Super Bowl: The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will meet in Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday and there have been plenty of headlines leading up to kickoff. News broke that Rams running backs Todd Gurley and C.J. Anderson may split carries in Super Bowl 53 after Gurley had just four rushing attempts in the NFC Championship Game.
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff, Sunday, Feb. 3
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta
TV channel: CBS
Streaming: CBSSports.com and CBS Sports app
Halftime show performers: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi
National anthem singer: Gladys Knight
Broadcasters: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn
Betting line: Patriots favored by 3 (per Bovada)
Over/under: 56.5 points (per Bovada)
Money line: Patriots -150/Rams + 130 (per Bovada)
Super Bowl 2019: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia is home to the Atlanta Falcons, but on Sunday, it will host the most important NFL game of the season: Super Bowl 53 between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank had a vision to build a world-class stadium and ensure the city remained a permanent contender in attracting the world’s largest sports and entertainment events.
Since opening in August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s unique design and stunning video displays have captivated over 200 million viewers on national television.
Super Bowl Stream: Super Bowl LIII is Sunday, Feb. 3, in Atlanta and it will air on CBS and be streamed here on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App for free on most connected devices.
The teams both won their conference championship in overtime thrillers on Jan. 20. The Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31; the Rams beat the New Orleans Saints, 26-23.
The last time the Rams made it to the Bowl was in 2002 when the Patriots delivered a surprising 20-17 defeat with quarterback Tom Brady named as the game’s MVP. The Patriots are hoping to repeat history this year.
It will be the ninth Super Bowl Brady has been to in the nearly two decades he’s been in the NFL.
“It’s hard for me to imagine. Nine Super Bowls. I know. It’s ridiculous,” Brady told NBC Sports after his team’s victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. “I never imagined any of this, believe me. This is beyond. I mean, who could ever imagine this? Nine Super Bowls? I just take it for what it is and enjoy it. I love my teammates. I love my coaches. I love my family. It takes a lot of people to support you, for all of us. I’m just happy for all of us.”
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big game.
Super Bowl LIII is on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET but there will likely be pregame coverage on CBS.
The teams will compete for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where roughly 75,000 fans are expected to gather to watch the nail-biter.
And there’s good news for those who want to stop for a snack during the event: the stadium will keep its “Fan First Menu Pricing.” That means $2 hot dogs and $5 beers for lucky Super Bowl spectators.
Atlanta Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay confirmed this was the case to ESPN on Jan. 21, saying inflating prices was “never an option.”
“We said this in our negotiations with the SEC, the college football championship, the Super Bowl, and the Final Four … every customer that comes through that door is our customer,” McKay told the sports network. “So we want to treat all those customers the same and give them the same experience in food and beverage.”
Super Bowl LIII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. The exact kickoff time has not yet been determined.
Super Bowl Watch: The AFC and NFC champions will meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl LII. Conference championship games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 20.
2019 marks the first Super Bowl played at the Falcons’ new stadium, which opened in 2017, but the third in the city of Atlanta. Georgia’s capital previously hosted Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.
Super Bowl Streaming Live: Mercedes-Benz Stadium has hosted multiple championship games in its short history, including the College Football Playoff Final and MLS Cup, both in 2018.