(Forbes) – After a week of wall-to-wall Deflategate coverage, the NFL hopes to return the focus to the action on the field and the teams involved in the Super Bowl. There have been 298 games this year, including preseason and playoffs, and it comes down to one final contest to crown a champion. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, along with the Denver Broncos, were the betting favorites to reach the Super Bowl in August. While still a rarity, it is the second straight year two preseason favorites made the Big Game. Here is what you need to know for about the teams, star players, owners, coaches, halftime show, betting and money around Sunday’s game.
1. First the basics on when and where. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth are calling the game for NBC. It is Michaels’ ninth Super Bowl as play-by-play man. For the diehards, NBC is kicking off pre-game coverage at noon on Sunday. For those that can’t get to a TV or have the cut the cord to your cable, NBC is streaming the game online and to mobile devices.