Excitement is building for football fans as Super Bowl 2022 approaches.
After last year’s Super Bowl saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lift the National Football League (NFL) trophy at their home stadium in Florida, when former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , helped lead the team to victory and earned his seventh NFL championship victory.
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The 2021 31-9 game between the Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs was the most watched Super Bowl in the UK in over 30 years, with over four million UK fans tuning in to watch or listen to the Super Bowl LV.
The two teams that will meet in the latest NFL matchup have yet to be determined, as this weekend’s ‘Championship Sunday’ will see the contenders decided by whoever triumphs in separate NFC league championships. Football (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
As the conclusion of the 2021 football season fast approaches, here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Super Bowl.
What is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is the annual NFL championship showdown that traditionally marks the end of the year’s football season by crowning the ultimate winner from the USA.
In the American Football Finals, two separate leagues of teams, aligned under the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference, battle it out to be declared the best overall football team.
It came into being as a result of a merger deal between the NFL and the rival American Football League (AFL) in 1966 to have their top teams compete for an overall US championship title.
It wasn’t until three years after the deal was made between the NFL and AFL that the event became known as the Super Bowl.
The 16 AFC teams are: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots , New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans.
His most successful team is the New York Patriots, who have won the most Super Bowl wins along with the Pittsburgh Steelers in six out of 11 appearances.
Meanwhile, the 16 NFC teams are: Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles , San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The NFC’s Dallas Cowboys have been victorious in five of their eight Super Bowl appearances to date, while the 49ers have also posted five Super Bowl wins from seven appearances thus far.
On Championship Sunday, Sunday, January 30, 2022, the NFC championship will be contested between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs, while the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams will square off for the AFC championship title.
When is the Super Bowl 2022?
This year’s Super Bowl, the 56th so far since the NFL’s annual matchup began in 1966, will take place on Sunday, February 13, 2022.
The Super Bowl, which will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) and 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) in the US. .
This translates to a start time later than 11:30pm on Sunday for those watching the Super Bowl live in the UK.
How can I watch Super Bowl 2022 live from the UK?
The 2022 Super Bowl will be broadcast live in the UK at 11:30pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, as well as on Sky Sports.
Those looking to watch the Championship Sunday AFC and NFC league finals on Sunday night will also be able to watch live from the UK by tuning into Sky Sports or with an NFL Game Pass subscription.
The AFC matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs kicks off at 8:00pm UK time, while the 49ers take on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Final at 11:30pm p.m
Who’s in the lineup for the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show?
With the Super Bowl offering something for everyone in the US and beyond, their halftime show is always a huge, dazzling extravaganza featuring the biggest and best music artists in the business.
Previous Super Bowl halftime shows have seen the likes of Michael Jackson, Shakira, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Madonna, Lady Gaga and The Weeknd take center stage in the NFL showdown to entertain fans and keep fans high. levels of excitement before the game enters its intense second half.
The 2022 Super Bowl LVI halftime show will see Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar join in a combined performance around 1am UK time.
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