The Patriots, who are 15-3 SU and 12-6 ATS, have the edge in experience, with 31 players retained from the 2016 championship team, as well as the seven Super Bowl trips over the previous 16 years for the game-day brain trust of head coachBill Belichick and Brady - the focus of numerous Super Bowl 52 prop bets set for Sunday.
Though there have been reports of alleged friction this season between Belichick, Brady and team owner Robert Kraft, it's clear they are on the same page when it comes to the pursuit of championships.
The New England Patriots quarterback was announced as the victor in Minneapolis. The Eagles can envision what it will feel like to win that first Super Bowl and parade down Broad Street.
The Eagles have a major advantage at the line of scrimmage when the Patriots' offense is on the field. SCORE: 27-23 Patriots. "It was over two weeks afterwards", he added. Still, no one does more damage than Flowers.
Playing in their third Super Bowl in four years the Patriots success could be their dynasty's demise with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive mastermind Matt Patricia poised to move to the head coaching ranks soon after the Vince Lombardi trophy is hoisted. "Gronk will be SB MVP". The Patriots won without him.
Howard, 39, wants to keep them out of his ears and out of his face as much as possible during the game, as he cheers for the Eagles and everyone else screams for the hometown Patriots. "Even though I've been here for only this season, you get the sense of how important it is to the city".
I'm already filled with angst about what's going to happen to Nick Foles after the game.
"I like to poke the bear a little bit". "Tom might be terrific, but maybe not in all cases". And I'm not picking against Brady or Belechick in either of those matchups. I think that, by a nose, Philadelphia is a better squad than New England.
Close games have been no problem, for Brady and coach Bill Belichick either. It's not a coincidence the Eagles sought this type of player. "Now I'm here at the Super Bowl, so it all worked out for me", Ajayi said. Doug is the best coach I've been around in managing players. The Eagles have only lost one out of their five games with Foles starting, including 2 playoff games.
If history is any indication, Sunday's game will come down to the wire. SCORE: 24-20 Patriots. Their defense will be just good enough to slow down Brady. I should mention, my family is from Philadelphia.
-The Eagles had the better regular-season turnover margin.
- Since Week 5, Patriots running back Dion Lewis is averaging 4.9 yards per carry, the fifth highest of any player (min. 100 carries) in the NFL.
You could go into it with a loss. Plus, let's not forget about Rob Gronkowski.
And since the Eagles are underdogs, two words come to mind - Sic 'Em! "I guess the Eagles".
"I still got a few more to go", chimed in Brady.
Brady has put up numbers in his 18th season unmatched by any player in National Football League history. I also believe the Eagles have solid playmakers on both sides of the ball.
There you have it.... seven votes for the Pats and two for the Eagles.