Ready for some football? Super Bowl 2022 is right around the corner on February 13, and there is a lot to know about the big game (and halftime show) before it airs.
What Time Does Super Bowl 2022 Start and Where Are They Playing?
Super Bowl LVI is on Sunday, February 13, and kick off starts at 6:30 p.m. EST. It will be held at SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California, which is the home field for the Rams and Chargers.
The new Los Angeles stadium, which opened in 2020, was originally supposed to host the big game in 2021. However, weather-related construction delays forced the league to move the game to the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, which postponed SoFi’s hosting responsibilities to 2022.
This is the first time since 2003 that the Super Bowl will not be held on the first Sunday in February due to the NFL’s new expanded 18-week schedule.
Who Is Playing in Super Bowl 2022?
The Cincinnati Bengals will play against the Los Angeles Rams in the 2022 Super Bowl. The teams haven’t met since 2019.
The NFL playoffs were particularly competitive this year to determine who would play in Super Bowl 56. On January 30, the Cincinnati Bengals traveled to take on the Kansas City Chiefs — on their home turf in Missouri — for the AFC Championship game and were victorious.
Later that day, the San Francisco 49ers played the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC Championship but lost during the showdown at SoFi stadium.
The Bengals were considered the underdogs since the last three Super Bowls have featured at least one of the other final three teams. In addition, the Bengals were considered the worst team in the league just two years ago.
Los Angeles is now the second team in NFL history to play at their home stadium during the Super Bowl, with the Bucs making history as the first team last year.
How to Watch Super Bowl 2022?
The game will air on NBC and coverage starts at 12:00 p.m. EST. Livestreams of Super Bowl LVI will also be available on the Peacock app, NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.
Who Is Performing at the Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show?
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in a statement when the performance lineup was announced, calling the upcoming show an “unforgettable cultural moment.”
What Super Bowl Commercials Are Expected?
The Super Bowl routinely brings some of the best commercials. Take for instance this Turkish Airlines ad, featuring none other than Morgan Freeman. With his narrating skills, viewers realize how the airline company is all about making the world connected “like one big super continent, Pangea.”
Another stand-out commercial so far is the one featuring actress Scarlett Johansson and husband Colin Jost who teamed up to deliver a hilarious ad about Amazon’s Alexa reading both their minds in a playful way. Plus, check out one featuring Joyburst founder and CEO Brad Woodgate highlighting the naturally caffeinated drink below.