Philadelphia Eagles need Torrey Smith to continue shining in Super Bowl LII

BLOOMINGTON, MN - JANUARY 31: Torrey Smith /

The Philadelphia Eagles hope to see another big game from Torrey Smith in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.

In a few hours from now, the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to take down the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, as the team looks to finally earn their first title in franchise history, although that’s always easier said than done. Over the last month, the Eagles have been thriving in the underdog role since most football fans expected this team to be one and done in the playoffs, but here they are being one win away from pulling off what many thought would be impossible.

As impressive as Philadelphia looked against the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings, New England will certainly be their toughest challenge since there’s a reason why they’re defending champions. Not only will the defense need to continue playing at a high level after only allowing 17 points combined in two playoff games, but the Eagles will need all of the extra help they can get on offense as well, especially from Torrey Smith.

Back in the offseason, Philadelphia was thrilled to sign Smith in free agency when they did since the veteran wideout would provide the passing game with a speedy deep threat they had missing  from the 2016 season. And even though his numbers from the regular season weren’t always consistent, Smith has shown in the postseason just how much of a threat he can be when the football is thrown in his direction.

Between catching defenses off guard to draw penalties to his amazing touchdown grab against the Vikings in the NFC Championship, Smith deserves credit for coming through when it matters the most, and hopefully that trend will continue Sunday night with a Super Bowl title on the line. If anything, Smith could certainly benefit from the Patriots’ defense focusing most of their attention on the whereabouts of other dangerous threats like Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz, but it’s up to the veteran to take advantage if given the opportunity.

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Keep in mind that Smith turned a few other offers down in the offseason because he truly believed this Eagles team was capable of going the distance by winning the Super Bowl. Hopefully, this dream can become a reality for Smith and his teammates come Sunday night to cap off what has already been an incredible run for Doug Pederson‘s squad.