By the time the 2018 Super Bowl starts with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC, TV networks will have stuffed pregame shows with the final offerings of analysis for Eagles vs. Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
When: Sunday, February 4
Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kickoff time: 6:30 pm Eastern
TV: Live on NBC. The pregame show starts at 1 pm Eastern.
All that build-up has the world more than ready for kickoff time on Super Bowl Sunday. New England, a 4 1/2-point favorite over Philadelphia, is hoping to win its second consecutive Super Bowl and sixth in franchise history. The Eagles, of course, are searching for their first Super Bowl victory. But you know all the storylines by now.
SUPER BOWL 2018:
Picks, predictions for Eagles vs. Patriots
As the hours count down to kickoff, here’s all the TV and live steam info you need for the Super Bowl in 2018.
What time does the Super Bowl start?
Super Bowl 52 between the Eagles and Patriots kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 4.
As for the hours leading up to kickoff, if you’ve already soaked in more Super Bowl analysis than you can handle, you can watch the Puppy Bowl. Kickoff for the cutest game in the world is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET Sunday on Animal Planet.
If you need more of your football fix on Super Bowl Sunday before Eagles vs. Patriots, NFL Network will air more than 11 hours of live pregame and postgame coverage, starting at 9:00 a.m. ET with an 8 1/2-hour edition of “NFL GameDay Morning.” Before and after that show, NFL Network will present the Super Bowl’s greatest commercials of all time.
In addition, NBC will present about 11 hours of “Super Stream Sunday.” The special access event kicks off at noon ET with NBC’s Super Bowl pregame coverage and concludes with the TV drama “This is Us,” which follows post-game coverage at approximately 10 p.m. ET.
What channel is the Super Bowl on?
Super Bowl 52 between the Eagles and Patriots will air nationally on NBC. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will call the game from the booth, with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.
As for the Westwood One radio broadcast, Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason will call the action from the booth with help from Mike Holmgren, Tony Boseli and Ed Werder.
Sirius XM radio listeners can find the Super Bowl on channel 88 (83 for Eagles call; 82 for Patriots call).
Given the teams that were in contention for Super Bowl 52 as late as the conference championship round of the playoffs, NBC should be happy it ended up with Eagles vs. Patriots.
“The best matchup is Boston vs. Philadelphia,” media expert Brad Adgate told Sporting News. “You’ve got two top-10 markets. They’ve met in the Super Bowl before. They’re the top two seeds.”