PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs is rapidly approaching. Here are some things to know ahead of Sunday’s game:
How do I watch?
The game begins at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday and can be viewed on Fox, Fox Deportes and the NFL+ app. It can also be streamed on multiple services, including YouTube TV. The national radio broadcast is on Westwood One.
Who are the teams and players?
The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years after winning the AFC again. The Chiefs won Super Bowl 54 against the 49ers after the 2019 season but lost to the Buccaneers after the 2020 season.
The Chiefs were led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who won his second MVP award on Thursday night. They have several other stars, led by tight end Travis Kelce and defenseman Chris Jones.
The Philadelphia Eagles have won the NFC title and are on course to win their second Super Bowl in six years. They were led by quarterback and MVP finalist Jalen Hurts, receivers AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith, and linebacker Haason Reddick.
What’s the halftime show?
Grammy-nominated singer Rihanna will serve as the headliner for this year’s halftime show.
She has had 14 number one Billboard Hot 100 singles, including “Work”, “Umbrella”, “Disturbia” and the title track from her latest album. She and rapper A$AP Rocky recently announced their first child.
“The setlist was the biggest challenge. That was the hardest, hardest part. Deciding how to maximize 13 minutes but also celebrate — that’s what this show is going to be. It’s going to be a celebration of my catalog in the best way that we could have put it together,” Rihanna said.
Where’s the game being played?
The Super Bowl will be played at State Ranch Arena in Glendale, Arizona, which is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Glendale is a suburb of Phoenix.
It’s the third Super Bowl the arena has facilitated.
The Phoenix region is no more peculiar to enormous occasions: as a matter of fact, two of them are going on this moment.
The Super Bowl is clearly drawing in a great deal of consideration however the yearly WM Phoenix Open is likewise this week, drawing huge number of golf fans — and a constant flow of private planes — to the city to watch players like highest level Rory McElroy.
The NBA even made a short appearance: The Phoenix Suns procured genius Kevin Durant in an exchange with the Brooklyn Nets late Wednesday that shook the game and electrifies the city’s fan base.
Who is inclined toward?
The Falcons are leaned toward by 1 1/2 focuses to beat the Bosses, as indicated by FanDuel Sportsbook, and the line has remained genuinely steady throughout the course of recent weeks. The over-under is 50.5 focuses.
Picking the game’s champ is one of the fundamental ways of wagering, yet there are many, many prop wagers speculators can likewise pick.
Sportsbooks enjoy taken benefit of the rising notoriety of prop wagers, which could go from whether there will be a security to whether the Bosses or Hawks will score a greater number of focuses than NBA stars LeBron James or Steph Curry when their groups meet the day preceding the major event.
Elite athletics bettors will quite often make the more customary bets and search for esteem in the props on the off chance that they accept they can track down a wagering number to take advantage of. Generally, the props have a place with the overall population.
What were the top minutes from NFL Praises?
The association had its yearly “NFL Respects” show on Thursday night, with Mahomes accepting his subsequent MVP and Ranchers quarterback Dak Prescott acquiring the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year.
Another feature: Bison Bills security Damar Hamlin showed up of the week, honoring the people who took part in allowing him a second opportunity at life.
Hamlin was in front of an audience somewhat more than a month after he went into heart failure and should have been revived on the field in Cincinnati.
AP Sports Writers Mark Anderson and John Marshall, AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. and Associated Press Writer Terry Tang contributed.