Can the Philadelphia Eagles bring home their first superbowl in 2018? Yes, the Eagles have been to the Superbowl before, and yes it was against the Patriots last time too in 2004; however they were not able to win despite being led by Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens in 2004 and we don’t think they will win in 2018 either.
The Philadelphia Eagles made it to the Super Bowl despite not having their starting quarterback by embracing the underdog role book makers gave them during their run to the Super Bowl. Even their fans embraced the role as thousands of people were sporting dog masks during the celebrations following the NFC Championship Game win. If you like to go against the grain and you plan to bet on the Eagles for Superbowl 2018 then you should know that current Superbowl 52 betting odds have the Eagles as +5 point underdogs with the Total Over/Under sitting at 48.5 points.
Even though the Eagles have three NFL Championships, they have never won the Super Bowl, making them the only team in the NFC East that has never hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, which has always been a sore spot for their fans.
This year, they get another chance to bring a Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia, and the fans are hoping they will finally be able to end the drought.
Interestingly, the last time the Eagles were in the Super Bowl was in 2005, when they had Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens, and their opponents that year were the New England Patriots, who won their third Super Bowl that year.
This time around, they will be playing a Patriots team that has won five Super Bowls and will be looking for their sixth, to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most in NFL history. They will also be going for their second straight Super Bowl win, which the Eagles will try to avoid letting them do.
The underdog Eagles will be going into this game with Nick Foles under center, but it shouldn’t be a disadvantage because Foles has done very well in relief of starter Carson Wentz, and the defense has been the best in the playoffs so far.
After watching Jacksonville’s defense pressure Tom Brady in the first half of the AFC Championship Game, the Eagles will follow a similar game plan and bring a lot of pressure.
If the defense can get to Brady like they did against Keenum, and Foles doesn’t turn over the ball, the Eagles will likely be the next Super Bowl champions.