The kickoff for Super Bowl LII is fast approaching as the Philadelphia Eagles look to upset the New England Patriots this Sunday.
Ahead of the kickoff, however, you need to know the main storylines with this game as well as how to watch the game itself. After all, you don’t want to be the one person in the office on Monday by the water cooler who missed out on the NFL’s biggest game of the season.
Here’s all the basic information you need to know ahead of Super Bowl Sunday:
Date: Sunday, February 4
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m., HT.
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Live stream: NBC Sports Live
Where to watch
- Dave & Busters
- Pitch Sports Bar
- Home Bar & Grill
- Lucky Strike Social
- Big City Diner
- The Street: A Michael Mina Social House
- Mai Tai Bar
Patriots Look To Make History
This Sunday, the Patriots will play in their eighth Super Bowl since the turn of the century and the franchise’s 10th Super Bowl appearance all-time.
Each Super Bowl appearance this century has been under the tutelage of head coach Bill Belichick and ageless wonder quarterback Tom Brady, which is the most by any quarterback/head coach duo in NFL history.
More so, if the Patriots beat the Eagles this weekend that would put Brady ahead of any player in league history in terms of Super Bowl rings. Currently, Brady has more Super Bowl victories than any quarterback to play the game and is tied with Hall of Fame linebacker and defensive end Charles Haley with five.
If Brady does get his sixth Super Bowl ring, he’ll be the first quarterback to win the Super Bowl after leading the NFL in passing yards in the same season.
Since 1966, five quarterbacks have reached the Super Bowl after a regular season in which they led the league in passing yards, but none of them have won.
Tom Brady led the NFL with 4,577 passing yards this season— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 24, 2018
No player to lead the NFL in pass yards has ever won the Super Bowl in that season (0-5 record)
Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Rich Gannon, Kurt Warner & Dan Marino all lost in the Super Bowl after leading NFL in pass yards pic.twitter.com/l2Nx2fmRWK
He’d also become the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, breaking Peyton Manning's record set two years ago when he won a Super Bowl at the age of 39.
Tom Brady (40) and Bill Belichick (65) are a combined 105 years old, which will be the oldest age for any starting quarterback-head coach combination in Super Bowl history. pic.twitter.com/sgx1W55zMm— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2018
Eagles Desperate For First Super Bowl Win
The city of Philadelphia has longed a for a championship, particularly from their beloved Eagles.
Despite getting back to the Super Bowl for the first time in over a decade, the Eagles are still short-handed with Carson Wentz unable to play with a torn ACL.
Quarterback Nick Foles will look to lead the Eagles to the promised land after starting in just three regular season games this season. Only two quarterbacks (Doug Williams and Jeff Hostetler) started fewer games in the regular season before starting in a Super Bowl - Williams and Hostetler both won their respective Super Bowl fixtures.
A win on Sunday would not just be the team’s first Super Bowl win in franchise history, it would also take them out of the cellar of the NFC East as the only team in the division to not hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
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