Everything — and we mean everything — you need to know about the Super Bowl.
Three days until Super Bowl LII, when the New England Patriots (the favorite) will clash with the Philadelphia Eagles (the underdogs) in Minnesota. It’s technically a matchup between the two top-seeded teams from their respective conferences, but in reality, it’s a David-and-Goliath game.
The Patriots are vying for their sixth Super Bowl ring since the 2001 season and their second straight championship. They’re trotting out four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady at quarterback. If the Patriots win, they’ll only add to their legacy as the greatest dynasty in the history of the sport.
The Eagles, on the other hand, haven’t won a Super Bowl in franchise history. Their quarterback Sunday won’t be Carson Wentz. It will be Nick Foles. If the Eagles win, they’ll join the Giants as one of only two teams that was able to take down the mighty empire in the Super Bowl.
So, there’s a ton at stake. So, without further ado, here are 52 things to know about Super Bowl 52 to get you primed for the game.
1. The Patriots and Eagles will face each other in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX in February 2005, when the Patriots won 24-21. That win marked the Patriots’ third Super Bowl victory in four years and their second straight championship. They wouldn’t win another one until the 2014 season. Now, they can once again beat the Eagles for their third Super Bowl in four years and their second straight championship.
2. The game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. It’s the second Super Bowl in Minnesota and the first one since Super Bowl XXVI in January 1992.
3. The temperature in Minneapolis is forecast to be around 6 degrees Sunday, but the game will be played indoors.
4. The game will be played on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast by NBC. Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter) will be on the call.
5. Justin Timberlake will perform at halftime despite the wardrobe malfunction involving him and Janet Jackson back in 2004.
6. Pink will sing the national anthem before kickoff. The over/under has been set at 120 seconds.
7. This is Brady’s eighth Super Bowl appearance. Nobody has ever played in more.
8. Brady has as many Super Bowl appearances (eight) as the entire Eagles roster, per NFL Research.
9. If the Patriots win, Brady will have the most Super Bowl wins (six). He has already won the most Super Bowls out of all quarterbacks and he’s tied with Hall of Fame linebacker and defensive end Charles Haley with five Super Bowl wins.
10. If the Patriots win, they’ll win their sixth Super Bowl since 2001 and their second straight championship.
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Written by Sean Wagner-McGough
Article originally appeared on CBSSPORTS.COM
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