For animal lovers, Sunday’s big game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots is a mere after show. The real gridiron action? Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.

Now in its 11th year, the televised show features spaniels, beagles and terriers “playing” football on a pint-sized model “stadium.”

This year was the first time the bowl was organized into opposing teams: Team Ruff and Team Fluff. The game had it all: Starting lineups, MVPs, a pregame show and Fantasy Game picks.

Not to leave feline-lovers in the dust, the Kitty Halftime show featured a cat dressed as this year’s Super Bowl halftime show star Katy Perry – or in this case, Katty Furry.

There is also a serious side to Puppy Bowl: The canines that participate come from shelters. Animal Planet says the football extravaganza is a way to promote pet adoption.

Puppies weren’t the only animals playing for a win on Sunday. Hallmark Channel aired the Kitten Bowl, also to promote the adoption of shelter animals.

Animal lovers (and viewers looking for non-Super Bowl Sunday entertainment) appear to eat it up. In 2014, Puppy Bowl drew 13.5 million viewers, according to The Associated Press.