In 2001, a reserve quarterback named Tom Brady replaced an injured Drew Bledsoe and led the New England Patriots to their first Super Bowl win against the heavily favored St. Louis Rams. On Sunday, a reserve quarterback named Nick Foles — who replaced an injured Carson Wentz — will spark the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl win against the heavily favored Patriots.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Eagles win because they have superior athletic talent, but I will never go against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl — unless they are playing the New York Giants.
Why? Because they're the Patriots and they do whatever they have to do to win, and apparently the football gods don't care whether they occasionally push the ethical envelope. Just waiting to see how the Eagles give them the game at the end.
The team that wins the battle up front wins on most occasions and the Eagles have both the offensive and defensive lines to upset the favorite Patriots. However, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have overcome such disadvantages before and the bet is they'll find a way to do it again.