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  • Eagles Open with Largest Underdog Betting Odds in Super Bowl Since 2009

    The Philadelphia Eagles and their fans have embraced the underdog role during the playoffs with dog masks and even some celebratory barking and will have the chance to do so once again against the New England Patriots. According to David Purdum of ESPN.com, the Eagles were listed as the biggest Super Bowl underdogs since 2009 when the opening lines were released Sunday. Purdum noted the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas listed New England as a 5.5-point favorite, while the defending champs were...

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  • A.J. Bouye, Malik Jackson, Myles Jack Talk AFC Championship Penalty Discrepancy

    The Jacksonville Jaguars were not pleased they were called for six penalties for 98 yards compared to one penalty from the New England Patriots during Sunday's AFC Championship Game. "I was pissed because I seen Amendola head-butt the hell out of Gip in front of the ref and you all don't call nothing?" cornerback A.J. Bouye said, per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. "It don't make no sense man; it's a lot of stuff that don't make no sense. I have a lot of respect for these people in this locker...

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  • The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title. They'll face a Philadelphia Eagles team looking for their first Lombardi Trophy. Brady led the Patriots (15-3) back from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Jacksonville...

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  • Lane Johnson Says Time for Patriots to Be 'Dethroned' Ahead of Super Bowl LII

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson is not afraid of his upcoming matchup with the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. "I think it's time for them to be dethroned," Johnson said of the Patriots after his team's NFC Championship Game win, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. The Patriots have easily been the team to beat in the NFL for the past two decades. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are headed to their eighth Super Bowl as a tandem, producing a 5-2 record to this...

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  • Patriots' defense key to another postseason comeback

    So many times during the Patriots' run of success over the past two decades, the defense was watching as Tom Brady sealed another victory. In Sunday's 24-20 AFC championship victory over the Jacksonville the Patriots' defense got their chance to secure the Patriots' record 10th...

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  • Nick Foles goes from backup to championship game hero

    Nick Foles stood tall in the pocket, ignored the pressure and made one big throw after another. On the biggest stage of his life, Foles silenced the critics who thought the Eagles couldn't get to the Super Bowl without MVP candidate Carson Wentz. Foles threw for 352 and three touchdowns to...

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  • Super Bowl 2018: Patriots vs. Eagles Schedule, Start Time, Performers, TV Info

    The Super Bowl is now set with the New England Patriots taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle of two teams with very different stories. Even casual fans are familiar with New England by now, with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick competing in their eighth Super Bowl together, winning five. However, there is a new opponent for other fans to root for, one that has never won a Super Bowl in its history. The Eagles were the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but they still didn't get much respect as...

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  • Barry Church Talks Rob Gronkowski Head Injury: 'Just Trying to Play Football'

    Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church defended the hit that knocked New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski out of Sunday's AFC Championship Game, which the Patriots won 24-20. Church was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit, while Gronkowski exited the game to get evaluated for a possible concussion and didn't return. Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper shared Church's comments in which Church said he didn't try to intentionally injure: "I just tried to dislodge the ball. He's a big dude...

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  • Jaguars collapse seals Patriots' 10th trip to Super Bowl

    Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack put his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart as it sank in for him that the Jaguars had fallen just short — just like the Falcons and the Seahawks and the Rams and so many other Patriots opponents had before. "Close, man. We were almost there," he said...

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  • Jimmy Garoppolo Receives $79K Bonus for Patriots Reaching Super Bowl LII

    The New England Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ers during the regular season, but they earned him a bonus with Sunday's victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Garoppolo pocketed $79,000 thanks to New England's two playoff wins and AFC title. He's not done making money, either, as Schefter noted the signal-caller would earn an additional $112,000 if the Patriots win the Super Bowl and $56,000 if they...

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  • Patriots' Brady throwing without glove before AFC title game

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was on the field for warmups at Gillette Stadium on Sunday wearing black tape over the inside part of his injured right hand — but no glove. Brady was throwing passes — with a glove only on his non-throwing left hand — to his receivers and tight...

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  • Report: Tom Brady Needed 10 Stitches for Injury, Was a 'Bloody Scene'

    As Sunday's AFC Championship Game draws close, details are finally emerging about the thumb injury suffered by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. ESPN.com's Mike Reiss reported Brady required more than 10 stitches to his thumb after he hit it on the helmet of running back Rex Burkhead during Wednesday's practice. It was described as a "bloody scene" by those who saw what happened. Brady, 40, sat out Thursday's practice and was listed as a limited participant Friday. He will play against...

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  • NFC Championship Game 2018: Live Stream, Odds Guide for Vikings vs. Eagles

    Little separates the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.  Strong defenses, quarterbacks fans wouldn't expect to advance this far, hard-nosed head coaches and enough similarities overall that oddsmakers out of Las Vegas won't stray too far from field-goal range on the official lines showcase how close Sunday's late affair should be.  As expected coming out of the strong NFC, both teams didn't win their respective games in the divisional round by more than...

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018: Live Stream, Odds Guide for Jaguars vs. Patriots

    The game sure to give would-be bettors the hardest time during these NFL playoffs is far and away the AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots.  Thank Tom Brady's hand.  Brady suffered a gashed hand injury in practice during the week leading up to the game, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The uncertainty of the injury has since axed a double-digit line favoring the Patriots at home and moved it closer to a touchdown margin.  After all, the red-hot...

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  • WATCH: The NFL Playoffs kick off today to determine who plays in the Super Bowl

    ESPN's Tony Reali is with us to break it all down.

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  • Jaguars vs. Patriots: Final Odds, Spread Picks for AFC Championship Game 2018

    The hand injury New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered at a midweek practice is steeped in mystery. Brady did not talk about it Friday, when he met the media at a press conference prior to the AFC Championship Game between his Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was wearing a glove on his right hand, and the tight-lipped nature of the quarterback, head coach Bill Belichick and the team has led to nothing but speculation about the injury. Brian Dowling of the Boston Herald...

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  • Shutdown grounds Air Force sports, upends NFL viewing

    The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL's conference playoff games on TV and radio. Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the academy said both home...

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  • NFC Championship Game 2018: Vikings vs. Eagles Comments and Stat Predictions

    Confidence certainly isn't in limited supply as the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles approach the 2018 NFC Championship Game.  The visiting Vikings haven't lost since December 10, and it is almost beginning to look like fate after Stefon Diggs' miracle play downed the New Orleans Saints in the divisional round. An elite defense against a backup quarterback doesn't hurt the confidence, either.  But the hosts aren't fretting with Carson Wentz on the sideline and Nick Foles under center,...

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018: Jaguars vs. Patriots Comments and Stat Predictions

    There isn't a word to best classify the AFC Championship Game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots, though "intriguing" is perhaps one of the first that springs to mind for most.  It's not hard to see why. These Jaguars and quarterback Blake Bortles just took down the 13-win Pittsburgh Steelers, spoiling the AFC title game most thought they'd see, all while talking boatloads of trash in the process.  The Patriots are still the Patriots, though an injury Tom Brady suffered in...

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  • Blount and Long brought winning ways to the Eagles

    When Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount joined the Philadelphia Eagles after winning a Super Bowl in New England, both players envisioned another title run with a team on the rise. They had more faith than most, but the Eagles are two wins away from a parade. "I knew we'd be a playoff...

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  • Super Bowl 2018: Matchup Predictions and Odds Ahead of Championship Round

    The AFC and NFC conference championships are now just 24 hours away. The Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots, while the Philadelphia Eagles play host to the Minnesota Vikings.  A trip to the Super Bowl is on the line for each team this Sunday, as it's win or go home. Before we get into any game analysis and preview, let's take a look at tomorrow's schedule and latest odds for each conference championship game, courtesy of OddsShark. Conference...

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  • NFL Playoff Picture 2018: Championship Bracket Scenarios and Super Bowl Odds

    It's championship weekend in the NFL, with the final four teams vying for the right to play in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. This means 28 fanbases are left without an obvious rooting interest, other than perhaps hoping their favorite team's rival gets crushed on Sunday. If you are looking to pick a side this weekend, there's something to like about each of these teams. But first, here's a look at each team's odds heading into the conference championships.  Conference...

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  • AFC Championship Game 2018: Updated Odds, Prop Bets for Jaguars vs. Patriots

    The New England Patriots are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl nearly every year, but the Jacksonville Jaguars are virtual strangers to the AFC title game. The Jaguars have had the opportunity to play for the conference championship twice, in 1996 and 1999. They failed on both of those occasions, and they have made the playoffs just three times since, including this season. The Patriots have won two of the past three Super Bowls and are attempting to win their second title in a row and...

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  • NFC Championship Game 2018: Updated Odds, Prop Bets for Vikings vs. Eagles

    The Minnesota Vikings were getting ready for another heartbreaking defeat. After building a 17-0 halftime lead, the Vikings were unable to keep New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in check in their NFC divisional playoff game. Their seemingly secure lead disappeared, and when PK Wil Lutz booted a 43-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining to give a 24-23 edge to New Orleans, it was all over but the crying. Vikings fans were crushed, and they gave no thought to their team pulling off a...

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