Super Bowl 2014: Location, Date, Time, Teams, Plus Facts And Figures For Football's Biggest Event

on January 21 2014 6:44 PM
Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII will take place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Reuters

Super Bowl XLVIII is less than two weeks away. The top seeds in both conferences in will meet in the biggest NFL game of the year.

The contest is expected to be a close one with the point spread set at less than a field goal. If recent history is any indication, the game is likely to come down to the wire. The last 10 Super Bowls have been decided by an average of 6.3 points. Only three of those games were decided by more than once score.

Each year the Super Bowl is the most watched television event. In 2013, the game was seen by over 108 million people. That number could be exceeded this year, as ratings for both the AFC and NFC Championship Games saw increased viewership.

The Super Bowl will feature a lot of star power. If neither team had made the big game, they would have had 11 total players in the Pro Bowl.

Date And Time:

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:25 p.m. ET on FOX. Since 2004, every Super Bowl has been played in February. This year marks the earliest the game will be played since 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals on Feb. 1.

Stadium:

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.  The home to the New York Giants and New York Jets opened in 2010 and seats a capacity of 82,500. The surface of the field is FieldTurf, which is artificial grass.

Teams:

Denver Broncos (13-3; AFC Champion). The Broncos are coached by John Fox. Denver defeated the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl. They are led by quarterback Peyton Manning on offense and cornerback Champ Bailey on defense. 

Seattle Seahawks (13-3; NFC Champion). The Seahawks are coached by Pete Carroll. Seattle defeated the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl. They are led by quarterback Russell Wilson on offense, and cornerback Richard Sherman on defense. 

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