It all comes down to this-a showdown between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII to determine the new champions of the NFL. Brady added a 4-yard touchdown run that he capped off with an emphatic spike, and then his fire transferred to the postgame interview room when he countered criticism from Ravens coach John Harbaugh by telling him to study the rulebook.
The stitches closed a gash that occurred when Brady accidentally struck teammate Rex Burkhead's helmet in a backfield collision during practice 11 days ago.
With 12 of the last 13 Super Bowl winners wearing white, including last season's Patriots squad, the decision was an easy one for Tom Brady and The Hoodie.
"Throughout the year, certain teams play better at certain times", Quinn said. "The pressure doesn't bother him", McCourty said.
Given the attention paid to Gronkowski, Hasselbeck believes that it will be the outside receivers that puts New England over the top come Sunday, with the likes of Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan playing a key role in the Patriots' gameplan.
The Eagles are 10-3 when he's been the lead official, including five consecutive wins dating back to 2013, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com.
"They got the MVP gonna be announced next week, and I think we all know who that's gonna be", Harmon said to the cheering crowd. This will be the third postseason game the Patriots played with Steratore. It became the story of the week as many wondered if this injury would drastically affect his play. "They know how to score points".
The Eagles' secondary, often criticized for its inconsistency, has gotten very stingy in the playoffs.
"I want to see how they handle the. fast guys (Danny) Amendola and (Brandin) Cooks", Dominik said. The Patriots are the Jets' biggest rivals.
And there was a unexpected guest on stage for the rally - Rob Gronkowski. The tight end is recovering from a concussion he suffered against the Jaguars.
Make sure to check back throughout the day leading up to the big game for the latest updates on Eagles coverage. From their 40, the Patriots easily moved in position for another winning field goal by Vinatieri. When you make the right tackle and you stop them for a 1-yard gain instead of getting dragged forward for a 3-yard gain, those are the hidden yards.