Hollywood Reporter's Guide to the Super Bowl

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The year’s biggest sporting event will broadcast live at 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

The New England Patriots — five-time Super Bowl champs — will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

This year marks the third time in four seasons that the Patriots will be competing and quarterback Tom Brady’s eighth Super Bowl appearance.

New additions to the Eagles’ roster and a 38-7 win against the Minnesota Vikings in last week’s NFC Championship game helped get the team to the Super Bowl 52.

While the Eagles will enter as the underdog, all eyes will be on Patriots quarterback Brady, who played against the Jaguars with 12 stitches in his right hand.

The Hollywood Reporter has all you need to know before the big game, its performers and predictions.

NBC’s coverage begins at noon ET on Sunday with The Road to the Super Bowl, followed by the pregame show at 1 p.m. ET. The game starts at 6 p.m. ET, with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

While NBC has viewers covered to watch the Super Bowl on TV, The Road to the Super Bowl, Super Bowl pregame and kickoff also be available for desktops and tablet devices on NBC Sports app or

The NBC Sports app is available on Apple, Android and Windows devices, or through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung or Xbox, but you have to sign in with your TV provider.

Pink will be singing the national anthem and Justin Timberlake will headline the halftime show. This will be Timberlake’s third time he’s hitting the Super Bowl stage and the first since he accidentally exposed Janet Jackson’s breast, due to a wardrobe malfunction.

P!nk, who is from Philadelphia, tweeted her excitement after the hometown team beat the Minnesota Vikings and secured their spot in the Super Bowl lineup.

Leslie Odom Jr., a Tony winner for Hamilton, fame will sing “America the Beautiful” — he’s also an Eagles fan. (Last year, Hamilton stars Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones kicked off Super Bowl LI with their own performance of “America the Beautiful.”)

If you can’t make it to a TV by Sunday afternoon, NBC’s Super Stream Sunday will offer 11 continuous hours of free streaming of the game, the halftime show and all pre- and postgame festivities online.

Streaming will begin at 9 a.m. PT and end with a new episode of NBC’s This Is Us, which will air around 7 p.m., following postgame coverage. The post-Super Bowl episode promises viewers that the mystery surrounding Jack’s death will be resolved. 

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