NEW ORLEANS -- Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that next year's cold-weather site -- Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. -- would be a test case for all future Super Bowl bids from like environments.
The temperature 30 minutes before kickoff on Sunday at the stadium site was 30 degrees, but just 23 with the wind-chill factor.
Outside of Mercedes-Benz Superdome at the same time the temperature was 68 degrees. It was slightly higher in in the temperature-controlled dome.
Previous cold-weather cities have hosted the Super Bowl in domed stadiums, including last year at Indianapolis.
--Inactives were announced 90 minutes before kickoff.
The Ravens' inactives: CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, CB Chris Johnson, LB Adrian Hamilton, G/T Ramon Harewood, WR Deonte Thompson, DT Bryan Hall.
For the 49ers, QB Scott Tolzien, S Trenton Robinson, RB Jewel Hampton, LB Cam Johnson, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, G Joe Looney and nose tackle Ian Williams.
--49ers kicker David Akers, who has been struggling since late in the regular season, hit the crossbar on a 60-yard field-goal attempt pregame kicking toward the Baltimore Ravens' endzone. Akers made a pair of 55-yarders and came up short on an earlier 60-yard attempt.
He missed another 60-yard try kicking toward the San Francisco 49ers' endzone.
--Kaepernick is the fourth quarterback to start a Super Bowl in the same season in which he made his first career start.
The two previous quarterbacks in that position, Tom Brady and Kurt Warner, also won.
--Ravens players made $86,000 apiece in playoff earnings through the AFC championship game. The 49ers had made $64,000 -- San Francisco had a first-round bye, and played two games instead of three for the Ravens. The Super Bowl winner player share was $88,000, with $44,000 per player to the losing team.
--The 49ers are 5-0 in the Super Bowl before Sunday. The Ravens, also undefeated, were 1-0.
The Ravens lead the all-time series with the 49ers 3-1 and have won the last three meetings
--49ers safety Donte Whitner and wide receiver Ted Ginn were also teammates at Cleveland's Glenville high School. Only once before have high school teammates won the Super Bowl; running back Dominic Rhodes and long-snapper Justin Snow did it as Colts teammates who won Super Bowl XLI. They were teammates at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas.