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Super Bowl, Minneapolis
Here are my random thoughts on Sunday’s Super Bowl:

— Here are the scores of the six Super Bowls with Brady/Belichick in them:
SB36— NE 20, Rams 17
SB38— NE 27, Carolina 24
SB39— NE 24, Philadelphia 21
SB42— Giants 17, NE 14
SB46— Giants 21, NE 17
SB49— NE 28, Seattle 24
SB51- NE 34, Atlanta 28 OT— Notice a pattern? All decided by 6 or less points.

— Doug Pederson is in his 2nd year as a head coach; Belichick has won five Super Bowls.
— NFC was 41-23 against the AFC this year; Patriots were 3-1 against the NFC.
— Eagles won their last game against the Patriots, 35-28 in Foxboro in 2015.
— Philly pounded the Vikings last week, now visits Minnesota; it could be awkward.

— Underdogs are 11-5 vs spread in last 16 Super Bowls
— Belichick is 5-2 in Super Bowls, all of which were decided by six or less points.
— Eagles are 0-2 in Super Bowls, with last one a loss to New England 13 years ago.
— New England covered 10 of its last 12 games overall.

— Domed stadium; weather won’t be an issue.
— Weird stat: In Belichick’s seven Super Bowls, Patriots are scoreless in first quarter.
— Unsure if it matters, but LeGarrette Blount and Chris Long played for New England LY.
— If anything happens to Foles, Eagles’ backup QB Sudfeld is a total unknown; he was 19-23 passing for 134 yards in very limited action. He started for three years at Indiana.

— Both New England coordinators are off to head coaching jobs after this game.
— Eagles are 4-2 vs spread as an underdog this year; this is 4th game in row they’re the underdog, because of Wentz being hurt.
— Since 2010, NFL head coaches are 3-26 in their first game against Belichick.

Bottom line for me is that a lot of people are jumping on the Eagles’ bandwagon, but this is a backup QB against the best QB/coach combo of all-time. I’ll say New England, 27-16.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


2017 week-by-week results
HF               HU           Totals O/U   AFC-NFC
1)  5-5           3-2         4-11             1-0N
2) 6-6           2-2         6-9-1          3-2A
3) 1-4            8-2         10-5            3-0N
4) 4-7           2-3          8-7-1          2-2
5) 4-7            1-1          6-8             3-0A
6) 3-8           3-0          8-6             3-1N
7) 5-0-2       3-4          7-8              1-1
8) 5-4           0-4          7-6             3-1N
9) 5-2-1       0-3-1      5-8             2-0N
10) 4-3          3-3-1      8-6             5-0N
11) 4-4            1-5          7-7              2-2
12) 7-2-1        1-5         8-8              2-2
13) 5-4            5-2         7-9              2-0A
14) 5-4            4-3         7-8              4-2N
15)  7-2           3-3-1      7-9             4-0N

T) 70-62-2   39-40-3   106-115-2   35-19N


Selections

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