EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The cold-weather Super Bowl in northern New Jersey in 2014 might not be all that cold based on recent trends.
OK, knock on wood.
For the second straight year, the weather at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was perfect for a Super Bowl: Sunny, with temperatures around 40 degrees and almost no wind.
The weather was even better last year. It was sunny, with a high of 46 and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, and that happened during one of the worst winters in the region's history.
Cincinnati beat San Diego 27-7 in the 1981 AFC title game known as the Freezer Bowl. The temperature in Ohio was minus-9, with 35 mph winds making it feel like minus-59.
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