Experience counts during SB week

Updated: February 1, 2005, 12:01 PM ET
By Sean Salisbury | ESPN Insider
I don't care what anybody says – in the NFL experience counts. This week's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles may very well come down to the experience each team brings to the game.

I'm not talking about a veteran team versus a young team. I'm talking about how prepared a team is for the unique experience the Super Bowl has become. This isn't just a normal game week. This week is equal parts circus, football game, media event and instant pop culture event combined with the emotions of playing in a game that most players have dreamed about since they were small children.