Super Bowl 52 In Minneapolis On February 4 In Minneapolis Will Feature New England Patriots Vs Philadelphia Eagles
New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles both earn come-from-behind wins on Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LII
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots trailed the Jacksonville Jaguars 14-10 at halftime of the AFC Championship Game on Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves trailing the Minnesota Vikings 7-0 less than five minutes into the NFC Championship Game on Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 40-year old Brady connected with the 32-year old Danny Amendola on two touchdown passes in the second half of Sunday’s game to send the Patriots to the Super Bowl of the fourth time since 2011.
Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and LaGarette Blount ran for another as the Eagles scored 38 straight points against the Vikings. Philadelphia will be looking to avenge a loss to the Patriots in 2005’s Super Bowl XXXIX.
Aside from the Patriots-Eagles matchup on the field, Super Bowl LII on February 4 in Minneapolis will feature Pink singing the National Anthem and a halftime performance by Justin Timberlake.
Brady’s Hand Not Much Of A Problem As He Throws For 290 Yards & 2 TDs In 24-20 Patriots Win Over Jacksonville
When news hit the web earlier in the week that Tom Brady had injured his hand in practice, no one thought it would actually keep him out of Sunday’s AFC Championship.
Brady wore a glove over his hand, which he received twelve stitches in late in the week. He managed to complete 26-of-38 passes Sunday for 290 passing yards. Both of his touchdown passes to Amendola came in the fourth quarter, where 138 of his passing yards also came.
Danny Amendola caught seven passes on the day for 84 yards and the two scores.
James White rushed three times for the Patriots, accumulating 4 total yards. He found the end zone on a 1-yard rush late in the first half for New England’s first touchdown.
The Jaguars’ Blake Bortles completed 24-of-36 passes for 293 yards and a lone touchdown pass to Mercedes Lewis early in the second quarter. Leonard Fournette rushed 24 times for 76 yards and a touchdown.
The February 4 game will be Brady’s eighth appearance in the National Football League’s title game, all with New England. Brady has led the Patriots to five Super Bowl titles dating back to 2001.
That first Super Bowl appearance for Brady, Super Bowl XXXVI, likely still stings for some St. Louis football fans. Brady’s Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17 on a field goal as time expired. Brady was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Foles Passes For 352 Yards & Three Touchdowns In Win
Nick Foles completed 26 of his 33 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns against the Vikings. Alshon Jeffery was on the receiving end for two of the scores. Torrey Smith caught the third.
LaGarrette Blount ran for an 11-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to give Philadelphia a lead it would not relinquish.
Case Keenum completed 28 of his 48 passes on the day for 271 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted twice, one of which Patrick Robinson returned for a touchdown in the first quarter. The points were the first of the day for the Eagles.
Chris Long And Foles Among Former St. Louis Players In Super Bowl
St. Louisans can take a small measure of satisfaction from the fact that players players who were well-known as St. Louis Rams will be taking the field for the Eagles in the Super Bowl.
Chris Long was drafted second overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in 114 games over eight seasons in St. Louis before being released just after the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles was announced.
The defensive end spent the 2016 season with the New England Patriots, where he was able to play in the playoffs for the first time. He earned his first Super Bowl ring when the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Long was a fixture in the St. Louis community for his charity work. He made headlines back in October when he announced that he would donate his entire salary for this season to educational charities in Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis
Nick Foles is on his second tour of duty in Philadelphia. He spent three seasons with the team before being shipped to St. Louis in March 2015 for Sam Bradford. Foles threw 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 11 games for the Rams before being benched in favor of Case Keenum.
We’ll have more on the Super Bowl in the coming days here at RealLifeSTL. Be on the lookout for the best places in St. Louis to watch the game as well as the commercials to look out for on February 4.
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