When is Super Bowl 2019? LIII (53) Date, Kickoff Time, Location, Halftime Show Performers Update, TV Channel

The NFL Playoffs 2019 are beginning to take shape as we near the final week of the regular season. Already, teams including the Dallas Cowboys have clinched the division and will battle to reach the Super Bowl 2019 (LIII). Other teams are still fighting to get into the playoffs with a chance to reach the Super Bowl, including defending NFL Champion the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tennessee Titans.

But while the teams competing won't emerge until the end of the NFL playoffs, we already know the Super Bowl 2019 date, kickoff time, location, TV channel and some of the halftime show performers. Here's what we know so far:

Super Bowl 2019 Date and Location and Time

Super Bowl LII (53), will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Kickoff time for Super Bowl 2019 in this indoor venue is 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

TV Channel

CBS (with live streaming by CBS All Access). You can get a free trial for CBS All Access for seven days so you may want to fill that out the week of the Super Bowl.

Halftime Performers Update

News reports this week suggest that Maroon 5 is a lead act chosen for the Super Bowl halftime performance. The latest update according to TMZ is that Travis Scott, who currently has a blockbuster single with Drake, will join Maroon 5 for the halftime show, but Scott is reportedly receiving criticism from the Rev. Al Sharpton and other celebrities for agreeing to the performance.

Maroon 5 is reportedly also talking to Cardi B and Big Boi from Outcast about joining the halftime show, according to TMZ, but other reports suggest Cardi B has not been offered a slot and also has concerns.

Super Bowl 2019 teams?

The biggest question surrounding Super Bowl 53 in 2019 is what teams will play. One thing we do know: the home team, Atlanta Falcons, with a 6-9 record, have missed the playoffs this season and have no chance of playing for the Super Bowl on their home turf.

The defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles are not out of it yet, however. The Eagles kicked a field goal as time expired today to upset the Houston Texans 32-30 and keep their playoff hopes alive.

The Eagles, now 8-7, will need to win Sunday at Washington and hope that they get some help from Minnesota and Seattle with losses to get a wild-card berth.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys beat Tampa Bay today 27-20 to clinch the NFC East title, assuring a playoff berth. The Cowboys began the season with a 3-5 record and the playoffs seemed like a distant dream. But they have now won six of seven games hope to advance to their first Super Bowl since 1995.

"We're playing the kind of football where you can win games in the postseason," Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, according to ESPN.

The New Orleans Saints were the No. 1 ranked team in the AP's Pro32 power ranking entering today's home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Saints are hoping to get the NFC's home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and return to the Super Bowl.