History repeats itself once again with another rivalry match between the Eagles and the Patriots.
Since 1973, both teams have played 13 games against each other and it has been a coin toss of who is going to win the next game.
The first game they played took place at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia on Nov. 4 where Eagles took the win with a close 24-23 score. The game following that resulted in a Patriots win of 14-6. In 2005, Patriots put out another win during Super Bowl 39 with a 24-21 win. Eagles came back strong with a 41-33 win during Super Bowl 52 making it their first Super Bowl win and NFL title since 1960.
Now, with both teams coming out of the bye week, it will be interesting to see which team will take the win on Sunday. Bye week consisted of both teams going over plays and getting relaxed and healthy again before their next game.
On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4:25 p.m., the Eagles will be hosting the Patriots and although Eagles are sitting at a 5-4 streak against the 8-1 Patriots, it does not put either team at an advantage or disadvantage.
This is why the game will be one to watch because it is a rematch game for both teams since the Patriots’ loss against the Eagles during Super Bowl 52 and both are giving all they have to win the game, which can also land the Eagles a spot in the playoffs.
The Eagles are hoping to pull out another win against the Patriots after resigning wide receiver Jordan Matthews due to losing DeSean Jackson from an injury. Hopefully this move will help the Eagles since he is close friends with Carson Wentz and the rest of the team since his 2014 draft to the Eagles.
In an article by ESPN, Matthews spoke on his excitement after he made the decision to go back to the Eagles. “It was like getting drafted all over again. I was just so happy. I can’t even explain it,” Matthew said. “”I was texting all the guys like, ‘Guys, it’s happening, it’s happening.’ I was like a kid in a candy store.”
Waiting for the game on Sunday, associate head coach and assistant coach of the men’s lacrosse team weighed in on their thoughts of the game and gave their predicted score.
Ron Garling, associate head coach, said, “I am hoping for the Eagles to win and I think the score will be 27-24.”
Lucas Spence, assistant coach, said, “I think the Eagles will win against the Patriots with a 33-27 score.”
Also hoping for the Eagles to win, junior biology major, Hunter Steelman, said, “I want the Eagles to win and I think the score will be 27-21.”
In an interview with Tom Brady on the Greg Hill Show, Brady admits he is still not over the Superbowl loss against the Eagles.
“You assume I’m over it. Come on now! There’s a lot of mental scar tissue from that year. That was a tough game,” Brady said. “We’ve got to get ready for a great week of preparation and then get ready to go in there and play our best game of the season, on the road, in a really tough environment.”
In an article by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave his inputs about Sunday’s game saying, “That game was a long time ago, so we’ll get ready for this game and we’ll see how it goes.”
Patriots fan Mary Gatta, junior health science major, said, “I think the Patriots are going to win against the Eagles with a score of 28-16.”
Tune in to the game this Sunday to see who will pull out the win!