After 17 weeks of regular season football and a few more in the playoffs, we all come down to only two teams in the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. Will the Eagles have their first Super Bowl parade once everything is said and done? Or will the Patriots defend their Super Bowl title and win their sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy overall?
What to Know About the 2017-18 Super Bowl LII Match-up:
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots
About the Philadelphia Eagles:
The Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game, 38-7, to send themselves to a Super Bowl showdown with the Patriots. Foles was fantastic in that game, passing for 352 yards and three touchdowns without an interception on 26-of-33 completions.
- 4-3 ATS in their last seven games overall.
- 5-1 SU/3-3 ATS in their last six games overall.
- 5-5 SU/ATS in their last 10 postseason games.
- 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as postseason underdogs.
- Nick Foles has yet to commit a turnover in the postseason, and his playoffs quarterback rating is at an insane 122.1.
- Running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive lineman Chris Long have was with the Patriots last year when New England won Super Bowl LI.
About the New England Patriots:
Tom Brady led the Patriots to a 24-20 come-from-behind win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championships Game last Sunday. Despite losing tight end Rob Gronkowski to a head injury in the middle of the game, Brady was still able to make crucial drives in the fourth quarter to deliver the Patriots to another Super Bowl appearance.
- 4-0 ATS in their last four games in the playoffs.
- 9-1 SU/8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- 9-1 SU/7-3 ATS in their last 10 postseason games.
- 9-1 SU/8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall as favorites.
- Tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion in the AFC Championships Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but will have two weeks to clear concussion protocol.
- New England is averaging 29.5 points and 317.5 total yards per game in this playoffs.
The Experts’ Early Picks for Super Bowl LII
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Dave Burkett Prediction: Patriots 27, Eagles 23
Carlos Monarrez Prediction: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
Jeff Seidel Prediction: Patriots 28, Philadelphia 21
Shawn Windsor Prediction: Patriots 24, Eagles 17
NFL (former player) Writers
Matt Bowen Straight-Up Pick: Patriots
Domonique Foxworth Straight-Up Pick: Eagles
Mina Kimes Straight-Up Pick: Patriots
Mike Sando Straight-Up Pick: Patriots
Field Yates Straight-Up Pick: Patriots
SPORTS INFORMATION TRADERS (Jason Logan)
Jon Price: Patriots 24, Eagles 21
NJ.COM (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
Straight-Up Pick: Eagles
TOPBET (Ryan Simpson)
Prediction: Patriots 31, Eagles 24
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