The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference East division.
The franchise was established in 1933 as a replacement for the bankrupt Frankford Yellow Jackets, when a group led by Bert Bell secured the rights to an NFL franchise in Philadelphia. Bell, Chuck Bednarik, Bob Brown, Reggie White, Steve Van Buren, Tommy McDonald, Greasy Neale, Pete Pihos, Sonny Jurgensen, and Norm Van Brocklin have been inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The team has an intense rivalry with the New York Giants. This rivalry is the oldest in the NFC East and is among the oldest in the NFL. It was ranked by NFL Network as the number one rivalry of all-time and Sports Illustrated ranks it amongst the Top 10 NFL rivalries of all-time at number four, and according to ESPN, it is one of the fiercest and most well-known rivalries in the American football community. They also have a bitter rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys, which has become more high-profile since the 1960s, as well as a historic rivalry with the Washington Redskins. Their rivalry with the Steelers is another bitter rivalry, roughly dating back to 1933, that mostly arises from the two teams’ statuses as being from opposite ends of the same state.
The team consistently ranks in the top three in attendance and has sold out every game since the 1999 season. In a Sports Illustrated poll of 321 NFL players, Eagles fans were selected the most intimidating fans in the NFL.
NFL Super Bowl 2018
Super Bowl LII will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Philadelphia Eagles will play the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be held on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis, which previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. It will be the sixth Super Bowl in a cold weather city, and Minneapolis will continue to be the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl – Eagles Game
For the Eagles to have a chance in this matchup, they will likely need to keep consistent pressure on Brady.
How to watch Super Bowl 2018 Schedule, Odds
Date: Sunday, Feb. 4
When: 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Odds: Patriots -5, Over/Under 48
Super Bowl Prediction
If Gronkowski is held out, momentum swings towards the Eagles, and they may have a shot at the upset. However, if the Patriots take the field at full strength, Brady won’t be slowed down.
Brady will spread the ball around and lead New England to its sixth Super Bowl title while picking up another Super Bowl MVP.
Patriots 27, Eagles 20