The Philadelphia Eagles will go into the 2018 season as world champions for the first time ever.
Back in February, they held off the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52, winning 41-33.
But getting to that game was not easy.
AN OFFENSIVE YEAR
Of course, to make a run all the way through the post-season, the Eagles needed to be strong on offense - and that's exactly what they were.
Last October, just before the trade deadline, the team secured a blockbuster move - taking running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins.
Their new acquisition, combined with quarterback Carson Wentz, and later on, replacement Nick Foles, eventually drove Philadelphia to glory.
But they shouldn't get all of the praise on offense.
A TEAM GAME
Without a solid offensive line, a QB or RB would not have any success - no matter how good they are.
Thankfully for the Eagles, their OL was on fire in 2017. Each week, they brought their combined 1,896 pounds of blocking power to the field - keeping opposition defenses at bay.
Being a member of the offensive line might not be the glamorous role to play - but it's certainly an important one.
And unlike most other athletes, these guys don't really have to worry about their weight. In fact, the heavier they are, the better.
That's been proven once again by the Eagles - as the dining habits of their offensive linemen have been revealed.
TAKING THE BISCUIT
Sports Illustrated recently ran an article delving deep into the habits of the Super Bowl winning blockers - and it reveals the crazy diets that these guys share.
In fact, Jason Peters, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Stefen Wisniewski, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson apparently spare no expense when dining together as a unit.
"Most often the group dines downtown at Del Frisco’s Steak House," the article begins.
"Their standard order of shared appetizers includes two tuna tartars, three fried calamaris, three cheesesteak dumplings, three lobster mac and cheeses, two creamed corns, three château mashed potatoes, two asparaguses, several shrimp cocktails and (sometimes) one seafood tower.
"After that, everyone digs into either a 22-ounce prime rib eye or a 32-ounce tomahawk - everyone, that is, except Wisniewski, who’s been known to house both."
Wow. Most of us can't imagine even looking at that amount of food. Let alone think about eating it.
SPLITTING THE BILL?
What's even more outrageous, is that each time they go out, only one of those guys is left with the bill.
The Eagles OL plays card roulette to decide who pays the bill in full - which is often over $2000.
Apparently, last season, that honour went to Kelce twice in a row. Ouch. Desert anyone?News Now - Sport News