Updated: Monday, 03 February 2014 07:15 | By Agence France-Presse

Super Bowl 48 Live Report

2310 GMT: There was plenty of talk beforehand about the weather and if this was going to be the coldest Super Bowl in history. It won't be. It's about 50 degrees Fahrenheit in New Jersey -- the record low for a Super Bowl was 39F at kickoff, in 1972, in New Orleans. That record chill won't be beaten tonight.


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.

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