The Patriots face the Eagles tonight at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in Super Bowl 52. The game begins at 6:30 p.m.
- Watch Patriots Pregame Live from 3-5 p.m. with Michael Felger, Charlie Weis, Bert Breer, Troy Brown, Mike Giardi, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry in Minneapolis, and DJ Bean in Burlington.
- From 5-6 p.m., watch 'Philly vs. Boston', produced in conjunction with our friends from NBC Sports Philadelphia, with Felger and Michael Barkann hosting and featuring Curran, Brown, Seth Joyner, Barrett Brooks and Ray Didinger.
- At halftime, tune for in for Halftime Live with Felger, Weis, Breer and Brown.
- When the game ends, watch Patriots Postgame Live.
Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch, or click here for the livestream of the shows (and all NBC Sports Boston programming).
Here's what you need to know about the game . . .
FACTS AND FIGURES
GAME TIME: 6:30 p.m.
SITE: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 15-3, Eagles 15-3
ON TV: NBC
TV ANNOUNCERS: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michelle Tafoya
ON LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub Patriots Radio Network
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci and Scott Zolak
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One
NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli and Ed Werder
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Eagles lead, 7-6
LAST MEETING: Eagles 35, Patriots 28 on Dec. 6, 2015 at Gillette Stadium
ABOUT THE TEAMS
-- If the Patriots win today, they will tie the Steelers for most Super Bowl victories (six).
-- The Patriots are playing in their 10th Super Bowl, extending the record for most appearances they set last year. (Prior to Super Bowl 51, they had been tied with the Steelers with eight). They are 5-4 in Super Bowls.
-- The Eagles are playing in their third Super Bowl. They are 0-2, having lost to the Raiders in Super Bowl 15 and to the Patriots in Super Bowl 39.
-- This game is a rematch of Super Bowl 39, which was won by the Patriots, 24-21, at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville. L.J. Smith opened the scoring with a six-yard touchdown catch from Donovan McNabb in the second quarter, but New England outscored Philadelphia 24-14 in the last 16-plus minutes of the game, earning Bill Belichick his third NFL title as Patriots' head coach.
ABOUT THE TEAMS
-- The Patriots have trailed by at least seven points in each of their last three postseason contests, and came back to win all three.
-- The last two teams to win the Super Bowl with a different starting QB in Week 1 than in the Super Bowl were the 2001 Patriots (Drew Bledsoe/Tom Brady) and 2016 Patriots (Jimmy Garoppolo/Tom Brady). The Eagles will attempt to do the same on Sunday (Carson Wentz/Nick Foles).
-- Philadelphia has outscored its opponents 113-58 (+55) in the first quarter this year -- the best point differential in the NFL (including postseason).
ABOUT THE PLAYERS
-- Zach Ertz and Rob Gronkowski both led their teams in receptions and receiving yards during the 2017 regular season. This will be the first Super Bowl matchup all-time in which both clubs' leading receivers during the regular season were tight ends.
-- Nick Foles has 24 combined regular and postseason victories as an NFL starting quarterback (24-18 record). Tom Brady has an NFL-record 27 career postseason wins (27-9 record).
-- In the fourth quarter/overtime of his last two Super Bowls, Tom Brady has completed 81.0 percent of his passes for 370 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, a 127.2 passer rating and a game-winning drive for the Patriots in each game. In each of the Patriots' five Super Bowl wins to date, Brady led the team on a drive that culminated with the decisive points being scored in the fourth quarter or OT.
-- Brady has 15 career touchdown passes in his seven previous Super Bowls, while all other active NFL quarterbacks have combined for 20 touchdown passes in the Super Bowl.
-- At 40 years and 185 days old on Sunday, Brady will be the oldest non-kicker/punter to ever participate in the Super Bowl.
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