Weather became a prime concern of fans and players leading up to the Super Bowl. An outside game raised questions of how snow, cold and freezing rain could interrupt the contest, so much so that prop bets were created to estimate the weather. The weather warmed up in the days leading up to the game, however, and this resulted in the bet coming off the board. If you got in on the over before it became unavailable, you were an easy winner. The kickoff temperature was 49 degrees.
Opening lines set the over/under at 34 degrees, which balanced on a knife edge during the week. However, shifting forecasts into the weekend resulted in it coming off the board. Daytime temperatures in East Rutherford were projected to hover at 49 degrees, before falling to 32 degrees at night.
The higher-than-expected temperatures should silence critics, but if any precipitation could be a long argument against it in the future.