The NFL Championship is the annual title game between the AFC and NFC champions and is considered one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
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The 2025 NFL Championship will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2025.
The 2025 NFL Championship is due to start at 6:30 PM ET.
The 2025 NFL Championship will take place at Caesers Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
That is the home field of the New Orleans Saints, and it is the eighth time the venue has hosted the NFL Championship.
The 2025 NFL Championship will air on FOX and stream on NFL+ for viewers in the United States.
The 2025 NFL Championship halftime show performer is to be determined.
In 2024, American R&B singer Usher headlined the halftime show, and was joined by Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and several others. Usher was announced as the halftime show performer in September 2023, five months before the championship game.
The winner of the NFL Championship wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The trophy is named in honor of NFL coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two NFL Championship games.
The trophy was first awarded to the Baltimore Colts during the 1970 season after they beat the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth NFL Championship game.
Unlike trophies such as the Stanley Cup in the NHL and Grey Cup in the CFL, a new Vince Lombardi Trophy is made every year, with the winning team keeping the silverware permanently.
The Most Valuable Player, or MVP award, is given to the most valuable player in the NFL Championship.
Each year, a panel of 16 football writers and broadcasters, as well as votes from TV viewers, are collected to see who has been voted the most valuable player in the match.
The media panel's ballots count for 80 percent of the vote, while viewers' votes make up for the remaining 20 percent.
The NFL Championship MVP award has been awarded annually since the game's inception in 1967.
Former quarterback Tom Brady is the record winner of the award, having been nominated on five occasions.
The most recent winner of the NFL Championship are the Kansas City Chiefs, who beat the San Francisco 49ers, 25-22 in overtime.
The NFL have already planned the locations of the next three NFL Championships.
The 2025 NFL Championship will take place at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, while the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara is due to host the event in 2026.
In 2027, the NFL Championship will return to California, with the SoFi Stadium set to play host to the annual contest.
The San Francisco 49ers are the current favorites to win the 2025 NFL Championship. Click here for a the latest NFL outright odds.
The first NFL Championship game took place on January 15, 1967, capping off the 1966 season. It featured the Green Bay Packers beating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in front of 61,946 people at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Two NFL Championship games have gone into overtime, both within the past eight years.
In 2017, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons went to overtime for the first time in the history of the championship game, where the Patriots completed their famous '28-3' comeback.
In 2024, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers went to overtime, with the Chiefs winning, 25-22, their second-straight title.
NFL Championship games cannot end in a tie. Overtime rules in NFL Playoff games are different from the regular season rules. Both teams can possess the ball, even if the team that got the ball first scores a touchdown on the first overtime possession. If the team that possesses the ball first scores a touchdown on the first drive and prevents their opponent from scoring a touchdown on the ensuing drive, the leading team then wins the game.
The NFL Championship is broadcast on the Westwood One radio station in the United States.
The National Anthem singer for the 2025 NFL Championship is to be determined.
In 2024, Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire sang the National Anthem before the NFL Championship game.
The 2024 NFL Championship was the most watched championship game in history, achieving a record-breaking audience of over 123 million viewers in the United States. This also makes it the most popular TV program of all time in the US.
The NFL Championship has made over $500 million in advertising revenue in each of the last two years, beating that milestone for the first time in 2022. The game has made over $100 million in ad revenue every year since 2003, and it has surpassed $300 million every year since 2014.
Warm weather used to be the main factor in the NFL's annual decision of where to host the NFL Championship game. That's why Miami, Tampa, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and San Diego hosted 34 of the first 53 editions of the game. The decision process also used to include a bid, where select cities would submit documents for the league to use while deciding the location.
Now, the NFL reaches out to cities and negotiates terms if the selected city wants to host the big game. One recent cold-weather host was Minneapolis, Minnesota, which hosted the 52nd edition of the game that featured the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at US Bank Stadium, which had opened 18 months prior.
The NFL contributes $5,000 to $7,000 per NFL Championship ring for up to 150 rings, but the rings usually end up costing between $30,000 and $50,000. A Kansas City Chiefs practice squad player auctioned his NFL Championship ring from last season, and while the winning bid is unknown, the ring was valued at $50,000. Jostens, which made the Chiefs latest NFL Championship rings, sold 100 limited edition rings to fans for $14,200.