The New England Patriots look to repeat being Super Bowl champs by winning the sixth title in the franchise's history. The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, are seeking their first Super Bowl title and are back in the big game for the first time since 2005, when they lost 24-21 to -- who else? -- Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Super Bowl LII (that's 52 to you non-Romans) will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 4 at the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium, NRG Stadium in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. NBC will broadcast the game and offers a number of ways to stream Super Bowl LII for free and without needing to prove you are a cable or satellite TV subscriber.
Let's get you ready for the big game. Here's what you need to know.
- What: Super Bowl LII
- When: Sunday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Channel: NBC
Why the Patriots will win
Tom Brady. Bill Belichick.
Why the Eagles will win
The Eagles' defensive line is deep and will be able to pressure the 40-year-old Brady all game without the Eagles needing to blitz very often. Backup quarterback Nick Foles, playing in place of the injured Carson Wentz, will continue his stellar performance in the playoffs and make big plays while limiting turnovers. Running back LeGarrette Blount will run with power against his former team and find the end zone at least once.
Who's calling the game?
Al Michael and Cris Collinsworth will be in the broadcast booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.
Who's performing at halftime?
Justin Timberlake headlines the Pepsi Super Bowl LII halftime show.
How to stream the game
NBC is offering 11 hours of free streaming on Super Bowl Sunday. You'll be able to watch on a variety of devices and do so without needing to authenticate a pay TV account. Free football for all!
When does the streaming start on Sunday?
NBC's coverage starts at 12:00 p.m. ET with its Super Bowl pregame show and ends not with post-game coverage but an episode of NBC's hit drama, "This Is Us" (which you should stick around for if after the result you find yourself in need of a good cry before bed.)
What are my free streaming options?
On a tablet, you can use the NBC Sports app or a browser at NBCSports.com to stream the game.
On a computer, open your browser and navigate your way to NBCSports.com to stream the game.
Other streaming services
You can use one of theto watch the game. All five offer NBC but you'll need to make sure that the service offers a live feed of NBC and not just on-demand content in your area. In many markets, you can watch on-demand but not live content from the local networks.
The good news is that each of the streaming services offers a free, seven-day trial so you can sign up and watch the game without charge.
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