The Super Bowl LII stage has been set as the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots won their National and American Conference title games, respectively, last weekend.
The date is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, with kickoff around 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.
The Eagles had a commanding win, 38-7, over the Minnesota Vikings in which quarterback Nick Foles looked as if he had one thing on his mind – not only to be Super Bowl-bound, but to give himself an argument for a starting job when next season rolls around. He proved himself not only to be perhaps the league’s best backup quarterback, but also showed he has more than enough talent to start somewhere in the NFL, and contribute at a consistent rate.
The way Foles played against Minnesota’s defense, which entered, no doubt, as one of the best in the league, was absolutely incredible. The props that he was given, comments such as “Wow, the man looked like (Tom) Brady Jr.,” were well-deserved.
On the AFC side of things, guess who’s back? The Patriots once again, with Brady looking to earn his sixth Super Bowl ring, and his third in four years.
First the Seattle Seahawks, then the Atlanta Falcons, and now the Eagles: Brady has pretty good luck against opponents who are in the bird category, but we’ll see if he can continue his dominance against Philadelphia’s defense, which has created a lot of havoc this season for quarterbacks. Case Keenum of the Vikings would know exactly what that means after his blowout loss to the Eagles.
Here is an interesting stat when it comes to uniforms: In the last 13 Super Bowls, 12 were won by the team wearing white.
It just so happens that Brady and the Patriots will be wearing white on Super Bowl Sunday (their choice, as the designated “home team”). Meantime, the Eagles will be wearing their classic midnight green home uniform, with a record of 10-1 when wearing them this season.
All signs point to a great game, with my prediction in favor of the Eagles, by a score of 27-24.