Watch the Super Bowl Online for the First Time

By Tom Liddy | February 5, 2012 12:05pm 

MANHATTAN — It's the big game, on the small screen.

Football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl online for the first time Sunday evening — with options available for the web and mobile phone users.

NBC, which is broadcasting the 6:30 p.m. matchup between the Giants and the Patriots, will be streaming the game live on its website for those without access to a TV.

Beginning at 6 p.m., viewers will be able to watch Eli Manning and the Big Blue Wrecking Crew take on Tom Brady in Indianapolis via four different camera angles.

According to the Associated Press, those will include a view from the end zone, the sidelines and the "star" player, typically whoever has the ball.

Fans will also be able to pause and rewind the footage, according to

For those who watch the game for the ads, online video spots will replace those shown on TV, the AP said.

But fear not, the TV ads will be available through NBC on demand soon after they run, the report said.

Giants fans on the go will be able to watch the game on their phones through NFL Mobile.

The service is only available to Verizon users and further details are available here.