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Setting the scene from Super Bowl XLVIII: Warm weather awaits Broncos and Seahawks

02.02.14 at 4:52 pm ET
The stage is set for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. (Mike Petraglia/

The stage is set for Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. (Mike Petraglia/

EAST RUTHERFORD — For all the concerns about the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather climate, apparently Roger Goodell has the ear of Mother Nature.

A game time temperature of 44 degrees is expected for kick-off, which would be officially five degrees warmer than the coldest Super Bowl ever played when the Cowboys beat the Dolphins, 24-3, in Super Bowl VI in Jan. 1972 at Tulane Stadium. As a matter of fact, three years later on the same field, they held the second-coldest outdoor Super Bowl, as the Steelers beat the Vikings, 16-6, with a game-time temperature of 46 degrees. Super Bowl XXXIX, won by the Patriots, 24-21, over the Eagles was played at a game-time temperature of 59 degrees in Jacksonville, Fla.

The temperature actually reached 56 degrees with a mild breeze around 2 p.m. ET before cooling off.

Wind should not be a significant factor as it will be coming out of the west-northwest at 4 MPH. According to temperatures should remain fairly steady throughout the three and a half hours, bottoming out at 39 at around 10 p.m. ET.

Here are the conditions for the previous 47 Super Bowls, courtesy the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Super Bowl Result Location
at Kickoff
I Green Bay 35 Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
Kansas City 10
II Green Bay 33 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Oakland 14
III New York Jets 16 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Baltimore 7
IV Kansas City 23 Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)
Minnesota 7
V Baltimore 16 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Dallas 13
VI Dallas 24 Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)
Miami 3
VII Miami 14 Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
Washington 7
VIII Miami 24 Rice Stadium (Houston, TX)
Minnesota 7
IX Pittsburgh 16 Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)
Minnesota 6
X Pittsburgh 21 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Dallas 17
XI Oakland 32 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Minnesota 14
XII Dallas 27 Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
70° (indoors)
Denver 10
XIII Pittsburgh 35 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
Dallas 31
XIV Pittsburgh 31 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Los Angeles Rams 19
XV Oakland 27 Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
72° (indoors)
Philadelphia 10
XVI San Francisco 26 Pontiac Silverdome (Detroit, MI)
72° (indoors)
Cincinnati 21
XVII Washington 27 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Miami 17
XVIII Los Angeles Raiders 38 Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL)
Washington 9
XIX San Francisco 38 Stanford Stadium (Stanford, CA)
Miami 16
XX Chicago 46 Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
70° (indoors)
New England 10
XXI New York Giants 39 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Denver 20
XXII Washington 42 Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA)
Denver 10
XXIII San Francisco 20 Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, FL)
Cincinnati 16
XXIV San Francisco 55 Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
72° (indoors)
67 (outdoors)
Denver 10
XXV New York Giants 20 Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL)
Buffalo 19
XXVI Washington 37 Metrodome (Minneapolis, MN)
73° (indoors)
26 (outdoors)
Buffalo 24
XXVII Dallas 52 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
Buffalo 17
XXVIII Dallas 30 Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
72° (indoors)
44 (outdoors)
Buffalo 13
XXIX San Francisco 49 Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami, FL)
San Diego 26
XXX Dallas 27 Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ)
Pittsburgh 17
XXXI Green Bay 35 Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
New England 21
XXXII Denver 31 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)
Green Bay 24
XXXIII Denver 34 Pro Player Stadium (Miami, FL)
Atlanta 19
XXXIV St. Louis 23 Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)
72° (indoors)
34° (outdoors)
Tennessee 16
XXXV Baltimore 34 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
New York Giants 7
XXXVI New England 20 Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
72° (indoors)
56° (outdoors)
St. Louis 17
XXXVII Tampa Bay 48 Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)
Oakland 21
XXXVIII New England 32 Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)
Carolina 29
XXXIX New England 24 ALLTELL STADIUM (Jacksonville, FL)
Philadelphia 21
XL Pittsburgh 21 Ford Field (Detroit, MI)
68° (indoors)
30° (outdoors)
Seattle 10
XLI Indianapolis 29 Dolphin Stadium (Miami, FL)
Chicago 17
XLII New York Giants 17 University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)
70° (indoors)
61° (outdoors)
New England 14
XLIII Pittsburgh 27 Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
Arizona 23
XLIV New Orleans 31 Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)
Indianapolis 17
XLV Green Bay 31 Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)
52° (outdoors)
Pittsburgh 25
XLVI New York Giants 21 Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
44° (outdoors)
New England 17
XLVII Baltimore 34 Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
71° (outdoors)
San Francisco 31


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