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Super Bowl 50: What you need to know about the big game today

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The NFL says goodbye to Roman numerals, at least for one year, when the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

Here's some basic information on the big game:

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.


Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (analyst)

Halftime show: Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce

Short takes: Biggest story line is that it's widely expected to be the final game of the 18-year career of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. ...Last Super Bowl played in Northern Calif., was XIX, on Jan. 20, 1985, a 38-16 victory by Joe Montana's 49ers against Dan Marino's Dolphins at Stanford Stadium. ...Two main Buffalo Bills connections are Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips (former DC and head coach of the Bills) and Panthers special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven (who had two stints in that capacity with the Bills and still has a home in Western New York). ...A 30-second TV commercial during the Super Bowl costs $5 million.

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