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Super Bowl Kickoff & FAQs 2023

Posted: Jan 30, 2023Last updated: Jan 30, 2023

It’s almost time for the Super Bowl, a.k.a. Christmas time for sports gamblers.

Super Bowl 57 will feature the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles against the AFC title-winning Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game will be broadcast on FOX.

The Eagles are seeking their second championship in team history and first since defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. The Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons, most recently taking home the title over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

That’s what we know for now. But here’s a glimpse at all the details and info for the upcoming big game.

What Time Does The Super Bowl Start?

According to the official Super Bowl website, Super Bowl 57 will kick off at 4:30 p.m. MT, which means 6:30 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m. PT. However, if you’ve watched Super Bowls in the past, you know the game itself typically won’t kick off until about 45 past the hour.

FOX will be the TV home of the Super Bowl in the United States, with Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi serving as the commentators. TV coverage typically starts at about noon ET, or 10 a.m. local time, but FOX has yet to officially announce its pregame coverage.

If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket for the event, gates for State Farm Stadium will open at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Who Is Playing in Super Bowl 57?

The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles for the first time in Super Bowl history.

Kansas City, led by MVP favorite Patrick Mahomes, is making its fifth Super Bowl appearance and third in the past four seasons.

The Chiefs are 2-2 in their previous four, most recently falling 31-9 to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, a game made memorable by Tampa Bay’s stalwart defense and the sparse crowd at Raymond James Stadium due the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are making their fourth Super Bowl appearance. Philadelphia is 1-2 in its previous three but claimed victory over the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.

As noted by them being the favorites in the above early Super Bowl odds, the Eagles look loaded, led by second-year coach Nick Sirianni and third-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, who can beat opponents with both his arms and his legs. The Philadelphia offense is balanced with Hurts and lead running back Miles Sanders carrying the rushing load and a surplus of receiving weapons led by receivers A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith and tight end Dallas Goedert.

Philadelphia’s road to the Super Bowl was remarkably easy since it dispatched the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers by a combined score of 69-14.

Kansas City’s road was a bit more difficult due to the ankle injury Mahomes sustained in the divisional round against the Jaguars. Still, Kansas City fended off Jacksonville and the Cincinnati Bengals thanks to its all-everything QB and his No. 1 receiver, tight end Travis Kelce.

The storylines in the game should be rich too, since the Super Bowl features the top seed from each conference for the first time since 2018.

Kelce will be facing off against his brother and Eagles center Jason Kelce, which could divide his household. Plus, KC coach Andy Reid famously led the Eagles for 14 seasons, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX.

✅ Read our Chiefs vs Eagles prediction ahead of Super Bowl 57.

Where Is the Super Bowl 57 Location?

Super Bowl 57 will be the fourth game played in the Greater Phoenix area.

State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, which sits roughly 18 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, will play host to the Super Bowl for the third time, and we can only hope this year’s game comes close to the drama of either of the first two played at the venue.

The New England Patriots appeared in each of the first two games played in Glendale, and each game was capped with a memorable finish. In Super Bowl 42, New England blew a late 14-10 advantage and squandered a potential perfect season by falling to the New York Giants 17-14 on Feb. 3, 2008.

Eight years later the Patriots were on the verge of another crushing, late-game loss until Malcolm Butler picked off Russell Wilson at the 1-yard line to seal New England’s 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks at the stadium in Glendale.

Expect a capacity crowd of 63,000-plus fans to flood Arizona’s largest city for the Super Bowl in Glendale.

Who Is Playing the Super Bowl 57 Halftime Show?

Rihanna, the legendary hip-hop and R&B artist, is slated to take the field for the halftime show, and it’s been reported that rapper and partner A$AP Rocky will join her on stage as well.

The Super Bowl halftime show is renowned for its use of surprise cameos, so don’t be stunned if other acclaimed artists appear on stage with Rihanna as well.

The halftime show commences after the game’s second quarter, which means it is likely to start between 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET. Pepsi relinquished its sponsorship of the halftime show, which means the show will be brought to viewers by Apple Music.

What Are Super Bowl Squares?

Super Bowl squares are the fun, office-pool style game where whoever ends up with the correct last digit for each team’s score wins a certain amount of prize money.

If this is something you’re interested in, and are working remote or are not in an office-style setting, download or print our Super Bowl squares template to play with friends and family.

How Can I Bet on Super Bowl 57?

Betting lines on the big game are available now, and the Eagles opened as a 2.5-point favorite with about -130 moneyline odds. The Chiefs’ moneyline odds were about +110 at most American sportsbooks.

The total, also known as Over/Under, is also available. It opened at 50 points despite the fact just one of the past four Super Bowls have featured that many points.

Aside from the game odds, there is no shortage of Super Bowl prop bets, with player, team, and game-related props available at each legal online sportsbook.

If you’re looking to put together a winning Same-Game Parlay, The Game Day has you covered with the best Super Bowl parlays to combine.

If you’re a new or novice gambler, there are stellar new-signup and welcome bonuses to take advantage of for the Super Bowl and entirety of the NFL playoffs.

Consult The Game Day’s helpful bonus cheat sheet and cash in on the best Super Bowl bonuses to help you win huge on the big game.

Author

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.

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