A Play-by-Play of What to Expect for Super Bowl 2024

Don't fumble your viewing plans to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LVIII. Here's everything you need to make the day a perfect snap.

By Hayley Santaflorentina Feb 11, 2024 5:00 PMTags
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Super Bowl LVIII is just around the corner and it promises to be one of the most enchanting ever—and not just because of Taylor Swift. Yes, it is true: the Grammy winner is expected to be at the game to cheer on boyfriend Travis Kelce as the Kansas City Chiefs—a.k.a. Patrick Mahomes and team—face off against the San Francisco 49ers, including Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Kyle Juszczyk.

But on top of that, Feb. 11 game—held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas—will mark the Chiefs' fourth championship game in the last five years. It is also the second time they'll play against San Francisco at the Super Bowl. In 2020, the Chiefs beat the 49ers and then, last year, were victorious against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Plus, Usher will also have you screaming, "Yeah!" with his 2024 Super Bowl Halftime performance while Reba McEntire kicks things off with the national anthem.

And then there are the commercials, which already boast appearances by Kris JennerPete Davidson, Tom Brady, Jennifer Aniston and more.

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Keep reading for everything you need to know ahead of this year's big game. 

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When and where can I watch the 2024 Super Bowl?

Super Bowl LVIII will kick off on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Viewers can tune in live on CBS, Nickelodeon—which will have a kids and family-friendly telecast—and on Univision with a Spanish-language broadcast. 

The game will also air live on Paramount+ or fans can sign in with their TV provider on CBS.com or the CBS Sports app. 

Who is playing in Super Bowl LVIII?

The Kansas City Chiefs—including Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and Isaiah Pacheco—will face off against the San Francisco 49ers (Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey, Kyle Juszczyk, Trent Williams and more) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

The two teams previously played during Super Bowl LIV in 2020, where the Chiefs emerged victorious. 

Will Taylor Swift be at the 2024 Super Bowl?

Though she won't be playing or performing, yes, it is worth keeping an eye out for Taylor Swift

Despite performing halfway across the world in Tokyo, Japan, the day before the big game, it is more than possible for Taylor to make it to Las Vegas in time. It has to do with the international date line (read our in-depth explanation here), but for a reader's digest: thanks to Japan being a full 17 hours ahead, Taylor has a large window in which she can leave and still make it back in time to support Travis.

After all, following her Grammy wins, the Kansas City player told her, "I'd have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware too."

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Who is singing the national anthem?

This year, the honor goes to everyone's single mom who works two jobs, Reba McEntire

This is the Country Hall of Famer's first time performing at the Super Bowl, however she keeps in line with a long line of country stars who have performed the anthem there. Just take a look at the last three singers to have done so: in 2023 Chris Stapleton had the honor, Mickey Guyton the year prior and Eric Church in 2021.

Who is performing at the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Prepare to be fallin' in love again with Usher.

Hot off the heels of his 100-show Las Vegas Residency run, the "Yeah!" singer will take center stage during the Super Bowl stage halftime. And it promises to be one to remember.

"I've been doing this for 30 years," he told Vogue last month. "I want people who have been a part of that journey to feel like it's a celebration for everybody, for all of us, from the beginning up until this point." 

And he plans on putting the spotlight on one genre in particular while also giving the show a personal feel.

"This night was specifically curated in my mind to have R&B take the main stage. R&B performance, R&B connection, R&B spirit," the 45-year-old explained. "I'm literally speaking to every woman. I want to make it feel like that."

We don't know about you...but we'll be sat during halftime. 

Which ads should you look out for during commercial breaks? 

The short answer? All of them: the commercials are half the fun of watching the Super Bowl. There are, however, a number of ads that promise to be especially great this year.

Friends alums Jennifer Aniston and David Scwhimmer reunited for Uber Eats, Pete Davidson will share his love for Totinos pizza rolls, Jenna Ortega hers for Doritos, and Kris Jenner will take an Oreo-inspired walk down memory lane.

Keep reading for more of the ads you can expect in between touchdowns this year. 

Dunkin Ad Starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tom Brady, Jack Harlow, Jennifer Lopez, & Fat Joe

Ben continues his hilarious run of Dunkin ads with a truly A-list entourage as he tries to prove to wife Jennifer Lopez that he too is a musical mastermind. From "Touchdown Tommy" on the keys to his extremely reluctant ride-or-die Matt Damon, the Argo director pulls out all the stops... but even that won't convince the "Let's Get Loud" artist to make space on her new album. Watch the ad here.

Verizon Ad Starring Beyoncé

According to Verizon, even Beyoncé can't break its network. But that doesn't mean she'll try—aided by Veep's Tony Hale. Watch the ad here.

CeraVe Ad Starring Michael Cera

He's putting the Cera in CeraVe. The Superbad star pitches the ultimate collab with the skincare company in this hilarious spot. Watch the ad here.

State Farm Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

In this ad, the Twins costars have a sweet reunion—or do they? After all, when Arnold struggles to deliver the insurance company's iconic phrase, prompting his longtime pal to step in... much to his chagrin. Watch the ad here.

TurboTax Ad Starring Quinta Brunson

Tax season with a fun twist. In the Taika Waititi-directed spot, TurboTax enlisted the Abbott Elementary star to reveal an exciting new contest. Watch the ad here.

NYX Cosmetics Ad Starring Cardi B

The rapper introduces you to NYX's newest Duck Plump lip gloss. Watch the ad here.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Ad Starring Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman, Meghan Trainer, Ronald Gladden, Emmanuel Acho, Heidi N Closet, Benito Skinner and Judge Judy Sheindlin

Objection, too many stars in this ad. The beauty brand pulls out all the stops in it's court-themed commercial that sees Gina on trial for using luxury makeup products, with Rick arguing—in front of TV's most iconic judge—that e.l.f. has a full collection of more affordable, cruelty-free products. Watch the ad here.

Oreos Ad Starring Kris Jenner

You're doing amazing in your first Super Bowl ad, sweetie. The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch makes her big game debut in a 30 second spot that wonders whether the twist of an Oreo was behind some of the world's biggest moments—from the wooden horse entering Troy to the Kardashians reshaping reality TV forever. Watch the ad here.

BetMGM Ad Starring Tom Brady, Vince Vaughn and Wayne Gretzky

The seven-time Super Bowl Champion is back at the big game–this time to poke fun at his many accolades. After all, the ad makes it clear that the sports betting platform is for everyone—as long as you’re not Tom Brady. Why? As Vince Vaughn explains, he just doesn’t need any more wins. Watch the ad here.

Michelob Ultra Ad Starring Lionel Messi, Jason Sudeikis and Dan Marino

The greatest game ever played… on the beach. While waiting for a new keg of Michelob ULTRA to be available at a beachside bar, the soccer legend finds himself in the middle of a pick-up game—and yes, he proves he’s the GOAT no matter the pitch. Watch the ad here.

United Ad Starring Kyle Chandler

Coach Taylor himself delivers a heartfelt pep talk to all the Super Bowl viewers whose team didn't quite make it to the final game. Watch the ad here.

Uber Eats Ad Starring Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, David and Victoria Beckham, Jelly Roll and Usher

In this hilarious ad, the stars swap out a fairly crucial memory—including some of their most iconic work—to hold onto the knowledge of everything Uber Eats can deliver. Watch the ad here.

Totino's Ad Starring Pete Davidson

The Bupkis star is on the case—to deliver Totino's to fans for the Big Game, that is. With the help of his robot army, he outmaneuvers pizza delivery men to ensure everyone has enough of the beloved snack. Watch the ad here.

Booking.com Ad Starring Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBreyer

The 30-second spot sees the Saturday Night Live alum experience different versions of herself—played by a few familiar faces—through her travels. Watch the ad here.

Coors Light Ad Starring LL Cool J and Lainey Wilson

Coors' Chill Train is back—and in the conductor's seat is a particularly cool figure. Among the guests along for the ride: the "Heart Like a Truck" country singer. Watch the ad here.

Hellmann's Ad Starring Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson

The internet loves a talking animal, and this ad shows the meteoric rise to fame Kate's cat faces after uttering a simple word: "mayo." Among Mayo Cat's major feats? Well, that includes a press tour, a best-selling book and a whirlwind romance with none other than Pete Davidson. Watch the ad here.

NERDS Ad Starring Addison Rae

The gummy clusters channel their inner Jennifer Beals by recreating the iconic “Flashdance…What a Feeling” scene from Flashdance. And as for who taught the candy those iconic moves, well, that would be the He’s all That star. Watch the ad here. 

Pringles Ad starring Chris Pratt

The Guardians of the Galaxy star tries out a new look, only to discover he may bear a resemblance to the iconic Pringles logo. Luckily, it seems he may have found his next big role. Watch the ad here.

Stōk Cold Brew Ad Starring Anthony Hopkins

The two-time Oscar winner faces his toughest role yet: As Wrexham AFC's mascot Wred Dragon. The ad, from Ryan Reynolds' Maximum Effort, sees the Welsh actor pulling out all the stops, with a little help from some cold brew along the way. Watch the ad here.

Doritos Ad Starring Jenna Ortega and Danny Ramirez

The Wednesday star’s trip to the market with her grandmothers, Dina and Mita, takes quite a turn after The Falcon and The Winter Soldier actor swoops in to steal the last bag of Doritos Dinamita. Undeterred, the ladies take after him like a pair of octogenarian superheroes, only for Jenna to ultimately secure the bag. Watch the ad here.

Popeyes Ad Starring Ken Jeong

The Community alum travels from the '70s into the future for a chance to dive into the Popeyes chicken wings. And as the 30-second spot makes clear, the journey to the future was well worth it. Watch the ad here.

Bud Light Ad Starring Post Malone, Peyton Manning and Dana White

The beer brand is turning the Big Game into a big night out with their commerical featuring the new character, the Bud Light Genie. As for what kind of shenanigans he gets up to with Peyton, Post and Dana? You'll have to tune in and find out. Watch the ad here.

M&M's Ad Starring Scarlett Johansson, Dan Marino, Terrell Owens and Bruce Smith

Now this is a tasty consolation prize. M&M's ad sees the trio of  NFL legends, all of whom have never won a Super Bowl, finally get their rings. And they're not the only non-winners to take home a prize as two-time Oscar nominee Scarlett—who laments losing twice in the same year—gets her gold. Watch the ad here.

Squarespace Ad Starring Martin Scorsese

This commercial slaps. At least this sounds like new Gen Z slang icon Martin would say. The Oscar-winning filmmaker stars in—and directs—this cute ad that sees aliens try to make contact with busy humans to no avail…until they turn to the most 21st century way of communicating: online. Watch the ad here.

T-Mobile Ad Starring Bradley Cooper and his mom Gloria, Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht, Jennifer Hudson, Laura Dern and Common

These stars may no longer spend a lot of time in front of the audition camera—except when it comes to a role in a T-Mobile ad. Bradley and his mom, who starred in the 2023 commercial, are joined this year by the Suits stars as well as IRL couple Common and Jennifer, not to mention the Big Little Lies alum. Watch the ad here.

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