The big game. The biggest game in all of United States sports will take place this Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday, and the game will take place in Minneapolis Minnesota – the home of the Vikings. Super Bowl Sunday will feature the top two teams in the league all during the regular season. The AFC team will feature the defending champion New England Patriots. The Patriots took care of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars to get to this game, while the Philadelphia Eagles downed the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. The New England Patriots are looking for back to back Super Bowl titles, and are the favorites in this game. The New England Patriots are -5 over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday.
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Patriots Keep Winning
Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are plenty used to getting to the big game. Remember last season – the Patriots were getting smoked by the Atlanta Falcons, trailing 28-3 – and they came from behind to win the game. The Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is seeking his 6th Super Bowl title. Brady is one of the candidates to be the Most Valuable Player during the regular season, and would love to cap it off with a postseason MVP award as well.
The quarterback threw for more than 4,500 yards in the regular season. New England during the postseason are scoring 29.5 points per game. That’s just a bit more than 28.6 points per game. Rob Gronkowski was the top target all season long for the Patriots, with nearly 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns. The tight end is questionable for this game with concussion like symptoms, but is fully expected to play in the game.
The Patriots running game was anchored most of the season by a combination of Dion Lewis, Rex Burkhead and James White. Lewis led the way with just under 900 yards on the season. New England started the season with 2 losses in their first four games. In those two losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers, they allowed 37.5 points per game. The Patriots defense finished the regular season ranked 5th in all of the league, as they allowed 18.5 per game.
Eagles Underdogs in Super Bowl 52
The winners of the NFC were the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were underdogs in the divisional round against the Atlanta Falcons, despite being the top seed. Philadelphia came away with a 15-10 win in that game. Then – the Eagles were the underdogs in the NFC title game – and they blasted the Minnesota Vikings 38-7. The Eagles won the NFC East during the regular season by 4 games over the Dallas Cowboys.
Nick Foles started just three games in the regular season for the Eagles. Carson Wentz was on pace to be a MVP contender until he tore his ACL in a win over the Los Angeles Rams. Foles went 4-1 as a starter, with the lone loss coming in the regular season finale where starters sat for most of the game. The passing game for Philadelphia finished with more than 233 yards per game, while the running game was third in the league with 132.2 yards per game. The Eagles scored 28.6 points per game, and allowing opponents just 18.4.
The receiving core for the Philadelphia Eagles seems to go under appreciated. Alshon Jeffrey caught two touchdowns in the blowout win over the Vikings. The name that most will talk about is the tight end Zach Ertz. He caught 74 passes for 824 yards and 8 touchdowns during the season. Philadelphia led all teams in the NFL in touchdowns caught by tight ends. Philadelphia added Jay Ajayi during the season to go along with LeGarrette Blount as the dual running backs.
Super Bowl 52 Prediction
Best of luck with all your Super Bowl bets. Do not forget – get your bets in before the game, and make sure you check out all the great Super Bowl prop bets as well. When we make our final pick for the game – we are going to take the defending champions. The final bet for Super Bowl 52 is the New England Patriots -5 over the Philadelphia Eagles. Best of luck with all your US sports betting.