NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he doesn't think the 34-minute power failure during the Super Bowl will hurt New Orleans' chances of getting the NFL's championship game in 2018.
In an interview Monday with WWL-AM (www.wwl.com ), Landrieu said league owners were impressed with the city's performance as event host.
Officials for the company that manages the Superdome and power provider Entergy New Orleans said an ``abnormality'' occurred where stadium equipment intersects with an electric feed early in the third quarter of Sunday's game. Much of the stadium's interior lighting was shut down while the system recycled.
Landrieu joked that the game got better after the blackout. He said it was getting boring, and fans were leaving. ``We had to do a little something to spice it up,'' he said.

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Cowboys vs. Giants Pick Is the total in this Sunday Night Football's matchup between the Cowboys and Giants set too high for the 8:30PM ET kickoff?
Thumbnail Falcons vs. Rams Pick Will the under cash on Sunday when the Rams host the banged-up Falcons at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Saints vs. Bucs Pick Will the Saints and Bucs rack up enough points to push the combined score over the betting today on Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Packers Pick Will the Seattle Seahawksbe able to hold the surging Green Bay Packers’offense in check when the two NFC powers meet up this Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Eagles Pick Can the Washington Redskinsfind themselves in another high-scoring battle when they face the Philadelphia Eagles...

NFL Team Pages