The Eagles came right back, building the lead back up again when Clement "caught" a pass from Foles. They're projected to be about $10 million over the 2018 cap as things stand and do not now have a second- or third-round pick in April's draft.
On fourth down from the 1, Foles motioned into the slot, while rookie Corey Clement took a direct snap.
Foles, the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Tom Brady did it in the 2001 season, wasn't fazed by the spotlight. Immediately, the game turned into a shootout, with Philadelphia leading 9-3 early in the second quarter.
But it is not easy to finish off Brady.
Foles rejoined the Eagles in March, signing a two-year contract to back up the second-year Carson Wentz.
Pederson wasn't ready to go there, but the answer to all three questions seem fairly clear - particularly the first two.
Belichick did make a point of crediting Philadelphia.
Now he's a folk hero for a franchise that had gone 0 for 2 in Super Bowls and for a legion of fans who were rooting for anybody other than Brady and the Patriots, who were seeking their third title in four years.
The Eagles punted only once in the game and converted on a pair of fourth downs. After missing the two-point attempt, Philadelphia had a five-point lead (38-33). He estimates the Eagles had practiced the play, called "Philly special", for about a month. An eternity for the veteran passer!
However, the Eagles underdog win felt to many like yet another example of the growing 2018 Trump backlash. They were getting pressure on the quarterback.
The Super Bowl is less than 24 hours old and the bookmakers are already looking ahead to next season.
Brady did not stop fighting. It looked like Clement was still bobbling the ball when he stepped out of the end zone.
But not all of the Eagles are going. Players on the Philadelphia's sideline jumped euphorically, and Pederson received a quick Gatorade shower.
That is especially true this year as the Browns are coming off just the second 0-16 season in National Football League history, part of an historic two-year run under head coach Hue Jackson that has seen the team lose 31 of its past 32 games.