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What time is the Super Bowl and how long will it last

If you’re wondering what time the Super Bowl starts or how long the game might last, we’re here to help!

The NFL wraps up the 2019-20 season Sunday evening when the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs square off in Super Bowl 54. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for right around 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT). Kickoff won’t be exactly then because all of the pre-game festivities can lead to minor delays. When you’ve got the Anthem, the coin toss, and so much more, it’s hard to guarantee an exact starting time.

Most NFL games take between three hours and three and a half hours to wrap up. The Super Bowl is an entirely different beast. We get extra commercial spots and a lengthier halftime show. The game can take upwards of four hours even if it does not go into overtime.

The matchups can dictate longer and shorter games, but this is a tough one to figure out. Both are exceedingly efficient offenses, and the 49ers in particular run the ball with gusto. However, if the Chiefs offense struggled or the 49ers were forced to the air a bit more, incomplete passes could slow this game down even further.