Super Bowl 2019 stream: How to watch Patriots vs. Rams in Super Bowl 53
The dynasty looked like it might be on its last legs in the early weeks of the season, but by the time the playoffs rolled around, another Super Bowl appearance for the New England Patriots felt inevitable. Despite a valiant effort from the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, head coach Bill Belichick and ageless quarterback Tom Brady are once again in position to win it all. That is, unless the Los Angeles Rams can stop them.
Super Bowl LIII is set to kickoff at 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re curious about who the hometown crowd might be pulling for, just look back to the results of Super Bowl LI. Not a soul in Atlanta wants to see Brady win his sixth Super Bowl, or the Patriots win their ninth overall.
The game will be broadcast by CBS, but if you don’t have cable or an over-the-air antenna, there are plenty of other ways to watch the big game. As CBS announced last year, Super Bowl LIII will also stream free on CBSSports.com, as well as on the CBS Sports app, which is available on the App Store and Google Play. If you’re a CBS All Access subscriber, you can watch there too (or sign up for the one week free trial).
No matter where you choose to watch, you don’t need a cable login to do so. The free streams include all nationally televised ads, the halftime show (featuring Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi), and the game. You can head over to the CBS Sports website any time to watch the pregame festivities, or check out the NFL’s official preview show below to get an idea of how the two teams will be attacking each other on Sunday night:
NFL Super Bowl 2019 Ultimate Guide: Patriots vs Rams
Super Bowl LIII is about as David and Goliath as the NFL gets.
The Tom Brady-led New England Patriots can barely remember a time when they weren’t the giants of the league.
Since coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady combined, the Patriots have won five championships from nine visits to the Super Bowl starting with the 2001 season.
They’ve only missed two playoffs since then and had a Brady-inspired heart-stopping win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
But the Pats will be desperate to bounce back after last year’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
The Los Angeles Rams on the other hand won their only Super Bowl in 1999 before losing in the 2001 Super Bowl — to the Patriots.
Between the 2005 and 2016 seasons, the Rams were perennial cellar-dwellers before breaking back into the playoffs last season.
The Rams only made the big show on the back of a controversial call in their 26-23 against the New Orleans Saints.
Here’s everything you need to know about the biggest game of the season.
LAST TIME THEY MET
It’s been a long time between drinks. The sides’ last duel came way back in December 2016 when the Patriots won 26-10 in New England.
The win saw Tom Brady break the NFL’s quarterback win record when he earned his 201st victory.
But the Rams were struggling at the time with a young Jared Goff having just the third start of his career in the game.
The sides will be fairly familiar with the big tentpoles of both sides still the same — the Rams with Goff, running back Todd Gurley and defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski still in play for the Pats.
WHEN DOES THE GAME START?
Super Bowl LIII will get underway at 10.30am AEDT time although there will be plenty of pre-game coverage.
The ESPN (FOX Sports channel 508) pre-game show starts 9.30am. On free-to-air TV, the coverage will be on 7Mate from 10am.
Catch the Super Bowl live on Kayo Sports. Sign up before February 4 and get a full month of Kayo Sports for just $5 in Kayo’s ‘Feb for a Fiver’. Prices start at just $25 per month for two devices at once on Apple and Telstra TV, for Apple and Google Android smartphones, on web browsers and via Google Chromecast Ultra devices.
WHO ARE THE KEY PLAYERS?
Tom Brady (Patriots): The greatest quarterback of all time. Brady is an elite assassin who thrives when the pressure of the game is at its absolute peak, as he showed two weeks ago. Can claim his sixth Super Bowl ring and potentially his fifth Super Bowl MVP.
Rob Gronkowski (Patriots): Standing just a tick under two metres tall and weighing more than 120kg, Gronk is an impressive athlete. One of the NFL’s most dominant tight ends, his ability to haul in a clutch pass is second to none. Will garner plenty of defensive attention, but even then it might not be enough to slow him down.
Jared Goff (Rams): With only 41 total games to his name, 24-year-old Goff has helped fuel the Rams’ offensive juggernaut. Finishing fourth in the league for total yards thrown, the third-year quarterback will look to dissect the Patriots’ defence and lead his team to glory.
Aaron Donald (Rams): The defensive beast will be out to wreak havoc on the Patriots’ offensive line and get his hands on Brady as often as possible. Donald led the league with an almighty 20.5 sacks in 2018 and can turn a game on its head. The Rams only three losses came when Donald didn’t record a sack, something the Patriots will be more than aware of.
WHO IS THE HALF-TIME ENTERTAINMENT?
Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi of Outkast and rapper Travis Scott at halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots on Sunday.
Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem.
Some, including Rihanna and Pink, have reportedly turned down offers to perform during this year’s halftime.
In a recent song, Jay-Z alluded to declining to perform at the Super Bowl, and Amy Schumer refused to appear in a TV ad during the game.
Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick.