The 2018 Super Bowl: Everything to Know About Patriots vs. Eagles

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Get out the chips and bar-b-que and prepare for a battle on Sunday February 4, 2018. There is a feeling of excitement in the air when Tom Brady brings his New England Patriots to town for the 2018 Super Bowl to play the Philadelphia Eagles. All of the commentators are saying that the New England Patriots will win their sixth Super Bowl Championship. But will they? The Philadelphia Eagles certainly will get their say when the players take the field. There are some things that you will need to know about the game, about the coaching staff, about the players and all of the other incidentals that you may not consider. This article will tell you everything to know about this Sunday’s Patriots vs Eagles Super Bowl game.

Super Bowl 2018

How to Watch Super Bowl 2018 Online

Date: Feb. 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
TV: NBC (check local listings)
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)

The Super Bowl 2018 will be the fifty-second Super Bowl and the forty-eighth in the modern era for the National Football League. The New England Patriots are the American Football Conference champions and the Philadelphia Eagles are the National Football Conference champions. The singer Pink will be singing the national anthem. The game will be a repeat of 2004’s Super Bowl thirty-nine when the New England Patriots won with a score of 24-21. Analysts are predicting that the score may not be so close this year, with the Patriots being the odds on team to win. The New England Patriots are the first team to make consecutive playoffs since the Seattle Seahawks did it in both 2014 and 2015. And the New England Patriots are the only team to win consecutive Super Bowls, as done in 2004 and 2005.

THE COACHING STAFF
The coaching staff for the New England Patriots have long been led by none other than Bill Belichick. He has been an elite coach for the ages and continues to surpass even the greatest critics expectations. He is the winningest coach in football history. The New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl a record breaking 10 times and won 5 Super Bowl Championships. It is an unprecedented history mostly due to the solid leadership and coaching of Bill Belichick. Other coaches for the New England Patriots include: Dante Scarnecchia as the offensive line coach, Josh McDaniels as the offensive coordinator, Steve Belichik as the safeties coach and Josh Boyer as the cornerbacks coach.

The coaching staff for the Philadelphia Eagles begins with head coach Doug Pederson, He worked as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-2015. Other coaches within the Philadelphia Eagles camp include: Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator, Frank Reich as offensive coordinator and Jeff Stoutland as the offensive line coach.

THE PLAYERS
The most impactful player on the field, and always will be, is arguably the greatest quarterback in the history of the game of football, Tom Brady. He has been the number 1 quarterback seemingly until the end of time. It is his innate ability to take his game to the next level whenever it is needed. He has been with lesser known running backs, wide receivers and offensive linemen and still been able to make it work. And while he has weapons that he can readily use, no matter who he has on the field, Tom Brady always finds a way to win. The running backs for the Patriots include: Dion Lewis, James White, Brandon Bolden, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and James Develin. While some of these names are not known to many, James White of course excluded, they are having one of the best seasons ever. The wide receivers include: the incomparable Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, Matthew Slater and Kenny Britt. While the offensive line has done a great job of protecting Tom Brady, they will have to continue to do so. Also, the Patriots defense will have to step it up and stop Nick Foles and his offense for the Eagles.

The most important thing the Philadelphia Eagles must have going for them is their quarterback Nick Foles. He must be at his best in order to have a chance to defeat the Patriots. The quarterback is the leader and the key ingredient in leading his team to victory. Nick Foles has had some games where he has done well in leading his offense. However, he has also been easily unnerved in games and it has shown at its worse. The running backs for the Philadelphia Eagles are: Jay Ajayi, Legarette Blount, Kenion Barner, Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. Legarette Blount is seasoned in these types of high pressure games and Ajayi has shown spurts of brilliance. The wide receivers for the Philadelphia Eagles are Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Torrey Smith, Mack Hollins, Marcus Johnson and Shelton Gibson.

Tom Brady and Nick Foles will have to play like champions. And for Tom Brady, he has proven time and again that this is something he is quite capable of doing. Gronkowski had to go through a concussion protocol and will hopefully be cleared to play. Hopefully Tom Brady will not have any limitations on his throwing arm as before. Keep in mind that while there are a limited number of injuries on players now, that anything can happen once those glaring lights and the Super Bowl begins. There are cameras from all around the world and the high pressure of playing for being the best in the NFL is at stake.

All in all it will depend upon the offense, defense, special teams, offensive line and the coaching staffs all working in sync with each other like never before. The Super Bowl 2018 is promising to be something special. And while the analysts all believe that Tom Brady and his New England Patriots will be crowned victorious, the Philadelphia Eagles are playing for the chance to show people that they can truly win a Super Bowl, after trying 3 times and losing to other teams. The decision is who wants it more. Can everyone on each team come together at a critical time to lead their team to victory? Will there be any surprises in the game that causes the pendulum to swing one way or the other? These factors will be critical for the game between the Patriots vs. Eagles in Super Bowl 2018 come Sunday on February 4, 2018.

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