The National Weather Service said that temperatures for Sunday’s NFL title game at MetLife Stadium were 10 to 15 degrees above normal.
Make it 48 Super Bowls in a row for Donald Crisman, Larry Jacobson and Tom Henschel.
After putting his team through its final full practice of the season on Friday afternoon, Denver Broncos coach John Fox declared his team ready to go for the Super Bowl.
Security efforts will cover land and air on Super Bowl Sunday and fans will see hundreds of officers and NFL security guards everywhere they look.
Denver was walloped 40-10 by Seattle in the preseason with Ronnie Hillman fumbling, Montee Ball stumbling and Peyton Manning grumbling.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
Fans are descending on the East Coast this weekend in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and one of the biggest Broncos fans was among them – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
Imagine coaching against a team that you grew up rooting for. That’s the situation for Brian Schneider, the special teams coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.
The Broncos offensive line has done a stellar job protecting Peyton Manning all season, and two members of that line share a special bond.
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