Super Bowl 2023: What You Need To Know About The Anticipated Game

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It’s official, The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles are set to face off in this year’s Super Bowl! The Chiefs went on to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Sunday’s AFC Championship. Harrison Butker kicked a whooping 45-yard field goal with only 3 seconds left to give the Chiefs the official win.

The game was a rematch of last year’s conference championship game in which the Bengals had won. This is the third Super Bowl in four years for the Chiefs, anchored by Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Early Sunday, the Eagles beat the San Francisco 49ers winning 31-7 to claim the NFC Championship title. This is set to be the second Super Bowl appearance for the Eagles in six years, the last winning back in 2018. It’s also the team’s first appearance with second-year head coach Nicki Sirianni as well as third-year quarterback Jalen Hurts.

When is The Super Bowl?

Super Bowl 57 is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 12. The teams will compete for the Lombardi Trophy in Glendale, Arizona at the State Farm Stadium. This is the third time the stadium hosts the Big Game, they hosted Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLIX when it was previously known as the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Who is Singing the National Anthem?

Country music icon Chris Stapleton is set to sing the national anthem before the game. He is scheduled to be part of a pregame lineup that includes R&B legend, BabyFace, performing “America The Beautiful” and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Stapleton, who’s an eight-time Grammy winner, is considered one of the most beloved Country musicians. Last year the singer took home three Grammys and was honored with a Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year back in 2021. He has also been a recipient of 10 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association awards, and was named ACM’s artist songwriter of The decade.

Who is Performing at Halftime?

Rihanna is set to perform the halftime Super Bowl show after subtly announcing it on Instagram back in September. The show will be sponsored by Apple Music after a decade of Pepsi being the one who sponsored it. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is also returning for the third year in order to help with the halftime spectacular.

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, said at the time of the announcement.

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