Super Bowl 2017: All You Need To Know About Sunday's GameBy Chris Brandt
Super Bowl 2017 will kick off on Sunday with the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons squaring off at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Here are other things that you need to know about it.
Who are the players to watch out for aside Tom Brady?
Tom Brady is definitely the biggest name in Super Bowl 2017 but Matt Ryan, the Falcon's main scoring offense, is also a force to be reckoned with. Still on the Falcon's side, Julio Jones seems like he can catch anything which he demonstrated during their game with the Packers where he accomplished two touchdowns and nine catches in 180 yards.
On the Patriot's side, Julian Edelman also proves to be a formidable catcher. During their last three games, he had around eight catches for more than 100 yards. There's also Marcus Cannon, who will play a vital role in giving support to Tom Brady making sure no opposing pass rush will slow down the Patriots quarterback.
When does kick-off start and where to watch it?
Kick-off starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcasted live on FOX. It can also be streamed online for free on Fox Sports Go and NFL Game Pass. There's also an online radio stream on 98.5 The Sports Hub Online Radio Stream, 92.9 The Game Online Radio Stream, and the SiriusXM app.
For this year's broadcast, Fox said that they are going to use 38 high-definition cameras all around the field to give viewers a 360 view of what's happening.
The Super Bowl 2017 broadcast will last for about three and a half hours so bring a lot of popcorn, potato chips, and beer before watching with the whole gang. There's also a lot of time to pace around before the second quarter.
Who will be the performers and announcers?
The national anthem will be sung by country sensation Luke Bryan while Lady Gaga will perform during the half-time show. Meanwhile, the Super Bowl LI announcers will be Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well as Chris Meyers and Erin Andrews on the sidelines.
The Super Bowl has never been played at the playing teams' home stadium. The general rule is that it will be rotated between warm-weather and cold weather cities provided they have an indoor stadium. The only time the Super Bowl was played outside was in 2014 in New Jersey.
Meanwhile, a 30-second commercial for the Super Bowl LI costs around $5 million. This year, the first one to be aired will be the Snickers commercial.