NEW ORLEANS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Superdome had a backup power system that was about to be used during the Super Bowl electrical outage but it wasn't needed because power started coming back at that time.
Goodell says Monday that the backup system was ready, but Entergy New Orleans, which provides power to the stadium, and Superdome operator SMG were able to reboot the original system.
The 34-minute delay in the third quarter forced the league to consider contingency plans if the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers couldn't resume. But NFL vice president of business operations Eric Grubman says there was virtually no chance of not being able to continue play Sunday night.
Baltimore led 28-6 when the lights went out, and wound up winning 34-31.

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Seahawks' Season Win Total Prediction Will the Seattle Seahawks win at least 11 games in 2015 after falling short in the playoffs last season?
Thumbnail Packers Season Win Prediction After failing to win the NFC North last season, will the Green Bay Packers get back on track this season?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. Jaguars Free Pick Will tonight's Buccaneers and Jaguars game at 7:30PM ET be high-scoring for preseason bettors?
Thumbnail Broncos welcome 49ers to Mile High City For those who thought the Broncos’ internal quarterback debates were a thing of the past, guess again.
Thumbnail Panthers vs. Titans Free Pick Will the Titans beat the Panthers today at 3:45PM ET and pick up their second straight win in the preseason?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages