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Steelers sign FB Nix to 4-year deal through 2021 season

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed fullback Roosevelt Nix to a four-year deal through the 2021 season, the team announced Saturday. Nix was named to the Pro Bowl this season after leading the way for Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was third in league rushing with 1,291 yards. Nix, who was signed by the Steelers in January 2015, has appeared in 41 regular-season games (nine starts) and four postseason games in his NFL career, all with Pittsburgh.

Nevada sportsbooks set records on Super Bowl Sunday

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Sunday’s Super Bowl LII didn’t just set offensive records. Gamblers watching the game helped set a record by wagering a record $158.58 million on Super Bowl LII at Nevada sportsbooks. The books have come out ahead in 26 of the last 28 Super Bowls, however, the margin in 2018 was slimmer than ever.

Super Bowl draws 103 million viewers, down 7 percent from 2017

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Sunday's historic Super Bowl victory by the Philadelphia Eagles averaged 103.4 million viewers on U.S. television network NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year's football championship game, according to Nielsen ratings data released on Monday. The viewership on NBC, which is owned by Comcast Corp, ranked as the lowest for U.S. television's premiere event since 2009. The underdog Eagles upset the New England Patriots 41-33 to win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Super Bowl MVP may be Eagles’ backup next season

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Backup signal caller Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title, a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, to win most valuable player honors. Pederson and Wentz held talks about the next campaign after Sunday's win, the coach told a news conference on Monday.

Last Night’s Super Bowl Ratings Were the Lowest in Eight Years

Monday, February 5th, 2018

A high-scoring Super Bowl that came down to a last-second Hail Mary pass failed to reverse the National Football League’s slumping TV audience, with an early tally showing the lowest viewership in eight years. The Sunday night championship, in which the Philadelphia Eagles toppled the New England Patriots 41-33, attracted an overnight rating of 47.4 on NBC, according to preliminary data from the network, down about 3 percent from last year. Last year’s game, in which the Patriots stormed from behind to topple the Atlanta Falcons in overtime, attracted an audience of 111.3 million, also down from the year before.

Super Bowl draws 103 million viewers, down 7 percent from 2017

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Sunday's historic Super Bowl victory by the Philadelphia Eagles averaged 103.4 million viewers on U.S. television network NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year's football championship game, according to Nielsen ratings data released on Monday. The viewership on NBC, which is owned by Comcast Corp, ranked as the lowest for U.S. television's premiere event since 2009. The underdog Eagles upset the New England Patriots 41-33 to win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Super Bowl Ratings Slip To 8-Year Low As Eagles Score Historic Win

Monday, February 5th, 2018

As emotional as NBC’s This Is Us was last night, it couldn’t lay a historical glove on the relentless drama of Super Bowl LII as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the skeptics and the New England Patriots to win their first Vince Lombardi Trophy. Scoring a 41-33 victory over odds on favorite Tom Brady and crew, the City of Brotherly Love’s NFL franchise’s win on Sunday also halted the 2017 champion Patriots from claiming a sixth Super Bowl to match the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most wins ever. Dipping by a slight 3% from the earliest numbers of last year’s Patriots’ 34-28 comeback over the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles winning big game is the looking to be the sixth highest rated Super Bowl ever.

Foles secures his Hollywood ending with stunning Super Bowl showing

Monday, February 5th, 2018

On December 10, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie saw his team's season take an agonising turn for the worse as starting quarterback and MVP candidate Carson Wentz suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. With Nick Foles tasked with leading the Eagles' offense in Wentz's absence, certain postseason doom was predicted for Philadelphia, despite them holding the top seed in an ultra-competitive NFC. Such forecasts seemed logical given Foles' career arc.

Patriots TE Gronkowski hints at retirement

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hinted at retirement following a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Gronkowski caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's game, but has battled injuries over his career. "I'm definitely going to look at my future," Gronkowski told reporters.

What Could Trump Tweet During His Super Bowl Watch Party?

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

President Donald Trump has a long history of tweeting during the Super Bowl, and he is likely to uphold that tradition Sunday during his Super Bowl watch party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. First Lady Melania Trump is set to be hosting the watch party with the president when the New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Hill. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners.