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NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings, Raider Nation! This is what it all comes down to, at the end of a long season. Both #1 playoff seeds, the Patriots and Eagles, have proved their supremacy and made it to the Super Bowl. One of them will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the night.

The Eagles thought their playoff hopes were dashed when QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL near the end of the season, but they had already wrapped up a division title at that point. Nick Foles has filled in admirably for Wentz, and has done to the NFC what he did to the Raiders a few years ago- but NOT what he did to the Raiders a few months ago, which was nothing. Foles has been on fire in the playoffs and ripped the Vikings’ vaunted defense apart two weeks ago in the NFC championship game.

The Patriots, to no one’s surprise, are also in this game, because of course they are. They came back from a huge deficit against the Jaguars a few weeks ago when the Jaguars elected to stop scoring and the Patriots did not. Tom Brady is like a horror movie villain, or John Cena. When you have him down, you have to keep hitting him until he is dead. You cannot let up and cruise to the end, because he will get up and he will kill you.

A pox upon the Patriots, I say. Dishonor upon Tom Brady. Dishonor on his cow.

Game details

What: Super Bowl LII

Who: New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles

Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis MN

When: 3:30 pm Pacific (6:30 pm ET)


Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (sideline)

Online: NBC Sports

Odds: Patriots are 4.5-point favorites (o/u 48) See prop bets here.

Halftime entertainment: Justin Timberlake