Icy polar vortex winds are blowing throughout the northeasterly parts of the United States, making thermometers and stomachs sink throughout the football-watching world in the week before Super Bowl XLVIII.
Preparations for the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl are underway, as the good folks at The Weather Channel are already sounding alarms about extreme cold early in Super Bowl week, and possible snow before the game itself.
All football fans have to do this weekend is cozy up to the fire, think football thoughts and ponder the burning questions coming into Super Bowl weekend.
Unlike the AFC and NFC Championship Games, the two teams involved haven't played a recent competitive game. There are a lot of unknowns; even Vegas is stumped. Denver opened as just a one-point favorite, per Oddsshark.com, though heavy Denver betting has moved the line to plus-three at the time of this writing.
Here are the questions everyone with a dime to drop on the game would love to know the answers to.