Super Bowl LIII: How to watch, plus everything else you need to know

Posted at 6:51 AM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 09:55:46-05

WTVF — Get ready football fans! Super Bowl LIII is finally here and here’s what you need to know before the big game.

How to watch:

Kickoff between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams is set for 5:30 p.m. CST on NewsChannel 5 (CBS). The game will also be streamed online at if you can’t find a TV tonight.

If your watch party involves alcohol, AAA is offering a way to get home that doesn't involve getting behind the wheel.

Their "Tow to Go" program is available in the Southeast and Midwest, and it's free and confidential to AAA members and non-members.

You don't even need an appointment. The AAA tow truck will transport you and you car home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

“Our hope is that people will plan ahead for their Super Bowl celebrations, including their transportation after the game,” said Amy Stracke, managing director of traffic safety advocacy for AAA.

To take advantage of the program, call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.

Who’s performing?

Atlanta-born R&B legend Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem, while Maroon 5 will headline the halftime show.

Who's playing this year?

The Rams and Patriots will meet for the first time since Super Bowl XXXVI back in 2002. In that game, the Pats topped LA 20-17, even though the Rams were a 14-point favorite (Tom Brady was the MVP that year).

The last time the Rams won the Super Bowl was back in 2000 (which Titans fans will remember all too well).

The New England Patriots are 2.5-point favorites over the Rams as of Friday. The betting line has fluctuated at times, as the Rams opened as 1-point favorites over the Patriots.

Who will have the best commercials?

While there were a few notable examples of advertisements that getting rejected from the broadcast, most notably one promoting medical marijuana, the slate of commercials this year is sure not to disappoint.

Already, several dozen Super Bowl advertisements have either been officially released, or leaked online, taking away some of the suspense. We won’t spoil the fun for you in this article, but you can find some of the commercials here .

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