Patriots completely healthy, no players on injury report for Super Bowl LII

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The Patriots are as healthy as a football team can be heading into Super Bowl LII.

New England released its final injury report of the season, and the report contained . . . nothing. Not a single player was listed at all, meaning there’s not a single player on the team who has any ailment that could affect him for Sunday’s game.

The Eagles are also very healthy, with every player a full participant heading into Sunday’s game.

So despite a grueling 18-game season for each squad, we’re going to have two very healthy football teams on the field when they determine the champions on Sunday.

83 responses to “Patriots completely healthy, no players on injury report for Super Bowl LII

  1. Sure, if you don’t include Edelman, Wentz, Hightower, Peters, Cannon, Sproles, and the other players on IR. But yah, the active 53s are pretty healthy.

  2. 2 weeks between games helps the health. Also, why would either team hold on to an injured guy and his spot on the roster instead of designating player to the IR and picking up a healthy free agent?

  3. That all sounds well and good, but let’s not forget all of the players on IR. Edelman, Hightower, et al. The Eagles lost a number of excellent players, too.

  4. Completely healthy… aside from the players from both teams on IR, many of whom are Pro Bowlers. Pats are without Edelman, Hightower, Malcolm Mitchell, Martellus Bennett, Marcus Cannon, etc while the Eagles are without Wentz, Sproles, etc. Lucky for the Eagles Foles has stepped up like he has. He’s played great in the playoffs.

  5. Good to go with the current roster, but my biggest relief is that Waddle appears to be fully recovered. O-line is everything for the Pats in this one.

  6. Well, yeah. Everyone who’s not capable of helping the team in the Super Bowl has been placed on IR.

    Kinda how the “last game of the season” works, mate.

  7. jchemengr says:
    February 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    Injured Reserve has taken it’s toll on both teams
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    Wentz, Edelman, Hightower are all stars and this game will miss them. There are excuses for nobody.

  8. 52-10, in memory of Super Bowl 52.

    Call me crazy…but the Eagles played another backup QB and a dome team in under 20 degree weather 2 weeks ago.

    3 of the 4 games before that…Foles put up 19, 10 and 0 points vs the Raiders, Falcons and Cowboys.

    BB and Brady will break the long standing of one position Super Bowls…because BB has never had the pleasure to face a backup QB in a Super Bowl.

    Get ready folks. We have only had ONE Super Bowl blowout since the Bucs vs Raiders.

    We are due.

  9. The Eagles won’t have Wentz Hicks Peters and Sproles and the Patriots won’t have Cannon, Ebner Edelman and Hightower. So that’s not quite “very healthy”.

    Would be a fun game to see if all those guys were in this game. Maybe a year from now? 🙂

  10. dickshotdogs says:
    February 2, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    I don’t believe The Patriots will give up 30 points. They simply don’t do that.

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    They did in week 1 but I wouldn’t count on that happening on Sunday.

  11. “Yeah the eagles are also healthy except one minor detail…..

    THEIR STARTING QB IS ON IR”

    So what? Foles has played well and the Pats have crucial players on IR. I don’t know if there’s another player in the league that could’ve maintained concentration the way Edelman did against Atlanta to make that circus catch. The Eagles have other players on IR too. Doesn’t matter.

    Both teams have all active players healthy. Should be a great matchup.

  12. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    February 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    52-10, in memory of Super Bowl 52.
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    Okay…I’ll bite. How can anything be ‘in memory of Super Bowl 52’ when it has yet to be played? BTW, there’s also never been a 52-10 Super Bowl.

  13. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    February 2, 2018 at 5:20 pm
    belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    February 2, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    52-10, in memory of Super Bowl 52.
    _________________________________________

    Okay…I’ll bite. How can anything be ‘in memory of Super Bowl 52’ when it has yet to be played? BTW, there’s also never been a 52-10 Super Bowl.
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    There has been 52-17 and 55-10. Close enough 🙂

  14. “The Hooded Chess Master is retiring”

    Lolz you keep posting this sort of thing over and over like a desperate prayer to the Football Gods.

    Got some bad news for you. Belichick isn’t done training his son to take over as head coach. I think Bill will coach another 5 years or so till Steve is ready. Then once his son has been made HC, Bill will remain as a consultant for the next several years making sure everything goes well.

    Its your worst nightmare, and far more likely to happen than Bill retiring after this Super Bowl.

  15. Healthy is relative, indeed. Gronks brain willprobably never be right. When asked by a reporter this week about his assault on Tre White which left him concussed, Gronk said he doesn’t remember doing anything wrong…..

  16. suncawy says:
    February 2, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Who’s going to watch the game ? The game will be the lowest rated tv watched Super Bowl. It will be the Super Bore.

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    You are entitled to your opinion. But me? Im watching.

  17. Right now the Team formerly known as the ‘Eagles’ have experimented with a Secret Military Hybrid Experiment on themselves. The have the head of a dog and the body of a eagle.
    This type of Hybrid is Classified as a BEAGLE, SHEAGLE and/or DEAGLE.

    PATRIOTS have this one – GO PATRIOTS

  18. I don’t believe The Patriots will give up 30 points. They simply don’t do that.

    That’s a good point. To win, the Eagles need to keep it relatively low scoring. Not saying it can’t be done, but seems unlikely.

    BTW if you combine the IR squads of both organizations you almost have an all-star team.

  19. The Patriots fans have that feeling going on in their minds, that little bit of fear for what’s to come. Guess what that fear is real. The Patriots are going to be dethroned this year like it or not. That Eagles defense is going to bring pain to Brady and Gronk. You’ll see.

  20. Here is the thing – Schwartz hasn’t even shown everything yet. There is one thing we will see from the D that has not been used all year long. No, not a dime D that BB knew about because his low moral character caused him to illegally tape other team’s practices, but something Brady is not expecting at all.

    Everyone is healthy. No excuses on either side and I assume Belecheats phone has been checked./

  21. The Pats don’t let up 30 points?

    Chiefs -42
    Panthers – 33
    Texans – 33

    Even the awful Dolphins managed 27.

    The Eagles also played the Chiefs and the Panthers – on the road. Check out how many points they allowed.

  22. jr325 says:
    February 2, 2018 at 4:47 pm
    Yeah the eagles are also healthy except one minor detail…..

    THEIR STARTING QB IS ON IR

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    Thats true, and a real bummer. Would have liked facing him. But still you cant knock the job Foles has done. I know here in NE we havent. He has ful respect and attention.

    I think if we could have Edelman and Hightower back in exchange for you getting Wentz back I would take that deal.

  23. Frankly, outside of Pittsburgh which got screwed on a bad call, what good offenses did the Pats play in the 2nd part of the season? They even got lucky in the playoffs with the draw. Not on Sunday. I certainly won’t promise an Eagles victory but Pats fans are way overconfident.

  24. “Here is the thing – Schwartz hasn’t even shown everything yet. There is one thing we will see from the D that has not been used all year long. No, not a dime D that BB knew about because his low moral character caused him to illegally tape other team’s practices, but something Brady is not expecting at all.’

    You keep posting these same lame claims. Belichick knew what the Eagles were going to do because he’s spent his entire life in football. He’s seen every conceivable defense and alignment, whether or not a team has used it in a given year. Belichick has faced Schwartz run defenses many times. What possibly makes you think he won’t recognize anything the Eagles do whether or not they’ve pulled it out of the playbook previously this season?

    What is low character is claiming the Eagles had some magical mystery dime defense that Belichick hadn’t seen before. Its laughable and ludicrous. Belichick has an encyclopedic knowledge of the game.

  25. Schwartz D’s are always eaten alive by Brady and Belichick.

    No one “cheats” more than anyone else, geniuses. No one has “low moral character” and upended you. It’s all you’ve got as an excuse for losing and you desperately need it to be something other than the truth. It’s a character flaw, but understandable because people need to self-soothe. I’m sorry that the Patriots have been this good for this long.

    When the Eagles lose this Sunday, it will be for the reason it always is—it’s not that they’re not a good team, they absolutely are.

    The Patriots are the best run team and organization in the league, have the best qb, and the best coach. These are the most important things in today’s NFL. All the other stuff is talked about to kill time.

  26. There’s something that needs to be stated about the ‘greatness’ of the Eagles defense. Fact is its good yet with an *. It’s good at the Linc @ 13/game. Yet outside there it gives up 24. The very good line doesn’t get the snap count jump from the home field advantage noise and thus is a split second slower, which makes there back-end as it is, pedestrian at best.

    That’s what keeps getting over looked in speaking of their d. Check the road stats. #’s don’t lie

  27. The Pats don’t let up 30 points?

    Chiefs -42
    Panthers – 33
    Texans – 33

    Didn’t allow 30 in the final 11 games. Their defense struggled in the first five games of the season. Maybe you think they’re going to revert back to that. Good luck.

  28. The patriots average points per game against this year is 17.

    I think the Patriots play fast this game and the Eagles will be bagged trying to keep up.

    41 – 13 Patriots

  29. Jay Ajayi will be key to this game. If the Pats can’t stop him and then have L. Blount to deal with. Eagles 34 Patriots 27.

  30. spudzzzz says:
    February 2, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    The patriots average points per game against this year is 17.

    I think the Patriots play fast this game and the Eagles will be bagged trying to keep up.

    41 – 13 Patriots

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    Shouldn’t think so much. Might hurt yourself.

    Again.

  31. TheWizard says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    The Pats don’t let up 30 points?

    Chiefs -42
    Panthers – 33
    Texans – 33

    Didn’t allow 30 in the final 11 games. Their defense struggled in the first five games of the season. Maybe you think they’re going to revert back to that. Good luck.
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    Just like some think going up against mutts at QB is proof for a legitimate defense is a hilarious argument

    Hey, you took out Ryan and Rivers . At home. Props for that.

    But resting your laurels on slapping around that hysterical gumbo of Awful with Winston, McKown, Osweiler, and MATT FRICKIN MOORE? Uh..ok

    The fact you have to play a division rival with slop like Tyrod Taylor and Nathan “Here, I WANT you to have it” Peterman twice in three weeks and act like it actually means something, borders on lunacy.

    Don’t go puffing out your chest on that defense TOO much.

    Because, we did see when at least a competent QB did play against that defense. That slackjob Cutler made it look easy (3tds)…and they were going nowhere. But they didn’t look like it that night.

  32. FatBaba says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Eagles worst nightmere
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    What’s a ‘nightmere’?

  33. harrisonhits2 says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    “Here is the thing – Schwartz hasn’t even shown everything yet. There is one thing we will see from the D that has not been used all year long. No, not a dime D that BB knew about because his low moral character caused him to illegally tape other team’s practices, but something Brady is not expecting at all.’

    You keep posting these same lame claims. Belichick knew what the Eagles were going to do because he’s spent his entire life in football. He’s seen every conceivable defense and alignment, whether or not a team has used it in a given year. Belichick has faced Schwartz run defenses many times. What possibly makes you think he won’t recognize anything the Eagles do whether or not they’ve pulled it out of the playbook previously this season?

    What is low character is claiming the Eagles had some magical mystery dime defense that Belichick hadn’t seen before. Its laughable and ludicrous. Belichick has an encyclopedic knowledge of the game.

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    No one is going to argue that. But scheme does so much. Comes down to talent …and a little luck along the way.

    If you don’t agree, minus the QB comparison , Philadelphia doesn’t have a better roster ..by a considerable margin …..then you just believe what you want.

    Simple as that.

  34. Ken Davis says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:15 pm
    Frankly, outside of Pittsburgh which got screwed on a bad call, what good offenses did the Pats play in the 2nd part of the season? They even got lucky in the playoffs with the draw. Not on Sunday. I certainly won’t promise an Eagles victory but Pats fans are way overconfident.
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    Nope they didn’t get screwed it was the right call. Try again 🙂

    The Pats played 7 of the top 10 ranked offenses this season. The Eagles will be playing their third top 10 offense on Sunday. Who also happens to be the #1 ranked.

    Good luck. 🙂

  35. Ken Davis says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Frankly, outside of Pittsburgh which got screwed on a bad call, what good offenses did the Pats play in the 2nd part of the season? They even got lucky in the playoffs with the draw. Not on Sunday. I certainly won’t promise an Eagles victory but Pats fans are way overconfident.
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    Of course they are.

    They just see how an Atlanta roster, stocked with considerable talent, but devoid of any TRUE leadership, blow a 25 point lead and these slappies hysterically believe they made ALL of that happen. True, Brady played well when he had to… but had his pocket picked for 6 points as well. But #Tommy made that happen as well. Just to play with the Falcons confidence. To get them OVER confident.

    Right.

    And they also mysteriously forget on the most crucial drive of the game, his biblical 3 on 1 floater to Edelman….should have been picked as well.

    Again, all part of #Tommy’s and Hoodie’s master plan.

    I don’t know about you ….but I saw a truly borderline competent QB in Bortles was moving the ball at will, and scoring just as much.

    Until they realized what they were doing and their subsequent play-calling from their coaching staff reflected a team that played not to lose, instead of playing to win the game. You saw what that got them.

    But again, they think that mystique and AURA is going to get them another title. Because, ya know, everyone just falls apart in their presence.

    That’s nice. You go with that.

  36. The Pats never taped any practices.

    I know Patriot Hater can’t accept this but that’s why Im here to laugh st them.

    🙂

  37. dispozblcopy says:
    February 2, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    Good to go with the current roster, but my biggest relief is that Waddle appears to be fully recovered. O-line is everything for the Pats in this one.
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    Agree with you about Waddle, but don’t forget Fleming, he’s filled in admirably with both Cannon and Waddle out.

  38. TheBisonCometh says:
    February 2, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    FatBaba says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Eagles worst nightmere
    ———————————-

    What’s a ‘nightmere’?

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    Like you’ve never made any typos ever. #CmonMan

  39. Ken Davis says:
    February 2, 2018 at 6:10 pm
    Here is the thing – Schwartz hasn’t even shown everything yet. There is one thing we will see from the D that has not been used all year long. No, not a dime D that BB knew about because his low moral character caused him to illegally tape other team’s practices, but something Brady is not expecting at all.
    Everyone is healthy. No excuses on either side and I assume Belecheats phone has been checked.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Brady vs Schwartz defenses: (5 straight losses by the way)

    189 pass attempts, 115 completions 61%, 1,521 passing yards, 11 TD’s, 1 Int. Passer Rating: 103.5

    FINI

  40. NE gets another free SB. NFL has no real competition in this generation of teams. Foles, Bortles, and Mariota, that’s your playoff competition – Really!

  41. Well they better be. They’re playing the NFC East – the home of the Lombardi trophy. That division has 12 Lombardis…

    Dallas: 5 Lombardi’s
    Giants: 4 Lombardis
    Wash: 3 Lombardis
    Philadelphia: uh…..nevermind

  42. Don’t go puffing out your chest on that defense TOO much.

    Think about what you’re saying.

    Reigning champ defense from last year, back in the final two this year.

    But yeah, they probably just got lucky cause they only had to face Matt Moore.

  43. LyinRogerMustGo says

    The Pats played 7 of the top 10 ranked offenses this season. The Eagles will be playing their third top 10 offense on Sunday. Who also happens to be the #1 ranked.
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    Wow just about everything you wrote is wrong. Let’s start with how you are ranking O. PPG is the only stat that matters and based on that:

    1. The Rams are the #1 O 29.9 ppg. The Eagles and Pats av 28.6
    2. The Pats played 3 top O’s in the reg season and one in the playoffs. Eagles played 2in the reg season and one in the playoffs.

    But you go ahead and keep overinflating the Pats resume.

  44. The Pats will come out quick – use the no-huddle offense right out of the gate so the Eagles’ D can’t make any defensive substitutions and will get gassed early, the D will hold up (Belichik & Patricia have had 2 weeks to come up with something) and it will be decided early – we haven’t seen the Pats’ best game yet and 2 weeks ago we saw the Eagles’ best game.

    Pats 34-10.

  45. I’m sure the Patriots’ cheaters are also healthy. Enjoy that asterisk.

  46. correctingerrors says:
    February 2, 2018 at 4:46 pm
    2 weeks between games helps the health. Also, why would either team hold on to an injured guy and his spot on the roster instead of designating player to the IR and picking up a healthy free agent?

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Yes they are so many great Free Agents available right now, Really smart ones that could pick the entire system In a week. Casual fans are the worst.
    time,

  47. “The Patriots fans have that feeling going on in their minds, that little bit of fear for what’s to come. Guess what that fear is real. The Patriots are going to be dethroned this year like it or not. That Eagles defense is going to bring pain to Brady and Gronk. You’ll see.”

    This is what psychologists call “projection.” Sorry you have so much fear built up inside you that you feel the need to project your own insecurities onto others.

  48. skawh says:
    February 2, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    NE gets another free SB. NFL has no real competition in this generation of teams. Foles, Bortles, and Mariota, that’s your playoff competition – Really!

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    You play who’s in front of you. They don’t get to choose that. Thanks for giving NE props as a great team if it’s that “easy” for them.

    What was unstoppable dynasty Seattle’s road to the playoff…..oops, oh yeah.

  49. For a team that has won so many SB’s, the Pats fans are so sensitive. I guess we hit a nerve since there will always be an asterisk next to your titles given that the Pats are proven cheaters. Again, that is not an opinion. Just a simple fact.

    Yes, yes, I know we haven’t won a Super Bowl. Fine. We accept it. Not as “sensitive” as Pats fans.

  50. FoozieGrooler says:
    February 3, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Speaking of health, how is Jim ‘The Deflator’ McNally’s weight loss regimen coming along?
    Is it working for him or is he still a fat pig?
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    Thank goodness you’re OK. After the way the Steeler’s season ended we were really worried about you.

  51. TheWizard says:
    February 3, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Don’t go puffing out your chest on that defense TOO much.

    Think about what you’re saying.

    I don’t have to. But thanks.

    Reigning champ defense from last year, back in the final two this year.

    Playing against inferior Qbs 70% of the season. Yup, thanks for the reminder.

    And without THREE of their four ( Thanks for C. Long) leading pass rushers from last defense ( since you brought them up)
    and a key defensive playmaker ( especially spearheading the epic Atlanta collapse from last year) in D. Hightower.

    But yeah, they probably just got lucky cause they only had to face Matt Moore.

    Actually, it’s Moore and those Canton bound names like Taylor, Peterman, McKown, Petty, and those immortals Osweiler, Winston
    and of course….Bortles.

    Hopefully, that straightens it out for ya.

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