Super Bowl LII is set to kick off on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The New England Patriots look to win back-to-back Super Bowls and capture their sixth overall title. The Philadelphia Eagles are still looking for their first Super Bowl win.
Both Philadelphia and New England finished at the top of their conference with a record of 13-3. The Eagles were heavy favorites midway through the season until quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a left knee injury, causing him to be out for the season. Philadelphia was then was considered an underdog heading into the playoffs despite being the top seed in the NFC. The Super Bowl is nothing new to the Patriots. This is Tom Brady’s 8th time competing in the Super Bowl.
The Eagles have really embraced the underdog role, as the majority of people expected them to get knocked out early in the playoffs after losing Wentz. The Eagles’ backup QB Nick Foles really has stepped up his game this postseason. In the divisional round vs. the Falcons, Foles didn’t win the game on his own, but he played well enough for them to advance. In the championship game vs. the Vikings, Foles looked great as they routed Minnesota 38-7.
The Patriots defeated the Titans in the AFC divisional game pretty easily by a score of 35-14. New England faced the Jaguars in the AFC championship and scored a late touchdown to win. The last time the Eagles played in the Super Bowl they faced Tom Brady and the Patriots in 2005. The Eagles lost 24-21. The rosters are much different, but this game could serve as revenge for Eagles fans as they get another shot at Brady, Belichick, and New England.