Spending more on players does not always mean victory in the Super Bowl

 

On Feb. 4, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will face off in the 2018 Super Bowl. The last time the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles battled for the Bowl in 2004, the Patriots won in a close match, 24-21. But  that year the Eagles had spent $28 million more than the Patriots in player expenses, comprising player salaries, bonuses and benefits. This video explores whether paying players more correlates with Super Bowl victories, using historical player expenses data provided by Forbes.