Super Bowl 2019: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams – live updates

By Kate Smith, Jenn Leser, Thom Craver

/ CBS News

Super Bowl 2019 is here. The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams are ready to take the field in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is hoping to win the sixth championship ring of his career, while Rams' quarterback Jared Goff is hoping to win his first.

The Patriots are favored to win by 2.5 points, but as last year's game showed everyone, anything is possible at the biggest football game of the year.

National Anthem will besung by Gladys Knight

Atlanta native Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem at the 2019 Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award winner has two hits reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100: "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For."

"I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta," Knight said in a statement. "The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."

A halftime show with controversy

Pop band Maroon 5 will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII halftime show. They'll also be joined by rapper Travis Scott and Big Boi.

The 2019 halftime show was without a headliner until less than three weeks ago when Maroon 5 was officially announced. Controversy immediately ensued. A Change.org petition garnered more than 100,000 signatures asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the show.

In a recent interview, frontman Adam Levine say he "expected" the controversy and spoke with "many people" before committing to perform in the NFL's big halftime show.

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Whether you're a Patriots' fan, partial to the Rams, or just tuning in for the commercials or the halftime show, here's everything you need to know to watch the 2019 Super Bowl.

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First published on February 3, 2019

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