The coach's confidence in the talent he had in Philadelphia wasn't misplaced. But you know, sometimes momentum in every sport is a big thing and it sure seems like the Eagles have a lot of momentum.
Decked out in suits, ties, gloves and headphones, the players carried their luggage down the jetway around noon local time as they begin their quest to bring home the franchise's first Vince Lombardi Trophy.
In the week leading up to the AFC Championship game, New England Patriots star Tom Brady picked up an injury on his throwing hand after a collision with a player during practice. But that all depends on the performance of quarterback Nick Foles, who will have to be at his best on Super Bowl Sunday.
What the Patriots have accomplished is truly unprecedented and it's safe to say that we'll never see anything like this run again. It feels weird thinking that for many years New England fans were a laughing stalk due to their team's struggles. It's a great environment we're about to go in to. "It's about us, it's not about them".
The Patriots held practice on the lower field, their last outdoor session before they hit the road. Brady was under pressure more often than that, as well.
"We said whatever it takes", said brady, 40.
Speaking to NJ Advance Media this week, Johnson said he'll "be a man of my word", and is willing to put in "my own money if we're going to a parade".
"He's got a great personality and a great way about him". They've stepped it up in the playoffs, giving up just 17 points to the Falcons and Vikings. That included five drop backs on third down, one of which resulted in a 21-yard completion on 3rd and 18.
This defense, since the second half of the New Orleans Saints game, gave up 55 points in six quarters.
Despite ending the regular season with the best record in the National Football League, the Eagles enter the match as big underdogs which is a title they have held throughout the playoffs due to the loss of dynamic quarterback Carson Wentz. We ain't got nothing to talk about, ain't nothing for us to discuss. "It was only 11 days ago when I hurt it, but I think we're in a decent place and hopefully it can get better over the next seven days".