New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

Eagles Vs Patriots Capsule

Check out how these two teams stack up on paper. (Photo From 2014 Preseason and Patriots.com)

Check out how these two teams stack up on paper.
(Photo From 2014 Preseason and Patriots.com)

PHILADELPHIA (4-7) at NEW ENGLAND (10-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Patriots 5-4-2, Eagles 4-7-0

SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 6-5

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Eagles 38-20, Nov. 27, 2011

LAST WEEK — Broncos beat Patriots 30-24, OT; Lions beat Eagles 45-14

AP PRO32 RANKING — Eagles No. 22, Patriots No. 2

EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (13), PASS (16).

EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (27T) PASS (20).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (29), PASS (1).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (11), PASS (19).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Teams met in Super Bowl 39 after 2004 season, which New England won 24-21. … QB Tom Brady is 4-0 against Eagles, including ’05 Super Bowl. Philadelphia is one of eight teams he has never lost to in regular season. … Eagles QB Sam Bradford has won four of last five starts against AFC. Bradford missed past two games with concussion and injury to AC joint in left shoulder. … Eagles have forced 15 fumbles, tied for NFL lead. … P Donnie Jones is on pace to set Eagles franchise’s record for net average (39.9 yards). … Patriots could clinch theAFC East if they win and Jets lose; New England would clinch playoff berth if it wins and Steelers or Chiefs lose. … Seventh straight AFC East title would tie 1973-79 Rams for longest divisional win streak in NFL history. … Patriots are looking to go 4-0 against NFC East. They went 4-0 against division in 2007 before losing to Giants in Super Bowl. … With his next touchdown pass, Brady would move into third place on his own on NFL’s career list. He is currently tied with Dan Marino with 420. Brett Favrehas 508 and Peyton Manning is first with 539. … Brady has five straight games with completion of at least 40 yards. His longest such streak is eight games, in 2007. … … RB LeGarrette Blount needs 146 rushing yards to reach 4,000 in career. … Patriots are 38-4 in next game after loss, with wins in their last 10 since 2012. … Fantasy Tip: Brady always seems like must play, but could be without three favorite receivers and protection has been mediocre recently.

(Capsule from USA Today.com)


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