Super Bowl 52

Monday February 5, 2018 (AUS time)

Super Bowl LII (52) was won by the Philadelphia Eagles 41 – 33 over the New England Patriots

The Super Bowl is one of the most important sports events in the world and is the annual NFL championship game played on the first Sunday of February in the US known in the States as “Super Bowl Sunday”.

Bringing a supercharged end to the NFL season, Super Bowl was first played in 1967. It was part of the AFL – NFL merger and it is played between the NFL conference champions.

  • The National Football Conference (NFC) has 27 Super Bowl wins – most recently the Philadelphia Eagles upsetting the Patriots in Super Bowl 52
  • The American Football Conference (AFC) has 25 Super Bowl wins – most recently the Patriots beating the Falcons in Super Bowl 51

The inaugural Super Bowl winners were the Green Bay Packers (NFL) who beat the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 35 – 10 in Super Bowl I.

Super Bowl betting is massive and NFL Championship odds are open nearly all year round.

Also hugely popular is the world-famous Super Bowl half-time show and novelty American Football betting markets are sometimes available on what act will entertain the record crowds attending that season’s Super Bowl game.

Super Bowl LII: Eagles 41 – 33 Patriots

  • NFL Champions: Philadelphia Eagles (NFC)
  • Score: Philadelphia Eagles 41 – 33 New England Patriots
  • Edition: Super Bowl 52
  • MVP: Nick Foles (Eagles)
  • First Touchdown: Alshon Jeffery (2:34)
  • Date: February 4, 2018 (USA) / February 5, 2017 (AUS)
  • Venue: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
  • Teams: New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles
  • Halftime Show: Justin Timberlake

The 2018 edition of the Super Bowl was the 52nd running of the NFL championship game. For this reason the 2017/18 NFL Super Bowl was known as Super Bowl 52 or Super Bowl LII. It was the 48th Super Bowl of the modern-era. The Super Bowl 52 Champions – Philadelphia – won their first NFL Championship since 1960.

Minneapolis hosted their second Super Bowl and their first since Super Bowl XXVI back in 1992.

Last year, Super Bowl 51 was the first time in Super Bowl history the game went into overtime after the teams were drawn 28 all at the end of regular time. The Patriots scored a touchdown in the first possession of overtime to come away with the Super Bowl 51 win. The Patriots’ Quarterback Tom Brady became the first QB in history to win five Super Bowls.

The Patriots however failed to go back-to-back in Super Bowl 52 for the first time since they did the feat back in XXXVIII (2004) and XXXIX (2005), and Brady was unable to add a sixth Super Bowl victory as a Quarterback to his incredible career record.

Super Bowl 52 was a rematch of the 2004 Super Bowl XXXIX that saw New England salute 24 – 21. The Philadelphia Eagles played in their first Super Bowl since then. It is also the first time a NFL team has appeared in consecutive Super Bowl championships since the Seattle Seahawks (2003’s XLVIII and 2004’s XLIX).

Super Bowl 52 Tips

Super Bowl LII is the culmination of an outstanding NFL season and it all comes down to Super Bowl veterans the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles who are yet to take out the championship game.

The bookies are tipping the reigning Super Bowl winning team, New England, to come away victorious with their sixth success since 2002.

But were are the value Super Bowl 52 tips at?

New England Patriots to Beat the Line (-4 Points)

The Patriots come into Super Bowl LII having lost only three games all NFL season. Their Super Bowl game experience should see them win and also beat the line as they have won 16 of their past 19 games as favourites in NFL betting.

Danny Amendola to Score First Touchdown ($15)

First Touchdown Scorer in the Super Bowl is always a popular bet and this season Danny Amendola looks the value. The Patriots made it to Super Bowl 52 via an AFC Conference Championship victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and Amendola got over twice.

Tom Brady to Take Out MVP ($1.60)

Brady is a household name in the NFL and rightfully so. The star Patriots quarterback holds the Super Bowl MVP Awards record of four victories and is the obvious pick to make it five in Super Bowl 52.

Super Bowl 52 Teams

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots staged a 4th quarter comeback from 20-10 down to defeat a brave Jacksonville Jaguars team for the AFC Championship (20-24). The defending Super Bowl Champions New England now meet the Philadelphia Eagles on the 4th February.

Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Champions

  • Last Super Bowl Appearance: 2004 – lost to the Patriots (24-21)
  • Head Coach: Doug Pederson
  • Super Bowl Wins: 0

New England Patriots

AFC Champions

  • Last Super Bowl Appearance: 2017 – beat the Atlanta Falcons (34-28)
  • Head Coach: Bill Belichick
  • Super Bowl Wins: 5 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014 and 2016).

The American Football Conference champion and National Football Conference champion team, decided at the end of the NFL Playoffs, face off in the Super Bowl each season.

Super Bowl Betting

As well as the standard head-to-head Super Bowl odds on each team to take out the game there are a host of other top Super Bowl betting markets open on the game ever year.

Key Super Bowl Betting Odds include:

  • First Touchdown Scorer
  • Line / Total Points Double

There are also Super Bowl Scoring Markets including the First Score of the Game and Super Bowl betting on the 1st Half Point Spread plus plenty more open right now.

Super Bowl MVP

Like in most professional sports and the equivalent to the Clive Churchill Medal in the NRL down under, the NFL reward the Most Valued Player (MVP) in the Super Bowl. They receive the MVP trophy and it has been taken out by the likes of Hall of Fame players Bart Starr, Jerry Rice, Joe Mantana and record holder Tom Brady.

Recent Super Bowl MVP Winners

YEAR WINNER TEAM POSITION
2019 TBD TBD TBD
2018 NICK FOLES PHILADELPHIA EAGLES QUARTERBACK
2017 TOM BRADY NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK
2016 VON MILLER DENVER BRONCOS LINEBACKER
2015 TOM BRADY NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK
2014 MALCOLM SMITH SEATTLE SEAHAWKS LINEBACKER
2013 JOE FLACCO BALTIMORE RAVENS QUARTERBACK
2012 ELI MANNING NEW YORK GIANTS QUARTERBACK
2011 AARON ROGERS GREEN BAY PACKERS QUARTERBACK
2010 DREW BREES NEW ORLEANS SAINTS QUARTERBACK
2009 SANTONIO HOLMES PITTSBURGH STEELERS WIDE RECEIVER
2008 ELI MANNING NEW YORK GIANTS QUARTERBACK
2007 PEYTON MANNING INDIANAPOLIS COLTS QUARTERBACK
2006 HINES WARD PITTSBURGH STEELERS WIDE RECEIVER
2005 DEION BRANCH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WIDE RECEIVER

Super Bowl Records

Team Records

  • Most Super Bowl Wins: Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
  • Most Consecutive Super Bowl Wins: Green Bay Packers (2), Miami Dolphins (2), Pittsburgh Steelers (2 twice), San Francisco 49ers (2), Dallas Cowboys (2), Denver Broncos (2), New England Patriots (2)
  • Most Super Bowl Appearances: New England Patriots (10)
  • Most Consecutive Super Bowl Appearances: Buffalo Bills (4)
  • Most Super Bowl Losses: Denver Broncos (5)
  • Most Consecutive Super Bowl Losses: Buffalo Bills (4)

Single Team Scoring Records

  • Most Super Bowl Points Scored in a Game: San Francisco (55) vs Denver (Super Bowl XXIV)

    Super Bowl Winners Odds

    The Pittsburgh Steelers boast the most Super Bowl wins of any NFL team. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports.

  • Largest Super Bowl Winning Margin: San Francisco 49ers (45 points) vs Denver (55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV)
  • Smallest Super Bowl Winning Margin: New York Giants (1 point) vs Buffalo (20-19 in Super Bowl XXV)

Both Teams Scoring Records

  • Most Super Bowl Points Scored in a Game: 75 points – San Francisco (49) vs San Diego (26) in Super Bowl XXIX
  • Fewest Super Bowl Points Scored in a Game: 21 points – Miami (14) vs Washington (7) in Super Bowl VII

Single Team Touchdown Records

  • Most Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: San Francisco (8) vs Denver (in Super Bowl XXIV)
  • Fewest Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: Miami (0) vs Dallas in Super Bowl VI

Both Teams Touchdown Records

  • Most Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: 10 Touchdowns – San Francisco (7) vs San Diego (3) in Super Bowl XXIX
  • Fewest Super Bowl Touchdowns in a Game: 2 Touchdowns – New York Jets (1) vs Baltimore Colts (1) in Super Bowl III

Player Records

  • Most Super Bowl MVPs: Tom Brady (4) for New England
  • Most Super Bowl Winning Games: Charles Haley (5) for San Francisco; Tom Brady (5) for New England
  • Oldest Super Bowl Player: Matt Stover (42 years) for Indianapolis in Super Bowl XLIV
  • Youngest Super Bowl Player: Bryan Bulaga (21 years) for Green Bay in Super Bowl XLV
  • Most Super Bowl Wins by a Quarterback: Tom Brady (5)

Past Super Bowl Championship Winners

The first Super Bowl Champions were the Green Bay Packers in 1967 who defended their title the following year also taking out Super Bowl II. They would have to wait until 1997 to enjoy a third Super Bowl Championship, losing to the Denver Broncos the following year in Super Bowl XXXI. The Packers posted a fourth NFL Championship win in 2011 defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers. The current Super Bowl Champions are the New England Patriots who won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons, their second Super Bowl success in three years after a 2015 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Year Super Bowl No. Champions Runners-Up Score City
2019 LIII TBD TBD TBD Atlanta, Georgia
2018 LII Philadelphia Eagles New England Patriots 41-33 Minneapolis, Minnesota
2017 LI New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons 34-28 Houston, Texas
2016 L Denver Broncos Carolina Panthers 24-10 Santa Clara, California
2015 XLIX New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks 28-24 Arizona
2014 XLVIII Seattle Seahawks Denver Broncos 43-8 New Jersey
2013 XLVII Baltimore Ravens San Francisco 49ers 34-31 New Orleans
2012 XLVI New York Giants New England Patriots 21-17 Indianapolis
2011 XLV Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 Texas
2010 XLIV New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts 31–17 Miami
2009 XLIII Pittsburgh Steelers Arizona Cardinals 27-23 Tampa
2008 XLII New York Giants New England Patriots 17-14 Arizona
2007 XLI Indianapolis Colts Chicago Bears 29-17 Miami
2006 XL Pittsburgh Seattle 21-10 Detroit
2005 XXXIX New England Philadelphia 24-21 Jacksonville
2004 XXXVIII New England Carolina 32-29 Houston
2003 XXXVII Tampa Bay Oakland 48-21 San Diego
2002 XXXVI New England St Louis 20-17 N Orleans
2001 XXXV Baltimore NY Giants 34-7 Tampa
2000 XXXIV St Louis Tennessee 23-16 Atlanta
1999 XXXIII Denver Atlanta 34-19 Miami
1998 XXXII Denver Green Bay 31-24 San Diego
1997 XXXI Green Bay New England 35-21 N Orleans
1996 XXX Dallas Pittsburgh 27-17 Tempe
1995 XXIX San Francisco San Diego 49-26 Miami
1994 XXVIII Dallas Buffalo 30-13 Atlanta
1993 XXVII Dallas Buffalo 52-17 Pasadena
1992 XXVI Washington Buffalo 37-24 Minneapolis
1991 XXV NY Giants Buffalo 20-19 Tampa
1990 XXIV San Francisco Denver 55-10 N Orleans
1989 XXIII San Francisco Cincinnati 20-16 Miami
1988 XXII Washington Denver 42-10 San Diego
1987 XXI NY Giants Denver 39-20 Pasadena
1986 XX Chicago New England 46-10 N Orleans
1985 XIX San Francisco Miami 38-16 Stanford
1984 XVIII LA Raiders Washington 38-9 Tampa
1983 XVII Washington Miami 27-17 Pasadena
1982 XVI San Francisco Cincinnati 26-21 Pontiac
1981 XV Oakland Philadelphia 27-10 N Orleans
1980 XIV Pittsburgh LA Rams 31-19 Pasadena
1979 XIII Pittsburgh Dallas 35-31 Miami
1978 XII Dallas Denver 27-10 N Orleans
1977 XI Oakland Minnesota 32-14 Pasadena
1976 X Pittsburgh Dallas 21-17 Miami
1975 IX Pittsburgh Minnesota 16-6 New Orleans
1974 VIII Miami Minnesota 24-7 Houston
1973 VII Miami Washington 14-7 Los Angeles
1972 VI Dallas Miami 24-3 N Orleans
1971 V Baltimore Dallas 16-13 Miami
1970 IV Kansas City Minnesota 23-7 N Orleans
1969 III NY Jets Baltimore 16-7 Miami
1968 II Green Bay Oakland 33-14 Miami
1967 I Green Bay Kansas City 35-10 Los Angeles