When is the game?
The official broadcast will begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., with kickoff expected to be closer to 6:40.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on Fox and will be streamed on FoxSports.com and the Fox Sports app. It can also be viewed through various subscription streaming services like FuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu Live.
Will this be a good game?
ImagePatrick Mahomes, Richard Sherman, Jimmy Garoppolo and Tyrann Mathieu joined Deion Sanders, center, on stage as part of Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday.
Patrick Mahomes, Richard Sherman, Jimmy Garoppolo and Tyrann Mathieu joined Deion Sanders, center, on stage as part of Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday.Credit…Michael Reaves/Getty Images
Oddsmakers have made the Chiefs 1.5-point favorites, meaning they expect this to be one of the closest matchups in Super Bowl history. It is just the fourth time in 54 Super Bowls that the official line has predicted a margin of victory of less than 2 points. We broke down the matchup, predicting a narrow 49ers victory.
Who will perform at the halftime show?
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show, a cultural event that occasionally gets as much or more buzz as the game itself. The production value will likely be high, but unlike the 1995 halftime show, this one is unlikely to have an Indiana Jones theme, snakes and Patti LaBelle. “It was like a Broadway play back in the day,” LaBelle said. “Today you go out there, you have your three- or four-song set, you do it and you go home.”
This year’s Puppy Bowl will feature 96 precious puppies from 61 animal shelters and rescue organizations across the United States.
Five of the puppy athletes have special needs, including a three-legged Labrador Retriever mix, two hearing-impaired pups, a blind and hearing-impaired Shetland Sheepdog mix and an American Staffordshire Terrier and Bulldog mix with cleft palates.
This year’s game features the highest number of puppies to ever compete, making it the “biggest and most epic game in Puppy Bowl history,” according to Animal Planet.
The pups will be divided into Team Fluff and Team Ruff. This year’s colors are Bark Blue and Tail Mary Tangerine. You can take a look at the furry lineup here.
Are any humans involved?
Yes! Humans have been enlisted to help the pups play a fair game.
Dan Schachner will be returning for his ninth year as the Puppy Bowl “rufferee.” Television correspondent Jill Rappaport will introduce the “Pup Close and Personal” segments, which will highlight the heartwarming stories behind each animal.