Some people aren’t sports fans, but even those who aren’t diehard lovers of football don’t want to be left out of the Super Bowl fun.
No matter what, you’re bound to find yourself at someone’s Super Bowl party this Sunday, whether it be your girlfriend’s family or that brother of yours who always wants to throw parties. And if you’re not that “sports guy,” it can be pretty lonely as you focus more on the guacamole than if the Eagles can convert on third and long. If that’s you, here are a few things you should know if you’re trying to impress your girl’s pops or just avoiding playing legos with your three-year-old nephew all night instead.
Fast Facts About The Eagles
You don’t have to know a ton about either squad but knowing a couple of facts will save your ass. And the Eagles are an underdog if there ever was one. The Eagles’ first-string quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL during the week 14 game and Nick Foles took over quarterback duties and helped the Eagles clinch their first division title since 2012. Foles then went on to defeat the Falcons in the NFC divisional playoff game and eventually destroyed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship game. Next up is the Super Bowl.
What do the Eagles have to do to win?
The Eagles have their work cut out for them, but a victory isn’t too far-fetched. Philly’s got some of the best defense in the league and all they’ve gotta do to maintain control is apply pressure to Tom Brady. They’ve got to control the line of scrimmage, and all that means is that they need to sack the shit out of Brady every chance they get—or at least scare him enough so that he throws an errant pass. But the Eagles have to do this without blitzing, which means a lot of defenders going after the quarterback. If too many defenders go after Brady then no one can guard the receivers if he’s able to get off a good throw.
Fast facts about the Patriots
Brady is one of the best quarterbacks to ever touch the pigskin. He’s the only quarterback to ever win five Super Bowl rings with one team and he’ll be going for his sixth this go ’round. His New England Patriots are favorites to win the big game after such a strong regular season. They dominated their divisional round matchup with the Tennessee Titans and staged an epic comeback to win the AFC title game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With so much experience in high-pressure situations, Brady has a clear advantage and isn’t afraid of the outlet pass which makes their passing game very dangerous.
Oh, and just throwing it out there that Brady’s also a Trump supporter. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What do the Patriots need to do to win?
Simply put, if Tom Brady decides to you know, Tom Brady, it’s going to be a very, very long game for the Eagles.
P.S. A touchdown is six points and the kick that comes after it is one point. If the team decides to run after the touchdown than it’s two points. If the team decides to kick it without scoring a touchdown it’s worth three points.
Now go flourish.