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Super Bowl LII (52) Preview and Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

By John Gworek, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Led by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, the New England Patriots have already won three Super Bowls in four years once, capping the feat with a win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. They can do it again on Sunday with a win — over the Eagles, again — in Super Bowl LII.   If they already aren’t considered the best ever at what they do,...

5 X-Factors for Super Bowl LII

By Rob McVey, 5 months 3 weeks ago
There will be plenty of storylines to go around this week heading into Sunday’s Super Bowl LII matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Most of them will be centered around quarterbacks Tom Brady and Nick Foles, as well as other marquee players such as Rob Gronkowski, Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Brandin Cooks, Zach Ertz and Dion Lewis to name a few. And more than...

A History of Super Bowl Rematches

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
It has been 13 years since the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles met in Super Bowl XXXIX and the only player returning for the rematch is Tom Brady. Super Bowl LII will serve as the seventh rematch in the big game's history. Here is a brief rundown of the other six.   Super Bowl XIII Rematch: Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31 The Steelers and Cowboys...

Ranking the New England Patriots' 10 Super Bowl Teams

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the only franchise to make it to 10 Super Bowls. If they beat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, they will tie the Pittsburgh Steelers’ record of six Super Bowl wins, Bill Belichick will surpass Vince Lombardi’s record of five NFL titles as a head coach, and Tom Brady will break the tie with Charles Haley for the most Lombardi Trophies won by...

AFC Championship Preview and Predictions: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots

By John Gworek, 6 months 4 days ago
For at least the second half of the NFL season, if not longer, it looked for all the world as if the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers were on a collision course to the AFC title game. The Jacksonville Jaguars spoiled that storyline by stunning the Steelers last week at Heinz Field, and it was no fluke.   The general feeling about the Jaguars is that a dominant defense has...

AFC Divisional Playoff Preview and Predictions: Tennessee Titans vs. New England Patriots

By Matt Josephs, 6 months 1 week ago
The Tennessee Titans scratched and clawed their way to another week in the NFL playoffs and now they get a rested and ready New England Patriots. The Titans came all the way back from a pretty big deficit to knock off the Chiefs on the road so momentum is on their side, but that can only take you so far. It was very encouraging to see that effort from Marcus Mariota who has been much maligned...

5 Best Coaching Encores in NFL History

By Aaron Tallent, 6 months 1 week ago
Jon Gruden is returning to the Oakland Raiders and to coaching in the NFL after a decade-long absence, including eight-plus years as the color analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”   Whether or not Gruden will be able to pick up right where he left off in 2008 is still to be determined. Some coaches flop on their return to coaching, while others go on to reach...

New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Prediction

By John Gworek, 7 months 1 week ago
There are two more weeks left in the NFL season after this one, so nothing will be set in stone... but let’s be real: The top seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs will be on the line Sunday when the Patriots visit the Steelers in Pittsburgh.   The Steelers (11-2) have won eight in a row and hold a one-game lead over New England for the top spot. The...

Monday Night Football: New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

By Antwan Staley, 7 months 1 week ago
For New England, the magic number headed into this “Monday Night Football” matchup with Miami is nine. Not only are the Patriots (10-2) looking for their ninth straight win, a victory at Hard Rock Stadium also clinches a ninth straight AFC East title for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and company.   The Dolphins (5-7) enter tonight’s game coming off of their most impressive...