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Super Bowl LII Opening Night: Time, Ways to Watch, Live Stream, What to Expect

Super Bowl LII Opening Night: Time, Ways to Watch, Live Stream, What to Expect

You don't have to wait until Sunday for all the Super Bowl LII fun to start because the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are kicking off the weeklong buildup to the game Monday.

Super Bowl Opening Night is at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, January 29,  and players from both the Patriots and Eagles will have interviews with the media and, for the second year, they will also hang out with each other on stage in front of fans.

In addition to members of the current teams playing in the Super Bowl, former Minnesota Vikings players will also be there.

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If you aren’t in Minnesota to try and get tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night, it will be broadcast on the NFL Network and ESPN2.

While there are many questions about the Super Bowl matchup that could be answered during the event — and some pure fun and entertainment included too — Rob Gronkowski probably won’t be there.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots tight end is not expected to be there because he is still in the concussion protocol. Gronkowski suffered a concussion during the AFC championship game when Jacksonville Jaguars’ Barry Church made helmet-to-helmet contact with him.

As the Eagles embrace their underdog role while the Patriots look to defend their Super Bowl title, the game is still almost a week away. So the real questions are which celebrities will show up, who will sport crazy costumes and what’s the most absurd thing we’ll see?

To make sure you don't miss a moment of Super Bowl Opening Night between the Patriots and Eagles, here is everything you need to know.

Super Bowl LII Opening Night

Teams: New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles

Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

When: Monday, January 29

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: NBC Sports

Philadelphia Eagles interviews: 8 p.m. ET

New England Patriots interviews: 10 p.m. ET

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Jay Gruden reportedly to join Jaguars as their offensive coordinator

Jay Gruden reportedly to join Jaguars as their offensive coordinator

Just four months shy of his last appearance on the NFL gridiron sidelines, Jay Gruden may already have his 2020 gig lined up, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

Gruden was head coach of the Washington Redskins for six seasons, beginning in 2014 and going 35-49-1 in his burgundy and gold tenure. Gruden pushed the Redskins to their first postseason appearance since 2012 in his second year with the team, as well as back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and 2016, not seen in Washington since 1996 and 1997. 

In March 2017, Gruden signed a two-year extension with the Redskins. He was fired after beginning the 2019 season 0-5. 

Recently, Gruden confirmed to Rapoport that he was "itching for something to do" and seeking employment before Jacksonville brought him in to interview for the OC role. 

After playing four years at the University of Louisville and and eight more in various football leagues, Gruden held many offensive roles, offensive coordinator for the Florida Tuskers and Cincinnati Bengals. 

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Joe Gibbs told Ron Rivera that Dan Snyder was never 'an interference' while he coached the Redskins

Joe Gibbs told Ron Rivera that Dan Snyder was never 'an interference' while he coached the Redskins

New Redskins head coach Ron Rivera did plenty of research before accepting the job earlier this month.

Rivera spent 30-35 hours with Redskins owner Dan Snyder before agreeing to be the ninth head coach of the owner's tenure. Additionally, he reached out to legendary Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs, and ended up spending several hours talking with him prior to accepting the job. The two originally spoke on the phone, before the three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach invited Rivera over to his home in Charlotte last month to discuss even further.

On Tuesday, Gibbs spoke on the Carol Maloney show, where he revealed some of the topics he spoke with Rivera about. One of those included the involvement of Snyder, who Gibbs spoke glowingly about.

"Where I felt like I could help the most was telling [Rivera] what it was like working with Dan," Gibbs said. "When I was there, Dan did every single thing he could do to help us win and was never, in any way, an interference. He was always trying to help in every single way he could."

Additionally, Gibbs raved about the Redskins fanbase. He explained to Rivera that fans in D.C. understand football, have been following the team forever, and are some of the most passionate in the sport.

"The other thing I could do, I felt like, was tell him about what it's like coaching in the greatest city in the world with the greatest fans in the world," Gibbs said. "I did tell him I thought it was the greatest job in the NFL."

Gibbs told Maloney that he hates making predictions, but had a strong one about the future of the Redskins fanbase.

"I think our fan base will come roaring back," Gibbs said. "I think [FedEx Field] will be full of Burgundy and Gold. They're going to be cheering their guts out."

When asked if he believed Rivera was the right man to lead the Redskins, Gibbs explained he was thrilled by the hire.

"He was certainly a great choice," Gibbs said. "[He was] Coach of the Year twice, put a team into the Super Bowl. And I think he's kind of a man's man. I think he can talk to the players. And I think he's proven that he can get the job done."

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