Rob Gronkowski 'Ready to Roll,' Cleared to Play in Super Bowl LII

Rob Gronkowski 'Ready to Roll,' Cleared to Play in Super Bowl LII

Pressure on Brady is a big reason the Pats are 0-2 in Super Bowls against the Giants the past decade, and that is a formula that suits the Eagles' defense. He wasn't flawless. He didn't carry the team on his shoulders. Every Super Bowl involving the Bill Belichick Patriots has been a one-possession game; can Elliott come through in the clutch? "Once the play is called, I'm gone". "Coach Pederson's done a great job".

"We know that we're going to have to be on top of our game to stay on top of him". He is the difference in these two teams. Amid incredible demand for tickets, as always, for the big season-ending game in American Football, a fan shelled out $9,360 and paid the sum using bitcoin. Though both teams were the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences, the Eagles were left for dead the second Carson Wentz's injury was revealed to be of the season-ending variety. That's where the Patriots will have the decided edge. It's just part of the game. They have to run the ball successfully and that means a heavy dose of Jay Ajayi and LaGarrette Blount.

Yet Belichick's legendary laser-like focus and attention to detail is squarely on the Philadelphia Eagles as he hunts his sixth Super Bowl title in eight appearances in his 18 years as the Patriots' head coach. "I just try to be laid back". Not against Brady and Belichick.

Pederson also noted the team "had a great week last week, in Philly", a sentiment echoed by many of his players.

The Eagles will give the Patriots the respect they have earned and deserve but will not be intimidated. As of this moment, the Patriots are slightly favored to win over the Eagles, according to CBS Sports. Just too much Brady. Each position group will be graded. "Do everything that you can right and just keep on truckin' and get back out there". Get the team together, get the coaches together and then start browbeating everybody. Where and on whom should the largest dollars be spent? This way the Dolphins can go with the best player on their draft board and not force a pick because of priorities.

The Eagles consider Brady extremely risky, even at 40. The most telling number, though, is 92.

The longer halftime also provides the chance for more adjustments, which can be hard to do in the regular season with so little time. The Patriots won without him - albeit barely - overcoming a 28-3 deficit to beat the Falcons, 34-28, in overtime. "I can think about things that I need to do and what I want to do. But if you take away those things - you take away his ability to set his feet and you take away his ability to go to a second read or make a good decision - you're going to have some success". So happy birthday, Cam. I gotta tell my kids about Michael Jordan. Yep, a freak of nature. "You definitely can make a lot of adjustments", said Eagles defensive back Corey Graham.

Season Totals: Against spread (123-125-10).