The Patriots admitted that Gronkowski would not be able to play if the game was Sunday, but fortunately Gronk has an extra week to be ready for Super Bowl LII against the PhiladelphiaEagles in Minneapolis. That's assuming they didn't toss them entirely or take a match to them after what happened at the Linc.
From the dog masks to the general demeanor of Eagles fans, this has been an inspired run by this team to emerge out of the NFC. We know what we're going to do; they know what they're going to do.
Meanwhile the Eagles, under Head Coach Doug Pederson, seek their first title in 58 years - the last time the Eagles won the NFL Championship was before the Super Bowl era (1960). Given the time spent in New England, it's natural that some friendships would carry over despite the fact that Blount is no longer with the team.
After Philadelphia bakery Dottie's Donutssaid it would stop selling its Boston cream doughnuts until the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl, a Boston-based bakery chose to hit back.
"And when you've got that from your coach, knowing that he's going to go down for you and you're going to go down for him, it makes you want to go out there and lay it down for him".
While William Hill's Nevada book made New England five-point favorite, Wynn has the Patriots a 6.5-point edge and Station Casinos listed the defending champs as a six-point favorite, ESPN said.
"We have to play 60 minutes against them", Cox said. Long called his move to the Eagles a "business decision". Quarterback Carson Wentz was spotted without his cane for the first time since being mobile enough attend team practices.
Having played against the Patriots during all those big games with the Ravens, Smith knows what to expect. "It's a good position that we got it this early", Rood said. The day we found out which twelve teams would be in the NFL Playoffs. Even with National Championships, you still haven't played in a game this big with this magnitude. "So, in the last 24 hours, we have seen predominantly Patriots money come in, but that is sort of by design on my part".
"I've played my brother before, so I'm not anxious about playing former teammates", said Long, who played against his Pro Bowl offensive lineman brother Kyle Long of the Chicago Bears in Week 12.