The biggest advantage that the Patriots possess in this game is at the quarterback position. Tom Brady is arguably the greatest to ever play the position, and building an argument against him gets tougher and tougher by the day.
Brady owns multiple Super Bowl records. He has the most career yards, touchdowns and completions in the Super Bowl. Brady is also third in completion percentage and he will set a record by making his eighth Super Bowl start on Sunday.
Going against Brady this time around is Nick Foles. Given all of the quarterbacks that have faced Brady in his Super Bowl career, Foles is probably at the bottom of the list. He was Carson Wentz’s backup, which also knocks him down in the eyes of some people. However, he has played some strong games to help get the Eagles this far.
His performances cannot be overlooked. He picked apart the Vikings vaunted defense with precision in the NFC Championship game. Foles had a four-touchdown game against the Giants in the regular season.
While impressive, that wasn’t the Giants defense that Brady had to face in two Super Bowls and the decimation of the Vikings came at home. Foles will now be on a neutral field against a Patriots team you know will be ready to go.
While Foles has more than held his own, this is Tom Brady we are talking about. The Patriots have a huge edge at quarterback and it could be the deciding factor in the game.