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How the Eagles won the Super Bowl

If somehow you didn’t know already the Eagles won their first Super Bowl over the Patriots 41-33. Now if you ask me I consider this an upset and so would most people so I’m gonna break down how the Eagles outsmarted the Patriots.

An underrated moment of this game is when the Patriots chose to kick off to start. I know they were think that the Eagles would come out of the gate slowly trying to ease Nick Foles, but the Eagles did the opposite and came out firing  and caught the Pats off guard.

Through out the game the Eagles just over aggressed and out played and out smarted the Pats by Playing better defence and always beating the Pats at all turns.

The plays off the game were, the eagle going for it on fourth and one  in the fourth and took the lead on that drive, and the other play everyone knows is the strip sack by Brandon Graham.

Over all the Patriots were out aggressed, out smarted and out coached. I  think thats it’s plausible that the Patriots didn’t trust there coordinators because they all thought they we’re leaving next year, now we know Matt Patricia is the only on leaving but this could also have lead to distrust and a Super Bowl loss.

My detailed Super Bowl Predictions

At the start the of the game it doesn’t matter but I think the Patriots will win the toss and chose to kick first they will kick off to the Eagles who will take a touchback they will most likely run for the first down on almost every drive especially the first which may help them ease Foles. At the half way point of the 1st quarter I’d say maybe 6-3 Patriots with the Eagles kicking off to the Patriots. I think this is the drive we see the first touchdown which is started by a 30 yard Gronkowski reception and ended with a James White touch down, and we end the quarter 3-13. We continue with the  quarter were the Eagles scoring on touchdown and the Patriots scoring the drive after. Once the Eagles get the ball of the ensuing kick they go three and out punting the ball to the Patriots who don’t get anything out end the half ends 20-10.

The Patriots receive to start the quarter and drive to the 47 and make an record setting field goal and  making the score 23-10 the Eagles and Patriots trade scoreless drive and the quarter end. I think this because the next drive Foles throws a pick six which ruins his confidence and there chance to comeback and the final score 30 to 10.

Why this year’s Super Bowl will be a blow out

In my opinion right now I think that yet again Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will win the Super Bowl. I think not only will they win they will steamroll the Eagles.  

My first point is Nick Foles isn’t Super Bowl ready, he’s going up against a far more competent defence in the Patriots and that in the biggest game of his life he will crumble under the pressure. He does have an amazing o- line which could be the Eagle's saving grace. 

My second point is the Eagle's running back isn’t  good enough to take the pressure off of a not ready Nick Foles. Now you might think they destroyed the Vikings, but I don’t think the Vikings are as good as the Patriots, and that was not the Viking at their best, and that’s not who the Vikings will be in seasons to come. Back to the Eagle’s running backs they are an inexperienced young backs who might crack under the pressure.

My third is that the Patriots are just too experienced to lose  to a team like the Eagles. It also seems that the Patriots can’t get a penalty or that all their games are rigged. A stat to back this up is that the Patriots are averaging the least playoff yards of any team.

My final point is a little more based on if you believe superstition or not, and that point is that this Super Bowl the Patriots will wear their white jersey’s and every team who has wore white has won the super bowl. For all these reasons combined I believe the Patriots will beat the Eagles.


© Nicholas McCardle 2018