Patriots get nod in Super Bowl LII
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Super Bowl LII
The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday in Super Bowl LII at 6:30 p.m. in Minneapolis.
Some students of the Sports Writing Class offered their predictions.
By CAMERON JARREL
The Eagles and Patriots prepare to square off in Super Bowl LII in frosty Minneapolis and it’s hard to pick against Tom Brady and the dynasty look to win their 6th Super Bowl in the Brady era.
The Pats looked to copy their Super Bowl effort last year as they had a big comeback against the Jaguars after getting down early. The Eagles didn’t need a comeback as they dominated the Vikings in every aspect of the game. Quarterback Nick Foles proved he has what it takes to win, after replacing the injured Carson Wentz.
If the Eagles can rally behind Foles and play like they did against the Vikings, they will have more than a good shot to hoist the trophy Sunday. The Pats have proved that they can never be taken lightly, and if one thing has been learned the last couple of playoffs, it’s that this team will never quit.
I expect the Eagles to land the early punches getting up by as many as two scores, but the playoff experience and the will to keep the dynasty rolling will be too much as the Pats will roar back for their second straight Super Bowl victory.
Patriots 27 Eagles 24
By SAVANNAH DISHMAN
I predict the New England Patriots will fall to the underdog Philadelphia Eagles.
Rob Gronkowski (Patriots tight end) has suffered several injuries and has just been cleared to play off of a concussion that might reoccur because of his early release.
Although Tom Brady is good in stressful situations, Nick Foles will either crumble, or play the best game of his life – he has no room for mediocrity.
Eagles 28, Patriots 24 (in an upset)
By KENAN HARRINGTON
The New England Patriots will win Super Bowl LII and upset the Philadelphia Eagles dream once again.
This will be the second time the Eagles take on the Patriots in a Super Bowl. The Patriots are aiming to win their sixth ring in under two decades while the Eagles are trying to win their first.
The Eagles have the better defense, but Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is known for stopping the run and forcing teams to throw the ball. Since the Eagles have lost their starting quarterback (Carson Wentz) it might be too much for Nick Foles to handle. The game is likely to be a close one as every Patriots Super Bowl victories are.
Patriots 24, Eagles 21
By FRANCES JULIAN
I’m picking the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl, 22-15. Patriots 22, Eagles 15
By NEHEMIAH CHANDLER
As a fan for the underdog, I have been watching the Eagles’ progress this season.
When Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went down (with injury) in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, it seemed that their season was over until former starting QB Nick Foles took over.
Foles’ quarterback rating didn’t fall below 69 percent in his career (13-3 record), according to foxsports.com.
Tom Brady is a great QB and has a great coach (Bill Belichick), but it would be too typical to predict the Patriots to win. Foles proved that he can be the franchise QB that most teams want.
I believe there are holes in the Patriots roster and not the Eagles.
Eagles 30, Patriots 24