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They are going to make the playoffs almost for sure, and that's all that really matters, but it is hard for me to get excited about this price in any way at all. It seems as we have gotten closer to the season that the enthusiasm around this team has dimmed somewhat. I'm not entirely sure why.
I really liked the offseason they had, I am a believer in the coaching, and I think they are moving in the right direction with a strong core on both sides of the ball. I really like where the team is at, and they are my top pick without hesitation.
Carson Wentz has not come back quite as seamlessly from his injury as might have been ideal, and Nick Foles has looked awful in his last preseason action. Is this just a little blip along the way or the first signs that defending a title isn't nearly as easy as it might seem? I remain a little lukewarm about the team. I respect them and what they did last year, and the offseason was pretty solid, but defending is really tough, and they don't have a lot of prior playoff experience to draw on to help guide them.
I would buy or hold their stock over the next three to five years, but I would be braced for a bit of a dip in the performance this year. Well, no one hates anyone as much as I hate Marvin Lewis, but you get the idea.
He believes that Tomlin represents mediocrity in every way and that he stands in the way of what this team could be accomplishing. He is killing their vibe, in the eyes of my buddy. I'm not sure I entirely buy in, but I do agree that the Steelers of the last couple of years, haven't quite lived up to the sum of their parts - especially in crunch time.
Will this year be different? The euphoria is short lived, unfortunately, when Brandin Cooks exposes a busted coverage and takes a short pass 89 yards for a score incidentally breaking Muhsin Muhammad's record for longest reception in Super Bowl history. Tom Brady finishes the night a respectable of for yards and two touchdowns, both of which end up going to the former Saints first-round pick.
Malcolm Jenkins leads the Eagles with 11 solo tackles and Chris Long registers two quarterback hits, resulting in a Pro Football Focus grade of The Jaguars showed what a tough, opportunistic defense can do to Tom Brady and the Pats; the Eagles will do the same. My stupidly simple, karmically-influenced NFL playoff betting rule: Pats-Jags definitely qualifies as skin-teeth.
This has to end. Gronk will be hero, scoring early to get the Patriots going, and the Eagles will play from behind the entire game, only able to watch as the Patriots hoist their sixth Lombardi. Fueled by a dominant pass rush, Philly leads after three quarters, but the Patriots put together two long drives—both culminating in Rex Burkhead TD runs—in the fourth quarter.
Nick Foles gets the Eagles into the end zone one more time in the final minute, and degenerate gamblers around the world hold their breath as Philly lines up for two, Foles steps out of a Trey Flowers sack and finds an open Trey Burton to cover the spread. After which the Patriots recover an onsides kick to seal the actual game. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and scores from your favorite teams anywhere and get customized notifications, special offers and much more.
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