Super Bowl LIV 2020 Complete Guide: Matchups, TV Info and Notable Commercials

Dan Mennella
January 31, 2020 - 11:30 am

The NFL's centennial season will wrap up with the Super Bowl being played in a familiar location, Miami. Super Bowl LIV will be the 11th Super Bowl in the Miami area, tops among all cities. However, it's been a decade since Miami last hosted a Super Bowl, tying its longest such streak. The previous 10-year gap was from 1979 to 1989, between Super Bowls XIII and XXIII.

Here's all you need to know on that, and more:

When: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Kickoff time is scheduled for roughly 6:30 p.m. ET.

Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL

The first five Super Bowls in Miami were held at the Orange Bowl, which was demolished in 2008. The subsequent five were held at the stadium originally called Joe Robbie Stadium, the most recent of which coming in February 2010. That game, Super Bowl XLIV, was a classic between the Colts and Saints. New Orleans scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to deliver Drew Brees his first and only Super Bowl title.

Teams

Super Bowl LIV will be played between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs disposed of the Tennessee Titans in a 35-24 win at Arrowhead Stadium to clinch their first Super Bowl berth in 50 years. The 49ers handled the Green Bay Packers in a 37-20 rout as they seek their sixth Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

TV channel: FOX

The game will be televised by FOX, which rotates Super Bowl coverage every year with CBS and NBC. ABC's broadcast of Super Bowl XL in 2006 was the last network to air the game other than FOX, NBC, or CBS.

Weather Report

There will be a high of 69 degrees on Super Bowl Sunday with clear skies, but temperatures are expected to drop to make for a cool Miami night by kickoff with a low of 54 degrees (via The Weather Channel).

Injury Report

Kansas City Chiefs: DT Chris Jones (calf), TE Travis Kelce (Knee), C Austin Reiter (Wrist) and TE Deon Yelder (Achilled) have been full participants each day in practice this week (as of Thursday).

San Francisco 49ers: LB Kwon Alexander (Pectoral), RB Tevin Coleman (Shoulder) and S Jaquiski Tartt (Ribs) have all been limited in practice (as of Thursday).

National Anthem: Demi Lovato

Performing the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl marks the start of a big 2020 for Lovato, who is also scheduled to perform at the Grammys this year and release a new studio album, her first since a near-fatal overdose in 2018.

Halftime show: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira

The 2020 halftime show will be the first since the NFL agreed to a deal allowing Jay-Z's Roc Nation to head up its "endeavors in music and entertainment."

Notable Commercials

Snickers returns after a two-year absence to mark the 10-year anniversary of its hilarious “You’re Not You” ad, originally starring Betty White.

Facebook makes its Super Bowl debut after a couple years’ worth of unflattering headlines, bringing in Chris Rock and Sylvester Stallone to drum up some goodwill.

Pop-Tart and Sabra are also among the first-timers, the latter’s ad reportedly featuring “Real Housewives” stars Theresa Guidice and Caroline Manzo.

President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will both run 60-second political ads a full nine months prior to Election Day 2020, with Trump’s expected to come “early in the game.”

Porsche is back for first time since 1997 with an ad about its new all-electric vehicle.

History, Facts, and Figures

A look at the Super Bowls held in Miami is in some ways a snapshot of modern NFL history itself. The first Super Bowl held in Miami was Super Bowl II at the Orange Bowl, won by the league's first dynasty, the Packers. The old guard was upended the next year, though, when the upstart Jets and Joe Namath upset the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, the first AFC team to win the Super Bowl.

The Colts redeemed themselves in Miami two years later with a win over the Cowboys in Super Bowl V. Oddly, the Colts have played all four of their Super Bowl appearances in Miami. The Don Shula-era teams went 1-1 there, as did Peyton Manning.

The loss in Super Bowl V was a sign of things to come for the Cowboys in Miami, where they lost two more Super Bowls, both to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys are 5-3 in their eight Super Bowl appearances, with all three losses amazingly coming in Miami. The Steelers surely would like to return as soon as possible, as they are 2-0 there.

After Miami hosted five of the first 13 Super Bowls, the big game was held elsewhere during most of the 1980s. It returned in January 1989 for Super Bowl XXIII, a classic between a new dynasty, the 49ers, and the Bengals. San Francisco was back six years later for Super Bowl XXIX, and captured its fifth and most recent title. Overall, though, AFC teams have seen more success in Miami, winning six of the 10 games.

Perhaps most strangely, the Dolphins never enjoyed the home-field advantage in any of their five Super Bowl appearances, including three in a row under Shula from 1971-73. Those games were played in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Houston.

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