The Patriots ended up losing 33-41.
103.4 million viewers represents the worst Super Bowl viewership since 2009's Super Bowl when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 with 98.7 million people watching. After all, they were facing a Philadelphia Eagles team with a backup quarterback. And to start dreaming about doing what Foles did. Foles became a free agent for the first time in his career in the summer of 2016 when his chances of becoming a starter for the Rams fell through. Nick (Foles) made some outstanding throws, guys made some plays for him - Nelson (Agholor), (Zach) Ertz on the touchdown. Like, yeah, I'd like to go for it here, but no one's going to criticize me if I take the points. Eagles fans were dreaming of their first Super Bowl win, and all of that was hanging in the air with Brady's pass.
National Football League ratings were down 9.7 percent for the 2017-2018 season, according to Nielsen.
Foles and his wife, Tori Moore, welcomed their first daughter Lily James Foles last June.
For a while, it looked as if the Patriots would go against the trend on Sunday.
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Stating the obvious, he said: 'I want to apologise to - what station was I on last night? I don't think coaches worry about the criticism. Super Bowl LII belonged to Philly as the Patriots came up just short at the very end. "I'm not really anxious about my future right now", Foles said.
(On his current emotions after winning the Super Bowl) "It hasn't really sunk in, but I'm so excited for that locker room".
The 29-year-old played like a veteran starter in the Super Bowl, passing for 373 yards and three touchdowns and catching a fourth-down pass from tight end Trey Burton to put Philadelphia up 22-12 before the half in perhaps the most remarkable play of the game. He also played some quarterback and threw some passes in college.
"It goes back to my basketball days in high school", he told ESPN's Chris Berman after the game of his touchdown catch. "I mean, we could never make a play to give the ball back out our offense".
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