The game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots begins at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 1. NBC will provide the coverage.
The game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Live pregame TV coverage, on NBC, starts at noon. NBC is offering a live stream, but it may be limited to customers of certain cable providers.
John Legend will sing 'America the Beautiful.' Idina Menzel of 'Frozen' fame will sing the national anthem, probably just before or minutes after 6:30 p.m.
Katy Perry will headline the halftime show with Lenny Kravitz, probably sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.
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After the game, probably about 10:30 p.m., NBC will air a new episode of its popular 'Blacklist' series.
NBC coverage plans
will be the primary host, with contributions fromDan Patrick, Josh Elliott, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Hines Ward, Mike Florio, Peter King, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
•Carolyn Manno and Randy Moss
will report from team hotels, with Liam McHugh and Doug Flutie on the field.
• Ravens head coachJohn Harbaugh
is guest analyst.
of NBC News will interview president Barack Obama from the White House late in the afternoon
•Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski
will report from a live tailgate party featuring celebrities.
The teams - by the numbers
New England Patriots
6 Super Bowl appearances for QB Tom Brady, tying him with Mike Lodish, a defensive tackle with Buffalo and Denver, for the most in NFL history.
7 Rushing touchdowns for LeGarrette Blount in four career playoff games, including a three-touchdown game in the AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis this year.
8 Super Bowl appearances for New England, tied with Dallas and Pittsburgh for the most the most in league history. The Patriots are 3-4 in Super Bowls, and lost to the Giants in their last two trips after the 2007 and 2011 seasons.
1 Seattle’s league ranking in total defense. Since the current playoff setup was adopted in 1990, teams ranked first in defense are 7-1 in Super Bowls.
8 Teams that have won back-to-back Super Bowls, which Seattle is seeking to accomplish. The Patriots were the last team to do it after the 2003-04 seasons. The Steelers are the only franchise to repeat championships on two different occasions.
10 Victories for quarterback Russell Wilson against Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks during his career. Wilson is 10-0 in such matchups.