Super Bowl LII: Patriots to defend title against Eagles - – Rockford’s News Leader

Super Bowl LII: Patriots to defend title against Eagles


Super Bowl LII, set to air on February 4th at 5:30 pm on 13 WREX, will feature the defending champion New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tom Brady and the Patriots will play in their 8th Super Bowl during the Brady/Bill Belichick regime. They erased a 20-10 deficit against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a fourth quarter comeback to win the AFC Championship.

The Eagles scored 38 unanswered points in a 38-7 rout of the Minnesota Vikings. Case Keenum lead a game-opening touchdown drive before throwing an interception that turned into a 50-yard pick-six for Philadelphia. Nick Foles, filling in these playoffs for the injured Carson Wentz, threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, two to former Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

The Patriots and Eagles matchup is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, when New England beat Philadelphia in Jacksonville, 24-21. Now they will meet for the Lombardi Trophy in Minneapolis as Brady tries to win his sixth Super Bowl against an Eagles franchise vying for their first.

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