What Is The Super Bowl? Everything You Need To Know About Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX will see the New England Patriots of the AFC face off against NFC champs the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday.
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Two weeks ago, the Patriots and the Seahawks earned berths into Super Bowl 2015 with wins in their divisional playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, respectively. On Sunday, Feb. 1, they’ll face off against each other at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ariz., kicking off at 6:30 p.m.
Both the Patriots and the Seahawks have experience in the big game, as the Seattle squad took home the trophy after beating the San Francisco 49ers last year, while the Patriots have reached the Super Bowl a total of six times in the last 14 years. If the Seahawks were to win, it would make them the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the Patriots, who did so in 2004 and 2005.
If the Patriots win, it will mark quarterback Tom Brady’s fourth Super Bowl win, putting him in the history books as one of the winningest NFL quarterbacks alongside Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. He’ll also make history by just showing up Sunday, as he’ll break the record for most Super Bowl appearances by a quarterback with six.
Before the game starts Sunday, Broadway star Idina Menzel will perform the national anthem, and singer-songwriter John Legend will sing “America the Beautiful.”
Katy Perry is this year’s halftime performer, and Lenny Kravitz will be one of her guests on the stage.
Pregame coverage of the Super Bowl will start on NBC at noon Sunday