Eli Manning's Message to Eagles: Don't Give Tom Brady Too Much Time!

Eli Manning's Message to Eagles: Don't Give Tom Brady Too Much Time!

I think it'll be a close game because the Patriots really only play close Super Bowls. Brady told during this Super Bowl buildup of greeting Patrick Chung after the Patriots drafted the safety in 2009.

Kicker Matt Stover was 42 years, 11 days old when he played in Super Bowl XLIV as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Were it not for a dramatic collapse by Atlanta's defense late in the game, the Patriots would have lost handily.

Linebacker Leroy Hill played eight seasons in the National Football League and during his rookie season in 2005 got the opportunity to play on the game's biggest stage. It's probably why Brady chuckled this week when he was again asked about how long he wanted to keep playing. Though where it truly counts, on the scoreboard, the two defenses were among the best in the National Football League with the Eagles giving up 18.4 points per game and the Patriots right behind them at 18.5.

"Everyone was waiting to see Tom Brady, but I'm sure he went out a back door or he's still in the theme park waiting to get out", joked Mazur. "But it's going to slow down even more'".

Jacksonville defensive tackle Malik Jackson had a similar response. We know all these things. To me this comes down to Nick Foles vs. Tom Brady and Bill Belechick vs. Doug Pederson. In 2007, it was our first drive of the game, it just happened to be the first play of the second quarter.

You want to talk about comebacks? While a total of 48 means a total of six touchdowns and two field goals for both teams, most speculators are thinking that the Patriots will not only win, they will also cover the spread. Both teams built their reputations around defense in a lot of ways. The Eagles will control the game with their running game. If the Patriots can match that, it's a big plus.

There you have it.... seven votes for the Pats and two for the Eagles. Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham have been particularly impressive.

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There's still a week remaining before the game, so I would expect the New England money to start coming in at some point. It's old hat for Stephen Gostkowski, the Pats 34-year-old ball booter who has held the job since 2006.

The New England Patriots gear up to play the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. EST. No quarterback performed better than he did this year under pressure, with a 95.5 rating.

"Quit stalking me. We're not friends".

Brady completed 385 of 581 passes (66.2 percent) for 4,577 yards and 32 touchdowns with 8 interceptions as New England went 13-3 for the A.F.C.'s best record. But instead of handing the ball off to Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson lined up in the shotgun and threw a quick slant pass to wide receiver Ricardo Lockette. Here's everything else you need to know about Sunday's big game. "Everybody will look back on this".

THE time has finally arrived for the biggest event in the American sporting calendar.

Is this a game between teams playing seven-on-seven?

In the end, I see another duck boat parade in Boston.