NBC sees $1.4 billion in ad sales for Super Bowl, Olympics

NBC sees $1.4 billion in ad sales for Super Bowl, Olympics

"I want them to tell their people get off your damn knees and stand up for the American anthem that people died for in this country!" he argued. The Eagles, playing without injured quarterback Carson Wentz, have had a week to try to fix the offense.

The Super Bowl traditionally ranks as the year's most-watched event on USA television.

NBC's Super Bowl inventory isn't sold out, though only a "a handful" spots are left.

Throughout the Super Bowl's history, there have been two games that were, in essence, home games.

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It is only the divisional round and there is still plenty of football to be played, but a Super Bowl rematch can still happen. "Home" teams also stayed in hotels rather than their homes. The Atlanta Falcons then upset the L.A. Rams at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, even though AccuScore predicted that to be the tightest game of wild-card weekend. A sign of the changing National Football League landscape is that two teams from the previously laughable AFC South are among the final eight teams in this year's playoffs.

The Jaguars have had a wonderful season in winning the AFC South title and in the AFC Wild Card Playoffs against the Buffalo Bills, while the Titans pulled off a memorable come-from-behind 22-21 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams are picking up their play at the right time, which is essential in having success in the playoffs. The Titans' defense is stout, but the Patriots are talented across the board, which gives them a great chance of making it back to the AFC Championship game.

Troy with Titans safety Brynden Trawick, UAB with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and West Alabama with Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler also still have alumni in the Super Bowl tournament. When Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell and Antonio Brown are all healthy, stopping a Pittsburgh team that won 10 out of its last 11 games should be too much for the Jaguars. The Falcons were without him last season in the Super Bowl, but will be able to count on him this post-season. With the Patriots continuing to be Super Bowl favorites, a rematch could be in the works which could lead to Tom Brady facing off again against Matt Ryan in Minneapolis during this year's Super Bowl. As noted by The Star Tribune, teams competing in the Super Bowl get roughly 17.5 percent of the ticket revenue to the game, with the league getting 25.2 percent and 34.8 percent being shared between the rest of the NFL franchises not playing or hosting the game.

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