People who have been watching pro football for decades are familiar with the concept of an NFL dynasty. Whether you’re talking about the Steelers or 49ers or Cowboys, NFL teams in the 1970s, ’80s and 90s were so dominant that fans got used to seeing them compete to make the Super Bowl year after year.
But this era of football, with 32 teams and salary caps designed to create parity, was supposed to be different. Don’t tell that to the New England Patriots, who are playing in their ninth Super Bowl in the last 18 years on Sunday. The Tom Brady-Bill Belichick combination led the New England Patriots to a win over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, and the Brady-Belichick Patriots will now face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Here’s everything you need to know with the big game just days away, including who’ll be performing at halftime and who will be singing the national anthem, as well as how to stream and watch Super Bowl LIII.
When is Super Bowl LIII?
Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Mark your calendars!
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What time does the game start?
Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET.
How to Watch Super Bowl LIII
Date: Feb. 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Stream: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App and CBS All Access
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo in the booth, Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn on the sidelines
How do I get CBS All Access?
Signing up is really easy. You simply go to the CBS All Access landing page and pick the plan you want to purchase. Click here if you want to go straight to the free one-week trial, and just input the proper information.
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Who’s singing the national anthem?
Atlanta-born R&B legend Gladys Knight is set to belt out the national anthem before the game. Read more about Knight’s selection here.
Who will perform at halftime?
Maroon 5 will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta. The band has sold more than 53 million albums worldwide and is known for hits such as “She Will Be Loved” and “Moves Like Jagger.” They’ll be joined by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi. You can read more about the halftime-show performers right here.
What are the current odds for the game?
Bookmakers list New England as a 2.5-point favorite, up one from the opener, while the over-under for total points scored is anywhere from 56 to 57 at most books.
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