EAGLES-PATS: THIS ISN’T A REMATCH OF SUPE 39 — ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU THAT ISN’T PAYING ATTENTION!

So says the Ringer:

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, and the Eagles’ opportunity to avenge their Super Bowl 39 loss to the Patriots has been on ice for a full 13 years now …

OK, yeah, that’s a little melodramatic. Sure, Super Bowl 52 is technically a rematch of that game. But both squads have changed dramatically over the years—Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are just about the only constants, leaving the revenge narrative pretty watered down—and the league has evolved plenty, too. In lieu of watching the Pro Bowl, I took a trip down memory lane on Sunday and, with the help of YouTube, flipped on an old broadcast of that Super Bowl. It featured two sets of different players, schemes, styles, and identities. The game drove home just how different the NFL looks a decade-plus later, but showed, too, that no matter how much football evolves, some things will never change:

https://www.theringer.com/nfl-playoffs/2018/1/30/16948972/super-bowl-lii-xxxix-patriots-eagles-2004-rematch

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