Sports Illustrated has predicted that the Patriots and Eagles will do battle in the Super Bowl for the second time in five years, according to the September 1, 2008 edition. S.I. has New England defeating Philadelphia 26-23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay to win Super Bowl XLIII. Senior writer Paul Zimmerman forecasted the 2008 season for the magazine in it's annual NFL Preview edition.
S.I.'s Prediction: Pats-Eagles In SB XLIII