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Super Bowl 2018: TV Coverage, Kickoff Schedule for Eagles vs. Patriots

Richard Janvrin@@RichardJanvrinFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2018

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots warms up before the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans  at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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We're less than a week away from the biggest game of the year—Super Bowl LII.

We've been through the first few days of the media scene in Minneapolis and have heard some crazy questions asked of the coaches and players involved in the game, but we also witnessed a handshake between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

The Patriots are the Patriots—they've been a dominant force in the league for nearly two decades now and the Eagles are, for the third game in a row, the underdog.

Now, let's not pretend this isn't because of Foles at quarterback.

But Foles gets a lot of unnecessary criticism. After all, he did throw for three touchdowns in the NFC Championship Game and, as SportsCenter noted (h/t Kyle Scott of Crossing Board), Wentz and Foles have similar career stats, with the latter actually having a better touchdown-to-interception ratio and a higher quarterback rating.

Below, we'll look at the television schedule for the game as well as the latest odds, per OddsShark, and the latest buzz with just a few days to go.

            

Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

What: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots

Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

When: Sunday, Feb. 4

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

National TV: NBC

Live Stream: NBCSports.com

Line: NE -4.5

Over/Under: 48

          

Latest Buzz

Mike Gillislee Unsure If He'll Play in Super Bowl

The 2017-2018 season has been one to forget for Patriots running back Mike Gillislee. After a hot start to the season, Gillislee has been a no-show for the majority of the year.

Fittingly, Gillislee may not play in Super Bowl LII.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Gillislee responded with "we'll have to see on Sunday" when asked about his status.

Gillislee has not appeared in a game since October, as Pelissero also noted.

The Patriots have a number of running backs including Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead, so the Patriots will be fine without him, but for his sake, you'd like to see him lace up the cleats and get some action in.

               

Rob Gronkowski Will Play in Super Bowl

According to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is confident he will soon be out of the concussion protocol and ready to play in the big game.

In the regular season, the Eagles ranked 17th in DVOA against tight ends, so having Gronkowski's presence should benefit Brady just as much, if not more than it normally does.

The Eagles will now need to game-plan for one of the most difficult weapons in the game to cover.

           

Statistics courtesy of Football Outsiders. Odds courtesy of Odds Shark.

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