Some fatigue would be expected, even without all the baggage New England has accumulated through the years.
The bet was so large it appears to have moved the spread of the game a full point in favor of the Eagles.
And if both quarterbacks stink up the joint, you'd have to think the scoreboard would favor the Eagles in the end anyway. "I don't watch the Patriots, I don't care about the Patriots", he said. The offseason decision to join the Eagles has paid off as he finds himself aiming to pull off a rare feat - win back-to-back titles with different teams. Ellerbe was part of the Baltimore Ravens unit that took down the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. So just like them, Blount will be all about his business on Super Bowl Sunday.
If Gronkowski isn't able to play, it could have a major impact on the Super Bowl. "He's the man and everybody understands you've got to play him for 60 minutes, sometimes even longer if you go overtime".
And reserve tackle Will Beatty, a York native, was with the New York Giants when they beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. My biggest focus with the team is let's just focus on today. "I did my job.' You should have won five". While Brady has played in seven Super Bowls by himself, Philly's entire 53-man roster had played in a combined seven. The Pro Bowl selection remains in the NFL's concussion protocol ahead of the team's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The last eight Super Bowls all have had point spreads of 5 points or fewer. "He does a lot of things very well and has done them that way for a long time".
SportsBooks published Super Bowl 52's MVP odds and the Patriots QB was noted as the heavy odds-on favorite to pick up his National Football League record 5th Super Bowl MVP trophy.
And the other time the Patriots met the Eagles?
LeBron James' points on February 3 against the Rockets versus Foles' total pass attempts (-6.5).
The playoffs this year have brought surprise after surprise.
Tom Brady opened as the 4-5 favorite to win MVP, and Nick Foles is second at 3-1. It may come down to who has the best offence on the night and the Patriots are well known for having real precision and the ability to be extremely clinical offensively.