A particularly solid piece of trolling took place during an early TV timeout, when an Alabama fan brought onto the court to shoot for a prize just happened to be wearing a dark jacket with FBI spelled out in big yellow letters across the back.
Xavier Rhodes can cover any player on Pederson’s play sheet. The key factors here will be: A) Will safety Andrew Sendejo be physically ready to go? B) Can Minnesota’s edge rushers beat the Eagles’ tackles?
All of this comes down to the Eagles’ ability to stay effective on the ground. This could be a Leggie Blount game. He’s enjoyed a couple of huge days in the postseason before. If OC Frank Reich uses him to soften the Vikings up for some of these RPOs (run-pass options), Foles should see larger windows downfield. RPOs have become the new RPGs. You know, role-playing games, like “D&D” and “Baldur’s Gate.” Never mind.
This offseason, based on contracts and team outlooks, it’s feasible that half the league will swap starting quarterbacks. Several big names could become free agents. Three hyped passers — Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen — sit at the top of many draft boards. Plenty of teams who have enjoyed longtime quarterback stability have reason to consider a rebuild.
Simms’ performance against the Broncos was the single-most efficient game in Super Bowl history. He started the game completing his first seven passes, including going 6 for 6 for 69 yards and a touchdown on the Giants’ first drive. After a down second quarter (he only went 5 for 8, the amateur) he followed by completing 10 of 10 passes in the second half for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
He threw three touchdowns to three different receivers, and his 88.0 completion percentage and 150.9 quarterback rating are still-standing Super Bowl records.
Rodgers came up big in his only Super Bowl appearance — and against the league’s top defense, to boot. The Steelers had the most sacks (48) of any team, boasted the NFL’s top-rated scoring defense (14.5 points per game) and had the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in safety Troy Polamalu.