Super Bowl LIII is set to kick off in a little over an hour, but if you watched NFL Network on Friday, you would think it had already been played and the New England Patriots had won their sixth world championship.
That’s because the network accidentally aired a celebratory commercial commemorating New England winning the big game. In it, you can also see a sneak peek at what Patriots’ championship gear will look like.
The swag is worn by some awkward actors pretending to be Pats fans.
Pretty funny to watch.
NFL Network runs wrong commercial pic.twitter.com/MQYVmCDa7L
— Heart of NFL (@HeartofNFL) February 1, 2019
Relax, “NFL is rigged” conspiracy people. This ad means absolutely nothing related to today’s game. It was just an embarrassing miscue by the NFL Network.
New England is favored to win its sixth championship under Bill Belichick today. It would also be the franchise’s third title in the last five seasons.
The Los Angeles Rams, meanwhile, haven’t won a title in almost two decades. When they won that Super Bowl against the Tennessee Titans in January 2000, they were known as the St. Louis Rams.
Kickoff for Super Bowl LIII is set for 6:30 p.m. ET from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. CBS will broadcast the action, with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson on the call.