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February 2, 2014 • Metlife Stadium • East Rutherford, NJ, U.S. • FOX •
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Denver Broncos
574px NFL-NFCW-Helmet-SEA 43
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Seahawks 8 14 14 7 43
Broncos 0 0 8 0 8
NFL-AFCW-Helmet-DEN-Right Face 8


Super Bowl XLVIII
Super-Bowl-XLVIII-logo
1 2 3 4 Total
SEA 8 14 14 7 43
DEN 0 0 8 0 8
Date February 2, 2014
Stadium MetLife Stadium
City East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
MVP Malcolm Smith, Linebacker[1]
Favorite Broncos by 2[2]
National anthem Renée Fleming[3]
Coin toss Joe Namath, Phil Simms
Referee Terry McAulay[4]
Halftime show Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers
Attendance 82,529[5][6]
TV in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Joe Buck (play-by-play)
Troy Aikman (analyst)
Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews (sideline reporters)
Nielsen Ratings 46.4 (national)[7][8]
56.7 (Seattle)[7][8]
50.5 (New York)[7][8]
51.4 (Denver)[7][8]
US viewership: 111.5 million est. avg., 167 million est. totalTemplate:Citation needed
Market share 69 (national)[7]
Cost of 30-second commercial $4 million[9]
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Super-Bowl-XLVIII-logo

Official logo for Super Bowl XLVIII, played in East Rutherford, NJ in February 2014.

Super Bowl XLVIII, the 48th edition of the Super Bowl and the 44th modern-era National Football League championship game, was played in 2014 at the new MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.[10] The game was played on February 2. It was televised by Fox in the United States,[11] and simulcast in Canada on CTV.

The bid to host Super Bowl XLVIIIEdit

Three stadiums placed bids to host the game. They were:

  1. MetLife Stadium (then called New Meadowlands Stadium) – East Rutherford, New Jersey[12]
  2. Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Florida[13]
  3. Sun Life Stadium – Miami Gardens, Florida.[14][15]

Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls (XVIII, XXV, XXXV, XLIII). South Florida / Miami has hosted ten Super Bowls (II, III, V, X, XIII, XXIII, XXIX, XXXIII, XLI, and XLIV).

South Florida / Miami was eliminated in the second round of voting. New Jersey beat Tampa in the fourth round of voting, after receiving a simple majority.

Since New Meadowlands Stadium does not have a roof, it will be the first cold-weather Super Bowl game played in an open stadium, and the first Super Bowl to be played in the New York metropolitan area. It will be the fifth time the Super Bowl will be held in what the NFL determines to be a "cold-weather city", joining Super Bowls XVI (Pontiac, Michigan), XXVI (Minneapolis), XL (Detroit), and XLVI (Indianapolis).

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has indicated that if Super Bowl XLVIII is successful, additional "cold-weather" Super Bowls will be considered.[10][16]

Super Bowl XLVIII will be the first NFL Championship Game to be held in the New York City area since 1962, when the Green Bay Packers beat the New York Giants in the original Yankee Stadium, 16-7. Since then, two other major pro football leagues have held title games in the area:

  • 1985 USFL Championship Game at Giants Stadium, July 14, 1985: Baltimore Stars 28, Oakland Invaders 24. This game would turn out to be the final contest in the league's three-year history, since an attempt to move the spring/summer USFL to a fall schedule in 1986 was aborted after the USFL was awarded just $1 (trebled to $3) in its 1986 antitrust case vs. the NFL.

New York City was scheduled to host Super Bowl XLIV upon the completion of the proposed West Side Stadium. When the stadium proposal was rejected, Sun Life Stadium in Miami was selected to host the game instead.

ResultEdit

The game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos was a 43-8 Seattle win. The MVP was LB Malcolm Smith for his TD on an INT to boost Seattle's confidence. The margin of 35 points set a record for biggest point margin in a Super Bowl.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Patra, Kevin. "Seahawks' Malcolm Smith wins Super Bowl XLVIII MVP", National Football League, February 2, 2014. Retrieved on December 8, 2016. 
  2. Burke, Chris (January 21, 2014). Super Bowl XLVIII odds: Denver Broncos favorite over Seattle Seahawks. Retrieved on January 30, 2014.
  3. Renee Fleming to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII. National Football League (January 21, 2014). Retrieved on January 21, 2014.
  4. Brinson, Will. "NFL names Terry McAulay referee for Super Bowl XLVIII", CBS Sports, January 15, 2014. Retrieved on January 19, 2014. 
  5. Super Bowl Winners. National Football League. Archived from the original on January 1, 2016. Retrieved on December 8, 2016.
  6. Jorgensen, Jack. "Super Bowl 48: Official attendance announced as 82, 529", February 2, 2014. Retrieved on February 3, 2014. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Super Bowl 48 Local Ratings: Seattle Up, Denver Down, K.C. Leads. Sports Media Watch (February 3, 2014). Retrieved on February 4, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Super Bowl XLVIII most-watched TV program in U.S. history", National Football League, February 3, 2014. Retrieved on February 3, 2014. 
  9. Horovitz, Bruce. "Super Bowl ad fever hits early this year", September 3, 2013. Retrieved on September 4, 2013. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Owners warm up to New York/New Jersey as Super Bowl XLVIII host", NFL.com, May 26, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-05-27. 
  11. "NFL on FOX to broadcast '14 Super Bowl", Fox Sports, May 27, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-10-08. 
  12. SUPER: New Stadium Can Bid for 2014 Game. Newyorkjets.com (2009-12-17). Retrieved on 2011-01-15.
  13. Holder, Stephen F.. "Tampa has inside track to land 2014 Super Bowl", March 23, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-05-27. 
  14. Biggame, Brian. "Miami Dolphins will bid for 2014 Super Bowl, but chances are slim without stadium improvements", March 22, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-05-27. 
  15. "First Take Debates NY Super Bowl", ESPN.com, March 24, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-05-27. 
  16. "2014 Super Bowl will be testing ground", ESPN.com, May 30, 2010. Retrieved on 2011-03-29. 
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