THE SUPER BOWL is usually thought to be the most important sporting occasion within the US calendar.
Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will go face to face for the most important prize in American soccer in entrance of big TV audiences worldwide.
Right here is SunSport’s information to the NFL’s showpiece championship recreation on February four.
What’s the Tremendous Bowl and the way do the playoffs work?
THINK of the Tremendous Bowl as being like a cup closing.
32 NFL groups compete in two conferences of 16 (AFC and NFC) through the regular-season, that are in flip break up into eight smaller divisions of 4.
The champions of every division mechanically qualify for the post-season playoffs, together with two wildcard sides from every convention who’re the perfect of the remainder – so in whole 12 franchises.
You possibly can watch the NFL playoffs on Now TV with costs beginning at £6.99 for a Sports activities Cross. Or you’ll be able to catch all of the motion on NFL Gamepass.
They then face off in a seeded order – however stay in AFC and NFC groupings – earlier than following a standard knockout system, with the highest seeded sides receiving a bye till the Divisional (second) Spherical.
Two sides will make it by from there to the Convention Championships, which can produce two groups – an AFC champion and an NFC champion.
New England beat Jacksonville within the AFC Championship Recreation whereas Philadelphia thrashed Minnesota within the NFC Championship Recreation.
HOW TO WATCH THE PLAY-OFFS
You possibly can watch the NFL playoffs on Sky this 12 months as they’ll be broadcasting all of the video games stay. You possibly can turn into a subscriber right here.
If you happen to don’t need to join Sky, you’ll be able to watch the playoffs on NowTV with their Sky Sports activities move ranging from £6.99.
You may as well join NFL Recreation Cross’ playoff subscription which can allow you to watch all of the video games, together with the Tremendous Bowl, stay and on demand
What channel is the Tremendous Bowl on?
IF you are watching within the UK, the choices to observe the Tremendous Bowl are infinite.
Sky Sports activities will present all of the motion LIVE from Minneapolis from 10pm on Sunday evening.
The sport is on the market on Sky Sports activities Motion, Sky Sports activities Major Occasion and likewise Sky Sports activities Combine – which is an leisure channel and accessible with out a sports activities subscription.
BBC will even be exhibiting the grand finale LIVE from US Financial institution Stadium free of charge.
The league’s personal streaming service NFL Recreation Cross will even have LIVE protection from Minnesota.
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What time will it kick-off?
THIS years Tremendous Bowl will probably be held on the spectacular US Financial institution Stadium in Minneapolis, which has a dome to maintain out the chilly.
It would happen on Sunday February four, 2018 with kick off at 11.30pm UK time.
Minnesota is six hours behind Britain, which means a 5.30pm begin for the locals in the US.
Who’s enjoying the half-time present?
THE Tremendous Bowl is called a lot for its extravagant half-time present as it’s the soccer.
Girl Gaga carried out final 12 months, belting out hits comparable to Poker Face, Born This Approach and Unhealthy Romance.
Booked for the second time, this years present will probably be carried out by Justin Timberlake.
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Where is the US Bank Stadium?
THIS season’s Super Bowl will take place at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It’ll be 26 years since the city last hosted the event, way back in 1992 .
That game was held at the Herbert Humphrey Metrodome, which was torn down to make way for the current stadium.