The 10 best comparisons between NFL teams and European football powers

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US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings and the host of Super Bowl LII.

Super Bowl LII is poised for at least one other NFL record with a forecast temperature at kickoff of one degree below Celsius in Minneapolis on Sunday (NZT Monday) making it the coldest American football decider in history. It's their fourth Super Bowl appearance in the past decade, and they're the first team to reach 10 appearances in total (5 wins, 4 defeats). This is the same quarterback that was downright terrible against the Oakland Raiders just over a month ago. We hope you enjoy our Super Bowl prediction video, called by GameSpot's own Nick Margherita and Michael Higham with our "sideline" reporter Rob Handlery.

"How cool is it to be going to the Super Bowl?" Give Philly's Nick Foles credit for what he has achieved since starter Carson Wents went down with a knee injury. The Eagles defended tight ends well all season, and safety Malcolm Jenkins was a big reason why.

- Since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994, the Pats have played in an NFL-best 43 postseason games. Harrison, who turns 40 in May, made a couple of big plays against Jacksonville in AFC championship game.

From then on, they have been subject to huge criticism of their playoff credentials, with few expecting them to win one game in the post-season.

Justin Timberlake is performing the Super Bowl halftime show, so he tried to stay a little neutral during his pre-game press conference on Thursday. The Eagles also lost in their only other previous Super Bowl final. "Is there a chance you'll remember this for the rest of your life?" the young man's dad asks. Obviously, Tom Brady - what he's done is just sort of phenomenal. However, the only familiar faces from that game are both on the Patriots sideline: quarterback Tom Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. And aside from the postseason leading sacks, what's so impressive about New England's front-line success is who's making the impact.

"We know the Patriots".

That's a step up from a year ago, when every member of the winning New England Patriots took home $107,000 after the big game, even if they didn't play a single minute. The Falcons had to punt and the Patriots rode off into history with the first overtime Super Bowl victory. "I could never imagine getting the kind of team achievements we've done and had".

"But it's about what we do, and how well they prepare and get themselves ready to go".

So which side of the Super Bowl line do you need to be all over?

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