There’s no need to tell you that the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are mere days away from battling it out in Super Bowl LVII for the right to call themselves NFL champions in 2022.
What if you don’t really care about the NFL? What if all you know about eagles and chiefs is they are birds and tribal leaders, respectively? What if your annual involvement with the Super Bowl consists of going to a party and trying to think of things to contribute to the conversation between commercials?
This is the sixth annual casual fan’s guide to everything you need to know about the Super Bowl.
Why is Super Bowl LVII called Super Bowl LVII? Who is playing in it?
It’s crucial to understand everything related to the competitors in the NFL’s title game. Currently the Philadelphia Eagles, from the NFC, are favored by 1.5 points according to Caesars Sportsbook, suggesting that betting experts foresee a tight matchup where the Eagles may have an edge. The Kansas City Chiefs, out of the AFC, have their own set of colors – red, gold, and white – for fans to differentiate them from the Eagles’ green, white, and black.
Super Bowl LVII marks the 57th iteration of this championship game, a tradition beginning with Super Bowl V. The NFL has been denoting each year with Roman numerals, except in the occasion of Super Bowl 50, to avoid any confusion when noting which season the game is being played after. From there, I through IV were added for the first four Super Bowls.
When and where is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. The game will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Generally, the NFL rotates the Super Bowl’s location every year in order to provide a neutral site so that no team has an advantage. It had worked every year until two years ago, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl at their home stadium. Last year, the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl in their home stadium. Now, we’re back to a neutral venue.
How long will it last?
Historically, the average Super Bowl broadcast has been about three-and-a-half hours long. That includes the halftime show, which generally lasts 20 to 30 minutes.
At halftime, who will perform?
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What are the quarterbacks of the Eagles and Chiefs?
There is always a good chance that the quarterbacks will play a big role in the Super Bowl. Quarterbacks have won 31 of the previous 56 Super Bowl MVP trophies, and 14 of the last 22 since 2000.
A dual-threat quarterback, Jalen Hurts (No. 1) is one of the league’s premier quarterbacks who is equally capable of defeating defenses on the ground and through the air. The quarterback completed 66.5% of his passes this season, averaging 8.0 yards per attempt, and threw 22 touchdown passes against only six interceptions to achieve a career-best performance. Aside from running for 760 yards, he also scored 13 additional touchdowns.