When the Eagles meet the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, it will mark the fourth time in five years that the top seeds in the NFC and AFC have battled for the NFL championship.
The Patriots have the better secondary to contain Foles’ targets, but the Eagles have the better front-four pass rush to throw at Brady. Look for both Doug Pederson and Josh McDaniels to be aggressive and call upon their QBs to go after big plays downfield.
Dion Lewis and Jay Ajayi both will flash in the running game, but it comes down to which gamebreaking wide receiver-tight end combination Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz vs. Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski can have more success stretching the field.
The Patriots are vulnerable in linebacker coverage but have the cornerbacks and safeties to contain big plays. The Eagles’ defensive weaknesses lie on the edges of their back seven.
Super Bowl 52 pick: Patriots win 30-27 but fail to cover the spread.
When all of them are playing well at the same time, the Rebels are pretty good.
Deandre Burnett scored 24 points, Terence Davis and Markel Crawford both scored 15 and Mississippi beat Alabama 78-66 on Tuesday night.
Give (Ole Miss) credit, they’ve been a hot team at home during SEC play, Alabama coach Avery Johnson said. You’ve got to play more than a 14- or 16-minute stretch to have success on the road in any building in the SEC.
It was a great learning lesson for our team.
Alabama’s star freshman Collin Sexton played 20 minutes after missing two straight games with an abdominal injury. He was mostly ineffective, shooting just 2 of 13 from the field.