The Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl with a back-up quarterback, without a future Hall-of-Fame left tackle, without one of the top linebackers in the league, without a dynamite return specialist and without a special teams ace.
So you’d think they’d be the Super Bowl favorites when all of those key pieces come back next year — if Jason Peters and Darren Sproles return like they proclaimed during Super Bowl LII Opening Night last Monday night.
The New England Patriots, despite losing Super Bowl LII 41-33 to the Eagles, opened as the favorites to win Super Bowl LIII at 9-2. The Eagles are second at 6-1, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-1), Minnesota Vikings (12-1) and Green Bay Packers (12-1) to round out the top five.
Super Bowl LIII will take place on Feb. 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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