Super Bowl LII tracker: Live Eagles-Patriots updates, analysis, more

It’s a Philadelphia Eagles vs. a New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, and a Eagles are underdogs — again — this time by 4.5 points.

We’re tracking all live — from diversion updates, statistical nuggets and win-probability swings to a best tweets and commercials — right here, with a many new records and photos during a top:

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End of a initial half

The Eagles lead a Patriots 22-12 during halftime. According to FPI, they have a 78 percent possibility to win:

The Philadelphia Eagles lead a New England Patriots 22-12 during halftime. Eagles cover as 3-point 1H underdogs and sum of 34 goes OVER 1H sum of 24.

Ben Fawkes, ESPN Staff Writer

Entertained? The Patriots and Eagles sum for 673 yards in a initial half, per ESPN Stats Info. That’s a second top sum in a singular half in Super Bowl history.

Chris Sprow,

Nick Foles’ 1-yard touchdown accepting was a biggest win luck pitch play of a initial half. It increasing a Eagles’ possibility to win by 15%.

Seth Walder, ESPN Analytics

Score: PHI 22, NE 12

The Trey Burton-to-Nick Foles tie was stronger than a Danny Amendola-to-Tom Brady attempt:

For some, it’s a party. For others, it’s work:

Score: PHI 15, NE 12

Celebrities in assemblage embody Mike Trout, Stephen Curry and Floyd Mayweather. Guy Fieri and Mark Davis are also pity a suite:

Floyd Mayweather is dressed like a Super Bowl is being played outdoor in Minneapolis.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer

The Eagles strike their initial large strike in a highway in a second quarter:

Score: PHI 15, NE 3

Former Patriot LeGarrette Blount, who sealed a one-year understanding with a Eagles final offseason, already has a 36-yard run and a 21-yard touchdown scurry opposite his former team. Here’s what Blount pronounced final week about confronting New England: “Straight rivalry mode,” he said. “Ain’t no friends, no homies, nothing of that. … we don’t play for a Patriots anymore. we don’t watch a Patriots, we don’t caring about a Patriots.”

Patriots’ No. 1 far-reaching receiver Brandin Cooks has been ruled out for a rest of a diversion with a conduct damage after holding a large strike from Eagles’ reserve Malcolm Jenkins in a second quarter. Cooks held a 23-yard pass over a center and circled in an try to benefit additional yardage when he incited to a outward and ran into by a howling strike by Jenkins.

The strike was legal, according to a experts:

Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins strike Patriots WR Brandin Cooks with a large though authorised strike to a helmet. Cooks had determined possession and so was not afforded insurance as a defenseless player.

Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation

The Patriots missed a 26-yard margin idea after Brandin Cooks unsuccessful to get a initial down on this play early in a second quarter.

Bill Belichick’s preference — a decision, not a skip — to try a margin idea on fourth-and-1 during a 8-yard line reduced a Patriots’ possibility to win by 2.7%, according to a win luck model.

Seth Walder, ESPN Analytics

End of initial quarter

Le’Veon Bell weighs in on a Mountain Dew commercial:

Score: PHI 9, NE 3

How’s that for free-agent impact? LeGarrette Blount breaks off a 37-yard run, afterwards Nick Foles drops one into Alshon Jeffery, who pulls down a 34-yardTD pass, a longest in Eagles Super Bowl history. None of those players were on a register final year.

Tim McManus, ESPN Staff Writer

Following a 3-13 deteriorate with a Bears in 2016, Alshon Jeffery raised some eyebrows by saying, “I pledge we we’ll win a Super Bowl subsequent year.”

Well, now Jeffery is in a Super Bowl and personification good — usually not with a Bears. Jeffery, who sealed a one-year understanding with Philadelphia final offseason, afterwards got a four-year prolongation in early December, has 3 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown so distant in a initial half.


Eagles fans applaud WR Alshon Jeffery’s 34-yard, first-quarter touchdown during a bar in Philadelphia.

Prop gamble update:

Alshon Jeffery cashes in with initial TD during 8-1, after throwing a 34-yard TD pass from Nick Foles.

Ben Fawkes, ESPN Staff Writer

Score: NE 3, PHI 3

Score: PHI 3, NE 0

Good start from a Eagles, even if it usually ends in three. Lot of McCourty vs. Ertz on third down, nonetheless looked like section on that final play. If Patriots can’t stop a Eagles on third-and-12, they’re in trouble.

Bill Barnwell, ESPN Staff Writer

Shades of Super Bowl XLII, as Eagles WR Torrey Smith pulls off a David Tyree-like helmet locate on 3rd and 12 to extend their opening expostulate and set adult a Jake Elliott FG. Good brew of plays by Doug Pederson to get offense going, though Pats’ invulnerability stiffens nearby a idea line.

Tim McManus, ESPN Staff Writer


The biggest warn from a defensive game-plan viewpoint for a Patriots is that Malcolm Butler is not starting, with Eric Rowe removing a curtsy over him. The Patriots are essentially personification a “big nickel” package with 3 safeties. Rowe has been in coverage on both of a Eagles’ first-down conversions on third down.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer

Good thing a roof is closed:

It’s dual degrees for kickoff, that means this is strictly a coldest Super Bowl ever. Beats Super Bowl XVI in Detroit in 1982 — also played indoors — that had a low of 5 degrees that day.

Darren Rovell, ESPN Senior Writer

Questions to cruise as a diversion kicks off:

Super Bowl LII closes with New England as a accord 4.5-point favorite and a sum of 49 in Las Vegas. Some books had New England -4.

Ben Fawkes, ESPN Staff Writer

30 mins until kickoff

National anthem. It’s roughly diversion time:

Pink brought a glow tonight. Well done.

Arash Markazi, ESPN Senior Writer

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