The moment everyone’s been waiting for…the jersey reveal (not really though). The Patriots took to twitter to announce the news.
No surprise here — the Patriots seem to play their best in the white jerseys so better to not ruin tradition. Little surprising because they are the home team in the game but this goes to show someone in the front office is a little superstitious.
The Patriots are favored by 5 points over the Eagles.
On the last Monday Night Football game on the year, the Eagles managed to wrap up homefield advantage throughout the playoffs after beating the Raiders 19-10. Maybe the worst performance in a win to wrap up the #1 seed but I’m sure they’ll take it. The Eagles wrap up the season against Dallas in a meaningless game for both teams so I’m sure some starters will be rested but Philly remains the only team to not be beaten at home, which does not bode well for the rest of the NFC.
The NFC, of course, is loaded with talent and any one of those teams can make it to the Super Bowl.
If you told me one of these teams would make the Super Bowl (outside of Atlanta & Seattle), I wouldn’t be surprised. Having these teams have to come through a cold Philadelphia atmosphere in the playoffs is definitely a positive for the Eagles but Foles is going to have to play better if they’re going to win in January. He finished Monday night going 19-38, 163 yds and 1 TD. No chance that wins any games in the playoffs unless the defense plays out of their mind — the same defense which got EXPOSED again, this time by Amari Cooper en route to an easy 60 yd TD. They did hold the Raiders, who have been an awful underachieving team this year, to 10 points so there is some improvement there.
Also: stat of the year?
Foles, Keenum, and Goff — the Jeff Fisher effect.