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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

By Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS -- I’m officially inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

It was a lengthy, but smooth, process getting in. As you would expect, security is very tight and very thorough.

Gates won’t open to fans for a few more hours. But the area around the Superdome already was packed as I came in on a media bus.

I’ll check back in here if there are any notes or news on the NFC South. But we’ve got plenty of pregame stuff going on over our main NFL page and plenty of ways for you to interact. We’ll start our Countdown Live chat an hour before the game.

Also, we’re running a slideshow over on the NFL Nation blog. I encourage you to snap some pictures from your Super Bowl party or whatever festivities you’re having. Send them to my Twitter account (@espn_nfcsouth) and the best will be selected for the slideshow.