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Trout said even teammate Tyler Skaggs, a Minnesota Vikings fan who watched the NFC Championship game with him Sunday in Philadelphia, had been swept up in the emotion of the Eagles' win, which punched their ticket to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.

Philadelphia has never won a Super Bowl, the Eagles also losing in 1981 before that Patriots defeat 13 years ago.

The Patriots wouldn't go on to win the Super Bowl that year, coming up short in the conference title game instead, but were again defending champions at the time.

There was no update from the Patriots on Gronk's status Monday, but he was at the facility for team meetings.

"I didn't have to sell it too much", Pederson said. Wide receiver Cody Hollister is on New England's practice squad. But that hasn't always been the case.

Bortles had a lot of time to throw on most plays against the Patriots, but he was pressured occasionally and had to improvise when the pocket broke down. The only No. 1 seed to not make the Super Bowl in the last half decade is the 2016 Dallas Cowboys.

The Eagles are the biggest Super Bowl underdogs since 2009, according to ESPN.

The offense was also better without him on third down and in the red zone. Penn Charter's Matt Ryan was going to be the MVP of the regular season and the Super Bowl.

"He's definitely the greatest quarterback of all-time, but that doesn't mean he's unbeatable", safety Malcolm Jenkins said after the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Vikings. Corey Graham led the team with 9.5 sacks, and Fletcher Cox was selected to his third Pro Bowl. The only tight ends on New England's roster are Dwayne Allen and Jacob Hollister. He caught seven passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Hollister has four catches for 42 yards and was inactive against Jacksonville. But can he find a way to slow Brady and McDaniels, the New England offensive coordinator, for 60 minutes? "You have to make sacrifices for the betterment of the team". Amendola has been pretty incredible throughout the postseason and has remained an integral part of the Patriots game plan despite the other skill position players getting healthier.

Incredible is certainly one way to describe the play.

"We just couldn't get over the hump, " Bouye said. Twelve stitches in 's right thumb. The Steelers won that game 27-23 (in one of the best Super Bowl finishes of all time) but failed to cover the spread.

"I had pointed out the line [to gain] before the play snap so I knew where to get to", said Amendola, "and Tom [Brady] had a laser and it was ideal". "We have to take care of the little things leading up to the game and the big things will take care of themselves".

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