San Francisco competing in their first Super Bowl for 18 years.
The San Francisco 49ers have landed in New Orleans ahead of the Super Bowl, their first since 1995, where they will take on the Baltimore Ravens.
The players walked off the airplane in a low-key manner, no video recorders or cameras, no waves to onlookers.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, wearing a red wool cap sporting “49ers” on it, mouthed the words to a song on his head phones as he calmly walked on the tarmac.
Most of the team’s veteran players left first, including centre Jonathan Goodwin who won a Super Bowl three years ago with the Saints.
Get your NFL London tickets now to see great American Football action at Wembley Stadium!
The 49ers will play Baltimore next Sunday (3rd February), seeking their sixth Super Bowl crown, but first since the 1994 season.
The Ravens will arrive in New Orleans on Monday (28th January), no doubt with a similarly large police-escorted convoy transporting them to their accommodation.
Download the free fanatix app now for iPhone: Sport news, social
features and more!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: