Fun Facts: The average cost of a ticket to the past five Super Bowls is $4,945. ... The average cost for a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl LII is more than $5 million (up 87 percent since 2008). ... About 1.35-billion chicken wings will be eaten during the Super Bowl, plus at least 14,500 tons of chips, 8 million pounds of guacamole and 10 million pounds of ribs.

Let's face it, not everyone who will watch Super Bowl LII on Sunday is what you would call a diehard football fan, or even a diehard New England Patriots fan.

The Super Bowl is a once-a-year spectacle that is as much about parties, food and socializing as it is about X's and O's and winners and losers. The game's appeal extends well beyond football enthusiasts.

With that said, many people may want to brush up on some general information about the big game before they take a seat on the couch Sunday night with a pile of food and a beverage of choice, and buckle in for four hours of pigskin-palooza.

Here are five things to know for the novice Super Bowl viewer.

1. The game is being played between the AFC champion Patriots and the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. These two teams met on Feb. 6, 2005, in Super Bowl XXXIX, with the Pats winning, 24-21. That was the last time the Eagles appeared in a Super Bowl. New England, on the other hand, is looking for its sixth Super Bowl title under head coach Bill Belichick, and its third in the last four years.



2. The game is being played in Minnesota for the first time since 1992. This one, however, will be played at state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, which opened in July 2016 and was built on the former site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which hosted the game in 1992. U.S. Bank Stadium has a capacity of 73,000.

3. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is also looking for his sixth Super Bowl ring. Brady took over as the Patriots' starter in 2001 when Drew Bledsoe was injured in the second game of the 2001 season. Brady went on to lead the Pats to an unexpected Super Bowl victory over the Rams that season. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will try to duplicate Brady's achievement as a backup-turned-starter winning a Super Bowl. Foles took over as the starter late in the regular season when Philadelphia lost Carson Wentz to injury.

4. The national anthem at Sunday's Super Bowl will be sung by Pink, while "America the Beautiful" will be sung by Leslie Odom Jr. The halftime show will be performed by Justin Timberlake, who also performed in 2004 with Janet Jackson. You may have heard about a certain wardrobe malfunction.

5. Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive lineman Chris Long played for the Patriots last year, helping them win the Super Bowl. Philadelphia's other players who have won Super Bowls are Torrey Smith, Malcolm Jenkins, Corey Graham, Dannell Ellerbe, Chris Maragos and Will Beatty.

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