On TV, US fans can watch Super Bowl 51 play out live nationwide on February 5 beginning at 6 pm ET on Fox television with kickoff time set for 6:30 pm ET. (That's 5:30 pm Central, 4:30 pm Mountain, and 3:30 pm Pacific time.)
Up north, CTV traditionally covers the game for Canada while fans of American football Down Under tuned into live coverage in Australia on ESPN Australia and One HD.
Across the pond, (and five hours ahead of US East Coast time) the live game is seen during the wee hours on BBC and Sky Sports in the UK.
Super Bowl halftime show
The Super Bowl goes gaga! -- as Lady Gaga takes
the stage at this year's
So who will it be this year?
After Lady Gaga belted out the National Anthem just before game time last year, she was tipped to take the main stage this year with an official announcement by the Lady herself with a Tweet in September.
Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez also made the cut according to early online polls, but it was Lady Gaga who was chosen by the NFL to entertain the masses at the 2017 Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, this year's OTHER big Super Bowl Sunday entertainment -- the 2017 Puppy Bowl -- airs on Animal Planet on the Discovery Channel at 3PM ET.
Super Bowl XLIX recap
First quarter score: Patriots, 0 - Seahawks, 0
It's the first scoreless first quarter since New England faced the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.
Even so, the Patriots' Tom Brady manages to move the ball with a few high-percentage passes. And then, there was the mystery throw that was directed straight at Seahawk Jeremy Lane at the goal line, and promptly intercepted. Lane was also mysteriously injured during the play and carted off the field, never to return. ( Lane's arm was badly injured in the fall, it was later revealed.)
Second quarter score: Patriots 14 - Seahawks, 14
As the game heats up in the second quarter the Patriots make it 7-0 on an 11-yard Brady pass to Brandon LaFell. But the Seahawks battle back and Marshawn Lynch gets even with a touchdown of his own. Then, on second and six, Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski for another touchdown. And with six seconds left the quarter was all but over...but wait!
A costly 15-yard penalty for a facemask gives Russell Wilson a shot at the end zone with six seconds to play, and he finds Chris Matthews in the corner to even the score once again.
Third quarter score: Seahawks, 24 - Patriots 14
The Seahawks are still on fire! And again come out of the gate in the third quarter with a three-point field goal making it 17 to 14 in the Seahawks' favor. (It was Matthews, again, who made the big play with a 45-yard catch from a pass from Wilson to take the Seahawks into the end zone.) Then comes Brady's second interception of the night as a lightning steal from Seattle's Bobby Wagner gets the ball back. And it's the big setup for Seattle - with another touchdown by Doug Baldwin as the Seahawks take a 10 point lead!
Fourth quarter score: Patriots 28 - Seahawks 24
But it ain't over yet. The Patriots charge back as Brady finds Danny Amendola in the back of the end zone and, suddenly, they're within three points to tie with 7:55 remaining. Another powerful drive by the Patriots ends with Brady hitting Julian Edelman for another touchdown and New England lead by four points ahead with 2 minutes remaining.
With 20 seconds left, a small glimmer of hope for the Seahawks is dashed when Seattle decides to throw the ball on second down and Wilson is picked off by Butler.
With tempers flaring, the game ends in a fistfight with Seattle's Bruce Irvin ejected for unnecessary roughness. What a game! Final score: Patriots 28 - Seahawks 24.
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