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.
- Last Super Bowl Appearance: 2004 – lost to the Patriots (24-21)
- Head Coach: Doug Pederson
- Super Bowl Wins: 0
New England Patriots
- 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
|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
- 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)
- 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
- 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|
|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|
|2003||XXXVII||Tampa Bay||Oakland||48-21||San Diego|
|2002||XXXVI||New England||St Louis||20-17||N Orleans|
|1998||XXXII||Denver||Green Bay||31-24||San Diego|
|1997||XXXI||Green Bay||New England||35-21||N Orleans|
|1995||XXIX||San Francisco||San Diego||49-26||Miami|
|1990||XXIV||San Francisco||Denver||55-10||N Orleans|
|1986||XX||Chicago||New England||46-10||N Orleans|
|1970||IV||Kansas City||Minnesota||23-7||N Orleans|
|1967||I||Green Bay||Kansas City||35-10||Los Angeles|