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Super Bowl 2023: Chiefs defeat Eagles, Rihanna's pregnancy reveal and memorable ads

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions again after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 during Super Bowl LVII.
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What you missed at the Super Bowl:

  • The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35, in the 57th Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
  • The Chiefs dominated the second half, scoring three touchdowns to the Eagles' one TD and a field goal. The game was partly decided on a controversial defensive holding call against the Eagles with less than two minutes remaining, prompting a torrent of online backlash.
  • Multiple Super Bowl records were set, including the longest punt return, by the Chiefs' Kadarius Toney, and the most rushing yards by a quarterback, with the Eagles' Jalen Hurts rushing for 70.
  • Despite playing with an injured ankle, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, the game's MVP, threw for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
  • Rihanna headlined the halftime show. A representative for RiRi confirmed to NBC News that she is pregnant again. Fans speculated that the artist might be pregnant after she cradled her midsection several times during her performance.
  • This year's ads featured plenty of celebrities, but even the most anticipated ads, including two from a Christian evangelical group promoting a website called, failed to generate much buzz on social media. Fox said commercial spots for the Super Bowl sold out, with peak prices at more than $7 million for 30-second spots, according to CNBC.

Live coverage has concluded.

38d ago / 3:43 AM UTC

And that's a wrap: See you in Las Vegas next year

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with the the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Pro football's 2022-23 season has come to an end, and the most devoted fans will have to put up with basketball, hockey and baseball until the next Super Bowl — set for Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas.

It’ll be the first Super Bowl in Sin City, which became an NFL town in 2020 after the relocation of the Oakland Raiders. 

The 58th Super Bowl was originally set to be played in New Orleans. But when the NFL expanded its regular season to 17 games, it bumped the Super Bowl to the second week of February.

That brought pro football’s title game a little too close to Mardi Gras, the day nothing — except for nonstop fun — happens in the Big Easy. 

38d ago / 3:39 AM UTC

And the Super Bowl MVP goes to ... Patrick Mahomes

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is taking home a second Super Bowl ring and most valuable player award.

Mahomes kept his team consistent, playing through the apparent pain of an ankle injury and coming back from behind before the end of the first half to take the game. Despite leaving the field limping just before halftime, Mahomes returned to the field to lead the Chiefs back to the winner's circle.

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts undeniably gave Mahomes a run for his money. Hurts made history, becoming the first player in NFL history to rush for two or more touchdowns and throw for another in a Super Bowl. Then he broke a Super Bowl record for most rushing yards by a quarterback, beating out the 2000 Super Bowl record set by Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair.

But ultimately, Mahomes came out on top.

38d ago / 3:19 AM UTC

Everyone hated that holding call on the Eagles — and not just Eagles fans

Twitter users were all over the NFL's refs for a very consequential holding call against the Eagles that helped the Chiefs run the clock down before their game-winning field goal. And it wasn't just Eagles fans.

38d ago / 3:18 AM UTC

Kansas City wins third Super Bowl, franchise's fifth title

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after beating the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after beating the Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl.Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

Sunday’s big win marked Kansas City’s third Super Bowl victory.

The Chiefs captured the Super Bowl just three years ago, staging a late rally to top the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, in Miami. They beat the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth Super Bowl, in 1970.

The franchise trophy case also includes the 1966 AFL championship and the 1962 AFL title captured by the Dallas Texans, Lamar Hunt’s club that later relocated to Kansas City to become the Chiefs.

38d ago / 3:15 AM UTC

Final score: Kansas City 38, Philadelphia 35

38d ago / 3:15 AM UTC

Twitter jokes that the spy balloon was U2 this whole time

U2's Super Bowl ad has some striking similarities to the suspected spy balloon and other objects lurking in the skies the past week. Some Twitter users joked that we didn't need to worry about the objects after all — it was just U2 prepping for their show.

38d ago / 3:13 AM UTC

Eagles need a miracle to keep this game going

Jalen Hurts & Co. will have less than 8 seconds to somehow get into field goal position.

Philadelphia has no timeouts and would need to get to Kansas City's 44-yard line for a possible tying field goal. Jake Elliott's career-long kick is a 61-yarder.

38d ago / 3:12 AM UTC

Chiefs take the lead with a field goal

The Chiefs play it safe with a field goal to bring the score to 38-35 with just seconds left in the game.

Looks like the Chiefs will take home the trophy tonight after an incredible fight from the Eagles ... unless Philadelphia can pull off a miracle.

38d ago / 3:09 AM UTC

Savvy play puts Eagles in tough spot

Jerick McKinnon had an easy touchdown. Then he slid.

He did so because that's going to make it very hard for the Eagles to get the ball back. Kansas City may now be able to take the game clock almost all the way to the end of the game.

On the next play, Patrick Mahomes wasted a bit more time. The Chiefs could end up kicking a field goal, leaving the Eagles with only seconds left.

38d ago / 3:04 AM UTC

Photos: Hometown fans cheers their teams

Kansas City Chiefs fans cheer after a touchdown as they watch the Super Bowl LVII NFL between the Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at a watch party in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 12, 2023.
Chiefs fans cheer after a touchdown in Kansas City, Mo.Colin E. Braley / AP
Philadelphia Eagles fans watch Super Bowl LVII at City Tap House on Feb. 12, 2023 in Philadelphia.
Eagles fans watch the Super Bowl at City Tap House in Philadelphia.Mark Makela / Getty Images
38d ago / 3:03 AM UTC

Hurts' huge night

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after running for a two-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after running for a 2-yard touchdown.Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is setting all kinds of records tonight.

Earlier, he became the first player in NFL history to rush for two or more touchdowns and throw for another in a Super Bowl. Then, he broke the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in the Super Bowl, one previously held by Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair in the 2000 Super Bowl.

And now, he's joined Hall of Fame running Back Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos as the only players with three rushing touchdowns in a Super Bowl.

What a performance.

38d ago / 2:58 AM UTC

This could end up as the highest-scoring Super Bowl ever

With the score tied 35-35 and about five minutes remaining, there's a chance to break the record for most points scored in a Super bowl.

The record is 75 points, set in 1995, when the San Francisco 49ers crushed the San Diego Chargers, 49–26.

38d ago / 2:52 AM UTC

It's tied: 35-35

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after running for a two-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, No. 1, celebrates after running for a 2-yard touchdown.Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

Jalen Hurts scored from 2 yards out and then converted the 2-point conversion to tie it, 35-35.

The equalizing score was set up by Hurts' 45-yard completion to DeVonta Smith.

38d ago / 2:52 AM UTC

Rihanna's rep confirms she is pregnant following speculation


Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl halftime show.Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

A representative for Rihanna confirmed she is pregnant with her second child after she cradled her midsection several times during her halftime show, fueling fan speculation online.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their first child in May.

38d ago / 2:43 AM UTC

35-27: Chiefs extend their lead in the end zone

Skyy Moore #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring on a four-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Skyy Moore of the Kansas City Chiefs, No. 24, celebrates after scoring on a 4-yard touchdown.Rob Carr / Getty Images

Chiefs score again, with Skyy Moore easily catching the ball unchallenged. Kansas City is now up eight points, which means the Eagles could still tie it with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.

38d ago / 2:42 AM UTC

Big play: 65-yard punt return is a Super Bowl record

Kansas City Chiefs' wide reciever Kadarius Toney runs with the ball during Super Bowl LVII against the the Philadelphia Eagles in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 12, 2023.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney returns a punt 65 yards Sunday.Angela Weiss / AFP - Getty Images

Kadarius Toney has the Chiefs in business. His 65-yard punt return is a Super Bowl record.

There have been no punt return TDs in Super Bowl history.

38d ago / 2:41 AM UTC

Eagles' Jalen Hurts breaks Super Bowl record for most rushing yards by a quarterback

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball Sunday.Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has broken the record for most rushing yards by a QB in a Super Bowl. That's according to NFL Research.

Earlier, Hurts became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least two touchdowns and throw for another in a Super Bowl.

But the Chiefs still lead by one.

38d ago / 2:34 AM UTC

Amazingly, Kansas City is leading

Kadarius Toney #19 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after a five-yard touchdown reception against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Kadarius Toney of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after a 5-yard touchdown reception.Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

The Chiefs, dominating on the stat sheet with little possession of the ball, have taken a fourth-quarter lead.

Kansas City now leads, 28-27, after Patrick Mahomes' 5-yard TD pass to Kadarius Toney.

38d ago / 2:29 AM UTC

Scoreboard is close, but the stats are not

Philadelphia is dominating the stat sheet but is leading on the scoreboard only 27-21.

The Eagles are on top in first downs (21-13), yards (335-224) and time of possession (29:39-15:21).

But the Chiefs have the ball and are driving as the fourth quarter is about to begin.

38d ago / 2:22 AM UTC

Eagles extend lead to 27-21

Jake Elliott connected on a field goal from 33 yards out to extend Philadelphia's lead to 27-21.

But the Chiefs have to be pleased keeping the Eagles out of the end zone at the end of a 17-play, 60-yard drive.

38d ago / 2:20 AM UTC

Rihanna's setlist lives on

Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl halftime show.Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

The game is back on, but we're still thinking about Rihanna's halftime show, which will go down in Super Bowl history as one of the most iconic performances of all time. Here's the full setlist:

  • "B---- Better Have My Money"
  • "Where Have You Been"
  • "Only Girl (In the World)"
  • "We Found Love"
  • "Rude Boy"
  • "Work"
  • "Wild Thoughts"
  • "Pour It Up"
  • "All of the Lights"
  • "Run This Town"
  • "Umbrella"
  • "Diamonds"
38d ago / 2:13 AM UTC

PopCorners ad was a ‘Breaking Bad’ reunion

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Feb. 9, 2023.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday.Rich Polk / Getty Images for Dos Hombres Mezcal

After 10 years off the air, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul stepped back into their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a brand new Super Bowl ad for Frito-Lay’s PopCorners chips.

The brothers (by bond) re-create what they did best, cook up some new recipes and discuss the various flavors PopCorners has to offer before heading out to sell their goods to a client. 

To add to the reunion, their client in the ad is Raymond Cruz. Stepping back into his role as Tuco Salamanca in the hit show, he tries their new product, loves it and very angrily asks the two to make more flavors of the delish PopCorners. Someone get him all flavors of those chips.

38d ago / 2:12 AM UTC

Elon Musk, Rupert Murdoch take in Super Bowl together

Fox showed Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Fox parent News Corp., sitting next to each other at the Super Bowl.

Musk, who purchased Twitter in October, works with Murdoch's son James, who sits on Tesla's board.

38d ago / 2:11 AM UTC

Concerns about the field as players slip and fall

Footing on the State Farm Stadium field seems to be an issue. Many players have slipped already.

Several players appear to be going to longer spikes to combat the crucial issue of balance and footing. Some on social media have noted issues with the field.

38d ago / 2:02 AM UTC

So close, but no good

Another big play overturned. A review of the last play showed the Eagles pass was incomplete, not a fumble. The Chiefs did not score.

38d ago / 1:59 AM UTC

YouTuber Mr. Beast appeared in a Super Bowl commercial

YouTube sensation Mr. Beast appeared in a commercial highlighting women in football.

Mr. Beast — whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson — had teased the commercial earlier Sunday, tweeting: "I’m in a Super Bowl commercial today."

Hours later, he tweeted: "I can't believe I missed it," likely referring to his line in the commercial itself.

Many of his fans commented on the ad on social media, expressing their surprise and excitement over the creator in the ad.

38d ago / 1:56 AM UTC

Huge score for Kansas City

Isiah Pacheco #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Isiah Pacheco of the Kansas City Chiefs, No. 10, runs for a 1-yard touchdown.Rob Carr / Getty Images

The Chief marched right down the field and cut the lead to one score. Big, big drive.

Isiash Pacheco rumbled in from 1 yard out, cutting the Eagles lead to 24-21.

The 10-play, 75-yard drive took 5 1/2 minutes.

38d ago / 1:48 AM UTC

We want new Rihanna music even more now

Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Feb. 12, 2023.
Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show.Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

After nearly seven years of ANTIcipation, looks like we’ll still have to wait for new music from RiRi.

Her halftime performance featured no new songs, despite fan speculation that she might debut something fresh.

Rihanna joked about having her fans wait for new music at a Super Bowl news conference ahead of Sunday's show. But she acknowledged the next chapter will be different from what she’s done in the past.

“Musically, I’m feeling open,” Rihanna said. “I’m feeling open to exploring, discovering, creating things that are new, things that are different, things that are off, weird. Might not ever make sense to my fans, to the people that know the music I’ve put out. I just want to play. I want to have fun. I want to have fun with music.”

38d ago / 1:44 AM UTC

Rihanna's halftime set gave Smash Bros. vibes

The moving platforms in Rihanna's halftime show set look just like the stages in Super Smash Bros. — without the randomly spawning items.

38d ago / 1:42 AM UTC

'Umbrella' takes the stage, but no Tom Holland (sorry, internet)

Rihanna performed the iconic single "Umbrella," which helped launch her pop career. But sadly, "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland was not there to offer a dance cameo as much of Twitter had hoped.

38d ago / 1:41 AM UTC

No Ye cameo

Ye, the rapper known as Kanye West, did not appear as Rihanna performed "All of the Lights."

We figured as much given the controversy surrounding the rapper.

38d ago / 1:35 AM UTC

Rihanna is moving as quick as those stages

Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl halftime show.Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

Decked out in all red, Rihanna is giving us a bit of whiplash between her set and her songs.

She's moving through hit after hit as the platforms on her stages keep flying around the field. Her backup dancers are hitting the movements in all white, suspended above her and surrounding her.

38d ago / 1:34 AM UTC

This show works, works, works

Only a few minutes in and this halftime show is already very much working.

38d ago / 1:30 AM UTC

Rihanna kicks off halftime

Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Rihanna performs during the Super Bowl halftime show.Mike Coppola / Getty Images

Rihanna started off her show with her beloved hit " B---- Better Have My Money," delivering for fans who have been eagerly waiting for her to take the stage.

38d ago / 1:29 AM UTC

Who is Chad Henne, the Chiefs' backup QB?

Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne during practice in Tempe, Ariz., on Feb. 10, 2023.
Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne at practice in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday.Ross D. Franklin / AP

If Patrick Mahomes can't play, the Kansas City Chiefs will turn to backup QB Chad Henne. Henne was briefly seen taking warmup throws after Mahomes came up limping on a play shortly before halftime.

Who is the journeyman QB? Henne, a 37-year-old University of Michigan grad, joined the Chiefs in 2018 after he started his career with the Miami Dolphins.

Henne later joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as a backup. Though he has played in the NFL for 14 seasons, he has never completed all 16 games of one as a starter.

38d ago / 1:24 AM UTC

Brands join in on M&M's rebrand with horrifying suggestions

Brand Twitter is hopping on the M&M's bandwagon after Maya Rudolph debuted as the face of the revamped "Ma&Ya's Candy Coated Clam Bites."

Suggestions include avocado-flavored M&M's and terrifying Minions-stamped candies.

38d ago / 1:24 AM UTC

Eagles dominating stats; Chiefs fortunate to be down just 10

If not for the scoop-and-score by Kansas City's Nick Botlon, this could be a blowout.

Philadelphia leads virtually every major statistical category: first downs (17-6), total yards (270-128) and time of possession (21:54-8:06).

38d ago / 1:24 AM UTC

We're ready for Rihanna's halftime show

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR THE RIHANNA CONCERT — I mean, halftime show, starring Rihanna.

38d ago / 1:21 AM UTC

Eagles looking for halftime history to ring true again

There have been four halftime ties in Super Bowl history, and the 52 other intermission leaders are 41-11.

The last Super Bowl team to be up 10 at halftime was also Philadelphia, which was on top of New England, 22-12, at intermission of the 2018 game. The Eagles went on to win, 41-33.

38d ago / 1:20 AM UTC

ICYMI: Bradley Cooper and his mom appeared in a T-Mobile ad

Actor Bradley Cooper and his mother, Gloria Campano, appeared in a T-Mobile commercial together earlier in the night.

Cooper played a T-Mobile retail salesperson, and Campano played a customer.

Campano's first words to her son? "Hey, I don't like the way you look." She also cracked a joke about his lack of Oscars.

It's all in good fun, though. Cooper couldn't hold back hysterical laughter for much of the ad.

38d ago / 1:17 AM UTC

24-14: The Eagles end on a field goal

The Eagles snuck in one last scoring play just before halftime, adding to their lead.

The Chiefs have been able to answer most of the Eagles' plays, but with Mahomes potentially injured, it'll be a tough second half for Kansas City.

38d ago / 1:14 AM UTC

This time, DeVonta Smith's big catch doesn't count

Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver DeVonta Smith catches the ball and gets tackled by Kansas City Chiefs' cornerback L'Jarius Sneed during Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith catches the ball and is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed.Angela Weiss / AFP - Getty Images

Replay wiped out a huge catch by Smith, two weeks after his controversial fourth-down grab against San Francisco in the NFC title game.

38d ago / 1:13 AM UTC

A big Eagles catch gets overturned

A big catch by the Eagles' DeVonta Smith has been overturned, returning them to third down after a replay showed the receiver didn't maintain control of the ball. Officials initially ruled it a catch, and the play would have set the team up near the end zone right at the end of the half.

The Eagles got a first down on the next play.

38d ago / 1:07 AM UTC

Mahomes limps off the field

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs limps off the field during Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023.
Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs limps off the field.Carmen Mandato / Getty Images

In a worrying scene for Chiefs fans, their superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, limped off the field before his team's fourth-down punt toward the end of the second half.

Mahomes previously hurt his ankle in Kansas City's playoff win over Jacksonville, and his health has been a constant source of worry ever since.

38d ago / 1:00 AM UTC

Maya Rudolph debuts as M&M's new spokesperson

Maya Rudolph debuted as M&M's new spokesperson during a Super Bowl ad, which featured one of its former candy mascots holding a "HELP" sign behind her.

The candy has been rebranded as "Ma&Ya's Candy Coated Clam Bites."

The candy mascots that long represented the brand have been embroiled in controversy since last year, when M&M's redesigned the characters to be more "inclusive." The brand announced an "indefinite pause" from its "spokescandies" last month.

38d ago / 12:54 AM UTC

Gen X: 'the real winners today'

The commercials have had one consistent through line: Gen X actors.

Ben Affleck, Alicia Silverstone, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell and Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) all appeared in Super Bowl commercials.

As many on Twitter pointed out, the nostalgia is so real. "Gen X are the real winners today," one person tweeted.

38d ago / 12:53 AM UTC

Hurts scores again

Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles runs for a 4 yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles scores a touchdown.Christian Petersen / Getty Images

Jalen Hurts rushed for his second TD of the game as Eagles took a 21-14 lead.

38d ago / 12:40 AM UTC

Katy Perry sends Rihanna 'all the love'

Katy Perry, whose Super Bowl halftime performance went viral thanks to Left Shark, wished Rihanna "all the love" ahead of tonight's performance.

"you got this," she tweeted.

Left Shark was unavailable for comment.

38d ago / 12:40 AM UTC

Scoop and score!

Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Nick Bolton runs to score a touchdown after Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Jalen Hurts dropped the ball during Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023.
Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton scores a touchdown.Angela Weiss / AFP - Getty Images

In the first major turnover the game, the Chiefs' Nick Bolton picked up a Jalen Hurts fumble and rumbled 36 yards for the tying score.

38d ago / 12:31 AM UTC

Ezra Miller appears in 'The Flash' trailer

Amid a laundry list of controversies and arrests, actor Ezra Miller appeared in the new trailer for "The Flash."

DC Studios co-head James Gunn recently described the film as "probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made."

Miller appeared alongside Michael Keaton, who is reprising his role as Batman.

38d ago / 12:30 AM UTC

A game worthy of a Super Bowl spectacle so far

The hype of a Super Bowl can often be hard to live up to, but not for the Chiefs and the Eagles this Sunday night.

Though we might joke about this being a Rihanna concert, both teams have already provided plays worthy of our attention. The pace of this game has been superb, with three scoring plays in less than an hour. Viewers just have to hope they can keep this momentum going.

They want that win, and it's fun to watch.

38d ago / 12:27 AM UTC

Go deep! Eagles take the lead, 14-7

Jalen Hurts connected with A.J. Brown for a spectacular 45-yard touchdown pass.

38d ago / 12:23 AM UTC

Done with 15 minutes: Eagles 7, Chiefs 7

The score is tied, and peripheral statistics reflect the scoreboard.

The Eagles are ahead in first downs, 8-5, but the Chiefs have more yards, 112-99.

38d ago / 12:21 AM UTC

Spotted: Brittney Griner in Eagles gear

WNBA star Brittney Griner is at the game and rooting for the Eagles, the NFL tweeted.

Griner was released from Russian custody in December. She had been detained after Russian authorities said they found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.

38d ago / 12:19 AM UTC

Comcast says it has restored cable after outages in Philadelphia area

Comcast said all services “should now be restored to customers in” the neighborhoods of Kensington and Fishtown of Philadelphia after several thousand customers reported outages.

“We are thankful to our local teams that responded immediately and resolved this issue as quickly as possible," Comcast spokesperson Jen Bilotta said in an email statement. "Anyone still experiencing issues should restart their modem and/or cable box.”

Bilotta said vandalism was to blame. NBC Philadelphia previously reported that a fiber-optic cable had been severed.

Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.

38d ago / 12:18 AM UTC

FG no good; score remains tied, 7-7

Chiefs PK Harrison Butker hit the goal post from 42 yards out, and Kansas City and Philadelphia remain tied, 7-7.

38d ago / 12:13 AM UTC

Travis is scorin’ and Jason is snackin’

The Kelce brothers are each having a great game in their own ways.

While Travis scored the equalizing touchdown for the Chiefs, Jason was fueling up with a tasty treat. He'll need that energy, because his brother isn't letting the Chiefs off easy so far.

38d ago / 12:10 AM UTC

Is that Alicia Silverstone? I’m totally buggin’!

Alicia Silverstone is hitting some of us straight in the nostalgia by reprising her iconic role as Cher Horowitz from “Clueless” in an ad for Rakuten, a financial tech company that promises cash back on shopping purchases.

She and Elisa Donovan, who played rival teen queen Amber, re-created their famous debate scene to discuss the app — although we didn’t hear many cons on the subject. Silverstone slid right back into her yellow tartan blazer and took us on a shopping montage through Beverly Hills, hitting references to the original ’90s film, such as her white Jeep and bad driving.  It was, like, way existential.

Viewers with keen eyes may have also noticed a familiar face in the classroom, fashion designer and “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano.

I totally paused!

38d ago / 12:07 AM UTC

Serena Williams does her best Pacino

Retired tennis superstar Serena Williams showed she can do just about anything now, taking on Al Pacino's famed "Any Given Sunday" monologue.

The inspiring speech was surprisingly used not to sell sports gear from brands like Nike, but for alcohol. The ad ended on a shot of Rémy Martin Cognac.

Here's the iconic original:

38d ago / 12:02 AM UTC

And just like that, it's 7-7

Philadelphia Eagles' safety Marcus Epps runs after Kansas City Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce as he scores a touchdown during Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce scores a touchdown Sunday.Angela Weiss / AFP - Getty Images

Patrick Mahomes hooked up with Travis Kelce for an 18-yard scoring strike.

38d ago / 12:01 AM UTC

'Fast X' trailer gets its Super Bowl moment

The “Fast X” trailer had a "premiere" event Thursday and dropped online Friday, and it just had its big on-air debut during the Super Bowl.

The latest installment in the long-running franchise stars Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Brie Larson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson and Cardi B.

38d ago / 12:01 AM UTC

Ben Affleck and J.Lo run off Dunkin'

Ben Affleck, perhaps Dunkin's No. 1 fan, is now everyone's favorite honorary Dunkin' employee.

In a commercial for the donut chain, Affleck takes orders — and selfies — with customers. That is, until his wife, Jennifer Lopez, shows up.

"Is this what you do when you say you're going to work all day?" J.Lo asks in the drive-thru.

38d ago / 11:53 PM UTC

Eagles draw first blood, 7-0

Eagles fans hope history will be kind to them: The team to score first is 37-19 in Super Bowl history.

38d ago / 11:53 PM UTC

Eagles start hot

Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver Zach Pascal, right, celebrates Philadelphia Eagles' running back Kenneth Gainwell's touchdown, left, during Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 12, 2023.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Zach Pascal, right, celebrates with Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell after Gainwell's touchdown.Timothy A. Clary / AFP - Getty Images

The Eagles have scored after falling short on their last play! 6-0 to the Eagles

38d ago / 11:51 PM UTC

GOAT Serena Williams is waiting for Rihanna, too

All-time tennis great Serena Williams just spoke for all the Super Bowl watchers who might not be here for the game.

"The Countdown to Rihanna has begun," she tweeted.

38d ago / 11:40 PM UTC

Eagles coach brought to tears during anthem

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni was seen having an emotional moment during the Super Bowl broadcast just moments before the coin toss.

Sirianni cried during the roughly 2-minute performance of the national anthem by Chris Stapleton.

38d ago / 11:39 PM UTC

Chiefs win coin flip, and that might not be good for K.C.

Coin flip winners Kansas City hope to buck history, as the last eight pregame toss victors have gone on to defeat.

Assuming a coin flip winner has had a 50% chance of winning, this 1-in-256 occurrence had Arizona State University math professor Eric Kostelich wondering whether it wasn’t a statistical fluke but a fundamental failure in strategy: “I’m no coach, but it could be that whatever choice the team made was not optimal.” 

Each of those eight coin-flip winners elected to play defense first, with coaches chasing a momentum-turning “double dip” to score just before intermission and then again to open the second half, “Football Night in America” analyst Jason Garrett said.

Garrett, a former Dallas Cowboys head coach and Princeton alum, disagrees with the knee-jerk defense-first approach: “If we felt that we had the better offense versus their defense and could move the ball and score, we would take the ball. If our defense had a better chance to have success and stop them, we would defer and go play defense.”

38d ago / 11:38 PM UTC

All-female fighter jet crew performs Super Bowl flyover

The first all-female piloted military flyover, commemorating 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy, flies over State Farm Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
The first all-woman-piloted military flyover, commemorating 50 years of women flying in the Navy, over State Farm Stadium before the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.Seth Wenig / AP

For the first time, the Navy fighter jet crew that performed the flyover for the Super Bowl was an all-female crew. The occasion is meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of women flying for the Navy.

The majority of the ground crew coordinating the flyover were also women, according to The Aviationist website.

38d ago / 11:36 PM UTC

Chris Stapleton and Troy Kotsur perform the national anthem

Chris Stapleton performs the national anthem before Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Chris Stapleton performs the national anthem Sunday before the Super Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.Sean M. Haffey / Getty Images
Troy Kotsur signs the national anthem before Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz.
Troy Kotsur signs the national anthem Sunday.Rob Carr / Getty Images

"Tennessee Whiskey" singer Chris Stapleton delivered a blues-infused rendition of the national anthem, accompanied by a sign language interpretation by the deaf Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur.

38d ago / 11:35 PM UTC

Time of national anthem: A little more than 2 minutes

Chris Stapleton belted out "The Star-Spangled Banner" in just a hair more than 2 minutes.

Bookmakers had set the over/under for Stapleton's time at about 2 minutes and 2 seconds.

An unscientific timing of it by NBC News placed the time of his performance right at 2 minutes and 2 seconds.

38d ago / 11:20 PM UTC

DJ Khaled seems to be everywhere

It wouldn't be a major event if DJ Khaled didn't make an appearance.

The rapper appeared in two intro videos, one for the Chiefs and one for the Eagles.

38d ago / 11:19 PM UTC

Is it worth it, financially, for a city to host the Super Bowl?

One economist has written a book on the subject and found the numbers don’t always add up in the venue’s favor.

Victor Matheson, a professor at the College of the Holy Cross, has estimated the games generate as little as $30 million and as much as $130 million for their host cities and regions — a fraction of the $500 million often claimed in economic impact by other sources. “Not nothing, and not what you would sneeze at,” Matheson told the New York Times in 2018, “but somewhere between a quarter and a tenth of what is being claimed.” 

Meanwhile, Glendale’s State Farm Stadium, where Sunday’s game will be played, has incurred $321 million in construction costs, including $179 million still owed by the state’s stadium authority — in other words, taxpayers — despite having been in operation for nearly two decades now, according to NBC affiliate 12 News.

“It’s unclear how much, if any, of the 2023 Super Bowl’s revenue will go toward paying off the remaining construction debt, especially since this is the third Big Game the stadium has hosted since being built,” 12 News’ Hunter Bassler wrote.

38d ago / 11:18 PM UTC

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott honored for winning NFL's 'Man of the Year' Award

The NFL awarded its 2022 Walter Payton "Man of the Year" award to Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott.

The award, named after the legendary Chicago Bears running back, honors the NFL player who best exemplifies the league's values on and off the field. The award was announced Thursday, but Prescott was recognized ahead of the Super Bowl's kickoff. Some boos could be heard as his name was announced — presumably by fans of NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles.

38d ago / 11:16 PM UTC

Big day for the birds

Oh right, those birds too...

38d ago / 11:16 PM UTC

Why do Super Bowl commercials roll out so early now?

Brands that have commercials lined up during the Super Bowl are already guaranteed to gain mass attention, given that the game is among the most watched televised broadcasts every year.

But in recent years, brands have opted to release their ads days before the actual game. That's because marketers have discovered that releasing the ads early can help generate even more attention and buzz (remember when Planters killed Mr. Peanut during a pre-Super Bowl ad?)

The downside? It may take away some of the excitement for viewers who like to be surprised by the big ads.

38d ago / 11:15 PM UTC

Sheryl Lee Ralph gives goosebumps with 'Lift Every Voice And Sing '

"Abbott Elementary" star Sheryl Lee Ralph has absolutely slayed this rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in a stunning red gown.

Ralph is the first to sing the show as part of a Super Bowl pre-game show, 123 years after the song was first sung publicly. The performance could be described as reverent, with Ralph's powerful voice resonating through the stadium.

38d ago / 11:11 PM UTC

Cincinnati, Buffalo first responders honored

Medical staffs of the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals, hospital staffers and first responders were honored before the game for their lightning-fast work that most likely saved the life of Bills safety Damar Hamlin.

The honorees hugged a smiling Hamlin, who greeted them in the end zone.

38d ago / 11:10 PM UTC

Where's Beyoncé? Jay- Z spotted with daughter Blue Ivy

Jay-Z rolled in to the stadium alongside his 11-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, which can only prompt one question: Where is the queen, Beyoncé?

Blue Ivy could almost be mistaken for her mother, however, as the preteen appears to be a perfect blend of her parents' genetics.

And this reporter is feeling pretty old after seeing Blue Ivy nearly matching her father's height.

38d ago / 11:04 PM UTC

The Chiefs are the most popular football team, YouGov data says

The game hasn't started yet, but the Chiefs have already won an important distinction: most popular team.

Data from YouGov, a British international internet-based market research and data analytics firm, found the Chiefs are the most popular football team among adults.

Just behind the Chiefs are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, then the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to YouGov.

38d ago / 11:02 PM UTC

The NBA's all-time scoring king is at the Super Bowl

LeBron James and his wife, Savannah, took their luxury seats at the big game, five days after he broke the NBA's career scoring record.

A sore ankle has kept James on the sidelines in the two games since he climbed to the top of the all-time points list.

38d ago / 10:57 PM UTC

What NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms is watching for

If you need a quick cheat sheet of what each team's strengths and weaknesses are, check out this Twitter thread from NBC Sports analyst Chris Simms, a former NFL quarterback.

38d ago / 10:45 PM UTC

WM Phoenix Open is also happening right now

The WM Phoenix Open isn't stopping just because the Super Bowl is in town. The golf tournament is estimated to draw nearly a million fans to the area, according to local reports, while tens of thousands of fans attend the Super Bowl.

The WM Phoenix Open is happening in Scottsdale, Arizona, while the Super Bowl prepares to kick off in Glendale — roughly 30 minutes apart.

The tournament began early, according to, to account for the Super Bowl.

38d ago / 10:33 PM UTC

Damar Hamlin showing support on the field

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who collapsed during a game last month, was spotted on the sideline Sunday showing love to an old friend.

The NFL tweeted a video of Hamlin dancing and shaking hands with Eagles running back Miles Sanders. The pair have been friends since childhood, the NFL noted in its caption.

38d ago / 10:25 PM UTC

It's a young man's game today

The 51 combined years that quarterbacks Jalen Hurts, 24, and Patrick Mahomes, 27, have spent on this planet make today's the youngest QB matchup in Super Bowl history.


Their combined age of 51 years and 337 days edges the Joe Montana-Dan Marino contest on Jan. 20, 1985, when the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins QBs were 51 years and 350 days old.

And somewhere out there, 45-year-old Tom Brady is taking a rare Super Bowl Sunday off. He's retired from the sport, for now.

38d ago / 10:22 PM UTC

North Carolina students send their Eagles super fan teacher to the Super Bowl

38d ago / 10:22 PM UTC

Inside the failed negotiations for Biden’s Super Bowl interview on Fox


President Joe Biden’s decision to break the recent tradition of sitting for an interview with the network broadcasting the Super Bowl came after a series of discussions between Fox and White House officials.

Fox proposed having one of its news anchors, such as Bret Baier or Shannon Bream, conduct the interview, said a person familiar with the matter, but the president’s team rejected those choices and decided about 72 hours before kickoff that he would do the interview with the network’s little-known streaming channel Fox Soul.

The back and forth spilled into the public view Friday morning, when White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tweeted that Fox Corp. had canceled the Fox Soul interview. Several hours later, Fox Corp. said in a statement that there had been “confusion” with the White House and that the interview with Fox Soul was back on track with actor Vivica A. Fox, the host of Fox Soul’s “Cocktails with Queens” and “Fox Soul’s Screening Room,” as well as Fox Sports sportscaster Mike Hill, a Fox Soul personality and contributor.

“As we said earlier, we had arranged an interview with FOX Sports Host Mike Hill & Vivica A. Fox with the President ahead of the Super Bowl and Fox Corp had the interview cancelled,” a White House official said in a statement later Friday. “FOX has since put out a statement indicating the interview was rescheduled, which is inaccurate.”

To read more, click on the link below.

38d ago / 10:18 PM UTC

Don’t expect to see many crypto ads this year

If one common theme emerged from last year’s crop of Super Bowl ads, it was crypto. This year, that will not be the case.

The Associated Press reported that one year after four cryptocurrency companies lavished money on big-name celebrities like Larry David and Matt Damon for Super Bowl ads, there will be zero such ads this year.

The big reason, the AP said: The Tom Brady-backed FTX crypto exchange collapsed and filed for bankruptcy and its co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried has been charged in a scheme to defraud investors.

Still, we probably haven’t heard the last of these firms: The price of Bitcoin is once again rallying — up about 33% year to date, to nearly $24,000.

38d ago / 10:00 PM UTC

And the the Puppy Bowl XIX winner is...

Team Fluff has won Puppy Bowl XIX, 87-83, after an intense game that went into overtime after a double touchdown from both teams.

The adorable pups will be put up for adoption after the game in search of their FURever homes!

38d ago / 9:58 PM UTC

NBC News' Jacob Soboroff reporting from the sidelines

38d ago / 9:37 PM UTC

Super Bowl tickets are HOW much?

Ticket prices for this year’s game were slightly below average for Super Bowl games that have been played in the pandemic and post-pandemic era, according to ticket reseller SeatGeek.

Of course, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have set you back thousands of dollars.

As of Thursday, SeatGeek said, the cheapest available ticket was $4,238, while the most expensive was $30,469. The average of $6,794 is well below the approximately $9,500 average for much of last month, thanks mostly to more tickets' becoming available.

38d ago / 9:18 PM UTC

JuJu Smith-Schuster scores fashion TD

Kickoff is still more than two hours away, but one victor has already been declared: JuJu Smith-Schuster won the Super Bowl red carpet.

No touchdown grab could possibly capture more attention than his look as Smith, a sixth-year veteran out of the University of Southern California, sashayed into State Farm Stadium.

38d ago / 9:11 PM UTC

Well wishes from Shakira

We love to see icons supporting other icons.

Shakira, who performed at the 2020 halftime show with Jennifer Lopez, sent Rihanna positive vibes Sunday:

38d ago / 9:08 PM UTC

Manifesting a Tom Holland cameo at Halftime

Something that lives rent-free in my head is the clip of Tom Holland performing to Rihanna's "Umbrella" on "Lip Sync Battle." Leading up to today, I played it a few times wondering ... what if he made a cameo at the halftime show performance?

Apparently I am not alone. On Twitter, other Holland fans had the same thought.

38d ago / 8:44 PM UTC

Puppy Bowl doesn't exclude cat lovers

The Super Bowl might have Rihanna, but Puppy Bowl XIX had the Kitty Halftime Show.

Cat lovers online were pleased.

38d ago / 8:38 PM UTC

D'oh! Why your beer is probably pricier this year

A street vendor drinks a beer while taking a break from selling Philadelphia Eagles themed apparel in Philadelphia on Feb. 7, 2023, in advance of the Super Bowl.
A street vendor drinks a beer while taking a break from selling Eagles-themed apparel in Philadelphia on Tuesday.Mark Makela / Getty Images

Bad news, beer lovers.

As the cost of all food has gone up over the past year, odds are the price of your favorite brew has gone up with it.

According to Wells Fargo’s annual Super Bowl food report, which cites federal data, beer prices are up 11% from January 2022 — about in line with the overall increase of 11.8% for prices of food at home and more than the 8.3% increase for food away from home.

Soft drinks have gotten even more expensive — up 25% from a year ago, although at ​​$2.13, a 2-liter bottle is still relatively affordable. If you’re still looking to save, wine and spirits are up a more modest 4% and 2% respectively.

38d ago / 8:35 PM UTC

A Chiefs player has a Super Bowl baby on the way

Mecole Hardman's day is off to an exciting start.

The Chiefs wide receiver early Sunday tweeted, "OMG HER WATER BROKE," referring to his girlfriend, Chariah Gordon.

He was placed on injured reserve this month and was not expected to play today.

It isn't the first time a player has welcomed a child on the day of the game. Last year, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson's wife went into labor during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals. As soon as the game finished with a 23-20 Rams victory, Jefferson headed to the hospital.

38d ago / 8:33 PM UTC

It's a ruff Puppy Bowl so far

Team Fluff and Team Ruff are tackling left and right at the Puppy Bowl.

The reigning champion, Team Fluff, is coming in hot, leading the game so far.

The score is 35-28.

38d ago / 8:25 PM UTC

Football and the Super Bowl defy partisan divide in U.S.

38d ago / 8:22 PM UTC

NFL MVP and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes arrives

38d ago / 8:20 PM UTC

Black history is part of the Super Bowl

Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs will make history Sunday when two Black quarterbacks will face each other in a Super Bowl for the first time.

Hurts would be the fourth Black quarterback to lead his team to victory, following Washington’s Doug Williams in 1988, Mahomes in 2020 and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson in 2013.

Only seven Black quarterbacks have started Super Bowls — racial stigmas against Black quarterbacks dating to the 1950s suggested they lacked the intelligence or the skills to successfully play the position. 

38d ago / 8:19 PM UTC

Here come the Eagles

38d ago / 8:19 PM UTC

Some come for sports. Others are here for the snacks.

Sure, the Super Bowl is technically about football. But it's also very much associated with really good food, from wings to dips to good ol' pizza. Here's a look at what some of NBC News' live blogging team is looking forward to eating today.

  • Saba Hamedy: I've never met a dip I didn't like, and Super Bowl Sunday is the day for me to indulge in every dip known to man.
  • Jason Abbruzzese: Buffalo chicken dip.
  • Rob Wile: A homemade chili recipe I’ve “created” over the years. I haven’t served it in a while, but it’s got everything from roast pork to beets.
  • Crystal Minaya: Pretzel crips with red pepper hummus or coconut almonds with dark chocolate.
  • Morgan Sung: Jalapeño poppers. I had them for the first time last year, and it changed my life.
  • Ryan Beckler: Buffalo wings and Philly soft pretzels.
  • Kalhan Rosenblatt: Buffalo wings and soft pretzels.
  • Joshua Feldman: Buffalo wings.
38d ago / 7:16 PM UTC

It's Always Sunny in Glendale

38d ago / 7:14 PM UTC

Native activists to demonstrate outside State Farm Stadium

A Native American group will rally outside State Farm Stadium at 2 p.m. local time to protest the use of the “Chiefs” name and image by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The group, Arizona to Rally Against Native Mascots (Az Rally), said it is calling “for the immediate retirement of the Kansas City name, logo, and any and all Native American appropriation owned and used by the team.” That includes the team's signature “big drum” and “tomahawk chop” chants, the group said.

“For decades the Kansas City team has been guilty of Native American appropriation,” the group wrote in a news release shared on Facebook ahead of Super Bowl Sunday. “And for decades they’ve been met with adamant and consistent resistance from the Native American community, specifically the Native American community in the Kansas City region. For years these Native communities have protested at home and away games and have put in years of resources and sweat equity to urge the franchise to do away with Native appropriation. Still, the franchise continues to stonewall Native people.”

The Chiefs banned wearing face paint and headdresses in 2020, and they have touted their outreach to native groups, but they have resisted calls for an outright name change.

It isn't the first demonstration against the Chiefs in Arizona. In 2014, activist Amanda Blackhorse (Diné), who leads the Az Rally group, also led a protest during a Cardinals-Chiefs game.

Blackhorse was the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging the use of the Redskins name by the Washington football team. In 2020, the team pledged to drop its name of 87 years, and last year it announced it would become the Commanders.

"Here we go again!" Blackhorse wrote on Instagram about Sunday's rally.

38d ago / 7:01 PM UTC

Calling all puppy lovers

Team Fluff and Team Ruff are about to battle out for the “Lombarky” trophy in Puppy Bowl XIX.

The 19th annual adoption show will include an AWEdorable 122 puppies from 67 shelters and rescues across 34 states (the biggest yet).

It starts now, so turn on Animal Planet, Discovery or TBS.

38d ago / 6:46 PM UTC

Happy #FentyBowl to those who celebrate

On Twitter, Rihanna fans already want it to be the Halftime show. By 1:30 p.m. ET, the hashtag #FentyBowl was trending on Twitter.

Actress Kerry Washington got in on the hype as well, sharing an Instagram post of herself wearing a shirt that reads "Rihanna concert interrupted by a football game, weird but whatever."

Let the countdown begin.

38d ago / 6:29 PM UTC

A Kelce family divided? Not so much

The Kelce brothers, Travis on the Chiefs and Jason on the Eagles, are squaring off today. Their mom is splitting the difference.

38d ago / 6:21 PM UTC

Super Bowl: Two Black QBs make history

38d ago / 6:19 PM UTC

Betting on the 'Star Spangled Banner'? Yep, that's a thing.

Pink sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis.
Pink sings the national anthem before the Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018.Rob Carr / Getty Images file

You bet that the world’s most hardened gamblers will be risking money on some ridiculous — but fun — Super Bowl bets, some of which have nothing to do with football.

One will be how long it takes for eight-time Grammy winner and country star Chris Stapleton to get from “O say can you see” to the final breath of “home of the brave.”

The bet isn’t sanctioned in the U.S., but plenty of offshore and U.K. books are taking anthem action. The line has been set at over or under 2 minutes and 2 seconds.

38d ago / 6:00 PM UTC

The history of Super Bowls in Arizona

New York Giants' wide receiver David Tyree pins the ball to his helmet as he catches a 32-yard pass late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix on Feb. 3, 2008.
New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree pins the ball to his helmet as he catches a 32-yard pass late in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 3, 2008.Ron Antonelli / NY Daily News via Getty Images file

When the Chiefs and the Eagles get it on this afternoon in Glendale, it’ll mark the fourth time that pro football’s ultimate game has been played in Arizona — with the last two being fierce desert duels.

The New England Patriots held on for a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1, 2015, thanks to Malcolm Butler’s famed interception in the Glendale end zone of what was known then as the University of Phoenix Stadium.

David Tyree’s famed “Helmet Catch” happened Feb. 3, 2008, in Glendale as the New York Giants beat the Patriots, 17-14, denying New England a perfect season.  

The first Arizona Super Bowl was played at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium on Jan. 28 1996, as Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman threw for 209 yards, a touchdown and no picks in the Dallas Cowboys’ 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.  

The 1993 Super Bowl was supposed to be in Tempe, but the game was moved to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, in protest of Gov. Evan Mecham’s having canceled Arizona’s state holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

38d ago / 5:30 PM UTC

Rihanna's return

Rihanna during a Super Bowl LVII Pregame event on Feb. 9, 2023 in Phoenix.
Rihanna during a Super Bowl pregame event Thursday in Phoenix.Mike Lawrie / Getty Images

While nine-time Grammy winner Rihanna debuted two songs in last year (both for the film "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"), she hasn't dropped a new album since "Anti" in 2016. In 2019, she reportedly declined to perform in the halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. The halftime show marks RiRi’s first performance in years, further fueling fan speculation that new music is on the horizon.

So what can we expect from the halftime show? Your guess is as good as ours.

Traditionally, halftime artists bring out guests. That means some of Rihanna's collaborators, like Calvin Harris (who has two extremely popular songs with her, “We Found Love” and “This is What You Came For)" or Jay-Z (who is on arguably Rihanna's biggest early hit, “Umbrella,” as well as “Run This Town") could be on deck ready to perform with her.

Of course, even if she had no guests, Rihanna will shine bright like a diamond. After all, she has not one, not two but a whopping 14 No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.

At a media preview Thursday, Rihanna said: "The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages of the world. As scary as that was, because I hadn’t been on stage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all.”

Please don’t stop the music, am I right?

39d ago / 5:02 PM UTC

Who is performing besides Rihanna?

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Babyface and Chris Stapleton during a Super Bowl LVII event in Phoenix on Feb. 9, 2023.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Babyface and Chris Stapleton at a Super Bowl event in Phoenix on Thursday.Mike Coppola / Getty Images

Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem. Oscar winner Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language.

Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful." Colin Denny will sign it.

“Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Deaf performer Justina Miles will sign “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as well as give the ASL rendition of Rihanna's halftime show.

39d ago / 5:01 PM UTC

Yes, chef: Easy-to-make Super Bowl recipes

It's not too late to cook up some great food for your Super Bowl parties.

We're loving's extensive go-to recipes for game day snacks, including: buffalo chicken spring rolls and pizza rolls, caramelized onion dip with potato chips, chili cheese tater tot nachos and of course wings (and lots of them!). also rounded up 37 healthy Super Bowl recipes here.

My mouth is watering.

39d ago / 5:01 PM UTC

Where and when to watch the Super Bowl

A billboard advertising Super Bowl LVII in Phoenix on Oct. 17, 2022.
A billboard advertising the Super Bowl in Phoenix on Oct. 17.Christian Petersen / Getty Images file

The 57th Super Bowl (LVII) will air on Fox at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

If you are a cord-cutter, you can stream it on the Fox Sports app, the Fox Sports website and Fubo.

Don't want to watch but still curious about what's going on? Follow along with NBC News as we live blog updates.