Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are attempting to capture their sixth Super Bowl title and third in the last four years when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The game begins at 6:30 p.m. on NBC.
This is the eighth Super Bowl since the 2001 season that has featured Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots. Another win would give Brady the most Super Bowl rings of any player in the history of the NFL. He’s currently tied at five with Charles Haley.
For the Eagles, this would be their first Super Bowl victory. Their most recent appearance in the Super Bowl was against these same Patriots back in 2004, a game they lost by a narrow margin.
This time, the Eagles will be attempting to take down the Patriots with Nick Foles at quarterback. The backup took over after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury before the playoffs.
Otherwise, both teams are coming into the game relatively healthy. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play after he suffered a concussion during the AFC Championship Game. A few players on each team battled illness during the week leading up to the game but appear good to go. Brady, who played with stitches in his thumb in the AFC Championship Game, should have no limitations in this one. Super Bowl
As of this writing, the Patriots are favored in the game by 4.5 points. Here’s how to watch the game.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
NBC in Syracuse
Time Warner: Channel 1203 (HD), Channel 3 (Syracuse suburbs) or 4 (city of Syracuse) for non-digital customers
After one more game, we’ll finally be ready to crown the 2017 NFL champions. That’ll happen after the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minnesota.
Despite being home underdogs, the Eagles routed the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game. Meanwhile, the Patriots enter the big game off a thrilling, comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship.
The Eagles opened as 5.5-point underdogs (what else is new, they’ve been underdogs in every playoff game so far) and are now listed as either 4 or 4.5-point underdogs at most spots while the Patriots moneyline has continued to sink since it opened.
Here’s everything you need to know for the 2018 Super Bowl, including how to watch the big game and who will be performing at halftime as well as who will be singing the national anthem.
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How to Watch Super Bowl LII
Date: Feb. 4, 2018 Time: 6:30 p.m. ET Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN TV: NBC (check local listings) Stream: fuboTV (Try for free) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
Who will sing the national anthem?
Pop singer Pink will be in charge of either wrecking or helping your over/under anthem prop bets.
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Justin Timberlake will handle Super Bowl LII halftime duties! The former NSYNC star, who has morphed into one of the most diverse and dynamic performers in music and movies, will be looking to end up somewhere high on this list. Timberlake hasn’t been on the stage for the Super Bowl since his famous wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson after the 2003 season. More than a decade later, he returns.
“America the Beautiful”
Leslie Odom Jr., who won a best actor Tony Award in 2016 for originating the role of Aaron Burr in “Hamilton” will perform the song at Super Bowl LII. Source: CBSSports
For football fans, the Super Bowl is appointment viewing each year, pitting the final two teams standing against each other to determine that season’s NFL champion. For non-football fans, the Super Bowl is also a must-watch experience, to find out which commercials everyone is going to be talking about on Monday.
How do you know that everyone will be watching? Just look at what advertisers are willing to pay to get their 30-second spot in front of a Super Bowl audience: Buying a 30-second spot will cost over $5 million on average, according to Variety.
While some advertisers wait to make their big reveal during the game and others come up with a unique plan on how to make every penny spent count (more on that in a minute), others make their ads available to watch before kickoff. Below is more on what you can expect to see on Super Bowl Sunday, as well as the best and worst Super Bowl commercials of all-time.
Commercials for Super Bowl LI
This isn’t the actual Snickers ad, but there’s a very good reason for that: the company will be shooting their commercial, which features “Star Wars” star Adam Driver, live. Here’s their teaser for the spot:
The website builder/domain hosting company follows John Malkovich’s quest to sign up for a URL:
Squarespace’s Super Bowl spots have previously featured Jeff Bridges, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
The car manufacturer is going with a dance-themed ad to promote the 2018 LC 500 performance coupe. Here’s an extended version of the spot:
If the performer looks familiar, it’s because Lil’ Buck is also in the Apple AirPods commercial that debuted this January.
The candy company may wind up with the biggest buzz of all Super Bowl commercials by the time the game is over. Here’s a look:
It’s already appeared on YouTube’s list of trending videos and had amassed more than 500,000 by Wednesday afternoon after going live the previous day.
After years of being known for their risque ads, the Internet service provider has gone lighter in recent years. They appear to be continuing in that vein with this year’s spot. Here are several teasers for their Super Bowl ad:
The actual Super Bowl ad will turn “The Internet” into a person. Don’t anticipate a famous celebrity playing the role, per Advertising Age.
The tax preparation company dropped their first teaser during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, featuring none other than Humpty Dumpty:
Two additional teasers are scheduled leading up to the company’s 45-second Super Bowl spot, per Advertising Age.
The website builder’s ad answers a very important question: What happens when Wonder Woman meets The Transporter?
The ad above debuted on YouTube Live and Facebook Live and has amassed 2.2 million views in the eight days since its release.
The auto company will be advertising its 2017 Kia Niro during the game, but they dropped a 15-second teaser this week:
Melissa McCarthy, star of the long-running CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” features in the spot.
The official cleaner of Super Bowl LI, Mr. Clean released its teaser commercial this week in advance of their Super Bowl offering:
The company plans to premiere their Super Bowl spot on Jan. 27.
Avocados from Mexico
The avocado awareness organization features Jon Lovitz in their hypnotic teaser for this year’s offering:
The organization earned plenty of buzz for its first Super Bowl ad in 2015 featuring the “First Draft Ever.”
The 2016 regular season is over, which means the 2017 playoffs — and the race to Super Bowl LI — have begun. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and Tom Brady and the Patriots are the No. 1 seed in the AFC. SUPER BOWL
From the wild-card round through Super Bowl LI — which is Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston — ESPN.com has you covered.
AFC wild card:
No. 5: Oakland Raiders at No. 4 Houston Texans
Saturday | 4:35 p.m. ET | ESPN/ABC/WatchESPN |
No. 6 Miami Dolphins at No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday | 1:05 p.m. ET | CBS
NFC wild card:
No. 6: Detroit Lions at No. 3: Seattle Seahawks
Saturday | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC |
No. 5: New York Giants at No. 4: Green Bay Packers
Sunday | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox |
Teams with first-round byes
No. 1: New England Patriots
Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 8:15 p.m. ET | CBS
Divisional round: Sunday, Jan. 15 | 4:40 p.m. ET | Fox
No. 2: Atlanta Falcons
Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 14 | 4:35 p.m. ET | Fox
Full schedule Schedule: Wild-Card Weekend
Matchup Date Time Network
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans Sat. Jan. 7 4:35 p.m. ET ABC/ESPN
Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks Sat. Jan. 7 8:15 p.m. ET NBC
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers Sun. Jan. 8 1:05 p.m. ET CBS
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers Sun. Jan. 8 4:40 p.m. ET Fox
Schedule: Divisional Weekend
Matchup Date Time Network
TBD at Atlanta Falcons Sat. Jan. 14 4:35 p.m. ET Fox
TBD at New England Patriots Sat. Jan. 14 8:15 p.m. ET CBS
TBD at Kansas City Chiefs Sun. Jan. 15 1:05 p.m. ET NBC
TBD at Dallas Cowboys Sun. Jan. 15 4:40 p.m. ET Fox
Schedule: Championship Weekend
Matchup Date Time Network
TBD at TBD Sun. Jan. 22 3:05 p.m. ET Fox
TBD at TBD Sun. Jan. 22 6:40 p.m. ET CBS
Schedule: Super Bowl
Matchup Date Time Network Location
TBD at TBD Sun. Feb. 5 6:30 Fox NRG Stadium, Houston
When is Super Bowl 51? That is the question everyone is wondering now that the 2017 NFL Playoff schedule has been officially set. What time does Super Bowl 51 start? Where is it being held? What channel is the big game on?
Don’t worry! Here is all the information you need to know to get ready for Super Sunday well in advance of the big game.
When is Super Bowl 51?
FOX Sports indicates that the big game is scheduled to be played on Sunday, February 5 from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game is scheduled to get underway at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Now the big question is, can the Houston Texans do something that no team has ever done in Super Bowl history? That is, play in the Super Bowl in front of a hometown crowd? That will be a tall order for the Texans, who are near the bottom of favorites to make it to the Super Bowl, but if Houston does make it to the big game, it will be historical — and talk about a home field advantage!
Who is favored to win Super Bowl 51?
While we don’t know who will play in Super Bowl 51 yet, the odds and favorites are available to fans.
The Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots are the Las Vegas experts’ picks to meet up on Super Sunday, and if that happens, it will be one heck of a game. New England’s Tom Brady is once again having a great season, but unlike his other MVP performances, this season you really do have to tip your cap to the Patriots’ veteran leader.
Brady threw for 28 touchdowns and just two interceptions during the 2016 regular season, and he missed the first four games of the season due to a suspension. If he had played all 16 games, he most likely would have thrown for 40 touchdowns.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the favorites to win Super Bowl 51. [Image by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images]
Nevertheless, Brady is one of the reasons the Pats are back in the postseason again and the No. 1 seed in the AFC — again!
After the Patriots and Cowboys, the other favorites to win Super Bowl 51 are the Steelers, Chiefs, and Falcons, all listed at 12/1. The Giants are 14/1, followed by the Raiders at 40/1, Lions and Texans at 50/1, and last but not least are the Miami Dolphins at 66/1. SUPER BOWL
Who is performing the halftime show at Super Bowl 51?
On the heels of her incredible performance of the national anthem last season, Lady Gaga will move from the intro show to the halftime performer, and it should be great!
The announcement was revealed by Lady Gaga back in late September via Twitter. The NFL has done a great job of keeping current talent mixed with old classics for the Super Bowl halftime shows, and this year, fans should be treated to one of the best halftime shows to date.
Recording artist Lady Gaga will be the Super Bowl 51 performer. [Image by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images]
Which TV channel is airing Super Bowl 51?
This year, the Super Bowl will be aired nationally on FOX. The game will also stream live online through FOX Sports Go. If you are going to be on the go on Super Bowl Sunday, be sure to download the FOX Sports Go App so you can catch every snap, pass, and punt through your cell phone, tablet, or other hand-held devices. The super crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, along with sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Chris Myers, will team up once again to call the big game.
Now that you know the who, what, where, and when for Super Bowl 51, all you have to do is plan your menu, invite your friends, get out those Super Bowl squares, and have a great time!