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Eagles as the Underdog

Eagles as the Underdog

February 01, 2018 10:36 PM

(ABC 6 News)-  The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2005, ironically facing the same opponent, The New England Patriots.  

The Eagles finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, which earned them the number one seed in the NFC (National Football Conference).  Even though Philadelphia has been the underdog throughout the entire 2017-18 season, that won’t stop them on Super Bowl Sunday.

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“Oh, man the whole season even when Carson (Wentz) was here, when Jason Peters was here, when Sproles was in when everybody was healthy and everything was rolling they still counted us out," Eagles Defensive End Tim Jernigan said.  “I mean what’s new why does everybody want to make a big deal about it now, it’s nothing, and at the end of the day we’re just going to have to deal with it.”

Fans tend to cheer for the underdog, but after the Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings for the NFC Championship, Minnesota has not been so ‘Minnesota nice.’

“If you go right here in the mall, and the super bowl store they only selling one eagle shirt in here,” Eagles Defensive End Vinny Curry said.  “We were like you got other eagles gear, our family is coming out, he was like ‘oh nah, not in this mall’.”

Whether you are a fan of the Eagles or not, they still have a chance to win their first Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.

Super Bowl 52 is set to kick-off on Sunday against the New England Patriots at 5:30p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.

 

  


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