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The upcoming weekend is all about Super Bowl XLVIII between AFC champion Denver Broncos (15-3) led by quarterback Peyton Manning and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks (15-3) led by quarterback Russell Wilson. Kick-off is set for Sunday February 2, 2014 at 6:30pm Eastern Time at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The first cold-weather Super Bowl will be played in an open-air stadium and ticketholders are urged to dress in layers as the temperature is expected to reach a balmy 50 degrees. Actually, the temperature will be considered a heat wave compared to recent sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast.
 
Average ticket price has fallen much faster than recent years, mainly attributed to location. Tickets this year are expected to be the cheapest Super Bowl since 2002, the year following 9/11 when many people were unwilling to fly in the wake of the attacks. 
 
This will be the Denver Bronco's seventh Super Bowl appearance (2-4). The Bronco's previous Super Bowl appearance stats: 
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 New York Giants 39, Denver Broncos 20
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10
 
This will be the Seattle Seahawks second trip to the Super Bowl (0-1). The Seahawks previous Super Bowl appearance stats:
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10.
 
The Pittsburgh Steelers, also known as the 'Steel Curtain', hold the record for the most Super Bowl victories with 6 wins or one for the thumb as the fanatical, Steeler Nation fans thrive on. A 2008 article for ESPN.com ranked Steelers fans as the best in the NFL, citing their "unbelievable" sellout streak of 299 consecutive games.
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Las Angeles Rams 19
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers16, Minnesota Vikings 6
 
 
Super Bowl Facts:
 
Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. The Super Bowl is generally the most watched American television broadcast during the year with the four most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history being, Super Bowls. 
 
The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10. There are four NFL teams who never appeared in a Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.
 
Most wins as starting Super Bowl quarterback: 4
Terry Bradshaw - Pittsburgh IX, X, XIII, XIV
Joe Montana - San Francisco XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV
 
Highest scoring Super Bowl: XXIV San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10 
 
Lowest scoring Super Bowl: VII Miami Dolphins-14, Washington Redskins-7. 
 
Nine NFL teams have won the Super Bowl at their first appearance: 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers, Giants, Jets, Packers, Ravens, Saints and Steelers.
 
Youngest NFL quarterback to win a Super Bowl: Ben Roethlisberger age 23, Super Bowl XL Feb. 5, 2006 Steelers 21, Seahawks 10.
Oldest NFL quarterback to win a Super Bowl: John Elway age 38, Super Bowl XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Broncos 34, Falcons 19.
 
 
Historic Super Bowl scores:
 
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31
 
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17
 
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25
 
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 New Orleans Saints 31 Baltimore Colts 17
 
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 Arizona Cardinals 23
 
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 New York Giants 17, New England Patriots14
 
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17
 
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
 
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21
 
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29
 
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21
 
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17
 
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7
 
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16
 
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19
 
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24
 
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21
 
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers17
 
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers 26
 
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13
 
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17
 
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24
 
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19
 
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10
 
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16
 
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10
 
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 New York Giants 39, Denver Broncos 20
 
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10
 
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers 38, Miami Dolphins 16
 
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Las Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9
 
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17
 
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers 26, Cincinnati Bengals 21
 
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Oakland Raiders 27, Philadelphia Eagles10
 
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Las Angeles Rams 19
 
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
 
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10
 
XI Jan. 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14
 
X Jan. 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
 
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
 
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7
 
VII Jan. 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7
 
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3
 
V Jan. 17, 1971 Baltimore Ravens 16, Dallas Cowboys13
 
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7
 
III Jan. 12, 1969 New York Jets 16, Baltimore Ravens 7
 
II Jan. 14, 1968 Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14
 
I Jan. 15, 1967 Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10
 
The Super Bowl also signals the end of football season for another year which is a very sad time for many football fans, no matter who their favorite team is.