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Lane Johnson has been looking forward to facing Patriots again since Super Bowl win

Ryan Hannable
August 12, 2018 - 10:37 pm

Thursday night at Gillette Stadium won't be a typical second preseason game.

The Patriots will be hosting the Eagles in a Super Bowl LII rematch and according to the Eagles' Lane Johnson, he's been looking forward to facing the Patriots again since they beat them in the Super Bowl last February.

"I'm ready," Johnson said, via KYW Newsradio. "I've been waiting on this ever since the Super Bowl was over with. It's time."

Johnson, of course, had some interesting comments towards the Patriots this offseason when he called them a "fear-based organization" and said they don't have any fun.

The Eagles tackle says he isn't afraid of facing the Patriots after making those comments just a few months ago.

"They know who I am on film," Johnson said. "They know who we are on film. We'll see what's going to happen."

The Patriots and Eagles will meet Thursday night at 7:30.

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