Guess who’s back, back again, Brady’s back, tell a friend. Yes, once again the New England Patriots will be competing in the Super Bowl. They will be looking to claim their third Vince Lombardi Trophy in the past four years, but Doug Pederson and the Eagles are going to give it their all to prevent this era of dominance from continuing. This would also be the Philadelphia Eagles first-ever Super Bowl victory, So this game has all the ingredients to be one of the greatest sporting events of our lifetime!
Super Bowl 52 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, February 4 2017
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. EST
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV Channel: NBC
Stream: NBC Live
Spread: Patriots -4.5
Announcers: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya
Halftime Show: Justin Timberlake
Super Bowl 52 Preview
The Eagles have been underdogs in every game this postseason despite being home for both games. They were underdogs against Falcons and the Vikings, and both fell to the stingy defense and back up QB Nick Foles. Neither of those teams is the Patriots, and neither stage was the Super Bowl, so you have to throw out all the previous games. The last time a backup quarterback took over as late in the season as Foles did you have to go all the way back too 1990 when Jeff Hostetler led the New York Giants to a Super Bowl after Phil Simms went down with an injury.
Nick Foles is coming off the best game of his career since he tossed seven touchdowns in a game under Chip Kelley. Against the Vikings, Foles threw for 358 yards, three touchdowns and 0 interceptions, one of those touchdowns was an absolute dime off a flea flicker. If Foles can play at this level again (which I doubt) and their front four on defense can pressure Brady then the Eagles have a real shot at winning this game.
The Patriots, on the other hand, come in after a thrilling come from behind victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In that game, TB12 found Danny Amendola not once but twice including an acrobatic toe-tapper in the back of the end zone with just over a minute left in the game to take the lead. Brady lit up the #1 passing defense in the league for 290 yards and two touchdowns, so he should be able to have even more success against a much weaker Eagles secondary. The biggest question for me is who the Patriots running backs will do against the #1 Rush defense in the NFL. If the Patriots can move the ball methodically and turn their redone chances into touchdowns and not settle for field goals, they should win this game handily. Just remember don’t ever bet against Belichick and Brady.