The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 2024 on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. The Chiefs, back in the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five seasons, finished the regular season 11-6 and won two road playoff games with a strong defense, while the 49ers, who finished 12-5, got back from a 17-point deficit in the NFC championship game, beating Detroit. The teams previously met in Super Bowl LIV, which the Chiefs won 31-20.
The San Francisco 49ers have a good shot of winning the Super Bowl due to the impressive performance of quarterback Brock Purdy, known as “Mr. Irrelevant,” who, despite being the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, led the team to a 12-5 record and orchestrated comebacks in the playoffs. Purdy set records for yards per attempt, passer rating, and QBR in 2023. The 49ers also feature NFL rushing leader Christian McCaffrey, who has been exceptional in the postseason with 188 yards and multiple touchdowns.
On the other hand, the Kansas City Chiefs are strong contenders, having defeated Miami, Buffalo, and Baltimore on their way to secure a Super Bowl spot. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been outstanding, completing a high percentage of passes with no interceptions in recent playoff games. Mahomes, a two-time regular-season and Super Bowl MVP, has a history of success in postseason play, including a comeback victory against the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. His impressive postseason record includes 14 victories over the last six years.
Beyond the game, the Super Bowl LIV could also win more audience because of the possible attendance of the most important pop singer in the country at the moment, Taylor Swift, who has become a talking point in the NFL after she and Chief’s key player Travis Kelce began a relationship. Around 17.9 million people watched NFL games this season according to Nielsen, which represents a 7% increase from the previous year. The NFL said that this is the highest regular-season average since 2015, both in television and streaming.
Although the singer will perform four shows of her Eras Tour in Japan, she is expected to attend. The Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. issued a statement affirming that, “despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins”.
Here’s more information about this year’s game:
What teams are playing in the Super Bowl 2024?
The Super Bowl 2024 will be played between the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champion and defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams previously faced each other during the Super Bowl LIV, in 2019, with the Chiefs defeating the 49ers 31-20.
When is the Super Bowl 2024?
The Super Bowl 2024 will be played on Sunday, February 11. It will start at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Where will the Super Bowl be played?
The Super Bowl 2024 will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. It marks the third straight year that the game has been played in the Western United States.
The Allegiant Stadium opened in 2020 and it’s the home field of the Las Vegas Raiders, who didn’t make it to the playoffs this year. It also hosts the Vegas Kickoff Classic in September and the Las Vegas Bowl in December. For the NFL games it has a capacity of 65,000 people, expandable to 71,835.
How can I watch the Super Bowl 2024?
The game will be available for streaming via Paramount+ on all platforms, and on CBS.com or the CBS Sports app. CBS and Nickelodeon will also broadcast the Super Bowl. The Nickelodeon broadcast will be aimed at kids and young viewers.
Who’s the Super Bowl 2024 Halftime performer?
Usher will perform during halftime at the Super Bowl. The American singer and songwriter is considered an important figure in contemporary R&B and pop music. He released his first album in 1994 when he was 16, which started a successful career. He was one of the best-selling musical artists of the 2010s. Throughout his career, he has won eight Grammy Awards, 18 Billboard Music Awards and eight American Music Awards.
OMG, My Boo, Yeah!, DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love, and Love In This Club are some of his most well-known songs.
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