There’s no shame in missing a game. But when it comes to the 2018 Super Bowl, no one wants to be left in the dark. Now is the perfect time to review what happened so that you can finally join in on all the sports talk among friends and coworkers!
Unless you are living under a rock, you probably know who won the 2018 Super Bowl. However, if you missed the game, it’s not too late to catch up on the final statistics and standings. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about the 2018 Super Bowl game between NFC champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, and AFC champions, the New England Patriots!
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots:
🏈 This year’s Super Bowl took place at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, February 4, 2018.
🏈 67,612 fans attended the game.
🏈 The Philadelphia Eagles won, 41 to 33. It was the franchise’s first Lombardi trophy!
🏈 The Philadelphia Eagles were led by quarterback, Nick Foles. The New England Patriots were led by quarterback, Tom Brady.
🏈 Eagles quarterback, Nick Foles, had an average of 8.7 yards per attempt.
🏈 The New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, averaged 10.5 yards per attempt, and had a total of 505 yards and 3 touchdown passes for the game.
🏈 The Eagles utilized three running backs, Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement. The Patriots split between Rex Burkhead, James White, and Dion Lewis.
🏈 Eagles running back, Corey Clement, had 100 receiving yards.
🏈 1,151 yards of total offense were played between the two teams. Philadelphia had 538. New England had 613. It was recorded as being the highest total yardage ever in a Super Bowl by a margin of more than 200 yards!
🏈 There was only 1 punt, by Eagles kicker, Donnie Jones. It was 41 yards.
🏈 There was only 1 sack throughout the entire game, which involved Brandon Graham, Tom Brady, and Derek Barnett. It ended up doubling as a pivotal fumble recovery by the Eagles later in the 4th quarter.
🏈 Eagles Rookie, Jake Elliot, had a 46-yard field goal, giving them an 8 point lead.
🏈 Out of a total of 10, the Eagles had 2 possessions the entire game that DID NOT end in points. The Patriots had 5 possessions out of a total of 11 that also did not end in points. One of these 5 possessions was a result of a missed 26-yard field goal.
🏈 Patriots cornerback, Malcolm Butler, had 0 defensive snap backs.
🏈 There were 4 failed attempts at extra-point and two-point conversions.
🏈 Out of 15 targets, Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, made 9 catches for 116 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
🏈 LeGarrette Blount was the only player who had more than 9 rushing attempts.