The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.
The Eagles are playing in the Super Bowl for the second time in six seasons following their 31-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC championship title. The Eagles are looking to win their second Super Bowl title following their victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in 2018.
The Chiefs reached the Super Bowl with a thrilling 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship game. Harrison Butker’s 45-yard field goal in the closing seconds sealed the win for the Chiefs on Jan. 29. It marks the second Super Bowl appearance in three years for the Chiefs following their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV in February 2021.
Chiefs vs. Eagles matchup analysis
Sam Farmer breaks down what the Super Bowl teams will need to address in the big game:
CHIEFS CONCERNS: Patrick Mahomes is running in ski boots, and two weeks is not a lot of time to nurse that ankle back to some semblance of health. His receivers are banged up too. Meanwhile, Kansas City’s facing a juggernaut in the Eagles. This isn’t the underdog Philadelphia team that stunned the NFL by winning it all five years ago. This is a machine, with the best offensive line in football, and a devastating defensive front that set a franchise record with 70 sacks. The back end of that Philadelphia defense is smothering. The Eagles push open huge holes for that ground game, and Jalen Hurts can sit back and pick apart defenses.
EAGLES CONCERNS: Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones is a wrecking ball who can line up inside or outside. Even for that Philadelphia offensive line, he’ll create problems. Mahomes is Mahomes, even when he’s hurt. He’s a magician. Give Andy Reid time and he’s the best in the business at drawing up a plan, yet he’s 1-2 in Super Bowls with a couple of losses to Tom Brady, so ... The Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the third time in four years and experience counts for something. Travis Kelce has had another tremendous season and he’ll put stress on a defense. But if the Eagles play the way they can play, they will be extremely tough to beat.
Countdown until kickoff
Curious about how much longer you’ll have to wait before watching Super Bowl LVII? Here’s a timer counting down the days, hours and minutes until the game on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. PST.
Countdown to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona
What channel is the Super Bowl on?
The game will be broadcast by Fox (Channel 11 in the Los Angeles market) and Fox Desportes (Español).
Where can I stream the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl LVII can be livestreamed through the following connected TV, iOS and Android applications:
It remains to be seen if any other notable names will be joining Rihanna on stage — the Super Bowl halftime show has a reputation for featuring multiple artists. Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar performed during last year’s Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.
It’s been six years since the release of Rihanna’s last studio album and her return to the public stage has sparked speculation about a potential album release later this year.
Who will perform the national anthem?
Country music recording artist Chris Stapleton will perform the national anthem before Super Bowl LVII. Stapleton is an eight-time Grammy Award winner and 15-time Country Music Assn. award winner. Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language.
R&B artist Babyface, a 12-time Grammy Award winner, will perform “America the Beautiful” (with Colin Denny performing in ASL) and Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (Justina Miles in ASL) before the game.
Latest Super Bowl odds
The Eagles are 2-point favorites to win the Super Bowl over the Chiefs.
The initial Super Bowl line for total points set minutes after the Chiefs’ win over the Bengals was at 49.5, but it has moved up to 51. Some sports books opened with the Eagles as -2.5 favorites, but most are at -2 or -1.5 (a game with no favorite).
The lines could change in the days ahead.
Here are the latest gambling odds and prop bets for Super Bowl LVII:
What are the overtime rules for NFL playoff games?
The bulk of the NFL’s playoff overtime rules were implemented in 2010, with one change approved by the league’s competition committee last spring that allows for both teams to possess the ball at least once before a winner can be determined.
The change was made following renewed scrutiny of playoff overtime rules after the Kansas City Chiefs’ AFC divisional playoff win over the Buffalo Bills in January 2022. Prior to the possession rule change, 10 of the 11 playoff games that went to overtime under the post-2010 overtime rule changes were won by the team that received the ball first.
Here’s a breakdown of the playoff overtime rules:
A coin flip determines which team receives the opening kickoff.
Each team will have the opportunity to possess the ball at least once before a winner is determined.
Teams play 15-minute periods until there’s a winner.
If the score is tied after each team’s first possession, the next score by either team (touchdown, field goal or safety) will win the game.
There are no coach challenges, with all reviews being initiated by the replay official.
Each team gets three timeouts per half (two overtime periods).
If there is no winner after the fourth overtime period, there will be another coin toss before play resumes.
Who is the referee for Super Bowl LVII?
Carl Cheffers, an NFL official since 2000, will be the referee for Super Bowl LVII. The Whittier native has refereed two Super Bowls, the first in 2017 when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime of Super Bowl LI. His last Super Bowl assignment was in 2021 when the Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cheffers, 62, and his crews ranked No. 1 in the league for penalties called during the 2022 regular season, averaging 14.4 flags per game, according to Profootballreference.com. During Super Bowl LV, Cheffers drew the ire of many Chiefs fans for eight first-half penalties against Kansas City. The Chiefs lost 95 yards in the game because of penalties — a Super Bowl record.
Here’s who will make up the rest of Cheffers’ Super Bowl LVII officiating crew: Roy Ellison (umpire), Jerod Phillips (down judge), Jeff Bergman (line judge), John Jenkins (field judge), Eugene Hall (side judge), Dino Paganelli (back judge), Mark Butterworth (replay official).
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Austin Knoblauch is an assistant editor in Sports at the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked as an editor and writer at NFL.com. He initially joined The Times in 2005, serving in various web editing and reporting roles. Knoblauch’s favorite sports are hockey and auto racing. He is a native of Southern California and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles.