TURNOVERS WILL DETERMINE SUPER BOWL LII
BLOOMINGTON: The Eagles (15-3) will take on the five-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (15-3) today at 6:30 PM (ET, NBC).
These teams are tied or nearly for the season in points scored, points allowed and interceptions.
The Patriots have allowed 60 more yards per game but have not allowed a lot of points.
The defense has been dominant almost every week and have been monstrous in the playoffs, The Eagles have allowed a total of just 17 points in the playoffs…10 of those points came via turnovers.
The Patriots and Tom Brady have not faced a defense this season like the one they will see today at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Patriots will have a tough time stopping an Eagles offense that can come at you in so many ways. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has the hot hand for sure.
Brady is Brady and no lead is safe. The Birds cannot let up no matter what the score is. Doug Pederson has been brilliant with his play calling and aggressiveness.
The Eagles will win if they don’t turn the ball over. Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount will be carrying the ball quite a bit and if they hold on to the ball, Birds win 31-27.
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