It’s our last game of football before we enter the dark days of the offseason, which means we’re going to soak up as much as we can get. The big game comes to a TV near you with the Patriots (again…) returning to the Super Bowl to take on the high flying Eagles. The Chomp and Cheer crew, our affiliates, and our readers made their predictions for the upcoming game:
So far, the PATRIOTS are our average predicted winner.
As an Eagles fan this game is stressing me the hell out. Before the playoffs my expectations were on the low end of the spectrum. However, the reincarnation of 2013 Nick Foles has my hopes up, which probably means that I am due for a rough Super Bowl Sunday. However, I picked the Jags to beat the Pats last week due to their strong front 7 and that pick looked genius until the 4th quarter Sunday. My Eagles D will pressure Brady up the middle, and the Eagles offense should be more effective than Blake and the gang last week . FLY EAGLES FLY
Final Score: 27-13 Eagles
MVP: Nick Foles
I can’t deny that, as a football fan, it’s almost eye rolling to see the Patriots back in the Super Bowl. Between them and Alabama, competitive football is becoming one-horse races to see who can attempt and compete each season. Bill Belichick will go down as the greatest football coach of all time (at least at the NFL level) and Tom Brady will continue to cap off an illustrious career. I hate both of those facts, but so it goes as a fan of anybody other than New England. While most Patriots fans couldn’t tell you half of the scores of the games they played this past season, only really tuning in during the playoffs, the consistency of the organization can’t be ignored.
When you look to the other sideline you see a really exciting and promising Eagles team who kept up their impressive momentum even after losing their starting QB Wentz. While they absolutely throttled Minnesota in an impressive away victory, I have a bad feeling that this game is going to go like any other Super Bowl the last decade… in the Patriots favor. That said, I’m going to chalk that feeling up to something bad I ate for lunch… give me the Eagles over Tom Brady and coach BeliCHEAT. Oh god, did I just pick Nick Foles over Tom Brady… yeah clearly not regretting that.
Eagles 28 – Pats 24
The 2017 NFL season was filled with social stances and political hot-takes. The flag debate was discussed on every channel and the NFL could never fully hide from it. The league wants to acknowledge social injustice around the country but also wants to show respect to all who serve. So how does the NFL do this? By making sure the team with the bald eagle logo is playing the team with the patriot logo. Ok I’ll stick to sports. But it does seem fishy, eh?
I’m taking the Patriots 27-23! Despite Nick Foles coming into his own and Philadelphia’s staunch defense, You can’t deny the greatness that is Tom Brady. In a year where Brady’s favorite target Julian Edelman went down with a season ending injury and a slow start to the defense, the Evil Genius that is Bill Belichick has gotten them back on track and put them in a position for a 6th Super Bowl ring in the last 18 years. The defense will do enough to keep the game close enough for Brady to win it in the 4th Quarter with a score to Gronk in the back of the end zone.
Patriots 28, Eagles 20
The Patriots are a machine. It pains me to say but they’re just too good, too efficient, and have too much big game experience to let this one go. The one saving grace is the Eagles d-line and a strong d-line gives opposing teams a chance against the Pats. That being said Jacksonville also had a strong d-line and couldn’t stop Brady when it mattered. I think Nick Foles is playing well but he’ll have to put up a superhuman effort to outscore the Pats. Belichick will limit him and the Eagles tremendous running game enough to squeak by for a 6th Super Bowl win for the Patriots.
New England 23 Philadelphia 20
As part of our Super Bowl LII Props Contest, we asked fans to give their score predictions. The average of those entries, as of today has the Patriots winning:
Patriots 27.5 – Eagles 25.5
If you haven’t already entered make sure you check it out before Sunday! You could win some cool swag from us!
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