Eagles touch down in chilly Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles landed in Minneapolis on Sunday amid frigid temperatures a week ahead of their Super Bowl clash with the New England Patriots.

Decked out in suits, ties, gloves and headphones, the players carried their luggage down the jetway around noon local time as they begin their quest to bring home the franchise's first Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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The Eagles are up against a Patriots team looking to win back-to-back championships and secure a record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory in the 52nd edition of the NFL's title game.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (six) are the only team with more NFL championships than the Patriots, who will be making their 10th Super Bowl appearance and their third in four seasons.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 28: A crew member applies the finishing touches to the air-stairs the players and front office will be using to deplane for the arrival of the Philadelphia Eagles for Super Bowl LII on January 28, 2018 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 28: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Jay Ajayi (36) arrives for Super Bowl LII on January 28, 2018 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 28: The plane carrying the Philadelphia Eagles arrives in front of the media for Super Bowl LII on January 28, 2018 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 28: The plane carrying the Philadelphia Eagles arrives for Super Bowl LII on January 28, 2018 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN.(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Jan 28, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles players depart during team arrivals in advance of Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson during team arrivals in advance of Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (31) during team arrivals in advance of Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during team arrivals in advance of Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nate Sudfeld (left) and running back LeGarrette Blount (right) during team arrivals in advance of Super Bowl LII at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
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New England enjoyed the upper hand when the two teams last met in the Super Bowl in 2005, beat Philadelphia 24-21. The Eagles also lost the championship game in 1981.

The Patriots are scheduled to arrive on Monday after getting a send-off by fans at their home field in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game a week ago.

The Eagles crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC decider to advance.

Players and coaches from both teams will take part in media night at the arena of the NHL's Minnesota Wild on Monday and hold news conferences on Tuesday through Thursday.

(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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