The 2022 NFL season reaches its grand finale this weekend, where the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles take on the AFC’s Kansas City Chiefs. To make sure you don’t miss it, here is the UK start time, plus how to watch, Super Bowl LVII.
Heading into the showpiece occasion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, both teams boast an MVP candidate at the quarterback spot. Patrick Mahomes has led the Chiefs to their third Super Bowl in four seasons.
Meanwhile, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts makes his first Super Bowl appearance at number LVII.
Despite their young ages (Mahomes 27, Hurts 24) the pair of NFL stars have guided two of the league’s premier offenses to the big game. For instance, In Mahomes’ case, he masterminded the No.1 passing offense in the league this season. The Chiefs QB threw for over 5000 yards, alongside 41 passing touchdowns.
However, do not think that these teams are all about the guy under centre.
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The Eagles were the No.1 ranked passing defense in 2022, giving up the fewest yards through the air of any unit in the league. Their incredible pash rush was a key element to this; Philadelphia got to the opposing QB an astonishing 70 times, recording 22 more sacks than the next-best team.
Leading their pass rush was Haason Reddick, who came through with 16 sacks. In addition, three more Eagles registered double digits in this stat. Clearly, the Chiefs’ offensive line will have their hands full this weekend.
Elsewhere, these two franchises’ elite offenses have plenty of weapons at their disposal. For example, Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce put up over 1300 receiving yards throughout the regular season.
Its also worth mentioning that Travis will be playing against his brother, Eagles All-Pro Center Jason Kelce, on Sunday. This will be the first time in NFL history that a pair of brothers will face off in the showpiece game.
To counter Kansas City, the Eagles have star power in their offense, too. The Eagles’ main wide receiver weapons, AJ Brown (1496 yards) and Devonte Smith (1196 yards), were two of the top performers in their position this year.
All these high-end stars point to what should be a pulsating showcase of Football. So, what time does Super Bowl LVII start?
Super Bowl LVII: UK Start time
Like most games on during US primetime, UK NFL fans have to suffer a late night. Super Bowl LVII will start at 11:30pm UK time on Sunday 12 February. It will, therefore, run into the early hours of Monday morning.
Best make sure you have coffee to hand – or a day off work.
How can I watch Super Bowl LVII?
Sky Sports hold viewing rights to NFL coverage in Britain, so the Super Bowl is no different. The showpiece occasion will be on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports NFL, with coverage starting from 10pm.
Unfortunately, these do require the cost of a Sky Sports subscription. However, you could buy a NOW TV Day pass for 24 hours’ access to Sky, which costs £11.98.
Alternatively, a monthly subscription is also available.
But do not fear if you are looking to watch for free. Sky Showcase, available to Sky customers on Channel 106, is broadcasting the game.
In addition, for those on Freeview, ITV 1 is also showing Super Bowl LVII live! This is available on Channel 3 (103 for HD), or on their streaming service, ITVX.
There really is no excuse to miss out now, is there?
Who is the half-time performance?
The Super Bowl traditionally has a musical act do a half-time performance to keep fans entertained – and this edition is no different.
For 2023, Rihanna will be performing during the break from all the action.
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