Yes, the Super Bowl is here. We’ve played 266 games and now game 267 will either be a sixth Super Bowl title for the New England Patriots, or the second in franchise history for the Los Angeles Rams, and their first ever Super Bowl in Los Angeles.
Is this the ideal matchup for us as Seattle Seahawks fans? Nope. In fact, here’s info on when the Puppy Bowl airs on Animal Planet. But in all seriousness, the Patriots dynasty started with their famous upset of the St. Louis Rams on February 3rd, 2002. Tom Brady has been in a Super Bowl nine of his eighteen seasons in the NFL, which is insane. They had to go to Arrowhead Stadium and win a 37-31 overtime thriller over the Kansas City Chiefs to clinch another AFC Championship Game. This is the first time that the Patriots have ever made three straight Super Bowls.
The Rams were preseason favorites to make it to Super Bowl 53. Look at the offseason moves they made! Trade for Brandin Cooks (a former Patriot), trade for Marcus Peters, trade for Aqib Talib, they were supposed to win the NFC. And yet... they probably shouldn’t be here if not for the legendarily bad no-call against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game. That ridiculous refereeing incompetence notwithstanding, they were still down 13-0 in hostile territory and rallied to win in overtime, with Greg Zeuerlein clinching victory with a 57-yard field goal that would’ve been good from 67. Jared Goff went from being ruined by Jeff Fisher to a Super Bowl starter in his third season. C.J. Anderson was a street free agent when the Rams picked him up in December, and he’s been terrific. Aaron Donald is now a two-time Defensive Player of the Year. Sean McVay has a lot of talent at his disposal, but he’s helped transform a losing franchise into a Super Bowl contender, and it’ll be fascinating to see the chess match between him and Bill Belichick, a man twice his age.
Okay, now that I’ve got in my two paragraphs to explain why this game is interesting, here are the details on how to watch Sunday’s big game.
How to Watch
When: 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 3rd
Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo (sideline reporters: Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn)
Online: CBS Sports, CBS All-Access, | Sling TV | PlayStation Vue | FuboTV
Radio Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Mike Holmgren (sideline reporters: Ed Werder, Tony Boselli)
Betting odds and over/under
The Patriots are favored by 2.5 points and the over/under is anywhere from 56 to 57 points depending on which bookie you use.
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Who’s performing at the Super Bowl halftime show?
Maroon 5 (feat. Big Boi and Travis Scott)