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New England Patriots book Superbowl date with Philadelphia Eagles

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New England Patriots book Superbowl date with Philadelphia Eagles

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The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have set up a second Super Bowl showdown after both teams won their respective conference championships with contrasting victories.

Nick Foles continued his surprising postseason success by guiding the Eagles to an easy 38-7 defeat of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles also crushed Minnesota's dream of becoming the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium when the final is played on February 4.

When Eagles dare...!

The Eagles will be the underdogs for the Superbowl

In Sunday night's other match, reigning NFL champion Patriots overcame a stubborn Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game.

Tom Brady, despite an injured hand, rallied New England from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter with two touchdown passes to Danny Amendola to beat Jacksonville.

New England enjoyed the upper hand when the two last contested an NFL title game in 2005, winning 24-21, and should the favoured Patriots repeat that triumph, they will secure a record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory.

The New England Patriots are seeking back-to-back Superbowl wins