With Super Bowl LII approaching, this matchup is a tale of two completely different teams. The New England Patriots have dominated the league, creating the NFL’s most successful dynasty in the process. The Patriots are aiming to win their third Super Bowl in four years, repeating as champions. This scenario is all too similar to the 2005 matchup in Super Bowl XXXIX, where the Patriots faced a similar foe in the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles look to avoid another defeat and claim the franchises first Super Bowl title. The Eagles have worked through various injuries throughout the season, most notable the season ending injuries to MVP candidate Carson Wentz and All Pro left tackle Jason Peters. The Eagles will have to rely on the talent surrounding their backup quarterback, Nick Foles, who excelled last week against the Vikings.
The game will be a close and tough contested battle. The Eagles will take a lead into halftime, due to the athleticism and talent of the Eagles roster. But, once Belichick has a chance to look at the film and make halftime adjustments the Patriots will begin to take somewhat command of the game. The game will certainly be close, the Patriots have an average winning margin of 3.8 points in Super Bowl victories. I believe that it will come down to Brady being Brady, cementing his legacy by leading a game winning drive to capture his record sixth Super Bowl title.