Who would have thought that without Carson Wentz, the Philadelphia Eagles would be in Super Bowl 52? Well, they are here, and waiting for them is number 12 in New England, looking for his sixth Super Bowl. This should be an amazing game. The Eagles defense has given up a combined 17 points in both playoff games this year. While the offense struggled in the Divisional Round with Atlanta, they dominated in the NFC Championship game with Minnesota. While the Patriots dominated Tennessee in the Divisional round, the following week they struggled for three quarters with an up-and-coming Jacksonville team. But both the Eagles and Patriots prevailed and will play next week. This is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX.
The Philadelphia Eagles have embraced the underdog mentality. And they earned it with people picking against them the first two weeks: they won both games. They believe they continue to be doubted and want to prove the doubters wrong one more time. But it won’t be easy whatsoever. The only problem they have is that nobody can hold Tom Brady down for 60 minutes. Maybe 45 minutes, like Jacksonville last week, Atlanta last year, and the Seattle Seahawks three seasons ago. The Patriots are overwhelming favorites, as they should be. They have the better quarterback, better coach, and they have five Super Bowls compared to the Eagles zero.
I personally think that the New England Patriots will win the game next week and get Super Bowl number six. I believe it will come down to the quarterbacks, and Tom Brady has the experience in these types of games. If Carson Wentz were healthy, I believe it would be a different outcome. But Nick Foles is just not good enough to help a team win a Super Bowl. I predict the Patriots will win 31-24 in an amazing game.