The Philadelphia Eagles are headed back to the Super Bowl.
Philadelphia advanced to the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl with a 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. The Eagles overcame long odds to get there. According toe ESPN, “Philadelphia was as long as 50-1 to win the Super Bowl in the offseason at Caesars Sportsbook, which had 15 teams listed ahead of the Eagles. Their odds improved after a draft-day trade for receiver A.J. Brown, but they still kicked off the season as midtier contenders at 25-1 to win the Super Bowl.”
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 31, 2023
The Eagles will play the Kansas City who knocked off the Cincinnati Bengals in a dramatic AFC Championship Game to advance to the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons behind quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the favorite to win the regular-season MVP award.
The Chiefs have been favored in their past 15 playoff games, the longest such streak of the Super Bowl era. This time around the Eagles became 2-point favorites.
“The favored team in the Super Bowl is 39-17 straight up, according to ESPN Stats & Information’s archived point spreads.”
As an Eagles fan I understand why the Eagles are favorites because the Eagles have an advantage in every position except for quarterback and maybe tight end. But at the same time some consider Dallas Goedert a top 3 tight end in football.
— NFL (@NFL) January 30, 2023
But to me one advantage that the Eagles have is in the offensive and defensive line. “Super Bowls are won in the trenches, and the Eagles are playing better up front than any team in recent memory.”
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “The biggest matchup of this Super Bowl might be Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones against the interior of the Eagles’ offensive line. Apart from Aaron Donald, Jones might have the strongest case as the best defensive tackle in the league. Eagles fans should be plenty familiar with how much havoc one mismatch can wreak. Whether or not Landon Dickerson ends up playing after suffering a hyperextended elbow in the NFC championship game, Jones is the one guy who could turn this matchup on its head.”
I’m normally scared of Patrick Mahomes but now I am really confident in this Eagles team and I do beleive that they can win the Super Bowl and it will be a parade down broad street just like it was in 2018 .