The Super Bowl is on the horizon.
The Chiefs are in Denver and the Broncos are in Kansas City.
And it’s the biggest game of the year.
The Denver Broncos will host the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday at the Metrodome in St. Louis.
Here are the most important things to know before kickoff:1.
The Broncos will have a new defensive coordinator.
Tom Heckert will serve as head coach for the first time since 2010.
The team’s defense has been in flux this season, with the likes of linebacker Von Miller, cornerback Champ Bailey and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie all making significant changes.
The defense will return three starters in the front seven and the secondary, which surrendered an average of 19.4 points per game last season.
The return of Miller and the return of Bailey were two of the main reasons the Broncos lost to the Bears in the AFC championship game.
But the team’s best defensive player in Champ Bailey was suspended for the season opener.2.
The game will be played at the Broncos’ home stadium.
The Dome will be the venue for all 16 Super Bowls, with six of those being played at home.
It will be home for all 14 Super Bowl games.
The Superdome has been home for the past 20 years and is the oldest venue in the NFL.
The stadium has hosted two Super Bowl titles and is one of the most iconic venues in the league.3.
Peyton Manning is the only quarterback who has never missed a Super Bowl.
The Denver quarterback has never been a Superbowl winner, having missed two games in his entire career.
But Manning will be a new quarterback this year.
He’ll be replacing a quarterback who is a Hall of Famer.
The Broncos are coming off their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance.
The last time the Broncos won the Superdombe was in 2000 when they won it at home over the New York Jets.
Denver was also the team to beat in the 2009 AFC championship, winning 31-14.4.
The score is expected to be a record-setting 24-0, with a lot of attention on how many points Denver scores in the game.
The record for most points scored in a Superbowl game is 32, set by the New England Patriots in the 1999 championship.5.
The crowd will be rocking.
The attendance for Super Bowl XXXV will be more than 20,000 per game.
That’s up from 10,000 in 2002 and 10,926 in 1990.
The first game in the Superbowl at the Dome in 2006 drew a crowd of about 17,000.6.
The weather is forecast to be warm.
The temperature will be in the mid-60s and the humidity in the 70s.
The forecast calls for the game to be played in a sunny 40 degree day with a slight chance of thunderstorms.7.
The NFL’s most popular player will be on the field.
Peyton Jones will be wearing the Broncos jersey.
The fourth-year quarterback has won the Heisman Trophy three times and led the team in passing yards three times.
His numbers last season with the Broncos were in the top 10 in the National Football League in both rushing yards and total offense.8.
There are some interesting twists to the game that will keep you glued to your television.
The AFC South is a division with a great deal of parity.
The divisional-round matchups will feature teams that went 3-11 or worse during the regular season, and there are six teams with losing records in the divisional round.
The only teams with winning records in those playoff games are the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7), New England Patriot (6-10), Baltimore Ravens (7-9), Dallas Cowboys (8-7) and San Diego Chargers (8.5-7).
Those six teams were the only ones with winning seasons in 2016.
The AFC North will be filled with two of football’s top teams.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to contend for the division title and will play at the same time as the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons were the best team in the NFC in 2016, winning the division for the third straight season.9.
Peyton will have his first Super Bowl MVP.
Peyton was named the NFL’s MVP in 2016 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 but lost to Tom Brady in the championship game for the second time.
This year, he’s expected to get another chance to lead his team to a SuperBowl.10.
The rivalry will be fierce.
The two franchises have played each other every year since 1998, with two playoff games played at CenturyLink Field.
The NFC West is expected as the division with the best rivalry in the conference.