Super Bowl LII ( 52 ) offers quite an interesting quarterback match up. One of the starting quarterbacks is going into the NFL Hall of Fame on the first ballot and is considered by many as the best quarterback ever. The other starting quarterback most likely won’t even start for his team next year. This is the quarterback match up between Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Nick Foles of the the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on February 4th at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Fortunately for the fans attending the game there won’t be any rain ( like in the Tom Brady photo ) or snow that one might expect in Minnesota during winter as US Bank Stadium features a permanent roof. Though the fans will have to brave a rather bone chilling 3 degrees above zero predicted temperature at kickoff if they venture outside the stadium. That temperature of 3 degrees will be the coldest ever in the 52 year history, breaking the old record of 16 degrees in Detroit during Super Bowl XVI.
February 4th, 2018 Super Bowl Update
The Philadelphia Eagles 41 to 33 upset victory over the New England Patriots and Tom Brady featured more offensive yardage than any previous Super Bowl by more than 200 yards and a play call that was quite simply the gutsiest play call in the history of the Super Bowl.
When it was all said and done, Nick Foles was 29 of 44 passing attempts for 374 yards with three touchdown passes and one touchdown reception to become the first player in Super Bowl history to pass for a touchdown and catch a touchdown pass. Oh, and he was named the Super Bowl MVP.
The game featured some interesting stats. There was just one punt during the entire game. There were 1,151 total yards of offense, which beat the previous Super Bowl high by 200 yards. There was just one sack the entire game, and that sack pretty much ended the Patriots chance of a comeback win. The game featured four missed extra point, or two point conversions that failed. And now the number of Philadelphia Super Bowl victories stands at ONE.
These photos from the 2014 meeting between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara feature Eagles quarterback Nick Foles who was 21 of 43 passing that day with no touchdown passes and two interceptions. The 49ers won the game 26 to 21 taking them to 2 -2 for the season. It was the Eagles first loss, and they fell to 3-1 for the year.