last updated 03/05/2018
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Westwood One, an advertising sales company and diverse radio programming, merged with NFL and will be the voice of the National Football League. Everything about the NFL and Super Bowl will be exclusively heard on the Westwood One Radio Network
Radio Home of the Super Bowl
Super Bowl is NFL’s annual championship game and serves as a culmination of a regular season. Interestingly, they use Roman numerals as the identification of the game instead of the year in which it was held.
For example, the first game that was played on January 15, 1967 was called Super Bowl I, which follows the 1966 regular season. The most recent Super Bowl which will be held on February 4, 2018 is termed as Super Bowl LII.
NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL) had an agreement that the champion teams of these two leagues would play in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to start officially in 1970. Super Bowl was created as a result of this agreement.
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When is Super Bowl 2018?
Also known as Super Bowl LII, the game is set to play on Sunday, February 4 at U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The stadium is created to accommodate 66,200 seats but can still be expanded to fit up to 70,000 seats.
The game between the Eagles vs. Patriots has kicked off at 6:30 PM Eastern Time.
It was an enthralling game as the Philadelphia nabbed their first Super Bowl title after they beat the New England Patriots.
This is one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played with a whopping 74 total points made, with the Eagles earning 41 points while 33 points for the Patriots. An unbelievable 1,151 yards of combined offense broke not just the previous Super Bowl record but also any game in NFL history, playoffs or regular season.
It’s one of the swiftest turnarounds for the Eagles as they finished 7-9 the year before.
How did they change from last-placer to Super Bowl champion in just one year?
First, they developed a running game. From 4.1 in 2016, the Eagles boosted their yardage to 4.5 in 2017. Their running back core is led by Jay Ajayi with 4.4 yards during the Philly’s playoff run and LeGarrette Blount who went for 4.5
They also upgraded their passing game from mediocre to elite. Though Carson Wentz was a solid rookie, he upped his passing rate from 79 to 102 and his yards per attempt from 6.2 to 7.5. Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor played as great receivers of the team. The team bounced from 30th to 14th in yards per throw and 27th to 7th in passer rating.
They have also improved their already-good defense into something that is a bit better, which resulted to a much better offense.
Composed of 26 team members, Philadelphia Eagles gave a game that NFL fans will never forget.