Super Bowl LII (52) will feature the New England Patriots (AFC Champion) against the Philadelphia Eagles (NFC Champion) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4, 2018.
Philadelphia is looking for their first title and doing it with a backup quarterback Nick Foles. They have been the underdog in every game this postseason; it will be no different in the Super Bowl.
New England is looking for their third Super Bowl over the past four years and their sixth championship since 2001. However, their path in the AFC Playoffs is arguably the easiest in their history. A win by the Patriots would tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most in NFL history with six.
It is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX (2004) where the Tom Brady-led Patriots defeated Donavan McNabb and the Eagles.
Super Bowl 2018 Information:
When is Super Bowl 52?
Super Bowl 2018 is being played 6:15 pm ET on February 4, 2018
Who is playing in Super Bowl 52?
The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are playing in the Super Bowl 2018.
Where is Super Bowl 52?
The 2018 Super Bowl is being played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
How can I watch Super Bowl 52 on TV?
The 2018 Super Bowl will be televised on NB.
Where can I stream Super Bowl 52?
The Super Bowl 2018 can be streamed for free on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.
Online with no cable TV: fubtoTV (Try for free)
Who are the announcers for Super Bowl 52?
The commentators for Super Bowl 2018 are Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth with Michele Tafoya, and Heather Cox as the sideline reporters.
Who is performing the Super Bowl 52 halftime show?
Justin Timberlake is the Pepsi Super Bowl 2018 halftime performer. It is his third Super Bowl performance, previously performing in Super Bowl XXV and more famously in XXVIII with Janet Jackson.
What are the odds for Super Bowl 52?
The opening odds for Super Bowl 2018 is the New England Patriots as 5.5 point favorites. The over-under for the Super Bowl 2018 is 48 points.
The Antonio Brown Era in New England is over.
Brown, one of the most prolific wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, was released by the Patriots Friday afternoon, just 11 days after signing with the team.
Shortly after his release from the Raiders, which preceded his signing in New England, reports surfaced of sexual assault allegations being levied at Brown. The receiver was facing charges of rape from a former trainer, and it was initially unclear how much the Patriots knew about prior to his signing.
Brown did end up playing in Week 2, his first opportunity with the Patriots, in Miami. He caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, in addition to rushing the ball once for a five-yard gain.
Late Thursday night, additional reports surfaced of intimidating texts sent by Brown to a woman involved in a separate assault case. Less than a day later, the receiver tweeted a farewell to his now former team.
Minutes later, the Patriots announced they had parted ways with Brown.
The team released the following statement: “The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.”
The investigation into sexual assault allegations against Brown remains ongoing at this time.
The Redskins will host the Patriots in Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season.
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Jonathan Allen declared himself "100 percent" in for the Redskins Monday night game against the Bears. That's great news, except Allen might not have the final say in the matter.
The Redskins defensive captain and third-year defensive tackle sprained his knee Week 1 in Philadelphia and wanted to return in that game. He didn't, and subsequently, missed Week 2 against Dallas too. Washington head coach Jay Gruden explained that the team has to protect Allen, a fierce competitor, against himself. He doesn't want to miss any action, even if resting his injured knee might be the most prudent course.
Asked what would happen if the medical staff tried to prevent him from playing in Monday's contest, Allen did not really respond but rather shake his head.
Elsewhere on the team, there doesn't seem to be as much good news on the injury front.
The news on cornerback Quinton Dunbar doesn't seem encouraging.
"I don’t know about Dunbar. He was struggling a bit today," Gruden said after practice. The cornerback injured his knee against Philly and missed the Cowboys game. It would take some serious progress for Dunbar to play Monday night.
The news seems even more concerning with tight end Jordan Reed. He hasn't played since sustaining a concussion in the third preseason game, and this week he practiced on Wednesday but didn't make it out on the field Thursday or Friday. At this point, the Redskins seem wise to move forward without Reed in the game plan as he works his way back from the concussion protocol.
Further down the line, cornerback Fabian Moreau looks like he is tracking to return to the field against Chicago while questions keep popping up around safety Montae Nicholson. Gruden said Nicholson's absence was mainly for rest.