Super Bowl LII will be held on Sunday the fifth of February 2018. The event will be hosted in Minneapolis by the US Bank stadium. After nine weeks of some of the best scintillating football ever witnessed, we have a list of the four best possible contenders after reviewing their performance to date.
1. The New England Patriots
The defending champions are the favorites to retain the title. In the eight games they have played so far, they have amassed six wins and two losses, the best in the AFC. Although they lost the opening night match against the Chiefs, their campaign seems to have gathered momentum. Their big players are back in sync and as a result, the Patriots have won four games on the trot. Tom Brady has 2541 passing yards, Mike Gillislee has 355 rushing yards and Brandon Cooks has 566 receiving yards so far this season. Here is a closer look at the season so far.
2. The Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are definitely the surprise team of the season so far. When their campaign started no one had given them a prayer, with the bookies giving them 60-1 odds of making it to Minneapolis. They have certainly shown everyone their pedigree with eight wins and one loss, the best in the NFC. The loss came in week two away to the chiefs. After the loss, they have racked up seven wins on the trot and they don’t look like letting up. Carson Wentz has 2262 passing yards, LeGarrette Blount has 504 rushing yards and Zach Ertz has 528 receiving yards.
3. The New Orleans Saints
The Saints are the other surprise team in the league. When the season started the bookmakers gave them an 80-1 chance of making it to the super bowl. After the first two games, this seemed like an accurate assessment. But then came the win at Panthers; since then the Steelers wave racked up seven straight wins. They have the best record in the NFC South and should keep this up. Drew Brees has 2214 passing yards, Mark Ingram has 541 rushing yards and Michael Thomas has 545 receiving yards.
4. The Pittsburg Steelers
The Steelers is one of the teams that analysts at the beginning of the season thought will challenge the Patriots. They have had a solid campaign so far with seven wins and two losses, the best record in AFC North. They have won the last four games and if they keep this up, they will definitely contend for a place in the February eighth showdown. Ben Roethlisberger has 2062 passing yards, Le ‘Veon Bell has 760 rushing yards and Antonio Brown has 835 receiving yards.