Super Bowl LII is set: Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots
The matchup for Super Bowl LII is set. The New England Patriots will face the Philadelphia Eagles. While it will be a chance at a first title for the Eagles, it will be a chance at a sixth title for the Patriots. So, what can we look forward to in the big game? Here is an early look at the matchup.
New England Patriots
The Patriots bring in the number one offense in the NFL. The great Tom Brady led the Patriots to his eighth AFC Championship. It is the team’s 10th conference title. However, it is not just Brady as to why this team is in the big game. Indeed, their head coach, Bill Belichick is one of the best to ever walk the sidelines. He and some of his excellent staff will be coaching their last game together.
OC Josh McDaniels and DC Matt Patricia will be leaving for head coaching jobs after the game is over. As of now, Patricia heads to coach the Detroit Lions and McDaniels to the Indianapolis Colts.
While the defense of the Patriots finished the season ranked 29th, they have shown up big in the playoffs. Consequently, they are the number 2 playoff team heading into the Super Bowl. Thus, if they continue that play it will make it tough for the Eagles.
Backup quarterback Nick Foles will lead the Eagles into Super Bowl LII. He took over for the injured Carson Wentz in week 14. Wentz was lost for the season to a torn ACL.
The play of WR Alshon Jeffrey and TE Zack Ertz aids the passing game for the Eagles. Additionally, they give Foles and head coach Doug Pedersen reliable targets to throw the ball to. Furthermore, Jeffrey, a free agent pickup from the Chicago Bears earned a contract extension with his play this season.
The running game of the Philadelphia Eagles can easily take the air out of the ball against the Patriots. In fact, this is the best way to keep Brady and that vaunted offense off the field. Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount can chew up yards and clock while keeping the ball in the hands of the Eagles.
The Eagles defense was the best against the run in 2017. In addition, they were number one in the league in QB pressure. However, their pass defense was 17th. They will need to step up against the number one pass offense and Tom Brady. These corners will need to step up if the Eagles plan on staying in this game.
The Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. This could be a classic game. One for the ages.
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