The New England Patriots are coming off a bye week as they head to Philadelphia to face off against the Eagles late Sunday afternoon.
After losing their first game of the 2019 NFL season to the Baltimore Ravens two weeks ago, the New England Patriots look to regroup themselves as they get ready for a tough stretch of their schedule over the coming weeks. Their next game is against a familiar foe, the same team that defeated them in the Super Bowl two years ago: the Philadelphia Eagles.
At 8-1, the Patriots come into this game sitting atop the AFC East as well as the AFC in general despite a bad loss two weeks ago to the Ravens, who are now one game behind the Patriots and own the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Eagles are currently tied for first place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys (who come to Foxboro next week), with both teams sporting identical 5-4 records.
Before the Patriots and Eagles each take the field in the City of Brotherly Love late Sunday afternoon, here are four key areas – or “4 Downs” – to keep an eye on in this Super Bowl 52 rematch.