Super Bowl 2023: Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles – the way to observe on BBC, half-time present, who will win – the whole information
|Venue: State Farm Stadium, Glendale Date: Sunday, 12 February Start: 23:30 GMT (16:30 MST)|
|BBC protection: Listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and observe stay textual content on the BBC Sport web site and app|
Whatever occurs in Super Bowl 57, historical past shall be made in Arizona’s state capital of Phoenix on Sunday.
It was thought the Buffalo Bills can be right here after the pre-season Super Bowl favourites had been carried into the play-offs by an emotional wave of help.
But whereas their security Damar Hamlin continued to get well from struggling a cardiac arrest on the sector final month, the Bills had been stopped by the Cincinnati Bengals.
That acquired final yr’s runners-up excited in regards to the prospect of returning to the NFL’s championship sport. Alas, the Bengals had been edged out in a thriller by the Kansas City Chiefs.
That ensured a rarity in that the Super Bowl will function the season’s finest two groups and finest two gamers as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs face Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles.
It would be the first Super Bowl to function two black gamers because the beginning quarterbacks. It will even be the primary to function brothers on opposing groups. But which of them shall be lifting the Lombardi Trophy is a troublesome one to name.
If that is not sufficient, famous person Rihanna will make her first stay efficiency in 5 years as she performs this yr’s half-time present.
You’ll be capable to observe stay textual content commentary on the BBC Sport web site and app, plus stay commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
There will even be post-match video highlights.
Super Bowl or the Kelce Bowl?
From the second the Chiefs booked their spot alongside the Eagles, Jason and Travis Kelce knew what was coming – a media circus.
They have tried to minimize the importance of two brothers going through one another within the Super Bowl. After all, 53 gamers will go well with up for every crew on Sunday, and the brothers won’t ever be on the sector on the similar time.
That’s as a result of they each play on offence. Eagles centre Jason snaps the ball to his quarterback then blocks the opposite crew’s defence. Tight ends like Travis block too however the Chiefs star can also be one of many NFL’s most prolific receivers.
But attempt as they may, questions in regards to the ‘Kelce Bowl’ preserve coming throughout Super Bowl week. Now the brothers have embraced it. Their mom has even change into a star too.
Expect to see loads of Donna Kelce in her half-and-half jersey on Sunday, in addition to Jason’s spouse Kylie. She is closely pregnant with their third baby so shall be accompanied by her nurse on the huge sport.
‘A particular second that hopefully lives on perpetually’
Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts will change into the eighth black quarterback to begin a Super Bowl and goals to be the fourth to win it – after Doug Williams (1988), Russell Wilson (2014) and Mahomes (2020).
But this Sunday’s showpiece within the Phoenix suburb of Glendale would be the first the place each the beginning QBs are black.
Historically, black gamers have been steered away from ‘considering’ positions akin to quarterback in the direction of ‘athletic’ positions akin to receiver due to doubts over their management qualities, however this landmark helps to additional bust that fable.
“I think it’s historic,” Hurts mentioned on Opening Night, which kicks off Super Bowl week. “It sets the foundation for what’s to come.”
Mahomes added: “To be playing with a guy like Jalen, who I know is doing it the right way, it’s going to be a special moment that hopefully lives on forever.”
Coaches face their former groups
Mahomes, 27, is predicted to be named this season’s Most Valuable Player on Thursday forward of Hurts, 24, after each led their groups to a 14-3 file.
There had been then no main shocks within the play-offs so this yr’s Super Bowl would be the first to function the highest seed in every Conference since 2018 – when the Eagles beat the New England Patriots for his or her solely earlier Super Bowl win.
There is now a statue of the second Doug Pederson and Nick Foles referred to as the ‘Philly Special’ play which gave the Eagles victory, however each have already moved on.
A core group of veterans stay from Super Bowl 52, together with Jason Kelce, however in any other case the Eagles have efficiently rebuilt their roster. They handed Nick Sirianni his first head coach job in 2021 whereas Hurts is in his second season as a starter.
Kansas City even have current Super Bowl pedigree – that is their third in 4 years – however their success has been pushed by the identical coach-QB partnership of Andy Reid and Mahomes.
In all 5 seasons as a starter, Mahomes has reached not less than the AFC Championship sport, however the Chiefs did must rebuild their offensive line after failing to guard Mahomes because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers denied Kansas City a 3rd Super Bowl win in 2021.
Reid, 64, will face his former crew after main the Eagles to 5 NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl in 14 years, earlier than taking cost of the Chiefs in 2013.
Sirianni spent 4 years teaching with Kansas City earlier than Reid introduced in his personal workers however the 41-year-old did acknowledge this week that Reid took the time to speak about his profession, reward him on his growth and want him properly for the longer term.
It’s definitely gone properly with the Eagles, and Sirianni’s facet are slight favourites within the tightest betting because the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015 – the final Super Bowl to be held on the State Farm Stadium.
Rihanna makes long-awaited return
This is the fourth Super Bowl to be staged in Arizona – all in Phoenix – and the third on the State Farm Stadium, beforehand referred to as the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Nicknamed ‘the Big Toaster’ for its look, it has a retractable roof which is predicted to be open on Sunday – because it was in 2008 and 2015 – with this set to be Arizona’s warmest Super Bowl because the temperature is forecast to hit the mid-20s this weekend.
Phoenix can also be internet hosting a PGA golf occasion this weekend and a file 180,000 passengers are anticipated to move by means of Sky Harbor airport on Monday – 60,000 greater than a median day.
Fan occasions and tailgate events shall be staged throughout ‘the Valley’, because the Phoenix space is understood, together with two hosted by four-time Super Bowl winner Rob Gronkowski and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
There’s additionally a free-to-enter fan park which is able to maintain the first-ever official watch social gathering and stage a set by native band Jimmy Eat World.
Rapper Cardi B is doing two reveals this weekend whereas nation singer Chris Stapleton will carry out Sunday’s nationwide anthem however the Super Bowl headliner is most positively Rihanna.
The Barbadian singer, 34, will carry out stay for the primary time since 2018 in what ought to be a memorable half-time present.
This yr’s Super Bowl stats
- Completed in 2006, the State Farm Stadium value $455m and has a capability of 73,000
- The US TV viewers is predicted to be about 100m (one in three US adults)
- The TV broadcast is ready to function 70 commercials, costing $7m for a 30-second slot
- The most cost-effective resale ticket prices about $4,400
- The American Gaming Association expects a file 50.4m to wager a complete of $16bn
- Patrick Mahomes might be the thirteenth quarterback to win a number of Super Bowls
- Mahomes is also the seventh participant to win the NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Super Bowl in the identical season
- No participant has gained the NFL MVP and Super Bowl in the identical season since Kurt Warner in 1999. Since then, 9 MVP winners have gone on to lose within the NFL’s title sport.