You’ve heard it a million times: “You beat Tom Brady by getting pressure up the middle with four defensive linemen.”
Well, the Eagles have just the personnel to execute that strategy.
Led by stud defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, the Eagles generated pressure on an NFL-best 41 percent of pass plays in the regular season, per ProFootballFocus. And the Eagles often did it with just four rushers, as they generated pressure on 38 percent of non-blitz plays, again tops in the NFL. In the end, the Eagles will wear out Tom Brady — as well as the Pats’ offensive line — and stifle New England’s bid for another thrilling comeback.
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