Super Bowl 2018 predictions: Expert picks for Eagles vs. Patriots
This test will be the hardest for that Patriots line with Fletcher Cox Foles has a passer rating of just No quarterback controversy in Philly this offseason. Additionally, Foles with a So, to quote Rufus Peabody and Jeff Ma: I anticipate a first half shot of both Bob and Gisele and then when the game is close in the fourth, it will be impossible not to show the nervous looks on the two most high-profile TB12 believers.
My Fantasy Leagues You currently have no fantasy leagues. Yes, the Eagles enter Super Bowl 52 with a stout defense, but they don't have the talent in the back seven to contain the Patriots' passing game early the way the Jags could.
Patriots 31, Eagles Foles looked great against a better defense in the NFC championship game, but it's tough to expect a repeat performance on a bigger stage away from home. The Pats' experience gives them the edge, and their pass rush can apply enough pressure to force Foles into some mistakes. The Eagles have proven themselves capable of beating the Patriots this postseason on both sides of the ball.
MVP whiffs Ranking all 51 winners. But this is Brady. It could be just as tight as the last time these teams met in the Super Bowl, but it will come with an almost identical result. The peril of making a Super Bowl prediction, or a prediction in any game involving these Patriots, is there's a very good chance you will be percent correct for as much as 58 minutes and still wrong in the end.
The Falcons' secondary has compensated well for the loss of shutdown corner Desmond Trufant. They are aggressive and hard-hitting, but Brady needs to get to them before they can get to him. He'll find good mismatches in the middle of the field, and the Patriots can counteract the Falcons' strengths with Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman.
Brady should also get consistent support from LeGarrette Blount in the power running game to open up a few shots downfield to AFC title game hero Chris Hogan. Although the Falcons will be a little prepared for this based on facing their own offense in practice, the Patriots' specific versatility within their scheme is difficult to slow down.
The Falcons' weaknesses in the red zone will be exploited by both run and pass. That leaves it to Ryan to match Brady drive for drive. So far, few teams have been able to keep up with Ryan in the NFC.