The Associated Press
The Super Bowl isn't just about the glory -- players for San Francisco and Baltimore both have decent paydays riding on the outcome.
The difference between winning and losing is $44,000, nearly $9,000 less than the median annual household income in the United States from 2007-2011, according to U.S. Census data.
Winning players get $88,000 each, losers get $44,000. That's just cash -- it doesn't count the marketing clout gained by going from NFL player to Super Bowl champion.
Super Bowl paydays have gradually increased the last 30 years after doubling in 1983 to $36,000 for winners.
In the game's first 11 years, winners got $15,000 and losers got $7,500.
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