Jay Cutler threw for 225 yards, and the Chicago defense stayed strong when it mattered most.
Adding more seats would benefit Bears fans and allow for more revenue from non-football events.
Logistically, Chicago could host the big game, but Soldier Field’s smaller capacity is a hold-up.
Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.
Check out an aerial video of the flyover of the 80,000-plus in attendance at the Super Bowl.
What will matter most? The fact that Seattle has no players with Super Bowl experience, or their youth and speed and top-ranked defense? Or will the game be won by Denver’s suddenly stout rush defense and Peyton Manning’s blessed right arm?
If you are looking for a Super Bowl preview that attempts to dig into the match-up to reveal a stat or a tendency or an “x-factor” that the game could turn on, you have some options.
Everything is larger in New York, and Super Bowl Boulevard is no exception. It has the obscene, fun-house distortion you expect when a party is thrown in Times Square.
With all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.
Rather than focusing on silly statistics like Denver’s 0-3 Super Bowl record when wearing their orange jerseys, this is going to be on legitimate game-changing X-Factors.
Both Denver and Seattle advanced this week after defeating the Patriots and Niners, respectively. The two will square off on Groundhog Day this year with the championship on the line. The question is: who will end up with the title?