The underwhelming and predictable result of Super Bowl LIII was not lost on anyone who watched Sunday night's game and found themselves waiting for each commercial break. A year ago, not just Philadelphia, but the entire NFL world saw one of the league's most thrilling offensive duals ever in a championship game, as the Eagles took down the Pats 41-33. This year, we clapped for a record-breaking punt. The Patriots have now won a third of this decade's Super Bowls. Sunday's game generated a torrent of funny complaints and jeers on Twitter, and since we can't celebrate another Eagles victory this year, the best we can do is enjoy some references to the far superior game that was played last year on this exact day. … [Read more...] about The best Philly-themed tweets from snorefest Patriots-Rams Super Bowl
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One member of the Patriots savored Super Bowl LIII’s “Opening Night” with conspicuous enthusiasm. Dancing, bantering and joking, Rob Gronkowski enjoyed himself among the multitude of media. Gronkowski, a player seemingly incapable of subtlety, was unusually indirect regarding one question: His future in football. “As of right now, those are the last things I’m thinking of,” Gronkowski told ESPN. “I love playing the game. After a long season, after the [Super Bowl], a few weeks down the road, you sit back, you relax, you get some downtime, enjoyment time. And you just see where you want to go with it.” Asked a follow-up, Gronkowski elaborated. “Like I said, I don’t know,” Gronkowski reiterated. “I haven’t done that sit-down yet. I’ve got to do that sit-down. About two weeks after [the season]. Then I’ll know.” On the surface, it’s strange to think of Gronkowski contemplating retirement. … [Read more...] about Will Rob Gronkowski retire after the Super Bowl? Here’s what Gronk and NFL experts have said about his NFL future.
And then there were eight. A chaotic spate of wild card games has whittled the NFL postseason field down to four exciting matchups for this weekend's divisional round. The Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots will return from their bye weeks to take on lower-seeded opponents who reigned supreme during wild card weekend. SEE ALSO: The best photos and moments from the 2018 NFL regular seasonContrary to the last set of Super Bowl odds, the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles are no longer this postseason's largest underdog – and even the top of the list saw a bit of a shake-up. Which team will hoist the Lombardi Trophy come February? Take a look at the most likely victors below, via Vegas Insider and FiveThirtyEight: 8 PHOTOS Super Bowl LIII odds for the 8 remaining teams See Gallery Super Bowl LIII odds for the 8 remaining teams T-8. Dallas Cowboys Betting odds via Vegas Insider: … [Read more...] about Super Bowl LIII odds revealed for 8 remaining playoff teams
A very special bird gang will be paying tribute to the Philadelphia Eagles' victory in Super Bowl LII on Wednesday night's episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." An inventive Season 13 continues with a trip to Minneapolis for the Eagles' historic 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots. It'll help you forget that the defending champs are currently sitting at 3-4. The episode comes a with a few twists. After last week's homage to "Seinfeld," Wednesday's episode will be a tribute to the Christmas classic "Home Alone." That's fitting, considering Macaulay Culkin is an Eagles fan himself. The trailer doesn't tease much about how the Eagles game will figure into the episode, but we do know that Charlie Kelly didn't make the trip to Minnesota with the rest of The Gang.We also know that there are guest appearances from two Eagles players. You can count on Jason Kelce being one of them. For the rest, you'll have to tune in Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on FXX. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ tackles Eagles’ Super Bowl tonight
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles fell to 2-3 on the season with a 23-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at home. For the defending Super Bowl champions, that matches their loss total from all of last year — and needless to say, the city of Philadelphia is getting restless.In some ways, it's almost like they never won the Super Bowl at all. Sure, there's still time for the Eagles to turn it around — although they won't have long to prepare for their next game at the Giants on Thursday night — but it seems that Philly fans are the only ones losing faith in Doug Pederson's team. It also appears that the Birds are losing favor among Vegas oddsmakers. The Westgate SuperBook, for instance, has dropped the Eagles' odds of winning the Super Bowl to 40-1. That's clearly not where the Eagles thought they'd be five games into the season, with a worse record than the Cleveland Browns (2-2-1). So who is to blame for the Birds' slow start? According to many, it begins at the … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: It’s open season on Doug Pederson as Eagles’ Super Bowl odds plummet