It might feel like it is still an eternity away, but the Eagles are now just 10 days away from playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, and have already begun the heavy lifting to prepare for the matchup.
“A lot of preparation for the game,” head coach Doug Pederson said Monday of what he will be doing this week. “We can get a lot of good work in this week with minimal distractions. Then next week, get up there and continue to implement the plan, continue to review and work.”
With the team now four days into their preparation for the Patriots, and for a trip to Minnesota next week, here are eight thoughts on the Super Bowl:
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TOM BRADY CAN BE BEAT
There is little question that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the best of all-time at his position. Two Sundays from now, however, the Eagles won’t be playing Brady’s resume, they will be playing Brady — and he has looked very beatable as of late.
The Eagles played two of the best defenses in the NFL on their way to the Super Bowl, knocking out a red-hot Atlanta Falcons’ defense, then demolishing the No. 1 defense in the NFL by beating the Minnesota Vikings.
Now, they get a shot at the Patriots’ defense, which finished 29th in the NFL this season in yard’s allowed. The Eagles should have no issue moving the ball on the Patriots, and they without question have the better defense heading into Super Bowl LII.
The Eagles could be in for another 30-plus point performance against the Patriots.