The Super Bowl 51 is the most important US sporting event scheduled for Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons will face the NRG Stadium New England Patriots in Houston, Texas. With the event is a ton of hype, and a ton of coverage.
The Super Bowl experience worked all week and of course on Sunday those who are not in Houston will have plenty of options to absorb all the content that can relate to the big game. Pre-game coverage of the game Will run all day on some TV channels.
How to watch:
- What: New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons
- When: Sunday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
- Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
- Halftime show: Lady Gaga
- TV: Fox
- Live Stream: ➡ Click Here Super Bowl 2017 HD Free Live Stream
The game itself will air on Fox at 6:30 pm ET. An online stream game will be available on Fox Sports GO, free for everyone in the US, even for those without subscription tv.
As for the action before the game, the NFL Network opens the way with more than 11 hours of coverage on Sunday. Things start at 9 am with an 8.5-hour NFL GameDay morning edition. Your cover will feature a series of interviews with coaches, players, athletes, actors and musicians, including Bill Belichick, Dan Quinn, Julian Edelman, Matt Ryan, LeBron James, Serena Williams and Mark Wahlberg.
If you plan to see Fox, your coverage will start at 11 am with the road to the Super Bowl of the NFL Films. From there we will be treated to an hour of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, a special Super Bowl special hour on her television show where crying from nothing and usually have bad opinions.
At 1 pm, the Fox Super Bowl Kickoff show is for an hour. Former players like Kevin Dyson and Santonio Holmes will share their memories of the Super Bowl, and journalist Clarissa Thompson interview the duo Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman Falcons.
After that, Fox Fox 4.5 hours Super Bowl 51 Pre-game show. This will have the typical pre-game team of Terry Bradshaw, Curt Menefee, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson and the robot dance. Long also talk to his son, Chris, who plays in his first Super Bowl with the Patriots.
During an animated segment, Rams DC Wade Phillips will take the viewers on a journey into the history of football Houston. Pam Oliver explores the popularity of high school football, with owner Cowboys appearances Jerry Jones and the Saints quarterback, Drew Brees.
Somewhere out there – around 4 pm – there will be an interview between Bill O’Reilly of Fox News and President Donald Trump, it should be nothing if not interesting.
It will also air on Fox before the kickoff will be the NFL Tailgate Party. Fitz and the Tantrums are the opening act, then Zac Brown Band will take the stage.
Finally, ESPN will have its own content on Sunday to see too. I will start with the NFL insiders at 10 am on his flagship network, and continue Postseason NFL Countdown 11 am to 2 pm with special guests Rex Ryan and Odell Beckham Jr. will be the last time Chris Berman Sunday Countdown after 30 more Years as host. There will be a segment celebrating his legacy, as well as sitting between Matt Hasselbeck and Matt Ryan, a story of Super Bowl balls, and a feature detailing Malcolm Butler’s winning interception game against the Super Bowl Seahawks two years ago .
Here’s the Super Bowl coverage from Fox, NFL Network, and ESPN (all times Eastern):
- Road to the Super Bowl: 11 a.m.
- Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe: noon
- FOX Super Bowl Kickoff: 1 p.m.
- FOX Super Bowl Sunday: 2 p.m.
- Donald Trump interview with Bill O’Reilly: 4 p.m.
- Super Bowl pregame: 6 p.m.
- Super Bowl kickoff: 6:30 p.m.
- Postseason NFL Countdown, with guests Rex Ryan and Odell Beckham Jr.: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl XLIX Interception: noon
- Matt Bryant’s Tragedy and Triumph: 12:15 p.m.
- Matt Hasselbeck and the Thunderbirds: 12:40 p.m.
- Super Bowl LI Game Balls: 12:55 p.m.
- Conversation with Matt Ryan: 1:15 p.m.
- Chris Berman’s Sunday NFL Countdown Legacy: 1:30 p.m.
- NFL GameDay Morning: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
So there you have it — those three networks should have you covered with with all you need (and a lot that you don’t need) before the Falcons and Patriots face off on Sunday evening. Just in case, here’s the info you need to know to watch the actual Super Bowl.