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Well, at least a half sigh of relief. According to Ian Rapoport of The NFL Network, New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't expected to be available to speak with the media as he continues to go through the concussion protocol.

New England's defense was masterful against the "Greatest Show on Turf", playing an ultra-physical style that eventually led to some rules changes on how defenders could interact with receivers.

The New England Patriots are 5-2 in Super Bowls with Tom Brady. Just look at what he did in the NFC championship with he passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns against a terrific Vikings defense.

Madden NFL also predicted the final score in February 2015 of the Patriots' 28-24 win over the Seahawks.

I think it's the Patriots because they've got a guy you can never count out with Brady. Amazingly, they are all still in the National Football League world and most are still coaching.

Gronkowski suffered his concussion in the AFC Championship Game on a hit from Barry Church, which cost the Jacksonville safety a $24,309 fine from the NFL.

"It's a brand new team, so I wouldn't say last year's experience will have anything to do with the outcome of this game", Flowers said. Edelman, Gronkowski and Shane Vereen were the Pats' biggest weapons in that fourth-quarter comeback, at the time the largest in Super Bowl history.

Two of the Patriots' additions since then both played in the Super Bowl with other teams.

The tackle played 78 percent of the defensive snaps against the Jaguars and the foot injury did not force him to miss any additional snaps in that game. Ryan Allen won't win a Super Bowl MVP Award, but he can be one of many players that come up clutch to help the Patriots win a sixth Super Bowl title.

The X-factor is Tom Brady.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Despite disappointment that their Minnesota Vikings won't be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium, state officials and team owners opened their arms to Super Bowl fans on Monday as they kicked off a week of events before Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. "In the red zone, he's a whole different monster". With a 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional playoffs, Foles was finally able to shake off his first-time nerves and lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl. Obviously, the Patriots would be favored with or without him.

Tune in to the Super Bowl next weekend to see who the better team truly is.

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