After a season of overcoming COVID-19 and entertaining fans, the NFL 2020 season is coming to a close very soon.
Two teams have made it to Super Bowl LV where they will battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy.
So, what is there to know before the big game? First things first — here’s who you can see perform (besides the athletes on the field)
Who Will Be Performing?
For those who love the Super Bowl for more than just the football, there will be more in store for you.
The Weeknd will be playing the halftime show. He has won three Grammys, five American Music Awards, and nine Billboard Music Awards. His last album, “After Hours,” was a No. 1 selling album. It included his popular song “Blinding Lights.”
He will take the stage at about 8:30 p.m. ET.
Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church will be singing the national anthem to start off the game. Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. will be singing “America the Beautiful” as well. Warren “Wawa” Snipe, a deaf rapper and recording artist, will be performing both in American Sign Language.
During the preshow, Miley Cyrus will be performing the TikTok Tailgate. It is a pregame event for healthcare workers attending the game. Amanda Gorman will also deliver a poem honoring three different heroes during the pandemic who will also be at the game.
This year the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it to the Super Bowl. They were led by Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady.
If Brady helps lead the Buccaneers to victory, he will have his seventh Super Bowl ring to add to the collection. It will also be his 10th Super Bowl appearance. He will continue his reign as a record-breaking quarterback. For Mahomes, he is the youngest quarterback to appear in two consecutive Super Bowl games.
This is the Chiefs’ fourth Super Bowl. Their last was just last year. For the Bucs, this is only their second Super Bowl performance. It’s been 18 years since the Bucs have played for the trophy.
When and Where is Super Bowl LV?
Super Bowl LV is this Sunday, Feb. 7. It will start at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the host of this year’s Super Bowl. This means the two teams will be battling it out at the Raymond James Stadium.
This is the first Super Bowl ever in which one team actually gets to play in their home stadium. They also hosted both in 2008 and 2000.
Where to Watch Super Bowl?
Super Bowl LV is being broadcast by CBS this year. This means you can stream the big game on TV through CBS. Fans can also watch on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App.
There will also be a lucky 22,000 fans that will be enjoying the game from Raymond James Stadium.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be far fewer people in the stands than usual. These fans are made up of a lot of healthcare workers. Many were invited to the game personally. In fact, there will be 7,500 vaccinated health care workers in the stands, according to NFL.com.
Who’s Going to Win … Maybe?
The Chiefs are coming off a victory from last year’s Super Bowl, giving them a partial advantage. Not only that, but they are also finishing the season with a 14-2 record. They are more anticipated to win, but obviously, anything can happen.
The team is known for its outstanding offense. Players like Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Mecole Hardman are all key assets in the fight against the Bucs.
Their last victory was against the Bills last Sunday, where they claimed their second AFC title. Tom Brady is largely responsible for bringing the Bucs to the Super Bowl. The team has an 11-5 record walking into Super Bowl LV.
The team last defeated the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers, claiming the NFC title. Some key players have been Chris Godwin, Ryan Griffin, Rob Gronkowski, Lavonte David, and Mike Evans have all helped bring the Bucs this far. The Bucs and Chiefs played this season earlier. The Chiefs actually walked away with a 27-24 victory in Week 12.
According to William Hill Sportsbook, the Chiefs are currently 3-point favorites ahead of the Bucs.
H/T: CBS Sports