[Game Preview] Playoff Edition Super Bowl

[Game Preview] Playoff Edition Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) vs. New England Patriots (15-3)
The Eagles proved the pundits incorrect once more as they dealt with the quantity two seed Minnesota Vikings within the NFC Championship recreation. The Eagles offense put up 31 factors on the NFL’s prime rated protection as classic Nick Foles got here out to play throwing for 352 yards, Three TDs and nil INTs in a dominate Eagles win at residence within the Linc. The win sends the Eagles to the Tremendous Bowl organising a rematch of Tremendous Bowl XXXIX in opposition to the New England Patriots. Whereas the Eagles took care the Vikings with relative ease, the Patriots had some hassle placing away a pesky Jacksonville squad. Blake Bortles put up 293 yards and a landing on the New England protection and led going into the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, Tom Brady was Tom Brady and led his group down the sphere for a go forward landing and the Patriots protection sealed the sport with a defensive stand. The New England protection can have its arms full vs the Eagles who’re rather more gifted on offense than the Jacksonville Jaguars, particularly if Nick Foles performed the way in which he did in opposition to Minnesota. The Eagles will look to get Jay Ajayi and former Patriot LaGarrette Blount going early in opposition to a porous New England run protection that’s giving up the 2nd most yards per try within the league at 4.7. If the Eagles do get the run recreation going it would significantly assist the Eagles within the passing recreation organising the RPO and play motion the place Nick Foles might be lethal. Patriots corners Malcom Butler and Stephen Gilmore struggled to close down the Jaguars’ WRs and can face a extra expert veteran Eagles WR corps. Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith appeared to get on the identical web page with backup Nick Foles in opposition to the Vikings as the 2 mixed for 10 receptions for 154 and three TDs in opposition to a vaunted Vikings secondary. The 2 will look to hold that momentum into Sunday in opposition to the Patriots 30th ranked move protection. On the opposite facet of the ball, the Patriots offense has one of many all-time greats on the helm in Tom Brady who spreads the ball round to quite a few play makers together with speedy WR Brandin Cooks and All-Professional TE Rob Gronkowski, who’s at present in concussion protocol, however is predicted to play. The Eagles did effectively shutting down Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, however they did have Tom Brady throwing them the soccer, so the secondary should be on its recreation and never make any errors. One factor that would assist them is the Philadelphia Eagle move rush which has pressured the QB higher than anybody within the league this yr and has turned it up within the playoffs. The most important key might be up the center with Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan and Beau Allen, if they’ll get a push and stop Tom Brady from stepping up into the pocket it would take among the warmth off of the secondary. The Eagles don’t have to sack Tom Brady, but when they’ll hit and frustrate him just like the Giants DLs did in Brady’s two Tremendous Bowl losses they may pressure him into turnovers. Patriots’ coach Invoice Belichick is without doubt one of the all-time greats can have his group ready and any errors might be minimal, so the Eagles might want to make the most of any that they’ll pressure. On the opposite facet, Doug Pederson received’t draw back from the problem of dealing with Belichick. He’s going to play to win as evident by the tip of second half of the Vikings recreation when he selected to go for factors with simply 29 second left as an alternative of being happy with taking his 21-7 lead into halftime. The sport might be a tough fought one at US Financial institution Stadium and you’ll guess the Eagles will proceed to trip their underdog mentality in opposition to the Brady/Belichick dynasty. If the Eagles are going to go down, it will likely be preventing. As soon as once more, nearly no pundits are choosing the Eagles to win, however each canine has his day. Go Birds!
Date
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Recreation Time Recreation Location
6:30 PM – Japanese US Financial institution Stadium
5:30 PM – Central 401 Chicago Avenue
4:30 PM – Mountain Minneapolis, MN 55415
3:30 PM – Pacific Wikipedia – Map
Climate Forecast
Stadium Sort: Dome
Floor: UBU Sports activities Pace Collection S5-M
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Betting Odds
Oddsshark Data
Favourite/Opening Line: New England by -5.5
Over/Underneath: 38
Report VS. Unfold: Philadelphia 12-6, New England 12-6
The place to Watch on TV
NBC will broadcast Sunday’s recreation. Al Michaels will deal with the play-by-play duties and Cris Collinsworth will present evaluation. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines.
TV Map – N/A All video games televised nationally.
Web Streams
NFL Streams – Look right here 30 minutes earlier than the sport for Streams
Take heed to Merrill Reese and Mike Fast
Calling the sport on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Community might be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (41st season). Becoming a member of Reese within the radio sales space might be former Eagles All-Professional broad receiver Mike Fast, whereas Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic Metropolis/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.Three FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.Three FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Studying, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean Metropolis, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean Metropolis, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean Metropolis, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean Metropolis, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.Three FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/Lancaster/Harrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will deal with the printed in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Community.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic Metropolis, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.Three FM
Patriots Radio
Patriots Radio Community Socci returns for his fifth season within the sales space as play-by-play broadcasters on 98.5 The Sports activities Hub. Socci is joined within the sales space by former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who’s coming into his sixth season as motion analyst.
Nationwide Radio
Westwood One Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Boomer Esiason (analyst) and Mike Holmgren (analyst) will name the sport. Ed Werder and Tony Boselli will report from the sidelines.
Station Eagles Channel Patriots Channel Nationwide Channel Spanish Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 83 (Web 825) 82 (Web 820) SIRI 88 (Web 145) SIRI 468 (Web 966)
XM Radio XM 83 (Web 825) XM 82 (Web 820) XM 88 (Web 145) XM 468 (Web 966)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 83 (Web 825) SXM 82 (Web 820) SXM 88 (Web 145) SXM 468 (Web 966)
Workforce Report Pct Residence Away Div Conf PF PA Strk
Eagles(XYZ) 13-3 .813 7-1 6-2 5-1 10-2 457 295 1L
Cowboys 9-7 .563 3-5 6-2 5-1 7-5 354 332 1W
Redskins 7-9 .438 5-3 2-6 1-5 5-7 342 388 1L
Giants 3-13 .188 2-6 1-7 1-5 1-11 246 388 1W

[x]-Clinched Division [Y]-Clinched 1st Spherical Bye [Z]-Clinched Residence Subject Benefit

Seed Workforce Division Report
1 Eagles East 15-3
2 Vikings North 14-4
3 Rams West 11-6
4 Saints South 12-6
5 Panthers South 11-6
6 Falcons South 11-7
Seed Workforce Division Report
1 Patriots East 15-3
2 Steelers North 13-4
3 Jaguars South 12-7
4 Chiefs West 10-7
5 Titans South 10-7
6 Payments East 9-8

|Collection Data| 😐 Philadelphia Eagles lead the New England Patriots within the collection, 7-6| Collection Historical past| Head to Head Field Scores| First Recreation Performed| November 4, 1973 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Eagles 24 – New England Patriots 23| Factors Chief| The Philadelphia Eagles lead the New England Patriots (304-293)| Coaches Report| Doug Pederson: 0-Zero in opposition to the Patriots| Invoice Belichick: 4-1 in opposition to Eagles| Coaches Head to Head| Doug Pederson vs Invoice Belichick: First assembly between the coaches| Quarterback Report| Nick Foles: In opposition to Patriots: 0-0| Tom Brady: In opposition to Eagles: 4-1| Quarterbacks Head to Head| Nick Foles vs Tom Brady: First assembly between the QBs| Information per Stadium| Report @ Lincoln Monetary Subject: Patriots lead 2-0| Report @ Gillette Stadium: Patriots lead 2-1| Report @ US Financial institution Stadium: Neither group has performed at US Financial institution Stadium.| Rankings and Final Assembly Data| 😐 AP Professional 32 Rating| Eagles No. 5 – Patriots No. 1| Report| Eagles: 15-3| Patriots: 15-3| Final Assembly| Sunday, December 6, 2015 | Eagles 35 – Patriots 28| As Jeffrey Lurie noticed his group being taken away by a brief little man who’s again with the youngsters the place he belongs, he stepped into the Eagles locker room at Gillette Stadium and to rally his group for a win in Foxboro. The Eagles fell behind early earlier than ripping off 5 straight touchdowns together with a blocked punt return, interception return and punt return. The Eagles led 35-14, earlier than Tom Brady woke and put two scores on the board to make it a one possession recreation, however a spike and three straight incomplete passes by Brady, sealed it for the Eagles as they ran out the clock. | Click on right here to view the Video Recap| Click on right here to view the Stats Recap| Final Assembly in Playoffs| Sunday, February 6, 2005| Patriots 24 – Eagles 21| The Eagles and Patriots met in Jacksonville to face off in Tremendous Bowl XXXIX. Errors plagued the Eagles in an in depth recreation. Donovan McNabb was sacked Four instances and threw three interceptions and LJ Smith fumbled the ball away. Regardless of the turnovers, the sport went forwards and backwards with the Eagles hanging first, earlier than Tom Brady tied it up 7-7 going into half time. Patriots and Eagles traded TDs within the Third earlier than with TD receptions from Mike Vrabel for the Patriots and Brian Westbrook for the Eagles. The Patriots then scored 10 straight factors within the 4th quarter. The Eagles tried to steer a late comeback, however got here up brief 24-21.| Click on right here to view the Video Recap| Click on right here to view the Stats Recap|

Date Winner Loser Rating
12/06/15 Eagles Patriots 35-28
11/27/11 Patriots Eagles 38-20
11/25/07 Patriots Eagles 31-28
02/06/05 Patriots Eagles 24-21
09/14/03 Patriots Eagles 31-10
12/19/99 Eagles Patriots 24-9
11/04/90 Eagles Patriots 48-20
11/29/87 Eagles Patriots 34-31
12/09/84 Eagles Patriots 27-17
09/13/81 Eagles Patriots 13-3
2017 Common Season Stats (Starters/Leaders)

Passing

Title CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 57 101 56.4 537 5 2 79.5
Wentz (IR) 265 440 60.2% 3296 33 7 101.9
Brady 385 581 66.3 % 4577 32 8 102.8

Dashing

Title ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Blount 173 824 47.9 4.4 2
Ajayi 70 408 58.3 5.8 1
Lewis 180 896 52.6 5.0 6

Receiving

Title REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 74 824 58.9 11.1 8
Gronkowski 69 1084 77.4 15.7 4

Sacks

Title Sacks Workforce Whole
Graham 9.5 38
Flowers 6.5 42

Tackles

Title Whole Solo Help Sacks
Bradham 88 61 27 1.0
McCourty 97 80 17 1.0

Interceptions

Title Ints Workforce Whole
Robinson 4 19
Harmon 4 12

Punting

Title ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 67 3033 62 45.3 40.6 21 5 1
Allen 58 2515 60 43.4 40.5 24 3 0

Kicking

Title ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 31 26 83.9% 61 39/42
Gostkowski 40 37 92.5% 62 45/47

Kick Returns

Title ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 10 194 19.4 27 0
Lewis 23 570 24.8 103 1

Punt Returns

Title RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 27 240 8.9 76 0 15
Amendola 27 231 8.6 40 0 18

Offense Rankings

Class Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Whole Offense 365.8 Seventh 394.2 1st
Rush Offense 132.2 Third 118.1 10th
Move Offense 233.6 13th 276.1 2nd
Factors Per Recreation 28.6 T-2nd 28.6 T-2nd
Third-Down Offense 41.7% eighth 40.6% 10th
4th-Down Offense 65% Third 61.5% Fifth
Pink Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 60.0 Fifth

Protection Rankings

Class Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Whole Protection 306.5 4th 394.1 29th
Rush Protection 79.2 1st 118.1 20th
Move Protection 227.3 17th 276.1 30th
Factors Per Recreation 18.4 4th 18.5 Fifth
Third-Down Protection 32.2% Third 39.4% 21st
4th-Down Protection 22.2% T-1st 43.5% 13th
Pink Zone Protection (TD%) 55.3 20th 43.8 4th

Workforce

Class Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Turnover Diff. +11 4th +6 11th
Penalty Per Recreation 6.9 T-20th 5.7 Seventh
Penalty Yards Per Recreation 60.1 22nd 52.2 eighth
2017 Put up Season Stats (Starters/Leaders)

Passing

Title CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Foles 49 63 77.8 598 3 0 122.1
Brady 61 91 67.0% 627 5 0 105.0

Dashing

Title ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ajyai 33 127 63.5 3.8 0
Lewis 24 96 48.0 4.0 0

Receiving

Title REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Jeffery 9 146 73.0 16.2 2
Amendola 18 196 98.0 10.9 2

Sacks

Title Sacks Workforce Whole
Barnett/Cox/Bradham/McLeod 1.0 4.0
Smart/Grissom/Butler 2.0 11

Tackles

Title Whole Solo Help Sacks
Darby 14 12 12 0
Chung 12 8 4 0

Interceptions

Title Ints Workforce Whole
Robinson/Graham 1 2
N/A 0 0

Punting

Title ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
D. Jones 6 253 54 42.2 38.8 5 1 0
Allen 58 2515 60 43.4 40.5 24 3 0

Kicking

Title ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 4 4 100% 53 5/6
Gostkowski 1 2 50% 31 8/8

Kick Returns

Title ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Barner 1 26 26.0 26 0
Lewis 3 61 20.3 27 0

Punt Returns

Title RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Barner 1 10 10.0 10 0 4
Amendola 5 52 10.4 20 0 8
League Rankings 2017 Postseason

Offense Rankings

Class Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Whole Offense 395.0 Third 391.0 4th
Rush Offense 103.0 Seventh 73.5 10th
Move Offense 292.0 Fifth 317.5 Third
Factors Per Recreation 26.5 4th 29.5 2nd
Third-Down Offense 59% 1st 48% Third
4th-Down Offense 100% T-1st 100% T-1st
Pink Zone Offense (TD%) 65.5 1st 57.9 ninth

Protection Rankings

Class Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Patriots Stat Patriots Rank
Whole Protection 306.5 4th 275.9 1st
Rush Protection 78.0 2nd 83.0 Third
Move Protection 229.0 Fifth 237.5 sixth
Factors Per Recreation 8.5 1st 17.0 4th
Third-Down Protection 38% sixth 37% 4th
4th-Down Protection 25% 4th 50% T-5h
Pink Zone Protection (TD%) 55.3 20th 40.0 Third
Recap from Final Week’s Video games.
Eagles – Video For the second week in a row, the primary seed was have been underdogs going right into a recreation on their very own turf. After taking care the Falcons within the NFC Divisional Spherical, the Eagles welcomed the Minnesota Vikings to the Linc for the NFC Championship off their win over the Saints with the Minnesota Miracle. The Vikings took a fast lead scoring on their opening possession and compelled a fast Three and out. After that it was all Eagles. Chris Lengthy hit Case Keenum’s arm forcing an errant move that Patrick Robinson took the opposite manner for a 50 yard choose six. The Eagles protection compelled Three and out on the subsequent possession as Nick Foles lead the Eagles 75 yards down the sphere in opposition to the league’s primary protection earlier than LaGarrett Blount barreled his manner within the endzone for his 10th submit season TD. The Eagles protection got here up huge within the second quarter because the Vikings have been threatening to place factors on the board earlier than Derek Barnett sacked Case Keenum and compelled a fumble recovered by Chris Lengthy. Foles discovered Jeffery on the next drive for 53 yards and the TD. The Eagles would tack on Three extra factors on the finish of the half as they bought the ball with simply 29 seconds left and shortly moved down the sphere and arrange a 53 yard Jake Elliott FG. Doug Pederson pulled out some razzle dazzle to open the second half as he known as for a flea flicker which resulted in a 41 yard Torrey Smith TD. Foles would throw his Third TD move of the sport and 2nd to Alshon Jeffery to begin the 4th quarter, in what ended up being 38 unanswered factors, 31 by the offense in opposition to the league prime protection. The Eagles protection would maintain the Vikings scoreless after the opening possession and maintain on to the win and ship the Eagles to their third Tremendous Bowl.

Patriots – Video – The Patriots have been coming off a stomping of the Titans within the AFC Divisional spherical and welcomed the Jacksonville to city who have been coming off a shootout win over the Steelers. The Patriots struck first blood with an early Goskowski 31 yard FG within the first quarter. Within the second quarter nevertheless, the Jaguars awoke scoring touchdowns on consecutive possessions with the primary coming within the type of an 11 yard Blake Bortles move to Marcedes Lewis and the subsequent on a Leonard Fournette run up the intestine. The Patriots answered transferring the ball down discipline with the assistance of a pointless roughness from an unpleasant helmet hit on All-Professional Rob Gronkowski which took him out of the sport with a concussion and a really query move interference penalty. James White ran the ball in with 55 seconds left to go within the half to make it a Four level recreation. Jacksonville performed it protected and opted to expire the clock moderately than attempt to lengthen their lead with the 55 seconds left on the clock. Jacksonville would add two FGs within the second quarter, however Tom Brady would discover Danny Amendola behind the endzone to begin the fourth quarter to chop the result in simply 3. After a foul punt and good return by Amendola, Brady would play comeback hero as soon as in opposition to in his profession as he led his group down the sphere and took the lead along with his second TD move to Amendola on the night time. The Patriots protection held the lead and shutdown Blake Bortles to second the Patriots to their 2nd straight Tremendous Bowl and can ship the Patriots to their eighth Tremendous Bowl beneath Invoice Belichick.|

Connections
Patriots WR Dion Lewis was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles within the Fifth spherical of the 2011 NFL Draft and performed two seasons with them earlier than he was traded to the Cleveland Browns earlier than the 2013 season.
Patriots WR Danny Amendola was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009, however was reduce throughout the ultimate rounds of cuts and was signed to their apply squad earlier than being signed by the St. Louis Rams.
Eagles DE Chris Lengthy spent one season with the Patriots in 2016 and received a Tremendous Bowl ring with them.
Eagles RB LaGarrett Blount spent Four season with the Patriots in two separate stints in 2013 and 2014-2016 and received two Tremendous Bowl rings with them within the 2014 and 2016 seasons.
Eagles LB/Okay Kamu Grugier-Hill was drafted by the New England Patriots within the sixth spherical of the 2016 NFL Draft, he was waived Patriots throughout ultimate roster cuts and claimed by the Eagles.
Patriots DB Eric Rowe was chosen within the 2nd spherical of the 2015 NFL drafted and spent the 2015 season with the Eagles earlier than being traded to the Patriots the next season.
Patrick Chung signed with the Eagles in 2013 and he performed one season with the group earlier than being launched and returning to the Patriots.
Eagles Proprietor Jeffrey Lurie grew up as a Patriots fan and tried to buy Patriots in 1993 earlier than being outbid by Robert Kraft. He bought the Philadelphia Eagles the next season.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz and Patriots OT Cameron Flemming have been offensive teammates collectively at Stanford.
Patriots FB James Devlin grew up within the Philadelphia suburb of Gilbertsville, PA and attended Boyertown Excessive Faculty.
Eagles QB Nick Foles and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski have been teammates collectively at College of Arizona for 2 years, however by no means performed collectively as Nick Foles sat out the primary yr because of switch guidelines and Gronkowski injured his again the next yr.
Jim Schwartz was a personnel scout for the Cleveland Browns from 1993-1995 whereas Invoice Belichick was the Head Coach.
Eagles DB Coach Cory Undlin was a defensive assistant beneath Invoice Belichick for the Patriots in 2004.
Eagles TE coach Eugene Chung performed three seasons for the Patriots from 1992-1994.
Patriots Particular Groups Coordinator Joe Choose was born in Philadelphia and attended Lansdale Catholic Excessive Faculty.

2018 Professional Bowlers

Eagles Patriots
OT Lane Johnson(Reserve) QB Tom Brady(Starter)
QB Carson Wentz (Starter) TE Rob Gronkowski(Reserve)
TE Zach Ertz (Starter) FB James Devlin (Starter)
G Brandon Brooks (Starter) ST Matthew Slater (Starter)
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter)
FS Malcom Jenkins(Reserve)
C Jason Kelce (1st Alt)
DE Brandon Graham (1st Alt)
CB Jalen Mills (Third Alt)
Okay Jake Elliot (2nd Alt)
ST Kame Grugier-Hill (2nd Alt)
Normal
Referee: Gene Steratore
Philadelphia has held opponents to 10-or-fewer factors in Four consecutive video games (relationship again to Week 16), which is the membership’s longest streak since 1974 (5 video games). The final NFL group to perform that feat was the 2009 Broncos (4).
That is the primary time in franchise historical past that the Eagles have allowed 10-or-fewer factors in back-to-back video games of the identical postseason. The final NFL group to perform that feat was the 2009 Ravens (2).
Within the NFC Championship, Philadelphia defeated Minnesota, 38-7. The Eagles scored the 2nd-most factors in group playoff historical past (W, 58-37 vs. Detroit on 12/30/95). The membership’s +31 level margin was the perfect in group playoff historical past
Philadelphia completed the common season with a franchise record-tying 13 wins (additionally 2004), tying Minnesota, New England and Pittsburgh for the perfect file within the NFL.
The Eagles turned simply the fourth group in NFL historical past to attain 38+ factors and permit not more than 7 factors in a convention championship recreation for the reason that 1970 merger.
Philadelphia’s 456 complete yards (346 passing, 110 dashing) within the convention championship victory vs. Minnesota have been probably the most in Eagles playoff historical past.).
Philadelphia totaled 27 first downs (7 dashing, 19 passing, 1 penalty) within the NFC Championship in opposition to the Vikings have been probably the most in group postseason historical past.
The Eagles transformed 10-of-14 (71.4%) third-down makes an attempt within the win vs. Minnesota, which marked the perfect thirddown conversion fee in franchise playoff historical past. It was the 2nd-best third-down conversion fee in NFL playoff historical past, trailing solely Atlanta’s 76.9% (10-of-13) within the 2016 NFC Championship vs. Inexperienced Bay (1/22/17).
Philadelphia led the NFL in purple zone TD effectivity (65.5%), time of possession (32:41) and opponent dashing yards per recreation (79.2). The Eagles additionally tied with New England for the NFL lead in level differential (+162).
Philadelphia’s 457 factors ranked Third within the NFL, behind L.A. Rams (478) and New England (458). The Eagles’ 457 factors have been additionally the 2nd-most in group historical past, trailing solely their 2014 manufacturing (474).
Philadelphia led the NFL in dashing protection (79.2), posting their lowest mark since 1991 (71.0). The Eagles’ 79.2 opponent dashing yards per recreation have been the fewest allowed by an NFL group for the reason that 2014 Lions (69.3).
Philadelphia ranked Third within the NFL in dashing yards per recreation (132.2), behind Jacksonville (141.4) and Dallas (132.2). The Eagles additionally ranked Third in third-down protection (32.2%) and fourth-down offense (65.4%).
Philadelphia produced the 4th-most takeaways within the NFL (31), trailing solely Baltimore (34), Jacksonville (33) and Detroit (32). The Eagles ranked 4th within the NFL in turnover differential (+11), behind Baltimore (+17), Kansas Metropolis (+15) and L.A. Chargers (+12).
In Three profession playoff video games, Nick Foles has accomplished 72- of-96 (75.0%) makes an attempt for 793 yards, 5 TDs, Zero INTs and a 116.Four passer ranking. In the course of the 2017 playoffs, Foles has accomplished 49-of-63 (77.8%) makes an attempt for 598 yards, Three TDs, Zero INTs and a 122.1 passer ranking.
LeGarrette Blount has 10 dashing TDs in 10 profession playoff video games (together with 2 TDs this postseason). His 10 dashing TDs are the Seventh-most in NFL playoff historical past, behind Corridor of Famers Emmitt Smith (19), Thurman Thomas (16), Franco Harris (16), Terrell Davis (12), John Riggins (12) and Marcus Allen (11)
Blount is the primary Eagle with dashing TDs in back-to-back playoff video games since Brian Westbrook throughout the 2006 playoffs (1/7/07-1/13/07).
Alshon Jeffery caught 2 TDs within the win in opposition to the Vikings. Jeffery is the fifth Eagle with 2 receiving TDs in a playoff recreation (first since Brent Celek on 1/18/09 at Arizona).
Philadelphia will make its third Tremendous Bowl look, having beforehand performed in Tremendous Bowl XV vs. Oakland (L, 10-27) following the 1980 season and Tremendous Bowl XXXIX vs. New England (L, 21-24) following the 2004 season.
Philadelphia owns the Fifth-highest successful proportion (.595) within the NFL (together with playoffs) since 2000, behind New England (.744), Pittsburgh (.650), Indianapolis (.615) and Inexperienced Bay (.611)
Sunday marks the seventh NFL championship recreation in Eagles historical past. Philadelphia performed in 4 NFL Championships in 1947 (L, 21-28 at Chicago Cardinals), 1948 (W, 7-Zero vs. Chicago Cardinals), 1949 (W, 14-Zero at L.A. Rams) and 1960 (W, 17-13 vs. Inexperienced Bay Packers).
The Patriots can have an opportunity to tie for probably the most Tremendous Bowl wins in the event that they win on Sunday or tie for probably the most Tremendous Bowl losses in the event that they lose on Sunday.

Draft Picks

Eagles Patriots
DE Derek Barnett OLB Derek Rivers
CB Sidney Jones OT Antonio Garcia
CB Rasul Douglas DE Deatrich Smart Jr.
WR Mack Hollins OT Connor McDermott
RB Donnel Pumphrey
WR Shelton Gibson
LB Nathan Gerry
DT Elijah Qualls

Notable Low season Additions

Eagles Patriots
WR Torrey Smith CB Stephon Gilmore
WR Alshon Jeffery RB Rex Burkhead
DE Chris Lengthy RB Mike Gillislee
DT Timmy Jernigan DT Lawrence Man
RB LaGarrett Blount WR Brandin Cooks
CB Patrick Robinson DT Ricky Barkley Jean Francois
G Likelihood Warmack LB David Harris
S Corey Graham C James Ferentz
CB Ronald Darby DE Eric Lee
Okay Jake Elliott LB Nicholas Grigsby
LB Dannell Ellerbe WR Kenny Britt
OT Will Beatty LB James Harrison
QB Brian Hoyer
TE Dwayne Allen
CB Johnson Bademosi
WR Phillip Dorsett

Notable Low season Departures

Eagles Patriots
CB Nolan Carroll TE Martellus Bennett
DE Connor Barwin RB LaGarrette Blount
DT Bennie Logan WR Michael Floyd
QB Chase Daniel DE Chris Lengthy
CB Leodis McKelvin OLB Barkevious Mingo
WR Dorial Inexperienced-Beckham CB Logan Ryan
DE Marcus Smith DE Jabaal Sheard
RB Ryan Mathews

Professional Soccer Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge

Matchups

Eagles WRs vs. Patriots DBs IMAGE.

Tm WR/DB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %Tar/Rt Cat% YPRR/C Gr Adv
PHI ALSHON JEFFERY LWR 75 218 4.48 577 45 16 39 20 50 1.44 80 -16
NE STEPHON GILMORE RCB 73 190 4.38 479 42 12 45 15 63 1.11 87.1
PHI Torrey Smith RWR 72 205 4.41 465 38 17 45 14 61 0.99 41.4 -55
NE Malcolm Butler LCB 71 190 614 51 13 36 16 60 1.26 80.8
PHI Nelson Agholor Slot 72 198 4.42 502 7 86 7 19 67 1.58 79.1 +28
NE Eric Rowe Slot 73 205 4.45 148 14 79 7 19 59 1.89 46.9

Patriots WRs vs. Eagles DBs IMAGE

Tm WR/DB Pos H Wt Sp Rt L% S% R% %Tar/Rt Cat% YPRR/C Gr Adv
NE Brandin Cooks LWR 70 189 4.33 627 55 19 26 17 61 1.74 79.3 -27
PHI Ronald Darby RCB 71 193 4.38 232 6 3 91 22 55 1.5 81.8
NE Chris Hogan RWR 73 210 402 18 48 34 16 59 1.23 53.4 -37
PHI Jalen Mills LCB 72 191 4.61 609 87 3 10 18 60 1.14 71
NE Danny Amendola Slot 71 190 4.58 418 6 83 11 21 82 1.86 75.5 +16
PHI Patrick Robinson Slot 71 191 4.46 464 6 80 14 19 56 1.34 90.4

TE Matchups IMAGE

Tm TE/Def H Wt Rt Bl% Inl% S% W% %Tar/Rt Cat% YPRR/C Gr Adv
NE Rob Gronkowski 78 265 567 11 32 51 17 23 64 2.33 89.9 +13
PHI Malcolm Jenkins (S) 72 204 262 8 64 0.48 83.8
PHI Zach Ertz 77 250 488 7 42 41 17 23 73 1.82 85.7 +11
NE Patrick Chung (S) 71 215 314 13 51 0.84 86.3

OL/DL Matchups IMAGE

Word: Strain Fee and Yards Earlier than Contact are projected numbers based mostly on the starters’ grades and are adjusted for accidents. All different stats are based mostly on this season’s information

Tm Press% SkConv YBCon Runs ins. 5 yd ln/gm TD ins. 5 yd ln% PB Adv RB Adv
NE (OL) 4.1 13 1.89 1.1 41 -12 +6
PHI (DL) 7.3 19 1.36 0.6 33
PHI (OL) 4.4 16 1.84 1 31 +3 +40
NE (DL) 6 17 1.99 0.2 67
Stats to Know
Taking part in the Patriots’ Slot Machine
The Patriots have a number of weapons they deploy within the slot. Which personnel packages Eagles DC Jim Schwartz decides to go together with might be key on this recreation. RBs Dion Lewis and James White line up within the slot 37% and 41% of their snaps, respectively. TE Rob Gronkowski traces up within the slot about 33% of his snaps, however about half of his yards come from the slot. From the slot, Gronk has the 2nd-highest receiving yards of all TEs (554), behind Travis Kelce. His Yards Per Route Run from slot alignment can also be 2nd of all TEs. And he has ZERO drops from the slot (5 complete). WR Danny Amendola is the first slot aligner, accounting for 570/659 yards, 54/61 receptions and 515/666 (78%) of his snaps. If Fitness center Shorts is studying this, you would possibly wish to take into account not enjoying a MLB this recreation. Only a suggestion. Kthxbai –Courtesy of PFF Elite
Matchups to Watch
Doug Pederson & Co. vs Invoice Belichick & Co.
Eagles followers realized rather a lot about their group this season however maybe the largest take away is that COACHING MATTERS. If somebody advised us {that a} visor-wearing offensive guru that emphasizes apply and preparation would take the league by storm and shortly assist make the Eagles contenders we’d have believed it. We simply would have thought that might have been Chip Kelly a number of years in the past. Teaching has made the distinction for the Eagles this season as Doug Pederson and firm have navigated treacherous waters in path to this recreation. This Eagles group has been ready for every little thing they’ve seen this season and now face their hardest take a look at because the Patriots enter the Tremendous Bowl with their very own glorious teaching workers. There isn’t any greater match up on this recreation than proper right here. Pederson and his workers proceed to place the Eagles in positions to win. Invoice Belichick and his workers do the identical factor. They’re infamous for the way effectively they group the sport to their gamers and have them ready. They’re identified for his or her continued changes and the flexibility to excel in situational soccer. They make you beat them. Given the expertise and excellence in teaching, it’s no surprise they don’t lose typically. Pederson isn’t Belichick however he has confirmed to be fairly the teaching mastermind in his personal proper. They’re all the time open to nice concepts and all the time take suggestions from their gamers. They’re movie junkies who continually search for areas to use their opponent. They put their gamers in positions to succeed and so they don’t accept lower than full effort. We’ve seen all through the season the gamers rally round each other; this group has been every little thing Philadelphia followers like to root for and have the prospect to have a good time the one factor they need greater than something. That’s a testomony to nice teaching. The Eagles will want yet one more nice recreation plan and training effort in an effort to win this recreation as they’ll get the perfect of what New England has to supply.

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