Sports | January 29, 2018 11:18 am

Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl LII

Will it be David or Goliath?

Super Bowl LII
Former NFL players Dan Koppen presents the Lombardi trophy onstage during the NFL Kick-Off Concert. (Natasha Moustache/Getty Images)

Super Bowl LII is finally here, and as you know, it would be difficult to find such differing narratives for teams that dominated their respective conferences. On the AFC side, the New England Patriots are looking for their sixth Super Bowl win. They have overcome their early-season defensive struggles and are definitely one of the more creative offensive teams in football. Vegas has them listed on the favorites in Minneapolis. On the NFC side, the Eagles were written off after QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL late in the season, but they dominated the conference title game thanks to an outstanding performance from backup QB Nick Foles and their dominant defensive line. Will they continue to surprise the nation and win the franchise its first Super Bowl championship? The Ringer put together a list of everything you need to know, including Patriots conspiracy theories, team-building lessons we learned from 2017, why the NFL needs the Patriots, and what makes the Eagles a great team.