It’s official: The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals are heading to the Super Bowl, which is expected to draw plenty of starry spectators. The big game takes place Sunday, Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., and although it’s the Rams’ home arena, they’ll be the away team for Super Bowl LVI.
Since the AFC and NFC switch off as home and away teams for even- and odd-numbered Super Bowls, respectively, the Bengals will be the Super Bowl’s home team despite hailing from Cincinnati, not Los Angeles.
The Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the NFC championship game, while the Bengals took down the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in the AFC championship. The two championship winners last played each other in 2019, when the Rams beat the Bengals.
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Super Bowl LVI: Date, Time, Where to Watch
Super Bowl LVI will be broadcast on NBC. The game kicks off on Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET. It will be the first Super Bowl to be held at SoFi Stadium.
Who Is Performing at the Super Bowl?
The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will feature performances by Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg, marking the first time that the R&B and rap artists have shared a stage together.
How to Buy Super Bowl LVI Tickets
Tickets for the Super Bowl 2022 are still available, but know that you’ll be paying a premium to watch the Rams and Bengals. As of press time, tickets are going for $5,007 and up on Seat Geek, $5,311 and up on StubHub, $5,184 and up on Ticketmaster and $4,502 and up on VividSeats. SoFi Stadium requires that all attendees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test.
How to Watch Super Bowl LVI Online
Since the 2022 Super Bowl is being televised on NBC, you can watch the game by logging into your cable TV provider account on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch the Super Bowl online through live TV streaming services that offer NBC, including DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Peacock, Sling TV and YouTube TV. Learn more about how to watch the Super Bowl LVI on your TV without a cable subscription (including for free) below, from monthly subscription prices to trial options.
Previously AT&T TV, DirecTV lets you watch NBC Sports network and more than 65 other channels under its Entertainment package ($70 monthly); other plans offer over 90 to 140 channels, with prices ranging from $84 to $140 per month.
DirecTV Stream Subscription
$70 and up monthly
FuboTV has a range of plans that offer NBC, NFL RedZone and a minimum of 115 other channels, including most of the popular news, entertainment, lifestyle and sports networks. If you’re a new customer, you can watch the Super Bowl for free when you sign up for Fubo’s seven-day trial.
$65 and up monthly
Hulu with Live TV
You can also watch the Super Bowl 2022 for free on Hulu with Live TV, which offers a seven-day trial and includes NBC among many other major cable news, entertainment and sports channels. After your first week, your subscription is $70 per month and includes Disney+ and ESPN+; you can also add on Cinemax, HBO Max, Showtime and Starz for an additional monthly fee.
Hulu with Live TV, Disney+ and ESPN+ Subscription
$70 and up monthly
NBC Sports App
If your smart TV supports the NBC Sports app, you can watch the Super Bowl 2022 by logging into your cable TV provider account on the network’s streaming platform.
Watch NBC online as well as Peacock network TV shows and movies on demand when you subscribe to Peacock‘s ad-supported Premium plan ($5 monthly) or the ad-free Premium Plus package ($10 monthly).
$5 to $10 monthly
Another way to watch the Super Bowl for free is by signing up as a new subscriber to Sling TV. The online TV streaming service offers free three-day trials for its Blue and Orange & Blue plans ($35 to $50 per month), which include NBC, NFL Network and more than 40 other local broadcast channels.
Sling TV Subscription
$35 to $50 monthly
If you’re new to YouTube TV, you can try the on-demand video platform’s live TV streaming service free for two weeks and watch the Super Bowl. Your first three months are $55 per month, then $65 monthly; you’ll get access to over 85 news, entertainment and sports channels, including NBC, ESPN, FS1, NFL Network and more.
YouTube TV Monthly Subscription
$65 per month and up
How to Watch the Puppy Bowl 2022 Online: Date, Time, Coaches
If your Super Bowl tradition involves watching over 100 adorable (and adoptable) four-pawed players tumble their way to touchdowns, you can also watch the Puppy Bowl XVIII online with or without cable. Taking place before the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET, the annual cute overload will air on Animal Planet, which is available on most online TV streaming services including DirecTV Stream, Discovery+ ($5 per month; free trial available), FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Philo and YouTube TV (note that Sling TV does not offer the channel). You can also log into the Animal Planet Go app with your cable TV provider account.
Celebrity BFFs Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (who is also performing at the Super Bowl’s Pepsi Halftime Show) will return as co-hosts and coaches; she’ll be leading Team Ruff, while he’ll be cheering on Team Fluff. The Puppy Bowl XVIII Pre-Game Show starts at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET with furry sportscasters, while the Kitty Half-Time Show will feature adoptable kittens.