The Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Eagles share more than just a fan base.
They also entered the season with high aspirations, as well as with doubters thinking their loaded rosters wouldn’t translate into wins.
Fast-forward to today, and it looks like both teams could be legit contenders, especially the Eagles.
Or at least, that’s why Sixers coach Doc Rivers seems to think, as he went as far as to guarantee they’ll reach the Super Bowl this season:
“They’re going to be in the Super Bowl,” Rivers told the media, per Keith Pompey. “Relax. You, too, relax. They are going to be in the Super Bowl. It’s a guarantee.”
Of course, Rivers’ haters are all but certain he’s just jinxed their nearly-perfect season, and Jalen Hurts’ injury status continues to be a reason for concern.
Hurts was an MVP candidate for most of the season, but he’s unlikely to play in the finale while he continues to get better:
“If Jalen’s ready to play health-wise, then we’ll play him,” coach Nick Sirianni said. “And I think especially seeing yesterday Damar [Hamlin] and everything, we’ve got to think of our player safety first and foremost every single time regardless of the circumstances of ‘this is a must-win’ or ‘this has to happen here.’”
The Eagles had a near-perfect offseason and made some major moves mid-season, and they look like the best team in the NFC.
Nonetheless, their season is now hanging on a thread with Hurts’ injury and the Doc Rivers curse.NEXT: Joel Embiid Continues His Dominant Season