Eagles ran fake walk-through in case of spying Pats

Lynette Rowe
February 10, 2018

Leery of a New England Patriots spy watching their their workout, the Eagles walkthrough at U.S. Bank Stadium contained plays not in the game plan.

So much so that the Philadelphia Eagles apparently ran a fake walk-through before Super Bowl LII in the event that the Patriots had any extra eyes walking around.

Back in 2008, the Boston Herald reported that the New England Patriots taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans.

Every year that the Patriots make it to the Super Bowl, you can nearly guarantee that someone will come out of the woodwork and accuse them of cheating in a prior Super Bowl.

"Correct. I believe our whole walk-through was just a complete fake walkthrough. We did it at the stadium", claims Lovato.

Jay Ajayi
Jay Ajayi

"I believe I overheard someone say a lot of the plays we were running weren't even plays that were in the playbook for the Super Bowl".

The NFL community remains largely polarized on the subject of the dynastic New England Patriots and if the instances the league has sanctioned then for cheating are legitimate or merely sour grapes. Whatever the answer, the Eagles ended up winning the game 41-33.

The Eagles did not want to take any chances so they went through the motions practicing phony plays. Not only did his team make history, Foles himself made history by becoming the first player to throw and catch a touchdown in the same game in Super Bowl history.

"We already had our game plan set all week for the last two weeks", he continued.

As for why the Eagles didn't need to run their actual plays one day before the Super Bowl, Lovato said that the team had two weeks of time to prepare for the Patriots anyway. It was worked on two weeks prior, and not brought to Minnesota just in case "someone" would be watching.

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