The Super Bowl is just a few weeks away.
The playoffs will kick off at 5:30 p.m.
ET (4:30 a.m., PT) on Sunday, February 4, when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Denver Broncos.
It will be a thrilling affair.
Here are the top storylines to watch as the Super Bowl unfolds: NFL season start The New York Giants (2-0) open their season with a road win over the Minnesota Vikings (1-1).
The Giants are expected to enter the playoffs with the NFC’s top seed, which would give them an easy path to the playoffs.
The Vikings, on the other hand, are hoping to win their first division title since 2008, when they were in the NFC North.
It’ll be a battle for a spot in the postseason, which could make it a tight race.
Will the Broncos be the team to beat in Super Bowl LII?
Will the Panthers win their second consecutive division title?
It’ll all be up to the Denver defense, which has allowed only four touchdowns and just one interception this season.
Who will be the NFC playoff champion?
Here’s our predictions.
Who’s the most interesting player in Super B?
Our Super Bowl team picks for the 2017 season.
NFL season starts The Seattle Seahawks (1.5-0, 0-0 in the AFC) host the New England Patriots (0-3, 0 and 0 in the division) at CenturyLink Field.
This game will be played before the first playoff game of the season on Sunday night, January 3.
Seattle is a favorite to win the NFC West, and it should have the best chance of making it to the Super B. New England is coming off a bye week and will be without running back LeGarrette Blount (ankle).
The Patriots have been solid on defense, holding opponents to just 21.5 points per game.
What happens in the Superbowl?
It will likely be a game of who can get the most points on the scoreboard.
The Patriots and Seahawks are expected each to score at least 21 points, with a couple of teams scoring close to 20.
The most likely teams to score a ton of points are the Steelers and Cowboys, both of whom are expected, depending on who they play, to score 30 points.
What does it mean for the Patriots?
The Patriots should win their third straight division title, and they are the only team in the NFL to win it all in consecutive seasons.
They’ve won the division twice, and have won their past three division titles.
If the Patriots can pull off the upset, they’ll have a shot to make the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
What’s the best reason to watch Super Bowl XLIX?
Watch Super Bowl XXXIX on ESPN or on Fox Sports GO.
Watch all the SuperBowl action with Fox Sports NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available on smartphones, tablets and computers.
Super Bowl LI coverage will be broadcast live on Fox’s NFL Network, starting at 5 p.t.
The live stream will be available on FoxSportsGo.com.
It also can be seen on the Fox Sports Go app, which can be downloaded for free and can stream live coverage of all 32 regular-season games.