Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots: Super Bowl LII preview

Posted January 29, 2018

Fail to convert, and the upstart Jaguars would have good field position, and the chance to wrap up a trip to Super Bowl LII. "I mean, this is exciting for me, too". But that's okay. The trade off is not being in the Super Bowl at all, right?

But losses to teams with avian mascots are for the birds, it seems. The London-born running back will be appearing in the Super Bowl with his Philadelphia Eagles a week on Sunday, but his friends and family back in Europe still need a helping hand to understand just what a big deal that is. Now in the concussion protocol, questions have lingered as to whether Gronk would be well enough to play in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl 52 is the 10 time the Patriots have lined up for the championship, including three of the matches in the past four years. "Fletcher Cox is an incredible player, but they're all really talented, they all play well together, they've got a great scheme, mixes in well with their coverages and what they do". They rank fourth in opponent points (18.4) and yards (306.5) per game, have the fifth-lowest opponent QBR in the league (45) and had 106 disrupted dropbacks during the regular season, which ranked ninth, according to ESPN Stats & Information. So some players and fans alike are finding things hard.

Amendola has been one of quarterback Tom Brady's most trusted targets since the Patriots signed him in 2013 to replace Wes Welker in the slot, but has never been one of the team's most explosive offensive weapons. The Patriots scored twice in the last period, taking a 28-24 lead.

Except, the Seahawks made the bird-brained call to not give the ball to Marshawn Lynch. Russell Wilson attempted a pass to Ricardo Lockette, but it was picked off by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.

The Patriots have built an extreme confidence through five Super Bowl-winning seasons under Brady and Belichick and are disciplined when other teams get discombobulated, like last month when they sniffed out Ben Roethlisberger's fake spike and intercepted him in the end zone, reshaping the AFC playoff picture.

Super Bowl LII is a sequel to the 2004 postseason, when the Patriots clipped the Eagles' wings with a 24-21 win.