SUPER BOWL WATCH: Welcome to New Jersey

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A look at the Super Bowl on Sunday night between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

POPULAR PICKS: Denis Leary is rooting for Russell Wilson to win it all because he thinks there needs to be a little parity when it comes to who owns the Lombardi trophy.

“The Manning family had three trophies,” the comedian and actor said, referring to Eli Manning’s two and brother Peyton’s one. If the Broncos defeat the Seahawks, Peyton Manning would get his second.

“I love Russell Wilson and they’re the underdogs so I’m rooting for them,” said Leary on the red carpet at MetLife Stadium before the game began.

Harry Connick Jr. was also a fan of Wilson but wasn’t ready to jump on the Seahawks bandwagon just yet.

“I’m happy to see a great game, but I can’t bring myself to root for a specific team,” the “American Idol” judge said.

WELCOME TO NEW JERSEY: After nearly four years of speculation about a Super Bowl played in the freezing cold and swirling snow, the big day has come and it looks a lot like … spring.

As fans started to file into the stadium three hours before the game, many didn’t even wear jackets: A sweatshirt under a jersey was plenty. The temperature was in the low 50s under cloudy skies with a few raindrops, though snow in the forecast could make it tough for out-of-towners to make it home Monday.

Players in shorts warmed up on the field, and TV commentators stood around in their sport coats.

The record low for a Super Bowl appears safe – 34 degrees in 1972 in New Orleans, a mere 1,000 miles south of East Rutherford.

AP Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu contributed to this report.

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