Ted D. Bear (left) and Baxter (right) playing on the field.

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Tony Aviles

Puppy Bowl XVIII Post Game Highlights

What a reBARKable game! The puppies of Team Fluff and Team Ruff gave it their all, and we couldn't be more proud. With a final score of 73-69, Team Fluff slid into the end zone for a last-minute victory.

Missed the action? Stream Puppy Bowl XVIII now on discovery+.

February 13, 2022

Raise the woof! Team Fluff's Coach Snoop Dogg waited 365 days for this rematch against defending champs, Team Ruff, coached by none other than Martha Stewart.

After the National Anthem, the big game for little dogs began!

1st Quarter



Emily (left) and Dinozzo (right) standing on the field.

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Tony Aviles

Team Fluff was determined to win back the most beloved treasure in puppy sports–the Lombarky trophy.

Team Fluff started with a strong lead as Birch galloped into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. After their loss last year, Team Fluff was looking for some redemption... starting the game off 7-0.

Team Ruff's Lulu and Emmylou came right out of the gates with high energy. But these pups were are all bark and no bite! Team Fluff scored again, cementing their lead at 14-0.

After a quick pep talk from their coaches, Team Ruff scored a touchdown, finally starting to catch up to their fluffy competitors.

Ellington blew past Chorizo to score another touchdown for Team Ruff. But Chorizo couldn't be kept down for long. Working with his puppy teammates, Chorizo snuck around the defense to score a touchdown for Team Fluff.

The first quarter ended with Team Fluff still in the lead and a score of 21-7.

2nd Quarter



Sky running on the field with a toy in her mouth.

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Tony Aviles

Bimini and Tayce showed off their fancy footwork, all while keeping the crowd and each other hyped! Mario grabbed a toy and headed for the end zone, but it was a fumble.

Dan the Ref called a few penalties that set the pups back. From dogpiling to an illegal beagle formation, the pups had to get it together.

With a score of 28-24, Team Ruff was catching up to Team Fluff.

Ted D. Bear scored a touchdown, proving to be a very valuable player for Team Ruff. With seconds to go in the first half, Ted D. Bear's play took the underdogs Team Ruff into the lead with a score of 31-28.


The world-famous Kitty Halftime Show kicked off to a great start. These fantastic felines had the crowd going wild. The kitties were hyped for their seaside shindig and gave the performance of nine lifetimes.

3rd Quarter



Surf (left) and Irwin (right) running on the field. Irwin holds a ball in his mouth.

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Tony Aviles

Anything can happen at Puppy Bowl stadium. Kirby took the snap, and tiptoed down the sideline to score a touchdown for Team Fluff. The cheerleaders went wild.

The 3rd quarter ended with a score of 52-48, with Team Fluff in the lead.

4th Quarter



Ellington (left) chasing Chorizo (right) on the field.

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Tony Aviles

After another score for Team Fluff, the game really started heating up.

After the kickoff, Team Ruff and Team Fluff were at a standoff. Then, Wasabi scored a touchdown. Elmo and his dog Tango were shocked!

Soon after, Odell Barkham scored a touchdown bringing Team Ruff into the lead, with a score of 69-66.

Puppy Bowl XVIII Highlights

With time running out in the last stretch of the game, this canine cliffhanger was about to be decided.

Down by 3, Fluff's Chorizo took the toy. With only 7 seconds left, Chorizo avoided a defender and ran to the end zone. Touchdown! This seven-point scamper won the game for Team Fluff.

Congratulations Puppy Bowl XVIII champions, Team Fluff!


Puppy Bowl NFTs

For the first time in Puppy Bowl history, there are 23 exclusive Puppy Bowl NFTs released weekly leading up to the game. Each drop will feature unique and pawsitively adorable trading cards varying in price and rarity, and a portion of the proceeds from all the sales will benefit Orange Twins Rescue, an animal rescue organization founded by brothers Scott and Brian Nicholson, and singer Ariana Grande.

Next Up

Meet Benny! Puppy Bowl XVIII's Most Pup-ular Player

The brackets are complete and the voters have spoken! It came down to Ted D. Bear the Goldendoodle and Benny the poodle, but after a competitive matchup, Team Fluff's Benny won the Pupularity Playoffs. Congratulations to Benny for soaring to victory and being crowned Puppy Bowl XVIII's "Most Pupular." Watch all the ter-ruff-ic players in action during PUPPY BOWL XVIII on Sunday, February 13 at 2 PM ET Animal Planet or stream on discovery+.

Ready, Set, Pup! Introducing Puppy Bowl XVIII

​​Everyone’s favorite game is back in action! PUPPY BOWL is back with more ear pulls, tail tugs, sloppy kisses, and touchdowns you won't want to miss. Get ready to cheer on the puppy players of Team Ruff and Team Fluff as they give it their all.Mark your calendars for PUPPY BOWL XVIII on Sunday, February 13 at 2 PM ET on Animal Planet and streaming on discovery+.

The Ulti-mutt Fan Guide to Puppy Bowl XVIII

Gearing up for Puppy Bowl XVIII? There are so many things you can enjoy now to get ready for the big game. From a TikTok scrimmage with the pups to the Pregame Show, here's the ulti-mutt fan guide to get the paw-ty started!Watch PUPPY BOWL XVIII on Sunday, February 13 at 2p ET on Animal Planet and stream on discovery+.

Post-Quarantine: Your Dog’s New Normal

Looking to combat separation anxiety between you and your pets as life returns back to normal? Check out “Your Dog’s New Normal” on DOGTV June 12, starting at 4P ET!

Major and Champ Biden Get Ready for the InDOGuration

Ahead of the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, the people at the Delaware Humane Association are having a celebration of their own. Join the InDOGuration festivities on January 17 to celebrate the return of first dogs to the White House. Major and Champ Biden can't wait!

Introducing the World's Greatest K9 Competition, PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE SUMMER GAMES

Host Kym Whitley is joined by Olympic Champion McKayla Maroney as they judge five teams, composed of the country's elite dogs and dog trainers, to determine who takes home the top prize of $5,000 — to be donated to the animal charity. PUPPY BOWL PRESENTS: THE SUMMER GAMES will be streaming exclusively on discovery+, starting on Saturday, July 31.

Let's Celebrate the Animal Shelters!

Since 1996, the first week of November has been dedicated to National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. This year is no exception! Despite the obstacles and setbacks of 2020, there’s been incredible response from animal lovers in communities across the country.

Puppy Bowl NFTs are Here!

For the first time in Puppy Bowl history, there will be 23 exclusive Puppy Bowl NFTs released leading up to and on the day of the game!

Snoop and Martha Return to Coach Puppy Bowl XVIII

The legendary duo, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, are returning to the other ‘big game’ this year. They'll be hosting, and also coaching at PUPPY BOWL XVIII, streaming on discovery+ and airing on Animal Planet Sunday, February 13 at 2PM ET/11AM PT.

Catch the Puppy Bowl Official Scrimmage Only on TikTok

Before you stream PUPPY BOWL XVII on discovery+ this Sunday, February 7 at 2PM ET/11AM PT, get a sneak peek at the puppy scrimmage to end all scrimmages. Watch Team Ruff and Team Fluff go head to head LIVE over on @AnimalPlanet's TikTok on Saturday, February 6 at 2PM ET.