Game of the Week: Super Bowl LII - New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl LII
New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota - Sunday, February 4th - 6:30 PM ET
Betting Lines: New England -5, Total 48

Liam Banks

Can he do it? Can Brady cement his legacy as the undisputed GOAT? With five rings, there still could be some legitimate conjecture as to whether Brady is better than Joe Montana. But if he moves on to a ring on his next hand, we're all going to have to move on from this debate. As much as it pains me to write, as a card-carrying member of Patriots' Haters' Nation, the debate will be over.

In Brady's way of immortal glory stand the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles sprinted out of the gate and looked like the best team in the nation. But when they lost their sophomore sensation Carson Wentz towards the end of the season, it looked like the City of Brotherly Love was in for more heartache. The nation turned its lonely eyes to Nick Foles. In spite of the odds and a very shaky end to the regular season, the Eagles have looked dominant in the playoffs.

I'm writing this almost two weeks out of the big game, so I still don't know as much as I would like about the injury situation, i.e. Gronk or not? I'd keep a sharp eye on the big man's health. Amendola had a monster game for the Pats in the AFC Championship, but there's no way this little guy can do it alone. The Patriots offense just isn't the same without Gronk. I couldn't believe this opening line when I saw it well below a touchdown. I guess the Eagles have finally earned the respect of Vegas.

At the end of the day, however, experience wins playoff games. The coaching disparity is just too great and giving Belicheck two weeks to prepare just doesn't seem fair. Take the New England Patriots ML in a game that goes well Under.

R.K.

Super Bowl LII is coming up on the first Sunday in February. The game will be played at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where the New England Patriots are once again the favorites to win the game. The Patriots are in their 10th Super Bowl, and are looking for their 6th title. The Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles were the top team in the NFC, but were underdogs in games against the Falcons and Vikings. The win over the Vikings was impressive, as they trailed 7-0 early in the game, only to score 38 straight points and absolutely blowout the Vikings.

Tom Brady did it again. He came from behind in the win over the Jaguars to reach yet another Super Bowl. Rob Gronkowski, who left the game in the first half with a concussion, remains questionable for Minneapolis. The New England signal caller finished the regular season just shy of 4,600 passing yards with 32 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

Danny Amendola caught two touchdown passes in the win over Jacksonville. The New England running game is always something you can't quite prepare for, as they have numerous backs that will get the ball throughout the game. The Patriots top running back was Dion Lewis with more than 890 yards and 6 touchdowns this season.

The Philadelphia Eagles are an interesting case, because they were the best team in the NFC all season. The Eagles went 13-3 and blew away the competition in the NFC East. Despite that, they've been underdogs in every game this postseason. The Eagles beat the Falcons 15-10 and then just whipped Minnesota last week.

Philadelphia's offense has been a big part of their success. In the win over the Vikings, Nick Foles threw for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns, hitting Alshon Jeffery five times for two touchdowns. Jay Ajayi picked up 73 yards on 18 carries to mix up the offense as well. This really opened up the vertical game, as displayed by the deep balls caught in this game. Those three offensive players are HUGE keys in this game for the Eagles.

There is a look at Super Bowl 52. It's a little early to get the exact prediction for this game, but when push comes to shove, it's hard to bet against the New England Patriots at -5.5. The Patriots are the favorites again, and the total comes in around 48. Look for a 27-17 type game with Tom Brady winning yet another Super Bowl title.