Super Bowl: Tom Brady goes for record sixth victory but Eagles D can throw a spanner in the works

THE moniker GOAT (biggest of all time) maybe will get bandied about a bit an excessive amount of these days.

But in relation to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, there are only a few individuals in the NFL that might say it isn’t deserved.

 Tom Brady will go down as an all-time great but faces a challenge tonight

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Tom Brady will go down as an all-time nice but faces a problem tonight

Sunday night time will see the forty-yr-previous Brady lead the Patriots out on to the subject at the Super Bowl for a record eighth time as he tries to win the Vince Lombardi for, what would once more be a record, six occasions.

Whereas Brady is undoubtedly accountable for the supreme execution of the performs on the area, the dominance that the Patriots have loved would in all probability not have been achieved with out the head coach Invoice Belichick – himself a worthy candidate for GOAT-like standing.

The workforce tasked with spoiling the Patriot get together is the Philadelphia Eagles, who till week 14, felt that they had a younger quarterback that would match the play of Brady in Carson Wentz.

But he was misplaced to damage that week and in got here Nick Foles.

 New England star Tom Brady is a bit banged up after a tough play-off run

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After a fairly shaky few video games to start out with – inflicting many to write down off the Eagles’ possibilities – Foles stepped up nicely in the playoffs beating Atlanta after which shredding Minnesota’s prime ranked defence.

And if he was to repeat that efficiency Sunday night time, the Patriots will probably be in hassle.

The Eagles’ actual power is their defence which is loaded with expertise and could be very deep, particularly on the defensive position the place stars like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham can be wreaking havoc and making Brady very uncomfortable in the pocket.

The strain will pressure Brady to get the ball away shortly and he’ll look to receivers Danny Amendola, Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan whereas additionally profiting from dump offs to his operating backs Dion Lewis and James White

But his main weapon is tight finish Rob Gronkowski.

 The Eagles' D is a frightening prospect and could prove decisive

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The Eagles' D is a scary prospect and will show decisive

‘Gronk’ is a matchup nightmare for any defence together with his uncommon mixture of measurement, velocity and palms and the way the Eagles select to defend him will go a lengthy strategy to deciding the end result of the recreation.

Philadelphia have an effect tight finish of their very own in Zach Ertz and whereas not fairly the calibre of Gronk, he shall be a goal for Foles early and sometimes in the passing recreation.

The Eagles although, would a lot relatively sluggish the recreation down and set up their operating assault with London-born operating again, Jay Ajayi, and ex Patriot, LeGarrette Blount, each of whom ranked extremely this season in forcing missed tackles.

Redzonesports.guess have New England as four.5 level favourites.

But with loads of matchups in the Eagles’ favour, that line could be extra a product of the Patriots’ fame and I anticipate the previous mantra ‘protection wins championships’ to prevail with Philadelphia leaving Minneapolis as World Champions (as the People would say!).

THE moniker GOAT (biggest of all time) maybe will get bandied about a bit an excessive amount of these days.