Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s Super Bowl LII
Gameday has finally arrived, and Minnesota's week-long 'Bold North' celebration comes to a climax tonight when the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium for Super Bowl LII. Here's everything you need to know.
Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) vs. New England Patriots (15-3)
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Kickoff 5:30 PM Central Time
Television: NBC, Radio: AM 1240 WJON
New England quarterback Tom Brady is 5-2 in Super Bowl appearances, with tonight representing his chance for a sixth Super Bowl ring. The Patriots will be playing in their record tenth Super Bowl -- and a win would be the team's sixth, tying them with the Steelers for the most all-time. Vegas has New England as 4½ point favorites.
Today's Super Bowl will set the record for the coldest temperature (near 3º) at kickoff in NFL history. Fortunately for everyone it will be 70º inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
National Anthem Performer: Pink
Halftime Performer: Justin Timberlake
Today will be Philadelphia's third Super Bowl appearance, losing both of their first two appearances in 1981 (vs. Oakland) and 2005. Tonight's game is actually a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, 2005 when the Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21.
The average price paid for a 30-second commercial during tonight's game is $5 million, with $500 million spent on game-day advertising (that includes pre-game, post game, the whole ball of wax).
And last, but not least -- the National Chicken Council expects Americans to eat 1.35 billion chicken wings during tonight's game. That's billion with a 'B!' Get the cluck outta here!
Tip of the Day: No double-dipping the snacks during flu season!