There is certainly a path to an Eagles win - when the Patriots lose over the years it's by the same formula - it's when they get beaten by the other teams defensive line - Denver, Baltimore, Giants - and the Eagles D-line is pretty awesome.
Having said that there are just more paths to a Patriots win - a lot of them involving Gronk as a pass catcher or a decoy. His presence on that field is a big problem for the Eagles linebackers and safety's - either he kills you himself or he clears out the middle of the field for running backs to catch 7 yard passes all day.
That's an example of how hard they are to beat - defensive line, offensive line, wide receivers, running game at least all go to the Eagles, but the Patriots STILL have the edge. They essentially have won this Super Bowl already - when they beat Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh......when the Vikings beat the Saints.........etc.
I'd go with those guys who say it'll probably be close either way. It's funny to think of all the Belichick era Super Bowl's that last one was the biggest margin of victory all the others, 3 or 4 points in it. I just struggle to see Nick Foles getting Philly over the line. Eagles have the front 7 to mess Brady up, but I think the best way to beat that Eagles D is to dink and dunk on them, and for all of his aggressive vertical passing this year, Tom Brady is still Captain Checkdown at heart. Pats have the offense to deal with them, and all they have to do is stop the running game, make Foles have to beat them... And it's tough to see them losing.
Patriots are doing something odd here, Gronkowski on the line and plays run to the opposite side, usually left. I wonder if this is some kind of set up for later where they run the same exact play to the opposite side of the field.
Usually Gronkowski dominates the ball to his side of the field, I think that's coming........
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby: