspoken about their faith.
The Christians on the team have been quick to give the glory to God when it comes to athletic achievements. Additionally, they released a Bible study through the YouVersion Bible app specifically regarding the subjects of football and faith, called "Professional Football Players on Humility and Surrender."
After their Super Bowl Lll win, the players remained consistent in giving all of the praise and honor to God. Foles and Ertz both said, "All glory to God." Head coach Doug Pederson publicly said that he was thanking his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Now, a powerful video has been released with behind-the-scenes footage of the team. Not only are several players talking about God publicly, they are living it out behind-the-scenes as well.
In the locker room after their victory, head coach Doug Pederson gave a speech. He told his team that he was extremely proud and pointed back to the discipline and dedication that led them to this win.
The excitement felt in the room was electric as all of the players were laughing and cheering. Before leaving to celebrate more, Pederson asked his players to come together, kneel down, and pray.
He said, "Let's take one knee." Apparently, this practice was not new for the Eagles as they all seemed to know exactly what they were about to do. Pederson began saying the Lord's Prayer, and immediately the players joined in, quoting the entire thing.
Below is the footage. The section of the Lord's Prayer begins at around 1:20.
What do you think about this? Do you love that these players are using their platform to express their faith? Let us know your thoughts!
In breaking news, an NFL linebacker was tragically killed by a drunk driver on Super Bowl Sunday. Please pray for his family and friends during this time.