New England Patriots: Rex Burkhead expected back for AFC Title Game


Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town.

While it is highly controversial how the National Football League distributes its Super Bowl tickets - an allotment of 17.5 percent goes to each team - there is no doubt that the overwhelming majority of fans for this year's Super Bowl would be Vikings fans if Minnesota were to win Sunday's NFC title game against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

If you don't have an elite quarterback, the only way to beat Brady and the Patriots is to have an elite defense. "From day to day you just try to come in and do what you can to contribute to the team and hold on to a job". "We do what works best for us", he said. On our end, obviously, we're not thinking ahead of the game. I don't stop playing till the clock hit zero.

Jacksonville tackle Cam Robinson couldn t have been happier about his team s win over the Steelers. His 2007 team quashed the Pats' hopes for an undefeated season in Super Bowl XLII.

For fresh-faced Jacksonville, however, this is all rare territory. Also, Rob Gronkowski wasn't on the first team that lost in the Super Bowl, and was injured on the second one. "I don't think I can lean on him anymore because I'm a big guy".

The following teams defeated Brady with elite defensive play and won a Super Bowl: The New York Giants in 2007 and 2011 (both teams won Super Bowls), the 2012 Baltimore Ravens (won Super Bowl XLVII), and the 2015 Denver Broncos (won Super Bowl 50).

For the most part, the New England Patriots have not offered much of a response to Jacksonville Jaguars' cornerback Jalen Ramsey's Super Bowl guarantee.

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The five-time Super Bowl-winning head coach likes what he has seen from the Jacksonville squad.

Earlier this season, the Jaguars defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-9, and put up 45 on them in the Divisional Round of the playoffs last week.

Alas, we're back to handicap the rest of the playoffs using our PFFELO system, as well as some of the other metrics that go into our weekly spread and over/under picks. "We knew we had to keep scoring". He unraveled, as the Patriots came back from a 28-3 deficit.

The Patriots know how to do that, and they're masters of tuning out distractions. His numbers are incredible, and at 39 years old he's shown remarkable resilience only surpassed by the G.O.A.T. (Brady). I'm sure he's doing the same thing.

Asked if Coughlin might be getting too much credit when he, Marrone, is the coach, Marrone said, "He should get a lot of credit. We're very blessed to do it".

The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in 2017's Super Bowl LI, earning New England its fifth Super Bowl win. It set up Philadelphia's first conference championship appearance since the 2008 season.