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Who's ready for some football?!

Super Bowl XLVIII is Sunday and, really, only a few numbers matter: two teams, 60 minutes, 22 guys on the field and one winner. Points, yards, catches, pass-completion percentage, timeouts. The Denver Broncos will be trying to move the ball 120 yards one way, and the Seattle Seahawks will be trying to do the same in the opposite direction. Peyton Manning wears No. 18 and Russell Wilson wears No. 3.

And yet, there are so many incidentals!

Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about the big game, in numbers:

48: It's the 48th Super Bowl. That's what XLVIII means.

6:25 p.m.: Local kickoff time

2: Points the Broncos are favored by.

1: Number of Super Bowl titles won by Manning, with the Indianapolis Colts.

82,500: Fans expected to pack into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

$3,000: Average going price of one ticket online a week before the game

$700,000: Maximum estimated price for a private luxury (well, we hope it's luxury) suite at MetLife.

$150: Cost of a pass to tailgate at the stadium, provided you remain inside your car. (Roll the windows down if you insist on grilling.)

$51: Cost to take a league-sanctioned shuttle bus to the stadium from various locations in New York and New Jersey.

50 Degrees: The unexpectedly balmy temperature forecasted for game time after months of concern it would be in the single digits.

39 Degrees: Temperature during Super Bowl VI in New Orleans in 1992, which remains the record low.

MetLife Stadium, Superbowl

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400,000: People traveling from elsewhere to the New York/New Jersey area for Super Bowl-related purposes. 

12th Man: The Seattle Seahawks, known for the deafening crowd noise at their home games, bestowed this honorific on their rambunctious fans.

1.1 Million: Estimated number of photos uploaded to social media during last year's Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Peyton Manning

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18: Months ago that Verizon started shoring up its network to accommodate all the tweets and other social media posts that will be emanating from smart phones in the area. (Also the number of Grammy nominations belonging to Super Bowl Halftime Show star Bruno Mars.)

$10 Billion: Amount that will be bet worldwide on the game (and the various little things that happen throughout, such as heads or tails on the coin toss). $99 million was wagered in Las Vegas alone last year, a new record.

$4 Million: Average price advertisers are paying for 30-seconds of commercial time.

5: Number of ads Anheuser-Busch InBev is running, two for Budweiser and three for Bud Light.

111 Million: The record number of viewers who watched Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

$11 Million: The amount the NFL has spent on game-day security.

4,000: Police officers from local, state and federal agencies who will be stationed around the stadium.

$30-90 Million: Boost to the local economy in New York and New Jersey from game-related spending.

Russell Wilson

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1: The number of diamonds in the first-ever Super Bowl championship ring, presented to the Green Bay Packers in 1966.

243: Number of diamonds on the ring awarded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2013.

$25,000: Technical value of the sterling-silver trophy provided by Tiffany & Co. that's presented to the winner. The Vince Lombardi Trophy (which, of course, is actually priceless) stands 20.75 inches tall and weighs 107.3 ounces.

$92,000: Bonus given to players on the winning team, while $49,000 goes to the non-winning team.


39 Million: TV viewers planning to host a Super Bowl party.

1.25 Billion: Chicken wings that will be consumed during the game, though Denver residents are 5 percent less likely to consume wings than the national average—and health-conscious Seattle folks are 30 percent less likely.

Have a happy, healthy, super-fun Super Bowl Sunday!

(Special thanks to Market WatchSports IllustratedESPNAd and USA Today.)

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