Sunday, February 4, 2018

Who are you cheering for in Super Bowl LII?

This Sunday at 6:30 PM is when Super Bowl LII starts between the Patriots and Eagles. This Sunday will be Brady and Belichick’s eighth super bowl appearance with the Patriots. While this will be Nick Foles first ever trip to the Super Bowl and the Eagles first appearance since 2004.

If experience means anything the Eagles will certainly be lagging come game time, they only have six players with Super Bowl experience compared to the Patriots 32 players with Super Bowl experience. While the Patriots might have an excessive amount of experience, the Eagles are definitely no pushover. They may in fact be one of the toughest Super Bowl games for the Pats. The Eagles held a top 5 ranking in both offense and defense (#3 offense and #4 defense) throughout the whole season. This statistically is the best team the Patriots have ever faced in a Super Bowl.

For the Patriots to escape with their sixth Super Bowl win, they must control the turnover differential. Belichick has an outstanding 159-15 record when having a positive turnover differential. The Patriots will have Tom Brady at the helm who led the league in passing yards this year at 4,577. Major factors in this game will be wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski. Amendola is the Patriots go to man, he has secured nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns this post season. If they can create space for him to run into open space and give Brady time to throw, they will throw to him all night.

For the Eagles to pull off one of the greatest upsets in Super Bowl history they will need to pressure Brady bringing pressure with their four-man rush on defense. The Eagles defense has been dominant this season. The Eagles defense is much stronger and dependable than the Patriots when compared statistically. The Eagles fan based should be excited, their team has proven time and time again how much they deserve to be in the Super Bowl. Their team has overcome many obstacles this season and fought through severe adversity bringing them to the pinnacle of success in Super Bowl LII.

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