It took them some time to get it together, but the genius of defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and head coach Bill Belichick finally were able to get the talented crew of players they had headed in the right direction.
The second time was after a Patriots practice.
The Eagles had a spectacular season given their record from 2016.
"We want him to move out of that spot", Cox said.
After all they've got Tom Brady.
That's the picture ESPN painted of the Patriots in a salacious Seth Wickersham story a few months back, questioning if we were witnessing the "beginning of the end" of New England's dynasty. Both teams finished 13-3 in the regular season. Wide receiver Danny Amendola will need to continue his clutch playoff performances if New England wants to win.
You can not win the Super Bowl without great defense, but the strongest defense employed in Minneapolis is the defense of US Bank Stadium and the people in it come Sunday.
The Patriots started this season as the defending champions, with most labeling them as favorites to go all the way again based on their work in the offseason. They came out of the gate slow in 2017 as Brady was sacked 10 times in the first three games. Because these teams do not allow many points.
The Patriots will be up against stiff competition, playing an Eagles defense that has only let up a total of 17 points all post-season and a quarterback that has found himself. Philadelphia is scheduled to face the New England Patriots.More news: Trump announced that USA aid will only support American allies and supporters
This is especially important for the Eagles.
Before they landed in the land of 10,000 lakes, Minnesota was mostly a mystery for the Eagles - aside from the mall. Field goals will not beat Tom Brady.
Silva, a native of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, said he'll watch the game in the comfort of his home, dining on chili, his Super Bowl Sunday staple.
"But I realize it's a 60-minute game".
As New England proved in the AFC title game after Gronkowski left, it is capable of moving the ball and even coming from behind without him. Along with his big play making ability, he gave the Eagles offense an "X" factor from the helm. The Eagles have seven.
That's ultimately what Super Bowl LII comes down to, Brady and Foles. But it's nice to know that some of the people you see here will be there as well-and we can't wait to see even more people get surprised with tickets to the Super Bowl between now and Sunday.
"There's a great belief in this team that no matter what the circumstance, that we have enough to overcome it", Brady said.
There's also just the overall experience factor, never mind the Super Bowl.
The New England Patriots will have a decision to make once the season ends. Brady put up big numbers in the fourth quarter and book another Super Bowl ticket following a 24-20 win.