The cold-weather Super Bowl in northern New Jersey in 2014 may not be all that cold based on recent trends.

OK, knock on wood.

For the second straight year, the weather at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was perfect for a Super Bowl: sunny, with temperatures around 40 degrees and almost no wind.

The weather was even better last year. It was sunny, with a high of 46 and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 mph, and that happened during one of the worst winters in the region's history.

League owners voted in May 2010 to play the title game in the $1.6 billion stadium co-owned by the Jets and Giants, risking the possibility of what might be first cold weather championship for the world's biggest football game.

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