Super Bowl Sunday is bittersweet for NFL fans whose team isn’t in the big game.
While it’s fun to enjoy the festivities of the biggest American sporting event of the year, the NFL season will officially be over after tonight. And... the Bengals won’t be playing. And... we’re left to wait eight months until the start of the 2017 season. The waiting game is already on for the Bengals who didn’t make it to the postseason for the first time in six years. But, after tonight, there will be no live NFL games to watch for far too long.
So, soak it all up, because let’s face it, you’re going to miss football more than you’re likely willing to admit. There’s a ton of ways to enjoy the NFL today.
Here are the details on Super Bowl 51 television coverage from Fox, NFL Network, and ESPN (all times Eastern):
Road to the Super Bowl: 11 a.m.
Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe: noon
FOX Super Bowl Kickoff: 1 p.m.
FOX Super Bowl Sunday: 2 p.m.
Donald Trump interview with Bill O’Reilly: 4 p.m.
Super Bowl pregame: 6 p.m.
Super Bowl kickoff: 6:30 p.m.
Postseason NFL Countdown, with guests Rex Ryan and Odell Beckham Jr.: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl XLIX Interception: noon
Matt Bryant’s Tragedy and Triumph: 12:15 p.m.
Matt Hasselbeck and the Thunderbirds: 12:40 p.m.
Super Bowl LI Game Balls: 12:55 p.m.
Conversation with Matt Ryan: 1:15 p.m.
Chris Berman’s Sunday NFL Countdown Legacy: 1:30 p.m.
NFL GameDay Morning: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
So there you have it — those three networks should have you covered with with all you need (and a lot that you don’t need) before the Falcons and Patriots face off on Sunday evening. Just in case, here’s the info you need to know to watch the actual Super Bowl.
How to Watch Super Bowl LI:
When: 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Chris Myers
Halftime performers: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Online: Fox Sports Go
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