You'll Love Dungy's Take on Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl

Tony Dungy knows a thing or two about winning a Super Bowl.

He won Super Bowl XLI as head coach of the Colts and played for the Super Bowl XIII-winning Steelers.

For Super Bowl LII, he likes the Eagles' chances.

Dungy, an analyst for Sunday Night Football on NBC, knows Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots well. He faced New England in the playoffs three times during his seven seasons with the Colts.

And he believes in Doug Pederson's group for a few reasons.

"I think Nick Foles and this running game and the quick play-action passes, running the ball outside, they'll give New England some problems," Dungy said Wednesday on NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio. "I just think, and I'm going to wait another week before I say it, but if you asked right now, I think Philly's a team of destiny this year. They've overcome so much and they continue to win. I like Philadelphia in a tight game."

The Eagles have certainly overcome obstacles, including season-ending injuries to Carson Wentz, Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles, Chris Maragos and Caleb Sturgis.

None of those stopped the Eagles from earning the NFC's No. 1 seed and a date with Brady's Patriots in the Feb. 4 Super Bowl.

"We have a destination that we're getting to no matter who's in front of us," Malcolm Jenkins said (see story)

"We have somewhere to go. We're not worried about what's in front of us. We're going to run through whoever it is."

The adversity-driven bunch is what Dungy likes about the Birds. He obviously sees something special in these Eagles, a team that has fueled on being counted out this postseason.

Dungy won't be one of those doubters.

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