We’re just a day away from finally knowing who’s going to win Super Bowl LIII. By Sunday’s end, either the New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams will have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy as champions. Because this is the last NFL game until August, the end of a football season can be bittersweet for fans. So amidst the partying and glitz and glamour, be sure to take a step back and enjoy your last chance to watch NFL action for months (and also get ready for the AAF!).
As we prepare for the big game, we’re here to answer all the questions you may have about Super Bowl LIII — who’s involved, where it is, when it starts and so on. Just keep it locked here at CBSSports.com for the latest.
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When is Super Bowl LIII?
Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Mark those calendars!
What time does the game start?
Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Who is in Super Bowl LIII?
That would be the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
If you’ve ever watched a Super Bowl before, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the Patriots. Under quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, they’ve represented the AFC in eight different championships since 2001, the same year they beat the Rams for their first of five Lombardi Trophies together. They’ve also been in the last two Super Bowls, overcoming a 28-3 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in 2016 and then falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017’s 41-33 shootout.
The Rams, meanwhile, won it all back in 1999 but have not taken a title since. This year, they’ve largely coasted through the NFC under the guidance of wunderkind coach Sean McVay, who’s turned quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley into MVP candidates and helped L.A. resurrect a long-mediocre franchise.
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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.