2018 Super Bowl: History proves that Eagles vs. Patriots should be another thriller

The Patriots are favored to beat the Eagles in Super Bowl LII (though the spread has dipped from 5.5 points last week to 4.5 points), and that makes a lot of sense. Before the season even began, the Patriots were favored to win their sixth Super Bowl title, which would tie the Steelers with the most all-time. 

With their coach-quarterback combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who will start his eighth Super Bowl in his age-40 season, the Patriots are a dynasty, and they seem nearly unbeatable in the big game, provided they’re not playing the New York Giants.

It’s easy to forget that when Brady suited up for his first one, he was one of the all-time underdogs in Super Bowl history.

That’s what is so fascinating about the Patriots dynasty: There is a what-if scenario, admittedly one needing a lot of what-ifs, that has New England as a great, well-run team that came up short more often than not. What makes Brady, Bill Belichick and whatever rotating cast of characters they’re trotting out so good is the ability to stare into the fire and, unflinchingly, execute in near-perfect fashion.

Once upon a time, the Patriots were a two-touchdown underdog that upset the “Greatest Show on Turf” Rams. Within a decade they were nearly a two-touchdown favorite that

Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2018-super-bowl-history-proves-that-eagles-vs-patriots-should-be-another-thriller/

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