Nick Wright on Eagles’ trick play: ‘It might be the gutsiest play I’ve ever seen in a Super Bowl’

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Joined by Greg Jennings, Nick Wright explains to Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe why he believes the Philadelphia Eagles' trick play where Nick Foles caught a touchdown pass was the key turning point for Doug Pederson's squad during Super Bowl LII.

- That was-- To answer the question, how key was this? Well, it was one of-- after the Brandon Graham sat-- strip sack, maybe the single biggest individual play of the game. How gutsy was it? It, to me, might be the gutsiest play I've ever seen in a Super Bowl.

Sean Payton's surprise onside kick to start the half was to me the--


- --top of that list.


- This is-- because it was twofold. It was-- One was just going for it on fourth down. Keep in mind the situation. They were leading. They had led the whole half. They were-- In that moment, it was 15-12 Philly. They could of-- with less than a minute left in the half-- they could have said, you know what, we didn't get the touchdown.

- And as you said, nobody would have criticized him for it.

- No. I mean, we didn't get the touchdown. We-- and Pederson already knew. He was open to criticism because he had gone for two early. CC would call that chasing points. Once you go for that too early, if you then leave one point on the board there, you then don't get this, right?

All of a sudden, you've left four points on the board against New England. People were like, man, you should be up by a touchdown right now instead you're up by three. But instead, they went into the half up 10. It was-- And what compounded how good it was by them is the Patriots on the play that got the Eagles down in the red zone, to get first and goal from the 8.

Belichick didn't use one of his timeouts to give the Patriots even added time at the end of the half, so Belichick did something poorly he normally does great, which is the clock. And then Pederson stayed true to form. I'm going to keep the pedal down at all times.