Super Bowl 52

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It’s that time of the year again. Super Bowl LII is upon us. As the New England Patriots face off against the Philadelphia Eagles, the nation will be glued to their televisions with anticipation and unstable heartbeats to see which team comes out on top. Facing off Feb. 4 in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, this game is sure to get a rise out of football fans everywhere. Eagles fans are likely excited to watch a rematch with the team that took the Super Bowl title from them in 2005. 

The Eagles are heading to their third Super Bowl in franchise history. Their last Super Bowl appearance ended with a loss to the Patriots, and fans aren’t convinced they will bring home a win this time around either. However, the Eagles do have a good shot at winning this after their 38-7 upset against the Vikings for the Conference Championship.

Led by Head Coach Doug Pederson, the Eagles’ coaches have shaped this roster carefully. Many NFL experts have called the Philadelphia Eagles’ roster one of the best in the league. They have been on display since Carson Wentz tore his ACL and backup quarterback Nick Foles stepped into the spotlight. Foles threw 352 yards with three touchdowns in the Conference Championship game. Foles is trying to become the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Tom Brady did it way back in 2001. The Eagles are considered the underdog, and they don’t deny it. The team has started to wear elaborate dog masks to step into the new role.

As the Patriots go for back-to-back Lombardi trophies, Brady and Head Coach Bill Belichick have a big accomplishment on the horizon. Brady and Belichick, the NFL’s most loved/hated quarterback and coach duo, are going to their eighth Super Bowl together. If all goes well, they could come home with their sixth Super Bowl win together.

The Patriots came back to upset the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Conference Championship. I see how demeaning the Patriots by calling them “Patridiots” can be an easier pill to swallow than acknowledging their talent to win bowl games. With five Super Bowl Championships under their belt, the talent cannot be ignored. Since Brady took over as starting quarterback in 2001, the Patriots have participated in Super Bowl Sunday 47 percent of the time. 

Both teams earned a 13-3 regular season record and the number one seed in their conference.

Justin Timberlake will be featured in the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. Timberlake has won 10 Grammys and various other honors. This will be Timberlake’s third time performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, giving him the most appearances by an individual performer. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVII.

The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched melodic occasion of the year. Last year’s show was the most-watched musical event ever over all stages and the most-observed Super Bowl Halftime in history. Super Bowl LII marks Pepsi’s sixth year as the title backer of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and their 16th year as an NFL accomplice.

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