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.
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!