2018 Super Bowl LII will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Philadelphia Eagles will play the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the league champion for the 2017 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be held on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be the second Super Bowl in Minneapolis, which previously hosted Super Bowl XXVI in 1992. It will be the sixth Super Bowl in a cold weather city, and Minneapolis will continue to be the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LII 2018
Date: Sunday, Feb. 4
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
Point Spread: Patriots -4.5
A rematch of 2004’s Super Bowl XXXIX, which was won by New England 24–21, Super Bowl LII is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles since that game. The Patriots became the first team since the Seattle Seahawks (who made Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX) to appear in two consecutive Super Bowls, having won Super Bowl LI in the previous season, and are also seeking to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl victors since the Patriots themselves won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX. Philadelphia is looking to win its first ever Super Bowl championship. This will be the team’s third appearance in the Super Bowl, having lost Super Bowls XV and XXXIX.
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The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will square off Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis after dispatching the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, respectively, on Championship Sunday.
There will be endless storylines to discuss and dissect during the two-week lead-up to the Super Bowl, but here’s a quick primer on the matchup, which features the No. 1 seed from each conference for the fourth time in five years:
The Eagles just beat the stuffing out of a very good Vikings team After the Patriots rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat the Jaguars 24-20, the Eagles — underdogs at home for the second consecutive week — manhandled the Vikings, scoring 38 unanswered points in a 38-7 rout to reach their first Super Bowl since the 2004 season. Nick Foles, who took over for MVP candidate Carson Wentz at quarterback after Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14, was superb in the win, throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 141.4.
Philadelphia’s defense also picked off two Case Keenum passes, with cornerback Patrick Robinson taking one 50 yards the other way for a touchdown. The Eagles allowed the fourth-fewest points in the NFL during the regular season and have given up just 17 total points in two playoff games.
Tom Brady is seeking immortality
The Patriots quarterback currently is tied with Hall of Famer Charles Haley for the most Super Bowl wins ever by a player (five). A win over the Eagles would give him his sixth ring and cement his status as the single most successful player in NFL history. Brady completed 26 of 38 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions against the Jaguars just days after receiving more than 10 stitches in his throwing hand.