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Oops: Super Bowl played in abnormally warm weather

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EAST RUTHERFORD,.N.J. (AP) — The first cold-weather Super Bowl was actually pretty warm.

The National Weather Service said that temperatures for Sunday’s NFL title game at MetLife Stadium between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks were 10 to 15 degrees above normal, and just nine degrees below the record high of 62 set in 1973.

It’s certainly not what league owners expected in 2010 when they awarded the game to the Jets and Giants. The fears that snow, ice and frigid temperatures would detract from the game normally held in either warm-weather cities or in stadium with dome proved unfounded – at least by a day.

The snow is forecast Monday.

Some two hours before kickoff, fans stood in the stands wearing team jerseys in 52 degree temperature. Their jackets were either in their hands or on seats.

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