The Return: Gameday foods to celebrate Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough


The GOAT himself returns to his old stomping grounds as the Buccaneers head north to play the Patriots in Foxborough (Sunday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. ET, NBC | STREAM HERE).

Buying a last-minute seat to the big game could put you back thousands of dollars, but fans can still join in on the fun with NBC’s special menu of foods inspired by New England, Tampa and the Greatest of All Time himself. Check out these GOAT Cheese Croquettes, Tampa Bay Mini Cuban Sandwiches and New England Lobster Rolls, courtesy of NBC Sports Grill & Brew.

Lobster Salad (yields 1¼ cups)


  1. 6 tablespoons of lobster tail meat
  2. 6 tablespoons of mayo heavy duty
  3. 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
  4. 1 tablespoon of chopped curly parsley
  5. 2 tablespoons of diced celery
  6. 2 tablespoons of diced red onion
  7. 2 tablespoons of diced red pepper
  8. 1 tablespoon of grated fresh garlic
  9. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the Celery, red onion, red pepper in small dice and place it in a bowl.
  2. Add the grated garlic and chopped parsley
  3. Add the mayo and season with the old bay, salt and pepper.
  4. Lastly chop the lobster tail in medium dice/cubes and mix with in the bowl. Try to not over mix or the salad won’t have texture.


Goat Cheese Spread (yields ½ cup)


  • ½ cup soft goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon basil fresh
  • 1 teaspoon chives fresh


  1. Leave the goat cheese at room temperature
  2. Once the cheese is soft, add it to a mixing bowl
  3. Chop basil and chives and fold into the cheese
  4. Add the olive oil on a slow stream and mix everything together


Bacon Jam

Ingredients (yields 4 cups):

  • 2 cups of applewood smoked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion, about 3 cups, finely chopped (approximately ¼-inch pieces)
  • 2 large shallots, about 1 1/2 cups, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup  maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, optional but highly recommended


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy
  2. Place cooked bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel, and break the bacon into approx. 1-inch pieces to be added later
  3. Keep about 4 tablespoons of bacon fat in the pan and carefully remove the rest
    • Bacon fat is hot! Mason jars are recommended for storage
  4. Add the onion and diced shallots to the pan with the bacon grease, reducing heat to medium-low
  5. Cook until the onions are caramelized (about 15-20 minutes), stirring often
  6. Mix in the garlic, brown sugar, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, chili powder and pieces of cooked bacon
  7. Simmer for 7-10 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened to the consistent of a jam
  8. Serve warm or cold (but you may want to warm slightly if it has been refrigerated)


Goat Cheese Croquettes (makes 7 portions, 2 oz. each)


  • 1 cup mash potatoes
  • ¾ cup goat cheese
  • 1½ cup panko break
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of flour
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Make a regular mash potato and cool
  2. Once the mash potatoes are cool, add goat cheese
  3. In a separate bowl, combine panko, flour and eggs
  4. Portion the mash/goat cheese in 2 oz. pieces
  5. For the portion in cylinders or small round cakes
  6. Go from dry to wet then dry (flour-eggs-panko)
  7. Place the croquettes in the cooler for a more consistent and firm croquette
  8. Add vegetable oil to a pot (at least a couple of inches deep) and heat it over medium high heat
  9. Fry in batches of no more than 3 to 4 at a time, then place on a towel lined bowl to cool a little


Cuban Sandwich (makes 10)


  • 1 ea. Cuban bread
  • 5 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 4 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 20 ea. pickles
  • 10 ea. shaved ham from the deli
  • 10 slices of roasted pork


  1. Cut bread/split in two halves
  2. Spread the mustard on both sides
  3. On the bottom half/base of the bread add
    1. The pickle
    2. Ham, pork
    3. Top it off with the Swiss cheese
  4. Cut the bread in ten equal slices
  5. Place it on a panini toaster and cook until the cheese is melted or until the inside of the bread is warm and the outside looks crispy


Plate presentation:


  • 1 ea. Lobster roll
  • Chives – Pinch
  • Kettle Chips Fried – 5 ea. with salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ea. fried croquettes
  • 1 tablespoon of  goat cheese spread
  • 1 tablespoon of bacon jam (room temperature)
  • Mini Cuban Sandwich – 1 ea.
  • Black Bean Soup – ½ cup


  1. Make a cut on the lobster roll right on top/middle of the bread and add the lobster salad place it of the corner of the plate and garnish with chopped chives, surrounded by kettle chips
  2. Take 1 spoon of the goat spread and place if in the middle of the plate and spread it upwards, then place both croquettes next to each other
  3. Top off the croquettes with the onion/bacon jam and drizzle excess sauce over the top
  4. On the corner of the place, add the black beans.
  5. Place the pressed Cuban sandwich on the top of the beans

Watch the Tom Brady lead the Buccaneers against the Patriots in New England this weekend on Sunday Night Football. The action begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, and the NBC Sports app.

How to watch the 2023 NFL honors: TV, live stream info, date, awards, location, and more


The 12th annual NFL Honors will take place this Thursday, February 9 at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona–just a few days shy of Super Bowl 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Live coverage begins at 9 PM ET on NBC and Peacock. Coverage will also be available on NFL Network. See below for additional information on how to watch the 2023 NFL Honors.

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What is the NFL Honors?

The NFL Honors recognizes the league’s best performances, plays, and athletes form the 2022 season. This year’s celebration will be particularly special as Kelly Clarkson–an Emmy and Grammy award winning artist–will be the first woman to host the show.

What awards are presented at the NFL Honors?

  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
  • Best Moment of the Year
  • NFL Fan of the Year
  • AP Most Valuable Player
  • AP Coach of the Year
  • AP Comeback Player of the Year
  • AP Offensive Player of the Year
  • AP Defensive Player of the Year
  • AP Offensive Rookie of the Year
  • AP Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • NFL Inspire Change Tribute
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2023
  • FedEx Air & Ground Players of the Year
  • Salute to Service Award
  • Bud Light Celly of the Year
  • Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award
  • Deacon Jones Sack Leader Award
  • AP Assistant Coach of the Year

How to watch the 2023 NFL Honors:

  • Date: Thursday, February 9
  • Location: Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Time: 9 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC and NFL Network
  • Live Stream: Peacock

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Eagles Super Bowl history: When is the last time Philadelphia made it to, won the Super Bowl?


After a dominant 31-7 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, the Eagles are vying to earn their first Super Bowl win since the 2017 season, when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Jalen Hurts and the Birds will go head-to-head with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 2023. Find out how to watch below as well as a full breakdown of the Eagles’ Super Bowl history. Click here for a look back on the Eagles’ journey to football’s biggest game of the year.

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Eagles total Super Bowl wins

One (2017 season). The Eagles have won one of their three Super Bowl appearances in franchise history. The Eagles appeared in four pre-merger NFL championship games, where they won three of them (1948, 1949 and 1960).

Most recent Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl appearance

  • 2017 season: Defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII

The Eagles were victorious in their last Super Bowl appearance. The victory was a redemption 13 years in the making, after the Eagles lost to Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX in the 2004 season, 24-21.

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Philadelphia Eagles most recent Super Bowl win

That 2017 appearance was of course Philadelphia’s most recent Super Bowl triumph, and one of the most memorable Super Bowls in history. The game is most remembered for the heroics of quarterback Nick Foles, who stepped in late in the season to replace the injured Carson Wentz, and for Foles’ catch on the trick play known as the “Philly Special.”

Eagles Super Bowl history

  • 1980 season: Lost Super Bowl XV vs the Oakland Raiders, 27-10
  • 2004 season: Lost Super Bowl XXXIX vs the New England Patriots, 24-21
  • 2017 season: Won Super Bowl LII vs the New England Patriots, 41-33

How can I watch and live stream Super Bowl 2023?

  • When: Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Follow along with ProFootballTalk and NBC Sports for NFL news, updates, scores, injuries, and more

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