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NFL says it was ready with backup power system

Updated: February 4, 2013, 11:44 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- NFL officials were sure they'd get the Super Bowl finished on Sunday night.

And if they couldn't, the league championship still would not have ended where it temporarily stopped, with less than two minutes gone in the third quarter. The Lombardi Trophy goes to the winner after 60 minutes, not 32.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the Superdome had a backup power system which was about to be used during the Super Bowl's electrical outage. It wasn't needed because ...

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