Sports figures will often give credit to God for a big play or a significant win, but it’s rare that an entire team will thank their higher power for a win.
Last weekend, the Philadelphia Eagles did just that after their first Super Bowl win in history against the highly-favored New England Patriots.
“All glory to God,” MVP Quarterback Nick Foles told reporters after the win.
The Eagles head coach commented, “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me this opportunity.”
Touchdown-scoring Wide Receiver Zach Ertz echoed the sentiment by saying “Glory to God first and foremost,” on Super Bowl Sunday night.
About a week before the big game, the Eagles even posted a picture of the team praying together with the caption, “all we need”
If God really was a major reason for the win, it may be partially due to the spiritual atmosphere here in the Queen City.
When the Philadelphia Eagles traveled to Charlotte to play the Panthers a few months ago, rookie wide receiver Marcus Johnson decided to make the life-changing decision of being baptized in front of his teammates in a Charlotte hotel pool.
— Marcus D. Johnson📢 (@Mojomdj) October 12, 2017
Standing around Johnson during his baptism was quarterback Carson Wentz, tight end Zach Ertz, offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski, tight end Trey Burton, linebacker Jordan Hicks and backup quarterback Nick Foles.
Do you think the team’s faith played a role in their Super Bowl win?
Do you think Johnson’s baptism in Charlotte helped?