"My roommate Evan Barratt is a huge Philadelphia fan and after the [NFC championship game] there is a lot of Eagles fans around here". The Patriots will try to become the first team to repeat its Super Bowl victors as they themselves won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX Title.
Gary Kelmer has been a school bus driver in New Jersey for 27 years, and he's been a fan of the Eagles for his entire life. "For me, it was just going around [and] talking to the leadership of the guys". The over has also hit in four of the last five Super Bowls. We'll see how it goes and what the doctors say. "It's just his way". The Patriots are pros at scouting out their opposition and adjusting their game time strategy accordingly.
For all the mud that gets tossed Philadelphia's way, this weekend will mark a rare moment when most of the United States will be rooting for our city's team. Patriots 31, Eagles 17.
Judy Lavenski, 54, of Westminster: Lavenski didn't hesitate when asked for her Super Bowlprediction: "We're going to take it, and it's going to be a spread of 14", she said.
"When we played the Patriots back in 2013, we were up 24-0 at halftime".
First of all, I have great respect for the Eagles, the season they've had and the way they've conducted themselves in the Super Bowl run-up. The total difference in scoring in those seven games is 12 points: Patriots 169, opponents 157. But, Alty is confident she can count on quarterback Tom Brady to pull out a win. I took a leap of faith past year and signed up to take classes at seminary.
After a fun and long season, we have finally arrived to the big show. The only difference is that they haven't played in a full game since the NFC Championship two weeks back. No surprise here, one of them is Tom Brady. Not to mention, New England is loaded with plenty of other risky weapons on offense ranging from Danny Amendola to Brandin Cooks, meaning the extra attention on Gronkowski could result in some of his teammates seeing more passes thrown in their direction.