The game's prediction didn't exactly come true.
The Patriots will have two weeks to figure out ways to harass the Eagles backup, who played outstanding in the NFC Championship. Against the Vikings, Nick Foles was better on his deep ball than at any point this season. Foles was 2 for 15 on deep passes entering the NFC title game, but threw deep balls with pinpoint accuracy against Minnesota. With two capable offenses, the over looks to be a popular bet. Philadelphia will be able to run the ball, and LeGarrette Blount will be looking for revenge against his former team.
The Eagles can win the game by keeping it away from Brady. Patriots 27, Eagles Over on the point total. Kyle, get your head out of your ass. No more comments found. Meanwhile, Foles had a great game, in which he completed 26 of 33 passes for yards and three touchdowns. Only one player, Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady , remained on either roster from that contest.
To coordinate the game and 10 days of events, the National Football League temporarily operated an events office within the Minnesota Vikings office building next to U.
No sales tax was collected on admission tickets to the game and related events, including parking. To increase security around U. Bank Stadium, the stadium's light rail station was shut down for 48 hours before the game,  and a nearby homeless shelter was temporarily moved beyond the security perimeter.
Metro Transit ran shuttle buses between light rail stations, as well as regular bus service was moved for several weeks due to street closures. Under a agreement, the Patriots and Eagles owners split the tickets, and the league controlled the game presentation and entertainment in the stadium.
The Eagles got the Vikings' locker room and sideline. The Vikings had advanced to the NFC Championship Game before losing to the Eagles; until that point, the possibility of the Vikings advancing to the Super Bowl and thus becoming the first team to play the game in its home stadium was plausible. Had that happened, the Vikings would have used their own locker rooms and training facilities, while the AFC champion would have used the University of Minnesota. Bank Stadium lounge on the day of the Super Bowl.
Officials in the capital city hoped to attract Minneapolis Super Bowl visitors. Pond Hockey Championships, an ice bar,  and an "urban ski competition". Native American communities of Minnesota performed nightly drum ceremonies.
The slogan was intended to represent an embrace of the region's climate as part of its identity, and was used on merchandise and by the host committee's official sponsors. For the second consecutive year, none of the local flagships are clear-channel stations , and thus the local commentators were only audible for free within each respective team's immediate metropolitan area; listeners who live outside the flagship stations' broadcast ranges were required to subscribe to Sirius XM Radio or TuneIn Premium to access the local broadcasts.
Under the terms of the Westwood One contract, any radio station that is not a local flagship, if it is to carry the game, is required to utilize the Westwood One feed. It was the first title win called by Eagles play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese , who has been the primary radio voice of the team since Online streams of the game were provided by NBC.
It was available on NBCSports. Instead, Verizon elected to use the deal to bolster its recent acquisition of Yahoo! As a result of the deal, the online stream was available to viewers on all Internet devices for the first time, regardless of network because of Verizon's previous exclusive rights deal, non-Verizon phones had previously been blocked from receiving any NFL telecasts, regardless of source. Both networks aired coverage from Minneapolis, including pre-game specials focusing on their respective team, followed by a joint broadcast immediately prior to the game.
Nielsen reported a No actual commercial time was lost. However, a Clydesdale was featured in a commercial for Tide detergent and the Budweiser Clydesdales only appeared in a 5-second Budweiser commercial to remind viewers of the "ClydesdaleCam" livestreaming event. The commercial also features Nirvana 's song " All Apologies " played as a lullaby.
In the ad, Washington talks about the babies being born with natural instincts of love and not racism calling them "unstoppable" and that they will demand fair and equal pay. We are more alike than different. And we are unstoppable. Fiat Chrysler subsidiary Ram Trucks was met with swift and harsh criticism for its use of Rev.
Major news outlets and social media erupted in the controversy. Particularly disturbing to many viewers was the selective exploitation of King's anti-consumerist, anti-advertising speech in an attempt to sell trucks. In a surprise move, Netflix used its advertising time to announce it had acquired the rights to The Cloverfield Paradox , the third film in the Cloverfield series, and would make it available immediately after the game, potentially undercutting viewership of the lucrative post-game slot on NBC.
Fifteen Medal of Honor recipients participated in the coin toss ceremony. Williams was the honorary captain and had the honors of flipping the coin. Timberlake's performance drew criticism for not being "spectacular", looking to be safe and avoid incidents such as the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" encountered during his performance with Jackson, and for incorporating a video of Prince , who opposed performances combining the dead and the living.
The New England Patriots won the opening coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. The Patriots kicked off to the Eagles, who opened the game with a play, yard drive that took 7: The drive was controlled by the arm of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles , who completed 6 of 9 passes to five different receivers for 61 yards, with a few short runs by LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi mixed in.
Foles also made two critical completions on third down plays, hitting Alshon Jeffery for a yard gain on third-and-4, and later found Torrey Smith for a yard completion on third-and The Patriots responded with a drive of their own, almost with the exact same results; quarterback Tom Brady completed 6 of 8 passes for 60 yards to four different receivers, the longest a yard strike to Chris Hogan.
The drive stalled out on the Eagles 8-yard line, where they had to settle for Stephen Gostkowski 's yard field goal, which tied the game at 3—3. The game's first touchdown was scored by the Eagles on the next drive, taking only three plays: The ensuing extra point attempt from Elliott was missed wide right, which made the score 9—3 in favor of the Eagles. The Patriots responded by advancing the ball to the Philadelphia yard line on their next drive, which was set up by a yard completion from Brady to Danny Amendola , where the quarter ended.
With the second quarter under way, the Patriots came away empty-handed on the drive, as Gostkowski missed a yard field goal attempt after holder Ryan Allen mishandled the snap. On the following drive, Brady completed a yard pass to Brandin Cooks , but a hard hit by defender Malcolm Jenkins knocked the receiver out of the game with a concussion.
On third down from near mid-field, the Patriots attempted a trick play that involved two handoffs and a pass downfield to Tom Brady. Brady was open, but dropped the throw from Amendola. They went for it on fourth down, and a pass intended for tight end Rob Gronkowski fell incomplete, giving the Eagles the ball on their own yard line on a turnover-on-downs.
The Eagles capitalized on a drive featuring two key completions, a yard catch by Zach Ertz on third-and-7, and a yard reception by Jeffery on the Patriots yard line. On the next play, a yard rumble by Blount gave the Eagles another touchdown. They attempted a two-point conversion, which failed and brought the score to 15—3. The Patriots quickly struck back, as Brady completed a yard pass to Rex Burkhead on the first play after the kickoff.
But the team could only gain two more yards, resulting in Gostkowski's yard field goal that got the score to 15—6. But on the next play, Foles threw a pass that bounced off Jeffery as he tried to make a one-handed catch, and went into the hands of Patriots safety Duron Harmon for an interception, which he returned eight yards to the yard line. The Patriots took advantage of the turnover with a seven-play, yard drive, featuring a yard completion from Brady to Hogan.
On the next play, James White scored with a yard touchdown run. Gostkowski missed the ensuing extra point, but the score was now 15— Eagles running back Kenjon Barner returned the ensuing kickoff 27 yards to his own yard line as time ran down to the two-minute warning.
Two plays later, on third down-and-3, Foles completed a short pass to running back Corey Clement , who took off for a yard gain to the New England 8-yard line. Clement then ran the ball six yards to the two-yard line on the next play.
Two plays later, Philadelphia faced fourth-and-goal on the 1-yard line with 38 seconds left on the clock. Deciding to go for the touchdown, they attempted a similar trick play to the one that had failed for the Patriots earlier.
As Foles stepped up to the running back position, Clement took a direct snap and pitched the ball to tight end Trey Burton , who then threw the ball perfectly to Foles, who was wide open in the right side of the end zone.
Foles caught the football, making him the first quarterback ever to catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl, and the ensuing extra point was good, giving the Eagles a 22—12 lead, which was taken into the locker room following a short drive by the Patriots.
The first half resulted in numerous Super Bowl records from both teams, including most total yards combined This was also the first time two quarterbacks had thrown for over yards in the first half of a Super Bowl, with Brady throwing for yards and Foles throwing for yards.
The Patriots received the second-half kickoff and Brady led New England 75 yards in eight plays. Gronkowski, who only caught one pass for nine yards in the first half, caught five passes for 68 yards on the drive, the last a 5-yard touchdown reception to make the score 22— The Eagles responded by moving the ball 85 yards in 11 plays on a drive that consumed less than five minutes and featured three critical third down conversions by Foles.
The first was a yard pass to Agholor on third-and-6 from the Eagles yard line. Later in the drive, he threw a yard completion to Ertz on third-and-1 from the New England yard line. Finally, he finished the possession with a yard touchdown pass to Clement on third-and The touchdown was held up by a replay review, but replay officials confirmed that Clement kept both feet inbounds and controlled the ball.
An Elliott extra point brought the score to 29—19 in favor of the Eagles. Brady responded with a play, yard drive, completing all three of his passes for 61 yards, the last one a yard touchdown pass to Hogan that brought the score to 29— The Eagles followed with an 8-play, yard drive featuring a yard completion from Foles to Agholor on the first play.
By the end of the third quarter, the team had made it to the New England yard line. The Eagles opened the fourth quarter scoring with a Jake Elliott field goal to bring the score to 32— However, Brady came back with another yard drive featuring a yard reception by Amendola and ending with a four-yard pass to Gronkowski, his second touchdown of the game, giving the Patriots their first lead of the game with the score at 33— On their next drive, the Eagles faced third-and-6 after two plays, but were able to keep the ball with a 7-yard catch by Ertz.
Eventually, they faced a fourth-and-1 on their own yard line with 5: Deciding to go for the conversion rather than punt, Foles completed a 2-yard pass to Ertz that kept the drive alive. Then after a 1-yard Blount run, he picked up three consecutive first downs with three passes to Agholor for gains of 10, 18, and 10 yards, respectively, moving the ball to the New England yard line.
Following a 3-yard run by Ajayi, Foles threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Ertz with 2: The play was held up on review, as Ertz lost the ball after touching the ground in the end zone; it was however determined that he established himself as a runner and also maintained control of the ball as he broke the plane of the goal line. However, a failed two-point conversion left the Eagles with a 38—33 lead. On the Patriots' next drive, Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham stripped the ball from Brady on the drive's second play for the only sack of the game for either team.
Defensive end Derek Barnett of the Eagles recovered the ball, allowing the Eagles to run the clock down to 1: Elliott then kicked a yard field goal, putting Philadelphia ahead by eight points, with the score at 41—33, and New England needing a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie the game and send it into overtime.
After nine plays one of them a yard catch by Amendola on fourth-and , Brady reached the yard line, and with only nine seconds remaining, he threw a Hail Mary pass to the end zone, to no avail as time expired.
The Eagles had won their first Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history,  and their first league championship since , ending what was the third-longest active championship drought in the NFL at 57 years. Foles completed of passes for yards and three touchdowns, with one interception, and caught a touchdown pass. Clement, who caught only 10 passes for yards and two touchdowns during the season, was the Eagles leading receiver with four receptions for yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for eight yards.
Agholor had nine receptions for 84 yards. Blount was the game's top rusher with 90 yards and a touchdown. Brady completed of passes for yards and three touchdowns, breaking the record for most passing yards in a Super Bowl that he had set in the previous season. Amendola was his top target with eight receptions for yards, while Hogan had six for yards and a touchdown and Gronkowski caught nine passes for yards and two scores.
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In total, Brady has five touchdowns and no picks over two playoff games coming off a season in which he threw for 32 scores and eight picks while taking 35 sacks and needing to use a. Super Bowl predictions: Expert picks for Eagles vs. With multiple coverage looks and extreme talent in the defensive secondary, the Jaguars gave Brady and the Patriots trouble in the AFC championship game before New England pulled off yet another epic comeback. Yes, the Eagles enter Super Bowl 52 with a stout defense, but they don't have the talent in the back seven to contain the Patriots' passing game early the way the Jags could.
Knowing it will struggle to run against Philadelphia, New England will come out firing with its array of receiving options for Brady. The Patriots will build an early lead, which will force Foles and the Eagles into uncomfortable passing situations in catch-up mode for the rest of the game. Patriots 31, Eagles Foles looked great against a better defense in the NFC championship game, but it's tough to expect a repeat performance on a bigger stage away from home.
The Pats' experience gives them the edge, and their pass rush can apply enough pressure to force Foles into some mistakes.
The Eagles have proven themselves capable of beating the Patriots this postseason on both sides of the ball. Philadelphia's defense, led by the D-line, has kept quarterbacks uncomfortable all year and has allowed a paltry 78 rushing yards per game in these playoffs. Foles has looked good in the last two games and heads an offense built to play with a lead.
Kenny Britt is the latest castoff who has a chance to win a Super Bowl as a small part of New England's dynasty. Safe to say the wide receiver is happy to be out of Cleveland. As the wide receiver prepares to play for New England in Super Bowl 52, he has done his best to bury the time he spent with the NFL's worst team in We rounded up some predictions from around the internet to give you an idea of the vibe around the NFL world.
The Eagles may jump out to a lead, but pressure from the Patriots and another terrific performance from Brady gives New England yet another Lombardi Trophy. Patriots 28, Eagles MVP whiffs Ranking all 51 winners.
Philadelphia had the third best third-down defense in the NFL this season, and it allowed just 10 of 26 conversions in two playoff games. But this is Brady. Look for the Patriots to come out aggressive this time and build a lead to put the pressure on Foles. It could be just as tight as the last time these teams met in the Super Bowl, but it will come with an almost identical result.
The peril of making a Super Bowl prediction, or a prediction in any game involving these Patriots, is there's a very good chance you will be percent correct for as much as 58 minutes and still wrong in the end. The three biggest games they've played in the last 12 months all involved extremely capable opponents who controlled the action — or in Atlanta's case at last year's Super Bowl, dominated — and found a way to lose in the end: In each of those cases, the opposing coaches were guilty of strategic errors that essentially involved underestimating the capability of Brady and his pals to concoct a game-changing comeback.
So even if these Patriots are no longer the most impressive or lethal team, they are probably the most resilient team in the history of American sport. Not falling into that trap. The Eagles might lead Sunday's game, could even dominate, but the Patriots are winning in the end. Vegas loses big on Eagles win, but Patriots open as Super Bowl 53 favorites. What happened in Vegas?