The 52nd Super Bowl is set, as Sunday’s outcomes saw both number one seeds win, meaning that the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will do battle in Minnesota in two weeks for the right to raise the Lombardi Trophy.
The Patriots had a tough time at home with the very game Jacksonville Jaguars, finally overcoming them 24-20 with two fourth quarter touchdowns from future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.
The Jags led the game 20-10 with nine minutes to go, but or the 54th time in his career, 11th in the postseason, Brady led the Pats to another comeback, and the Pats defense held with 2:39 to play to secure the comeback win.
The NFC Title Game was a blowout, as the Philadelphia Eagles led by backup QB Nick Foles dominated the number two-seed Minnesota Vikings 38-7.
Foles was outstanding, throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns, a QB rating of 141.6 as the Eagles took control in the second quarter after trailing early 7-0, and put the game away midway through the third quarter.
Philly was 10-for-14 on third downs, and in the game put up 456 yards of offense against a Minnesota team who once again fell short in the NFC Title Game.
New England beat Philadelphia in Super Bowl XXXIX back on February 6, 2005 24-21.
The Patriots are an early 7-point favorite to win their 6th title.