What life was like when the Patriots and Eagles last faced off in the Super Bowl -- in 2005

It's a road sports fans been down before: The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are preparing to face off in the Super Bowl. 

The two teams last met in the big game on February 6, 2005, in Super Bowl XXXIX. A young Tom Brady and the Patriots won the matchup 24-21 to clinch their second championship in as many years. 

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 on the field before the start of Superbowl XXXIX between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots delivers a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Linebacker Willie McGinest #55 of the New England Patriots chases quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 06: Linebacker Tedy Bruschi #54 of the New England Patriots sacks quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Wide receiver L.J. Smith #82 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after scoring on a 7-yard touchdown catch against Roman Phifer #95 of the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Defensive back Eugene Wilson #26 of the New England Patriots is tripped up after recovering a fumble in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Wide receiver Todd Pinkston #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks for an opening around Rodney Harrison #37 and Tedy Bruschi #54 of the New England Patriots after catching a 17-yard pass against the New England Patriots in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Wide receiver David Givens #87 of the New England Patriots catches a 4-yard touchdown pass against cornerback Lito Sheppard #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Runningback Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots runs for 25 yards in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots scrambles after his own fumble that was eventually recovered by defensive tackle Darwin Walker #97 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Linebacker Mike Vrabel #50 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammate Stephen Neal #61 after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Fullback Patrick Pass #35 of the New England Patriots looks for room to run in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Running back Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots reaches across the goal line to score on a 2-yard touchdown run against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Running back Corey Dillon #28 of the New England Patriots looks for room to run in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, UNITED STATES: Philadelphia Eagles J.R. Reed is upended in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. The Patriots lead 24-21 in the fourth quarter. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Wide receiver Terrell Owens #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles catches a 36-yard pass against safety Dexter Reid #42 of the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Rodney Harrison #37, Asante Samuel #22 and Mike Vrabel #50 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating tight end L.J. Smith #82 and the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Rodney Harrison #37, Asante Samuel #22 and Mike Vrabel #50 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, UNITED STATES: New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) is hoisted in the air after his team's 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX 06 February 2005 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. This is the Patriots third Super Bowl title in four years. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with team owner Robert Kraft after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 6: Rodney Harrison #37 and Christian Fauria #88 of the New England Patriots celebrate with the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 06: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates with the Lombardi trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 24-21. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The year 2005 may feel like just yesterday for some (especially the ageless Brady), but life as we know it has changed drastically. From politics to television to technology, there's not much that February 2005 and February 2018 have in common. 

Take a look through the slideshow below to see the major news stories and events from 2004 and early 2005.

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2004 Best Picture winner: 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' 

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2004 Billboard No. 1: 'Yeah' by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris

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A then-27-year-old Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to their second Super Bowl victory on February 1, 2004.

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Former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan on April 22 while serving with the U.S. Army Rangers.

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On May 6, the final episode of 'Friends' aired on NBC.

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2004 NBA Finals Champion: Detroit Pistons

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The 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in the team's first-ever championship appearance. 

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President Ronald Reagan passed away on June 5, 2004 at the age of 93. 

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Construction for the Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center began on July 4, 2004, just short of three years after the attacks on 9/11 destroyed the original World Trade Center.

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Lance Armstrong won his record sixth Tour de France cycling title on July 25. 

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The Montreal Expos played their final game on October 3 before moving to Washington, DC, in 2005 as the Washington Nationals. 

 (Photo by Andrew Savulich/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

The 2004 Boston Red Sox won the franchise's first World Series in 86 years. 

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President George W. Bush was re-elected to his second term in office on November 2.

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President Bush was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2005.

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The first iPhone was still over two years away from being produced. 

(Photo via REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw)

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