Feb 8, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Malcolm Jenkins talks to fans attending the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII celebration at Philadelphia Art Museum.  Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles wanted to be safe rather than sorry on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s why they reportedly did a fake walk-through ahead of Super Bowl LII. According to long-snapper Rick Lovato:

We had run that play during a walk-through like two weeks ago. I believe our whole walk-through was just a complete fake walk-through. We did it at the stadium. There were certain people walking around. … I believe I overheard someone say a lot of the plays we were running weren’t even in the playbook for the Super Bowl.

Other than possibly annoying some Patriots fans, there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, the Eagles can do just about whatever they want in this regard. And while there’s no reports of foul playing leading up to the big game, why take any chances?

This is something that’s sure to ruffle the feathers of some, but this game is all about outsmarting your opponents. The Eagles did just that on Super Bowl Sunday. And apparently, they did so in more ways than one. Going forward, though, it’s going to be a little trickier. Everybody knows about the Eagles now. And soon, it will be time to adapt.

Whether they like it or not.

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