Super Bowl LII Prediction
The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots will play each other once again in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. The last time these two teams meet in the Super Bowl was in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, FL, and the Patriots won 24-21. What remains the same in this Super Bowl contest is that Bill Belichick is still the coach of the New England Patriots and that Tom Brady is still the quarterback for the New England Patriots.
Super Bowl LII could be a very good game or will it be another blowout? Can the New England Patriots repeat as champions for the first time since they did it themselves since back during the 2004 postseason (2003 regular season) and the 2005 postseason (2004 regular season) or will the Eagles have other ideas and spoil it?
The Philadelphia Eagles got here by finishing with a 13-3 record in the NFC and claiming the number one seed in the NFC. What's amazing is that they have overcome the quarterback injury to Carson Wentz and Nick Foles is doing a very good job.
Philadelphia defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round 15-10 and the Minnesota Vikings in the Championship Round 38-7. Here are some possible Super Bowl MVP candidates for the Eagles: Quarterback Nick Foles, Running Back Jay Ajayi, Wide Receiver Alshon Jeffery, and Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox.
Here are some possible x-factors for the Eagles: Running Back Corey Clement, Wide Receiver Nelson Agholor, Tight End Trey Burton, and Defensive End Brandon Graham.
The New England Patriots got here by finishing with a 13-3 record in the AFC and claiming the number one seed in the AFC. Tom Brady was once again sensational throughout the regular season and he most likely to walk away with the MVP trophy for the third time in his career. New England defeated the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round 35-14 and they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game 24-20.
Here are some possible Super Bowl MVP candidates for the Patriots: Quarterback Tom Brady, Wide Receiver Danny Amendola, Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks, and Tight End Rob Gronkowski.
Here are some possible X-Factors for the Patriots: Defensive End Trey Flowers, Wide Receiver Chris Hogan, Running Back Dion Lewis, and Tight End Dwyane Allen.
In the Championship Round, my record was 1-1 and my record overall is 4-6 this postseason.
(1) Philadelphia Eagles vs (1) New England Patriots: The Philadelphia Eagles will once again be underdogs in this game for a very good reason, but they shouldn't be counted out. They feel like they are being disrespected once and the Eagles will be playing with a chip on their shoulder. Nick Foles will take shots down the field early and often in order for the Eagles offense can spread out the Patriots defense. Tom Brady will be able to get passes out quicker to receivers than people think. The Eagles defense is good but I am not sure if they will be able to pressure him often. Philadelphia also needs to run the ball early and often. This will be the last game Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels, and Matt Patrica are all together. The one strange superstition in the past three out of four years is that whenever a quarterback is named MVP and his team is in the Super Bowl, they lose.
My pick: Eagles 30 Patriots 26