Super Bowl XLVIII is here. Finally! No more hype, no more talk, no more pre-game analysis. It is time for the AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks to take the field at MetLife Stadium and see who emerges as the best in the NFL.
Will it be Peyton Manning and the Broncos' high-flying offense? Will it be Richard Sherman and the Seahawks' impenetrable defense? The Broncos remain three-point favorites. See up-to-date odds at SB Nation's NFL Odds Page. We will know in a few hours. Use this as your Open Thread to stay right here at Big Blue View and discuss the action amongst friends.
Weather should not be a factor for the first-ever Super Bowl held outdoors at a cold-weather venue. According to Accuweather game time temperature will be around 45 degrees and while there is a chance of rain that should pass quickly.
See the SB Nation team sites for the Broncos and Seahawks to follow along with their reactions. For the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. For the Seahawks, visit Field Gulls.
Game Time: 6:25 p.m. ET
Halftime show performance: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
National anthem: Renee Fleming