SuperBowl 52 Preview

New England Patriots Vs Philadelphia Eagles

By: Eric Cohen

Friday, February 2, 2018

Here we go!! It is Superbowl time and what a run I have had so far in the playoffs. After watching K.C open up wild card weekend by blowing a 21-3 2nd half lead I have not lost a game since posting 9 straight wins.

The Superbowl will once again feature the New England Patriots. They started their incredible run following Drew Bledsoe's injury which paved the way for Tom Brady. All he did in his Superbowl debut was beat the 'Greatest show on turf' as a 14 point underdog in his Superbowl debut. The Pats would go on to win 3 titles in 4 years and then after losing 2 to the Giants in unbelievable fashion, they have rebounded by winning 2 more. So Brady will make his 8th Superbowl appearance since the beginning of the century.

Overall, the Patriots will be playing in their 10th Super Bowl, which extends the record for the most all-time. If they were to lose, the Patriots (5-4) would tie the Broncos (3-5) for the most Super Bowl losses ever. If they win, they will tie the Steelers (6-2) for the most victories. The amazing thing about New England's Superbowl games under Brady is they have all been decided by one score!! Brady is the first ever 40 year old QB to start the big game. 

The Philadelphia Eagles have never won the big game. They suffered a heartbreaking 24-21 loss to New England under Donovan Mcnabb and Terrell Owens but did cover as touchdown underdogs. 

The Eagles are no stranger to the underdog role. They were home dogs against both Atlanta and Minnesota and won both outright. The Eagles will look at a similar blue print the Giants used in their 2 wins over New England. The key is getting pressure on Brady. They did that very well against Matt Ryan and Case Keenum in their 2 previous playoff wins. The Eagles will also need to run the ball well. I see them doing both of these things. 

A healthy Rob Gronkowski will give Brady plenty of weapons against a stout Eagles defense. New England are the 13th defending champ to reach the big game trying to become the 9th team to repeat. With the Eagles getting 5 points I will take my chance with the dog as New England always wins these games in the dying seconds. Here are my favorite plays for Sunday. 

Pick: Philadelphia +5

Teaser Philadelphia +12, Over 41 Jay Ajayi over 56 yards Eagles team total over 110 rushing yards

MVP: Will take a shot at Ajayi at 20-1.

Good luck and enjoy the game Sunday!