Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson proclaimed his appreciation for his “Lord and savior Jesus Christ” after the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win over the New England Patriots.
The Eagles beat the Patriots 41-33 Sunday night.
What did Pederson say?
In a center-stage interview following the win, Pederson responded to a question about what it was like to rise from a high school football coach to coaching an NFL team that ultimately won the Super Bowl.
“How do you explain this, that nine years ago you’re coaching in high school and here you are with this trophy?” NBC’s Dan Patrick asked Pederson after the win.
“I can only give the praise to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity,” Pederson gushed. “And I’m going to tell you something. I’ve got the best players in the world, and it’s a resilient group.”
He added, “I love this coaching staff. Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie, the owner.”
“And not only do we have the best fans in the world, we now have the best team in the world,” he concluded. “Thank you guys.”
The Sunday night game also proved to be a faith-filled event for someone else instrumental to the Eagles’ win: quarterback Nick Foles.
Foles, during his own post-game interview, said he gave “All the glory to God.”
Foles, a diehard Christian, thanked God after his team’s epic win.
“Unbelievable,” Foles said. “All the glory to God.”
“To be here with my daughter, my wife, my family, my teammates, this city — I’m very blessed,” he emotionally added.
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) February 5, 2018