NE should win, they are as legit as legit gets.
however tyhe eagles may have a chance, i said "MAY" -- because of these reasons:
donovan is a running qb, and those are more scarce in the afc. given that he can run and throw might prove a challenge.
reid will learn from the colts mistake (the weather won't be a factor) maybe owens plays. if he does, I wouldn't be surprised to see some 4wr sets with westbrook, owens, pinkston and g. lewis. granted, the last two are wimpy as heck, but they are also fast as heck. if someone forced the dregs of the pats secondary on the field, maybe they have a chance.
eagles defense is fast and disciplined, and they have one of, if not the best secondary in the nfl. maybe (I doubt it) they can press the pats with the comibnation rush and coverage. after all, had they not spotted the bengals that last game, they would have led the league in scoring defense (again, I think dillon is a singular challenge, so who knows)
I guess what I would say I am is pessimistaclly optimistic.
coaching. bellicheck is the master and obviously the superior coach. but I think reid and johnson can possibly prove to be a decent foil for them. they are by necessity going to have to prepare for two teams in effect. with owens and without. sources say from philyl that owens is a distinct possiblity.
like I said, I have nothing but respect for the pats, and I think honestly, they are going to win. But, perhaps the eagles give them a look they may not exaclt be used to.