New England (15-3) vs. Philadelphia (15-3).
Super Bowl LII Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. on NBC
The end of the 2017 NFL season is just days away and I don’t think we we’re expecting this. Well… The Patriots playing for another ring; Yes. Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles being the opponent? No.
Before we go further into details about this Sunday’s Super Bowl lets take a look at the two starting quarterback’s by the numbers.
It’s pretty obvious that Brady is ahead of Foles leading up to Sunday’s match up but after Nick Foles NFC Championship game performance vs the Minnesota Vikings there is no reason to doubt his ability. The numbers can lie when you haven’t had as many opportunities as a consistent starter like Brady.
For the Eagles, it’s been a rags-to-riches season. From 7-9 and last in the NFC East a year ago to 13-3 and division champions. Philadelphia has clinched its third conference championship (1980, 2004, 2017) and will be making its third Super Bowl appearance.
We hope you haven’t forgotten what sophomore year quarterback Carson Wentz did for the city of Philadelphia this season before tearing his ACL in December against the Los Angeles Rams.
Wentz did his job in taking prior season last place Philadelphia to the top.
In 14 of the past 15 seasons, at least one team has won its division the season after finishing last or tied for last place.
The last two teams that went from “worst to first” in their division and earned a Super Bowl berth were the 2003 Carolina Panthers (Super Bowl XXXVIII) and the 2009 New Orleans Saints, who won Super Bowl XLIV.
The Patriots and Eagles met in the 2004 season Super Bowl where the Patriots ended up winning 24-21.
Now it’s 2018 and the city of Philadelphia is wanting to claim their first Super Bowl title more than ever. It would be so sweet if they beat the team who beat them in their last Super Bowl appearance.
Easier said than done…
New England is seeking their 2nd straight Super Bowl victory and 6th in franchise history. The only other team with more Super Bowl victories are the Pittsburgh Steelers (6).
After what we saw in last years super Bowl it seems as though almost nothing can stop Brady and company but we know the Eagles might surprise us like they did in the NFC Championship game vs the Vikings.
Only time will tell.
Check out the video below for a Super Bowl LII preview.