It's almost like people were ready for some football.
And the final figure will probably be higher, as early estimates tend to lowball live events such as football. Overall, the numbers were roughly in line with last year's
What did the millions get for their trouble? Touchdown passes, and plenty of them. Manning threw seven, making the game a fairly lopsided affair. Denver won 49-27. No NFL player had thrown as many TD passes since 1969.
What did you think of Manning's feat and the NFL kickoff game?