The San Francisco 49ers will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII, which is slated for Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30pm ET on CBS. This is the second time in four years these teams will play each other for the championship. But although the jerseys will look the same, a lot has changed for both teams (and the rest of the world) since their last championship showdown in February 2020.
For the Niners, the most obvious change is at the top of their roster. The season of their most recent Super Bowl run, quarterback Brock Purdy was a junior QB for the Iowa State Cyclones, while star running back Christian McCaffrey was dealing with a series of injuries that kept him in-and-out of the Panthers backfield. Today, they’re probably the two biggest reasons San Francisco is back in the Super Bowl.
As for the Chiefs, the explosive offense that anchored their Super Bowl run in 2020 has been somewhat diminished since the departure of wide receiver Tyreek Hill two years ago. In its place, Kansas City has built one of the NFL’s best defenses, a unit that held the Baltimore Ravens and presumptive MVP Lamar Jackson to just 10 points in the AFC Championship game, including a shutout in the second half.
Beyond the matchup, here’s everything else you need to know about watching Super Bowl LVIII with DISH.
When is Super Bowl LVIII?
Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs kicks off at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT live on CBS. For the first time ever, there will be two different broadcasts for the Super Bowl. In addition to the traditional broadcast with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, Nickelodeon will air an exclusive “kids-and-family-friendly telecast.” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said fans can expect “an innovative and slime-filled Nick-ified telecast,” that includes “kid-themed elements like virtual-reality graphics and Nick characters” similar to their Christmas broadcast between the Chiefs and Raiders.
Where is Super Bowl LVIII?
This year’s Super Bowl will be held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, home of the Las Vegas Raiders. This will be the first-ever Super Bowl game in Las Vegas. Next year’s game will be played at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA, the eighth time that stadium has hosted the Big Game, the most of all stadiums.
What are the Odds For Super Bowl LVIII?
The line for the Super Bowl is currently San Francisco -2, which means the 49ers would need to win by 3 points for the bet to pay. The over/under line of total points scored by both teams is currently 47.5.
Who is headlining the halftime show?
R&B superstar Usher is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show this year. The eight-time Grammy winner—who appeared as a special guest during the Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl performance in 2011—has suggested that fans can expect a “celebration” of his career, one that could include Lil Jon and/ or Ludacris for “Yeah!” or any number of other collaborations.
Other artists scheduled to perform include Reba McEntire, who will sing the national anthem, Post Malone singing “America the Beautiful,” and Andra Day, who will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” And Tiësto will perform not only pre-game, but during the game itself, making him the first person to do a live DJ set in Super Bowl history.