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Highlights of all the very good doggos of Puppy Bowl XV

In addition to the cuteness, we’ve got all the information on how to watch.

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RECAP

What a day, what a game. Team Ruff overcame a halftime deficit to take a huge lead in the third quarter. Despite a late push from Team Fluff thanks to a double touchdown by Gallagher, Ruff’s Hank was able to put the game away with a field goal with a minute left that put Team Ruff up 59-51. This ends Fluff’s two-year win streak, and Sierra should get a lot of credit for that due to her two third quarter touchdowns.

We’re all winners (especially the very good doggos), but only Team Ruff takes home the Lombarky Trophy this year.

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MOST VALUABLE PUP

Bumble dominated the online vote as the hearing and sight-impaired pupper had two big field goals in the game.

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UNDERDOG

Will, this floof-ball with a prosthetic front leg, took home the game’s Underdog award. Way to go, Will!

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FIELD GOAL RUFF! Ruff 59, Fluff 51

Hank ices the game for Ruff, giving them the win and keeping Team Fluff from winning three straight! TEAM RUFF DOES IT!

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DOUBLE TOUCHDOWN FLUFF! Ruff 56, Fluff 51

Well that was a hell of a play by Gallagher, the ginormous St. Bernard pupper. He had had enough of Ruff’s bullshit, taking the toy from one end zone to the other for the rare double score. Check out the stiff arm below. Just brutal stuff. As they always say, never count out Team Fluff in the Puppy Bowl.

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TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 56, Fluff 37

That might be it, folks. Pirate takes a taco toy and sprints into the end zone to give Team Ruff a huge 19-point lead here in the 4th quarter. He opened the quarter by ripping off his team scarf and barking in Gallagher’s face, so hopefully that doesn’t come back to...bite...him.

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END OF THE 3RD QUARTER

Ruff leads Fluff by 12, and there’s a close battle for MVP voting. Is it Emmit (2TDs)? Bumble (2 FGs)? Sierra (2TDs)? VOTE NOW!

TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 49, Fluff 37

Could Team Ruff be running away with this? Bugsy waltzes into the end zone for the score to put Ruff up by 12 as the third quarter comes to a close. Defense certainly hasn’t been anything to write home about in this one, but it’s made for an exciting affair.

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TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 42, Fluff 37

My goodness what did we do to deserve this incredible game. Sierra finds the end zone for the second time in the third quarter, giving Ruff the lead right back. Can they hold on down the stretch against the reigning champs?

TOUCHDOWN FLUFF! Fluff 37, Ruff 35

Fluff doesn’t wait long for their answer and our eighth lead change of the game as Maisey is unbelievably wide open for the score to re-take the lead. The Ruff coaches will have to head back to the drawing board about this defense. Hate to see this in the biggest game of the season.

TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 35, Fluff 30

Sierra puts Ruff back in front with a key score to open the second half. That wasn’t the best part of this experience for Sierra, however, as she had a chance to meet Olympian Gus Kenworthy before the game.

Kenworthy is a noted dog enthusiast, having rescued his pup Birdie from South Korea when he was there for the Sochi Olympics. Well, he helped Sierra train and clearly got her ready for the big day with all these cuddles.

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I also need to shoutout my dude Alexander, the biggest of moods:

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HALFTIME: Fluff 30, Ruff 28

The first half was full of action as the game featured six lead changes and three ties. Team Ruff has stuck to just touchdowns, but Team Fluff has two field goals—both from Bumble in the second quarter—and that’s the difference in the game.

Emmitt has two touchdowns to his name in the first half for Fluff, so right now he and Bumble have to lead the MVP race in the game. To all the puppies’ credit, it was a low penalty first half.

Now, enjoy the incredible halftime show featuring all these amazing kittens and Purr-oon 5 with Adam Feline performing their hit, “Meows Like Jagger”.

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FIELD GOAL FLUFF! Fluff 30, Ruff 28

So much scoring, I can barely keep up. Bumble gets her second score in a row after tricking the Ruff team into thinking she was on the...PUP list (nailed it). Instead, she re-takes the field and gets another field goal to put the favorites back on top heading into the break.

TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 28, Fluff 27

Y’all we got a good one here as Ruff doesn’t mess with measly field goals. Prince Harry goes to the house for the TD, putting the underdogs (lol yep I did it) back on top for the time being.

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FIELD GOAL FLUFF! Fluff 27, Ruff 21

Bumble used the RPO (Roll Play Option), and I’m in awe. The adorable seeing-impaired puppo rolled all the way down to the 10 yard line before sneaking the ball through the corner for the three-point score.

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FIELD GOAL (I THINK) FLUFF! Fluff 24, Ruff 21

I have absolutely no idea what constitutes a field goal, but Fluff takes the lead right back thanks to Ace. Fluff has won the last two, and they’re looking to make it three in a row.

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I want to cuddle every single one of these very good puppers.

TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Fluff 21, Ruff 21

The lead doesn’t last long as Pistachio takes it in for the score as the porcupines celebrate with a party circle (or something).

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TOUCHDOWN FLUFF! Fluff 21, Ruff 14

The bigger puppies are on the field, and Marisol sprints around the field about seven times before picking up a toy and heading into the endzone. This is Fluff’s first lead of the game, and they have all the momentum. Marisol is “mic’d up”, and she’s talking a lot of shit after that TD.

My dog, watching with me (duh), has started barking every time they squeak a toy. She’s super into it.

We get a pupdate on Marisol’s home in Costa Rica. BRB, I’m moving to this dog heaven:

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TOUCHDOWN FLUFF! Ruff 14, Fluff 14

We have an MVP candidate as Emmitt is channeling his inner Emmitt Smith and takes in another score to even things up at 14 as the end of the first quarter nears. He played with the Ruff defense, taunting them all over the field before finally scoring. I also learned they can score in whichever end zone they want, which makes sense, because...puppies.

HERE IS A VERY GOOD SLOTH WITH A STUFFED DOG IN A BASKET WITH A PENNANT THAT SAYS “LIVESLOW”. This is the best event of the year.

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ADORABLE PUPDATE

We get a “Pup Close” with Flo, a Chihuahua-Maltese mix puppy that I want to kidnap and make my best friend. I need to cuddle this puppy. They take Flo to the beach, exploding my cold, cold heart.

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HELLO MEET MR. BREAKFAST, A VERY GOOD PUP IN A VERY GOOD BEACH OUTFIT.

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TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 14, Fluff 7

It continues to be a back-and-forth affair as the majority of the puppies got hyper-focused on one spot on the bone-shaped field, leaving Dawn to scamper for the score and give Ruff the lead back once again.

TOUCHDOWN FLUFF! Ruff 7, Fluff 7

Brady gets the yellow-clad Fluff puppers on the board to even things up. She fumbled the toy on the attempt, but got it back and took it into the endzone.

TOUCHDOWN RUFF! Ruff 7, Fluff 0

Right out of the gate, Emmitt puts Ruff on the board, tiptoeing down the sideline and hitting the endzone with no problem. He got a great block from a teammate, and it’s a great start for Ruff, up 7-0 early.

Check out this overhead view. Pretty good, considering it’s being run by hamsters.

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WE STARTED!

Puppy Bowl XV is underway on Animal Planet, and the cuteness is already too much to handle. There are kangaroo cheerleaders, hamsters driving the blimp, capybara and porcupine mascots, and just so many adorable puppies.

All of the good doggos are fighting for the right to claim this amazing “Lombarky” trophy.

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I’m trying to out-do this tweeting Parrot, and honestly, I think she’s going to crush me.

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PREVIEW

The sports world will be rapt on Sunday as the best athletes in the country take the field for the pinnacle of their game. I, of course, am talking about Puppy Bowl XV. Let’s be honest, this is a way more fun event than actual football, and that’s because dogs are the absolute best. Puppies? Somehow slightly better than dogs!

For the 15th time, we’ll get Team Fluff vs. Team Ruff as the cutest and most ferocious puppies battle for adorable supremacy. Thirty-six very good doggos are split between the two squads to rumble on the gridiron in the hopes of winning the CHEWY.COM “Lombarky” Trophy.

Let’s meet some of the adorable doggos that are competing. There’s Brooklyn, who is “still trying to make fetch happen,” and Clara, whose celebrity crush is “Megan Barkle”. They’re all so great.

Bee

Age: 14 weeks
Breed: Chihuahua-Pekingese mix
Squad: Team Ruff
Cuteness: 154/10
Verdict: Good Pup

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Brooklyn

Age: 14 weeks
Breed: Neapolitan Mastiff-American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Squad: Team Fluff
Cuteness: Pizza/10
Verdict: Good Pup

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Clara

Age: 13 weeks
Breed: Corgi
Squad: Team Fluff
Cuteness: OMG EARS/10
Verdict: Good Pup

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Emmitt

Age: 15 weeks
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog-Boykin Spaniel mix
Squad: Team Ruff
Cuteness: I literally can’t even/10
Verdict: Good Pup

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Flo

Age: 16 weeks
Breed: Maltese
Squad: Team Ruff
Cuteness: INFINITY/10
Verdict: Good Pup

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Lola

Age: 16 weeks
Breed: Shar Pei
Squad: Team Fluff
Cuteness: WRINKLES/10
Verdict: Good Pup

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Still on the fence? Think of a dog you know. Chances are, you like that dog more than most of the people you know. They’re good dogs.

How to Watch

When: 3 p.m. ET

TV: Animal Planet

Online: Animal Planet GO

Starting lineups: The Cutest