Of course, a bad turf isn’t helping matters.
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Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Patriots. Brady, Belichick and New England’s ability to win critical game situations on the league’s biggest stage.
Domonique Foxworth, The Undefeated senior writer: Eagles. J. R. Sweezy Womens Jersey My head tells me never bet against Brady, but my gut disagrees. My gut tells me that the Eagles will be able to move the ball and score against New England, more than the Patriots will against Philadelphia’s defense and special teams.
Limited Brent Grimes Jersey Mina Kimes, senior writer: Patriots. Foles put up the performance of his career on Sunday. Can we expect lightning to strike twice?
Mike Sando, senior NFL writer: Patriots. I’ll take the team with the greatest head coach/quarterback combination in NFL history against the team with its backup QB in the lineup. With Brady, the Patriots have the ability to play from well behind and still win. That separates New England.
Kevin Seifert, national NFL writer: Patriots. No one outsmarts the Patriots, even the Eagles’ very formidable coaching staff.
Field Yates, NFL Insider: Patriots. While the Eagles were the most dominant team during conference championship weekend and have a terrific roster from top to bottom, the precision of the Patriots’ offense balanced by an ascending and confident defense will propel this team to its sixth Lombardi Trophy.
The result: Patriots vs. Eagles. Super Bowl XLII. 6:30 p.m. ET, Feb. 4, 2018. U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Patriots opened at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as 5.5-point favorites over the Eagles, and the game’s over/under was listed at 47.5 points.
The NFL also argues that not being able to impose suspensions in a timely fashion causes irrevocable harm to the league. Elliott’s legal team argues that the Cowboys running back would be irrevocably harmed by missing games, because those games could never be given back to him, whereas the NFL could enforce a suspension at any point with no cost to them. The league claims Elliott playing tilts the NFL’s competitive balance since he is supposed to be serving a suspension.