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Super Bowl LII Patriots vs Eagles: Live updates, pregame show, and game details

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The game is finally here. The New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles for the chance to be crowned champions for the 2017 season.

Pregame Show

Game Details

Date: Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kickoff: 6:30 PM ET

Line: Patriots -4.5

O/U: 48.0


Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass for international viewers, 98.5 The Sports Hub Online Radio Stream. Yahoo! Sports is also providing streaming on their mobile app on all mobile providers.

Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci

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The Patriots have arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium:

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Cameron Fleming will get the start at right tackle ahead of LaAdrian Waddle.

First Quarter

  • Patriots win the coin toss and defer.
  • The Eagles receive the opening kickoff and march to a field goal; convert two third downs along the way.
  • The Patriots responded with a fast drive down to the Eagles 8-yard line, but had to settle for a field goal and a 3-3 tie.
  • The Eagles continue to target Eric Rowe with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery over Rowe. The Eagles missed the extra point for a 9-3 lead. Rowe has given up two third down conversions and a touchdown.
  • The Patriots are driving by the Eagles goal line at the end of the first quarter.

Second Quarter

  • The Patriots' drive stalls at the Eagles' 8-yard line and settle for a field goal.
  • The field goal attempt bounces off the upright and the score stays at 9-3.
  • The Eagles punted quickly, but the Patriots were unable to capitalize and even lost wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a concussion. They went for it on fourth down, giving Philadelphia good field position.
  • Philadelphia responded with an easy drive where Jeffery made an incredible grab over Patrick Chung and then LeGarrette Blount scampered 21 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles failed to convert on their 2-point attempt and hold a 15-3 lead.
  • The Patriots responded with a huge 46-yard gain by Rex Burkhead before settling for a 45-yard field goal and a 15-6 deficit.
  • The Eagles started to move the ball on their next drive with a huge run by Jay Ajayi, but Stephon Gilmore deflected a pass to Duron Harmon to give the Patriots the ball on their own 10-yard line.
  • Tom Brady and the offense marched 90 yards on 7 plays, including a 43-yard gain by Chris Hogan and a 26-yard touchdown run by James White, but Stephen Gostkowski missed his second kick of the game to keep the score at 15-12.
  • The Patriots defense (Jordan Richards) collapsed after the two-minute warning and allowed the Eagles to march down the field as Trey Burton threw a fourth down touchdown pass out of the wildcat formation to Nick Foles (not a typo) for a 22-12 lead.
  • The Patriots were unable to score with their limited time at the end of the half.

Third Quarter

  • The Patriots opened up the first half by finally getting Rob Gronkowski involved in the game as he collected 4 catches for 68 yards and a touchdown and New England pulled the score to 22-19.
  • The Eagles responded with a touchdown drive of their own as the Patriots continue to fail on third down defense to retake a 29-19 lead.
  • Tom Brady and the Patriots offense responded with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hogan and a 29-26 score.
  • Philadelphia is driving with a 3rd-and-3 on the Patriots 16-yard line as we head into the final quarter.

Fourth Quarter

  • Marquis Flowers sniffed out a gadget play for an 8-yard loss and the Eagles settled for a 42-yard field goal and a 32-26 lead.
  • And the Patriots responded with a touchdown drive of their own as Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski for Gronkowski’s second touchdown of the game as the Patriots took their first lead of the game 33-32.
  • The Eagles led a touchdown drive of their own and drained 7:01 off the clock, but failed to convert their two-point attempt and hold a 38-33 lead with 2:21 left in the game. The Patriots have one timeout left.
  • Philadelphia strip sacked Tom Brady and recovery the fumble to secure the victory. They chipped in an insurance field goal to take a 41-33 lead, giving the Patriots the ball with 1:05 left in the game.
  • The Patriots couldn’t complete their Hail Mary and fall to the Eagles 41-33.