Chris Hogan

Preston: Eagles have legitimate shot at upsetting Patriots in Super Bowl

Preston: Eagles have legitimate shot at upsetting Patriots in Super Bowl

The New England Patriots have been to the Super Bowl eight times in the past 17 years under the combined leadership of coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, and they are favored to win a sixth title Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

But it won’t be as easy as some suggest for the Patriots, who are 4 1/2-point favorites. Any reasonable football fan would take New England because of the Belichick/Brady combination (me included), but the Eagles have a good shot at pulling the upset.

They can win if coach Doug Pederson keeps a cool head, if quarterback Nick Foles remains turnover-free and if Philadelphia can pressure Brady with its front four, especially...

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