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52 Facts About Super Bowl LII

Published Jan 31, 2018 / by Angie Liti

Super Bowl LII takes place on February 4, 2018, between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Justin Timberlake will be performing at halftime. Here are 52 facts about Justin Timberlake, Minneapolis, the Patriots and the Eagles.

  • Tom Brady has the most passing yards in Super Bowl history with 1,065 yards. That is almost 40% more than second place holder, Kurt Warner.
  • Tom Brady will be playing in his eighth Super Bowl, which is more than the Eagle's roster combined.
  • Tom Brady was drafted by the now-defunct Montreal Expos baseball team.
  • Nick Foles, the Eagles starting quarterback was a backup to begin the season. The last backup quarterback to win the Super Bowl was Tom Brady in Super bowl XXVI.
  • This will be the Patriots tenth Super Bowl appearance--the most of any team in NFL history.
  • tom brady american football player
    Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots.
  • The New York Giants are the only team to defeat Tom Brady in a Super Bowl and they did it twice.
  • Bill Belichick renames his boat after every Super Bowl victory; it started as "V Rings" up until last year when it became "VII Rings" after last year's win. Will VII be the next?
  • There have been 47 quarterbacks drafted in the first round since 2000. Tom Brady has the exact same amount of Super bowl touchdown passes as all the others combined, and he was drafted in the 6th round.
  • The Eagles last played in the Super Bowl in 2005. The Eagles opponent in that game was also the New England Patriots.
  • The first televised football game featured the Eagles and the Brooklyn “Football" Dodgers in 1940.
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Former NFL team the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1930-1944. Source: MSB Sports Cards
  • Philly is known as the City of Brotherly Love. Starting quarterback Nick Foles' brother-in-law, Evan Moore, also played in the NFL, including a stint with the Eagles.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles have been underdogs throughout the playoffs. The team (and fans) have embraced this by wearing dog masks.
  • Eagles kicker Jake Elliot discovered his special talent at a high school student kicking contest his freshman year. He now holds the Eagles franchise record with a 61 yard field goal that he kicked earlier this season against the Bengals.
  • Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is married to Julie Ertz who was a member of the 2015 U.S. Women's National team that took home the World Cup.
  • The Eagles have sold out every home game they have played in since 1999.
  • lincoln financial field exterior
    Lincoln Financial Field is home to the Philadelphia Eagles
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings, has a capacity of 66,655.
  • The home of the Vikings opened its doors on July 22, 2016.
  • The Skol Chant, the fight song for the Minnesota Vikings, is played after every Vikings score and win. Skol is Danish for “good health."
  • U.S. Bank Stadium is the 2nd stadium to receive LEED certification.
  • The stadium will be the host of the 2019 NCAA Final Four.
  • us bank stadium exterior
    US Bank Stadium is hosting Super Bowl LII on February 4th, 2018
  • The stadium is home to the five largest pivoting doors in the world.
  • The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.
  • The Mall of America is larger than 78 football fields.
  • Minneapolis has more golfers than any other city in the country.
  • Marjorie Husted, a Minneapolis native, created the Betty Crocker character in 1921.
  • american business woman marjorie husted of betty crocker fame
    American business, Marjorie Husted, was responsible for the success of General Mills brand character, Betty Crocker.
  • The Vikings have played in four Super Bowls, but have never won.
  • Minneapolis has not had a sports championship since the Twins won the World Series in 1991.
  • Famous chef, Andrew Zimmern, currently lives in Minnesota.
  • Mall of America is not the biggest mall, but it is the busiest in the U.S.
  • Justin Timberlake was part of the Mickey Mouse Club, along with Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera, and Brittany Spears.
  • former muskateer justin timberlake in a group photo for the mickey mouse clubhouse
    Justin Timberlake is seen here with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Ryan Gosling in a group photo for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Source: NY Daily News
  • Justin Timberlake once left his half-eaten French toast at a restaurant, and the waiter sold it on eBay for $1,025.
  • J.T. was the very first celebrity to ever get pranked by Ashton Kutcher on the TV show “Punk'd".
  • Justin Timberlake is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies NBA Franchise.
  • Justin Timberlake's last Super Bowl Appearance was Super Bowl XXXVIII with Janet Jackson.
  • Justified was Timberlake's best-selling album, but it didn't reach number one on the Billboard charts.
  • Timberlake's album, Man of the Wood, is being released the day before his Super Bowl performance on February 3rd.
  • Justin Timberlake has won a total of ten Grammy Awards!
  • Super Bowl XLIX is the most-viewed Super Bowl with 114.4 million viewers. Can Super Bowl LII beat it?
  • The first Super Bowl that went into overtime was Super Bowl LI.
  • Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers had the most touchdowns and points scored in Super Bowl history.
  • former wide receiver for the san francisco 49ers jerry rice
    Former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice, is considered to be one of the greatest NFL players of all time.
  • Four teams have never played in the Super Bowl--the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, the Houston Texans, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Face value for 2018 Super Bowl tickets start at $950 for upper level seats.
  • With six wins, the Steelers have won the most Super Bowls.
  • With five losses, the Denver Broncos have lost the most Super Bowl.
  • The Super Bowl is the largest food consumption day of the year in the US.
  • buffalo wings with ranch dipping sauce
    The Super Bowl revolves around food just as much as it revolves around the game.
  • Matt Stover at age 42 was the oldest player to play in a Super bowl game.
  • The Vince Lombardi trophy is manufactured by Tiffany & Co.
  • The first football championship game to be called the Super Bowl was Super Bowl III. The first two “Super Bowls" were called the AFL-NFL World Championship game.
  • The price of tickets for the first Super Bowl were on average $6.
  • Ella Fitzgerald was the first African American woman to perform in a halftime show when she appeared in Super Bowl VII.
  • ella fitzgerald american jazz singer
    American jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald, was the first African American woman to play at a Super Bowl halftime show.
  • In 2011 Chrysler spent $12.4 million on their Super Bowl commercial. That's the most expensive ad in Super Bowl history.
  • Each team gets 108 custom NFL balls for the Super Bowl. Fifty-four for practice and fifty-four for the actual game.

As for the game itself, Super Bowl LII is expected to be one of the most expensive Super Bowl's of all-time! Head over to our Super Bowl LII Interactive seating chart to check on ticket prices or to learn more about U.S. Bank Stadium seating.