Super Bowl 2018: TV channel, streaming info, how to watch Patriots vs. Eagles

In a scenario that has happened quite often this century, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have led the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl. They'll face the Philadelphia Eagles, just as the Patriots did 13 years ago, with the same quarterback and same head coach.

On the other side of the 52nd Super Bowl, the Eagles made it for just the second time this century. Again the Eagles will be trying for their first Super Bowl crown. And again their opponent is the Patriots.

In that Super Bowl XXXIX game 13 years ago, the Eagles' head coach was Andy Reid. The starting quarterback: Donovan McNabb. On Sunday, it's Nick Foles (who Reid drafted) under center and Doug Pederson (who McNabb replaced in Philadelphia) as coach of the Eagles.

It looked briefly like the Patriots wouldn't even get to Minneapolis. They trailed the underdog Jaguars in the AFC Championship game in Foxboro in the fourth quarter, and it looked briefly like their season might be over. But the Patriots would do what the Patriots do and rally for a 24-20 victory. The line would be even bigger had the Patriots had an easier time beating the Jaguars.

The Eagles were the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They ran over the Vikings after taking care of the Falcons in the playoffs. Yet Philly opened as underdogs to the Patriots. Specifically, the Eagles opened as 5-point underdogs, and that number would have been even larger had Philly not blasted Minnesota 38-7 in the NFC Championship game

These teams present a fascinating matchup even though they are very different. Let's get to the details and biggest storylines from Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. 

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How to Watch Super Bowl LII

Date: Feb. 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
TV: NBC (check local channels)
Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)

Who will sing the national anthem?

Pop singer Pink will be in charge of either wrecking or helping your over/under anthem prop bets.

Who will perform at halftime?

Justin Timberlake will handle Super Bowl LII halftime duties! The former NSYNC star, who has morphed into one of the most diverse and dynamic performers in music and television today, is gonna blow the roof (metaphorically) off the sucker. Timberlake hasn't been on the stage for the Super Bowl since his famous wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson after the 2003 season. More than a decade later, he returns. Expect songs you know, songs you don't and maybe a wild cover too.

Will the Patriots get Gronk back?

Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion during the AFC Championship Game and left before halftime, never to return. It is impossible to know for certain if Gronk will be cleared in time for the Super Bowl, but if you're a betting man or woman, you should wager heavily on Gronk being on the field. He has two weeks to clear the concussion protocol and this is the Patriots final game of the season. New England isn't in charge of his decision -- independent doctors are, but it would be a stunner if he wasn't on the field for this one.

Will Tom Brady's hand be OK?

Yeah it will. Brady wasn't performing open-heart surgery guys. Just ask Bill Belichick. The Pats quarterback got roughly 10 stitches -- although there's now a rumor it was 12, which would be very on brand of TB12 -- in his hand after a collision with Rex Burkhead in practice. Brady has two weeks to heal his hand and get ready, and let's not pretend like it affected him during the win over the Jaguars. The Patriots defense early on against Jacksonville, not Brady, was the problem. Brady was dynamic down the stretch and he will be fine. 

Was Nick Foles the regular season MVP?

I see you just tuned into the NFL on Sunday. No he was not! In fact, he wasn't even the Eagles starting quarterback to begin the season. That was Carson Wentz, who probably would have won MVP, except he tore his ACL late in the year (Brady is going to win now). Foles nearly quit football a few years ago, but came back to Philly (where he was drafted), backed up Wentz and stepped in late in the season. He just happened to have the game of his life on Sunday against the Vikings defense, throwing for 352 yards and three touchdowns. That performance against a dangerous defense like the Vikings should give Eagles fans hope against the Patriots, although two weeks for Bill Belichick to prepare is a problem for anyone. Credit Doug Pederson for doing a heck of a job with the offense and the play-calling after losing his starting MVP-caliber quarterback and his starting star left tackle (Jason Peters). The Eagles offense is explosive and can put the hammer down when it gets a lead thanks to Jay Ajayi and LeGarrette Blount.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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