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Super Bowl LII: Exciting reality is finally settling in for Eagles fans

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds up Super Bowl trophies along with head coach Bill Belichick right and team owner Robert Kraft left during a rally Tuesday Feb. 7 2017 in Boston to celebrate Sunday's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Super Bowl LII: Exciting reality is finally settling in for Eagles fans
Nellie Chapman | 30 January, 2018, 11:19

NBC's coverage begins at noon ET on Sunday with The Road to the Super Bowl, followed by the pregame show at 1 p.m.

Andrew Whitworth made the postseason for the seventh time in his career this year, but just as he did in the first six times, he came away without a win.

Drink every time Al Michaels or Cris Collinsworth mention that Nick Foles is the Eagles backup quarterback. In the simulation, Brady (who is on the cover of this year's "Madden" game) had 342 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

"We got one more to go".

Anyway, Madden 18 predicts that the New England Patriots will beat the Philadelphia Eagles with a score of 24-20.

The team will practice indoors all this week in preparation for the Super Bowl inside U.S. Bank Stadium, the domed home of the Minnesota Vikings.

"My son grows up, and I believe the legacy of the President is going to be what it is", said Long, "I don't want him to say, 'Hey Dad, why'd you go when you knew it was the right thing to not go?'"

Wednesday was the first time New England publicly acknowledged Gronkowski was in the league's concussion protocol. He'll make $56,000 if the Patriots lose in the Super Bowl, giving him a minimum payout of $135,000, but will receive $112,000 if the Patriots win it.

The tight end never returned to the game. But Brady's second touchdown of the game to Danny Amendola gave the Patriots the lead. That being said, fully expect more players to make their intentions be known, if not prior to the Super Bowl, then after it.

The fans also heard from coach Bill Belichick, and several other players including receiver Danny Amendola and defensive back Duron Harmon, who prompted the crowd into chanting "MVP!" before introducing Brady.

The Patriots held practice on the lower field, their last outdoor session before they hit the road. The Eagles have not allowed more than 10 points in four consecutive games.

The 52nd Super Bowl will air on NBC on February 4 as the Eagles face the New England Patriots. You'll realize what we went through, those of us that grew up with the Vikings back when it was all outdoor football.

Super Bowl week is longer than that of a traditional road game and there was a whiteboard in the locker room with specific packing instructions for the players.