Talking Points: MVPs have not fared well in Super Bowls




Peyton Manning was named the NFL’s MVP, and that might be bad news for the Broncos.

That’s because the last five NFL MVPs to play in the Super Bowl have all lost.

Manning lost to the Saints after winning the MVP with the Colts in 2009. The Patriots’ Tom Brady lost to the Giants after winning the 2007 MVP. The Seahawks’ Shaun Alexander lost to the Steelers after winning the 2005 MVP. The Raiders’ Rich Gannon lost to the Buccaneers after winning the 2002 MVP. And Kurt Warner of the Rams lost to the Patriots after winning the 2001 MVP.


Remember all those worries about playing the NFL’s biggest game outdoors in a cold-weather city?

Turns out, this likely won’t even be the coldest Super Bowl.

Forecasters were calling for a high of 49 degrees on Sunday, with the evening low only expected to dip to 32 degrees (and that will surely be after the game is over).

At the 1972 Super Bowl in New Orleans, the temperature was a reported 34 degrees with a wind chill of 24. It now seems highly unlikely to get that cold at MetLife Stadium.