Super Bowl XLVII is almost here!
After two weeks of hype, Super Bowl XLVII is almost here. The San Francisco 49ers will be looking for a record-tying sixth Super Bowl championship while the Baltimore Ravens will be looking to send Ray Lewis into retirement with the second title in franchise history.
Here’s what you need to know to watch the big game:
Super Bowl XLVII — Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Game time: Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 PT.
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Line: San Francisco -3.5 points, over/under 47.5
Where to watch/listen: The Super Bowl will be televised on CBS (check your local listings) and will be streamed live on Yahoo! Sports with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms handling the broadcasting duties. Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason will broadcast the game on radio for Dial Global (check your local listings) and on Sirius XM channel 88. Univision Radio will broadcast the game in Spanish.
Pregame show: CBS will feature 7 1/2 hours of pregame coverage starting with “Road To The Super Bowl” at 11 a.m. ET. Highlights include a Scott Pelley interview with President Barack Obama. The NFL Network will also feature a live pregame show from New Orleans starting at 9 a.m. ET and will include former quarterback Brett Favre in his first broadcasting venture.
National anthem: Alicia Keys
Halftime show: Beyonce
Here are some predictions on Super Bowl XLVII:
Stuart Scott, “SportsCenter” anchor and “Monday Night Countdown” co-host: Ravens, 29-24 — Colin Kaepernick will have a great game, but he hasn’t seen a defense like this in the playoffs.
Charissa Thompson, “SportsNation” co-host: Ravens, 21-10 — I just trust the experience of Joe Flacco over the nine Colin Kaepernick starts.
Mike Ditka, “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown” analyst and Super Bowl winning coach: 49ers, 28-24 — I like what Jim [Harbaugh] has done and how he’s built the team. If the 49ers do not get a pass rush, they will be in trouble, but they have found a way to get it done all season.