Danny Amendola
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It’s really a toss up as to which receiver will step up on Super Bowl Sunday. Amendola was the hero in the AFC Championship Game. I imagine he’ll be peppered with targets. His quickness around the goal line should come into play. Jeffery’s size could come into play, as could Cooks’ speed.
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1. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
2. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
3. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
4. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
6. Torrey Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
7. Phillip Dorsett, New England Patriots
8. Mack Hollins, Philadelphia Eagles
9. Kenny Britt, New England Patriots
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As Super Bowl 52 approaches, fans around the globe are looking forward to a potential classic. Although, New England Patriots are favorites, following last year’s victory, Philadelphia Eagles certainly have enough strengths in their locker to cause an upset.
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So, as you prepare for the game, and find legal sites to place a bet or watch the spectacle, it’s worth taking a look at what might give either team the edge. One of the deciding factors could be the performance of Super Bowl veteran Tom Brady who has certainly been a vital weapon in the Patriot’s previous Super Bowl successes. But, will the recent injury to the quarterback’s hand mean that he is not at full strength?
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The facts about Brady’s hand injury

Fans were alarmed by the injury to Brady’s throwing hand, which took place during a training session, on January 17 2018. The injury was the result of a collision with team mate Rex Burkhead and little more was known at the time. The fact that Brady missed media availability for a couple of days on the run, and was pictured with what looked like a very bulky thumb, served to cause some alarm. This was especially the case with a vital game against Jacksonville Jaguars looming on the horizon.
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The game against Jacksonville Jaguars

When the Jaguars visited the Gillette stadium, on January 21 2018, it was uncertain just how much of a problem their star quarterback’s hand injury would be for the home team. Tom Brady was certainly giving nothing away when he turned up for the game with his hands in his pockets. The good news for Patriots fans was that the injury did not appear to hamper Brady’s performance in any way, as his 38 throws and 2 touchdowns helped the Patriots to achieve a comeback in the game, and gain a 24-20 win in the fourth quarter.
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It has since emerged that Brady was apparently playing with 12 stitches in his hand during the game. The injury was protected by padding and gloves, and it did not appear to have a detrimental effect on Brady’s performance. This is good news for the Patriot’s team and supporters, now that this win has secured them an eighth Super Bowl appearance.
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Brady’s fitness is very important to the Patriots as they face an Eagles team that should give them a hard fight. This is a team that has the potential to bring the game to New England, and to keep the pressure on, should they be ahead coming into the fourth quarter. There is certainly a chance that the favorites could be in for a shock defeat.

 

Of course, everyone associated with the Patriots will be hoping that their strength is enough to secure their sixth Super Bowl victory in eight appearances. If the team is successful, this will also be the sixth win for Brady; the most for any NFL player. The world will be watching on 4 February, to see what happens..

Dion Lewis
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Super Bowl LII features two bruising backs for the Eagles and two quick backs for the Patriots. Brady will look to use their speed against linebackers to create mismatches. Philly will look to dominate the line of scrimmage and set up play action passes. I give Lewis a slight edge here, but we know White can shine on the biggest stage.
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1. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
2. Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles
3. James White, New England Patriots
4. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
5. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots
6. Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles
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Tom Brady tunnel Nick Foles
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Super Bowl LII features the G.O.A.T. and a QB that was cast aside only to lead the Underdogs to the Super Bowl.
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Brady has averaged 313.5 yards and 2.5 touchdowns in two playoff wins. Foles has averaged 299 yards and 1.5 touchdowns, playing the game of his life against the Vikings with 352 yards and three touchdowns.
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This is Brady’s eighth time playing on the biggest stage in professional sports. He has averaged 295.9 yards and 2.1 touchdowns in his seven appearances. In his past six he’s averaging 321 yards and 2.3 TDs.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
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I was wrong about the Pro Bowl as the AFC rallied to win. Hopefully I’ll be right about the Super Bowl.
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Playoff Record:  4-6 (.400)
Pro Bowl Record:  0-1 (.000)
Overall Record: 164-103 (.614)
Lock Picks: 14-3 (.824)
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I will take the experience of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots over the hungry Philadelphia Eagles. If Carson Wentz was playing, I think I’d pick the Eagles (with my head, and not my heart).
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2018 NFL Picks – Pro Bowl

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I was 1-1 in the Conference Championship Round. I thought the Vikings would travel better. Case Keenum couldn’t handle Philly’s pressure. Tom Brady did Tom Brady things. I’ll take a stab at the exhibition game.
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Playoff Record:  4-6 (.400)
Overall Record: 164-102 (.617)
Lock Picks: 14-3 (.824)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W), SEA (W), PITT (L), HOU (W), TENN (W), PHI (W), NO (W), DET (W), JAX (W), NE (W), LAC (W), CIN (L), MIN (W), CAR (W), BAL (L)
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NFC over AFC
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Trey Flowers
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football team defense rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. New England Patriots
2. Minnesota Vikings
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
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Stephen Gostkowski
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football kicker rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings
3. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Gronk Flex
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football tight end rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
3. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
4. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Trey Burton, Philadelphia Eagles
6. Dwayne Allen, New England Patriots
7. Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles
8. James O’Shaughnessy, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football wide receiver rankings for the Conference Championship Round.
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1. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
2. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
3. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
4. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
5. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
6. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
7. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
8. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars
11. Keelan Cole, Jacksonville Jaguars
12. Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings
13. Torrey Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Phillip Dorsett, New England Patriots
15. Michael Floyd, Minnesota Vikings
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