The ruthless way in which the Patriots dismantled the Jaguars last weekend highlighted how much of a winning machine they really are. Super Bowl LII is theirs for the taking, argues Louis Bien of SB Nation. Trailing 10 points to the Jaguars, who had a fourth-quarter lead, Tom Brady and his teammates started an amazing comeback. The Patriots capitalized on small mistakes perfectly, unsettling their opponents and turning the game on its head. They have done this before and, with this inspiring win in their pocket, will handle anything the Eagles throw at them. Mentally strong and highly adaptable, the giant-killing Patriots are just too good.
The Patriot’s dynasty is coming to an end, and the Eagles are the perfect opponent to knock them off their perch this Super Bowl, suggests Eliot Shorr-Parks on NewJersey.com. The Eagles have an extremely tight defensive line that has frustrated most teams. Its ability to create turnovers, at 31 in 16 games this season, makes them a formidable opponent. With a tactical master in Doug Pederson, they will have a near-perfect game-plan to undo the Patriots. Tom Brady may be good, but the Eagles’ strong defense can apply the pressure that is needed to make him have a bad game. This Super Bowl will almost certainly go to the Eagles.