How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Wednesday, 24 Jan, 2018

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When Mike Trout was 14-years-old, a young youth baseball player in Millville, New Jersey, the future MLB MVP watched Tom Brady lift the Lombardi Trophy after beating the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.

The average price on Vivid Seats sits around $5,694, which is up over eight percent from the same time period leading up to Super Bowl LI, which the Patriots won after trailing the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 in the third quarter.

Super Bowl LII is a familiar matchup - the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles met in the NFL's biggest game 13 years ago - but it's still the Super Bowl, and fans of both teams as well as football fans who want to be in the building on February 4 know it takes a little more than loose change.

Nick Foles, who has filled in at Eagles quarterback since starter Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL during the regular season, threw for 352 yards with three touchdowns. Cooks had six receptions for 100 yards in New England's 24-20 AFC championship victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Danny Amendola did a little bit of everything for the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Alshon Jeffrey grabbed scoring passes of 53 and five yards from Foles, who also hit Torrey Smith for a 41-yard score. Hollister has four catches for 42 yards and was inactive against Jacksonville.

The Jaguars couldn't get anything going off the turnover, going three-and-out. In addition to shutting down the Vikings offense, Philadelphia's defense scored a touchdown on Patrick Robinson's 50-yard interception return. He has led the Patriots to the Super Bowl now eight times dating back to the 2001 season.

Now that we know the Philadelphia Eagles are headed for Super Bowl LII, airlines are upping their game to help Philadelphians (and Bostonians) scrambling to get to Minneapolis.

"You can't be selfish when everybody has one common goal", Blount said.

Philadelphia was the best team against the run this season, and will try to force the same game script they played in the NFC Championship.

Brady will want to cool Jacksonville's pass rush by getting the ball out quick.

Overall, the teams have met have 13 times through the years, with the Eagles winning seven of the games, the last in 2015.

There is one other airline offering flights that could accommodate Super Bowl tourists, which is. She says this Super Bowl is about celebrating Minneapolis, the State of Minnesota and the great things about the lovely winter season.

Blake Bortles and the stingy Jaguars (12-7) led New England 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold against the defending champions. So how much are Super Bowl tickets? "Now I don't have to say, 'Well, we'll get there next year'".

No matter what, this is the Patriots we're talking about.

- Patriots coach Bill Belichick on quarterback Tom Brady playing with a right hand injury and throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to rally the Patriots to a 24-20 win over Jacksonville. I always think you have to start from scratch. All glory goes to God. But I believe this Vikings team is more talented across the board.

This one should be entertaining, but I'm not picking against the Patriots at home.

Official balls for the NFL Super Bowl LII football game are seen at the Wilson Sporting Goods Ada, Ohio.