Barnwell: How the Eagles beat the Patriots at their own game, and why the upset was historic

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To pull off their Super Bowl upset Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles out-Patriots-ed the New England Patriots. The stories we all know by heart about the Patriots are the ones we’re telling about the Eagles this morning. How they’re never out of any game, even if they’re missing a star player. How they come up with critical plays at the exact moment they need one. How they leverage a coaching advantage by taking risks the other team is afraid to take.

The Eagles won a shootout Sunday night by slipping off their underdog masks and playing like they had nothing to lose.