Super Bowl LII Preview

At 6:30 P.M. EST on Sunday (shouldn’t we just say 7:30, or 8:00?), the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will kick off in Super Bowl LII (52 for those of us who can’t remember what the “L” in Roman Numerals means).

The Patriots are coming off an amazing championship run last season, which culminated in a 34-28 Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons, while Philadelphia hasn’t been to a Super Bowl since 2004, which they lost to New England 24-21.

The Patriots come into the matchup as the favorite, but Philadelphia will be looking to silence critics and win their first ever Super Bowl. Eagles fans will be hoping this year’s iteration goes better than their meeting with the Patriots in 2004. Really, they’re hoping it doesn’t look like this…

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The Patriots, meanwhile, seem unstoppable this season. Despite recent reports of infighting, Tom Brady has led the Pats through the AFC to their 8th Super Bowl appearance with him at quarterback.

Several players playing in the game on Sunday played for high schools that are part of The Great American Rivalry Series. From the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski played in The Series for Woodland Hills High School, and Nick Foles quarterbacked perennial Rivalry Series school, Westlake (TX).

Here at The Great American Rivalry Series, we can’t pick sides (but, come on, please Philly), but it should be an absolute barn-burner.