Super Bowl halftime shows: Ranking the 10 best Super Bowl halftime show performances in NFL history

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While most of the world’s attention on Super Bowl Sunday is typically on the NFL teams competing, plenty of eyes are always on the halftime show performance each year. There’s no doubt that will be the case again in 2022 when Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige take the NFL’s halftime show stage for what should be an unforgettable performance.

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Over the years there have been many great halftime show moments from Katy Perry’s viral “Left Shark” to Prince’s iconic performance in the rain. But which halftime show was the best of all time? Keep reading to find out who we think put on the greatest show in history. Plus, don’t forget to watch Super Bowl LVI live this afternoon, Sunday, February 13, 2022 on NBC and Peacock. Coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. ET. Click here for scores and results from this year’s NFL Playoffs.

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10.  Katy Perry – Super Bowl XLIX

  • When: February 1, 2015
  • Where: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Setlist: Roar, Dark Horse, I Kissed a Girl, Teenage Dream, Get Ur Freak On (with Missy Elliott), Work It (with Missy Elliott), Lose Control (Missy Elliott), Firework
  • Special guests: Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott, Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band
  • Best moment: During part of her performance, Katy Perry was surrounded by two dancers dressed as sharks. The shark on the left – “Left Shark” – was off beat and out of sync and thus went viral.

9.  Lady Gaga – Super Bowl LI

  • When: February 5, 2017
  • Where: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Setlist: God Bless America/This Land is Your Land, Poker Face, Born This Way, Telephone, Just Dance, Million Reasons, Bad Romance
  • Special guests: None
  • Best moment: Lady Gaga opened her performance by jumping down from the ceiling of NRG Stadium.

8.  Shakira and Jennifer Lopez – Super Bowl LIV

  • When: February 2, 2020
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Shakira setlist: Dare (La La La), She Wolf, Empire, Ojos Asi, Whenever Wherever, I Like It (with Bad Bunny), Chantaje / Callaita (with Bad Bunny), Hips Don’t Lie, Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) with Jennifer Lopez
  • Jennifer Lopez setlist: Jenny From the Block, Ain’t it Funny, Get Right, Waiting for Tonight, Booty / Que Calor / El Anillo / Love Don’t Cost a Thing / Mi Gente (with J Balvin), On the Floor, Let’s Get Loud / Born in the U.S.A. (with Shakira and Emme Muñiz)
  • Special guests: Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Emme Muñiz
  • Best moment: Jennifer Lopez’s daughter Emme Muñiz joined her and Shakira on stage to perform “Let’s Get Loud” and “Born in the U.S.A.”

7.  Michael Jackson – Super Bowl XXVII

  • When: January 31, 1993
  • Where: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Setlist: Jam, Billie Jean, Black or White, We Are the World, Heal the World
  • Special guests: None
  • Best moment: MJ finished his halftime show performance surrounded by a choir singing “We Are the World” and “Heal the World.”

6.  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Super Bowl XLIII

  • When: February 1, 2009
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Setlist: Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Born to Run, Working on a Dream, Glory Days
  • Special guests: None
  • Best moment: As the band performed “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” Bruce Springsteen did a power slide right into the camera.

5.  Madonna – Super Bowl XLVI

  • When: February 5, 2012
  • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Setlist: Vogue, Music / Party Rock Anthem / Sexy and I Know It (with LMFAO), Give Me All Your Luvin’ (with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.), Open Your Heart / Express Yourself (with Cee Lo Green), Like a Prayer (with Cee Lo Green)
  • Special guests: LMFAO, Cirque du Soleil, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, Andy Lewis, Avon High School Drumline, Center Grove High School Drumline, Fishers High School Drumline, Franklin Central High School Drumline, Southern University Dancing Dolls, 200-person choir
  • Best moment: Madonna closed the show with her hit “Like a Prayer” alongside Cee Lo Green and a 200 person choir.

4.  Aerosmith and *NSYNC – Super Bowl XXXV

  • When: January 28, 2001
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Setlist: Bye Bye Bye (*NSYNC), I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith), It’s Gonna Be Me (*NSYNC), Jaded (Aerosmith), Walk This Way (Aerosmith with *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly)
  • Special guests: Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly
  • Best moment: Aerosmith brought out Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly to join them and *NSYNC on stage for a rendition of “Walk This Way” to close out the show.

3.  Beyoncé – Super Bowl XLVII

  • When: February 3, 2013
  • Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Setlist: Run the World (Girls), Love on Top, Crazy In Love, End of Time, Baby Boy, Bootylicious (with Destiny’s Child), Independent Women Part I (with Destiny’s Child), Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, Halo
  • Special guests: Destiny’s Child
  • Best moment: Beyoncé reunited with her Destiny’s Child bandmates on the Super Bowl stage as the trio sang a few of their hits including 2001’s “Bootylicious” and 2000’s “Independent Women.”

2.  U2 – Super Bowl XXXVI

  • When: February 3, 2002
  • Where: Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Setlist: Beautiful Day, MLK, Where the Streets Have No Name
  • Special guests: None
  • Best moment: U2 was the first Super Bowl halftime show headliner after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Lead singer Bono opened up his jacket to reveal an American flag at the end of the performance.

1.  Prince – Super Bowl XLI

  • When: February 4, 2007
  • Where: Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Setlist: We Will Rock You, Let’s Go Crazy, Baby I’m a Star, Proud Mary, 1999, All Along the Watchtower, Best of You, Purple Rain
  • Special guests: Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band
  • Best moment: Prince capped off his acclaimed halftime show performance with an unforgettable performance of “Purple Rain” sung in the middle of a downpour.

Honorable mentions: Paul McCartney (Super Bowl XXXIX), Diana Ross (Super Bowl XXX), Janet Jackson (Super Bowl XXXVIII), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Super Bowl XLII), The Rolling Stones (Super Bowl XL), The Weeknd (Super Bowl LV), Bruno Mars (Super Bowl XLVIII)

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Lamar Jackson continues to exceed expectations while betting on himself this season

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson took the ultimate chance and is betting on himself this NFL season. After failing to reach an agreement with the Ravens on a long-term extension, the Pompano Beach, Florida native, who went 32nd overall in the 2018 draft, is currently playing on the $23 million 5th-year option of his rookie contract.

Jackson reportedly turned down a 5-year offer worth roughly $250 million, with $133 million guaranteed — something many were not surprised by because Deshaun Jackson’s contract, signed this summer, changed the goalposts for QB contracts, especially for a dual-threat player like Lamar Jackson who runs the ball as well as he throws the ball. This week, Jackson will face a major early season test as the 2-2 Ravens host Joe Burrow and the 2-2 Bengals on Sunday Night Football.

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Lamar Jackson’s rushing ability

The 2019 NFL MVP already has 13 total touchdowns this season, including 11 pass touchdowns, and currently leads the Ravens with 316 rush yards — the most of any quarterback in the NFL this season. He also ranks in the league’s top 10 in rushing yards, for all players (ranked 9th entering Week 5). Additionally, Jackson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in September for the second time in his career.

Powered in part by Jackson, the Ravens offense ranked first in rush yards per game in 2019 (206) and 2020 (191.9) and was third in 2021 (145.8). In 2022, the team ranks 8th entering Week 5 (142).

What will happen with Lamar Jackson’s contract at the end of the season?

Lamar Jackson is currently set to become a free agent after the season, however, he could be franchised tagged by the Ravens.

Does Lamar Jackson have an agent?

Lamar Jackson has represented himself during negotiations while leaning on the help of his mother, Felicia Jones, and the NFLPA (which reportedly advised him that he was justified to demand a fully guaranteed deal).

What other notable contracts were recently signed by NFL quarterbacks?

  • Russell Wilson: 5 years, $245 million ($124M fully guaranteed) – August 2022
  • Kyler Murray: 5 years, $230.5 million ($103.3M fully guaranteed) – July 2022
  • Deshaun Watson: 5 years, $230 million (fully guaranteed) – March 2022
  • Josh Allen: 6 years, $258 million ($100M fully guaranteed) – August 2021
  • Patrick Mahomes: 10 years, $450 million ($63.1M fully guaranteed) – July 2020

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals head to M&T Bank Stadium to take on Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens this week on Sunday Night Football. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on NBC and Peacock. Kickoff time is at 8:20 p.m. See below for additional information on how to watch Sunday night’s Bengals vs Ravens matchup.

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How to watch the Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens:

  • Where: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
  • When: Sunday, October 9
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

What time is kickoff for the Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens game?

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

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How to watch the NFL on Peacock: Full Sunday Night Football Schedule, live stream info for the 2022 season

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The 2022 NFL Season is in full gear. This week it’s Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals vs Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. with Football Night in America. Kickoff time is at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.

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Every Sunday Night Football game this season will be available on both NBC and Peacock. See below for the full 2022 Sunday Night Football schedule as well as additional information on how to watch every game on Peacock.

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2022 Sunday Night Football Schedule:

*Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Week 1) – Josh Allen’s four touchdowns power Bills to 31-10 victory over Rams

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Week 1) – Bucs take care of business against Cowboys, who lose Dak Prescott late

Sunday, Sept. 18 (Week 2) – Packers roll over Bears 27-10 as Aaron Jones, Preston Smith star

Sunday, Sept. 25 (Week 3) – Broncos do just enough to pull off 11-10 win over 49ers

Sunday, Oct. 2 (Week 4) – Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs dominate Bucs 41-31

Sunday, Oct. 9 (Week 5) – Bengals at Ravens

Sunday, Oct. 16 (Week 6) – Cowboys at Eagles

Sunday, Oct. 23 (Week 7) – Steelers at Dolphins

Sunday, Oct. 30 (Week 8) – Packers at Bills

Sunday, Nov. 6 (Week 9) – Titans at Chiefs

Sunday, Nov. 13 (Week 10) – Chargers at 49ers

Sunday, Nov. 20 (Week 11) – Bengals at Steelers

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Week 12) – Patriots at Vikings

Sunday, Nov. 27 (Week 12) – Packers at Eagles

Sunday, Dec. 4 (Week 13) – Colts at Cowboys

Sunday, Dec. 11 (Week 14) – Chiefs at Broncos

Sunday, Dec. 18 (Week 15) – Patriots at Raiders

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Week 16) – Buccaneers at Cardinals

Sunday, Jan. 1 (Week 17) – Rams at Chargers

Sunday, Jan. 8 (Week 18) – Matchup TBD

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

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Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

What devices are compatible with Peacock?

Peacock is available on a variety of devices. See the full list here.

In addition to Sunday Night Football, what else can I watch with Peacock Premium?

Premium is your key to unlocking everything Peacock has to offer. You’ll get access to all the live sports and events we have, including Premier League and WWE Premium Live Events like WrestleMania. You’ll also get full seasons of exclusive Peacock Original series, next-day airings of current NBC and Telemundo hits, plus every movie and show available on Peacock. There is always something new to discover on Peacock Premium.

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