Super Bowl 48 Live Report
A Denver Broncos fan cheers before Super Bowl 48 against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on February 2, 2014 - by Timothy A. Clary
2306 GMT: We are about 25 minutes from the kickoff of America's biggest sporting spectacle. The numbers are stunning: more than 110 million television viewers are expected to watch the showdown from MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. There are 82,300 packed into the impressive open-air arena.
Welcome to AFP's live report from Super Bowl 48. Denver's Peyton Manning is hoping to cap a record-setting season with a historic victory over a Seattle squad determined to spoil his dreams of a fairytale moment.
The Broncos' star 37-year-old quarterback set National Football League season records with 5,477 passing yards and 55 passing touchdowns, sparking Denver to a record 606 points.