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The crazy numbers behind the Super Bowl


As Super Bowl fever starts to set in around the world, it’s worth having a closer look at the craziest sporting event there is.

The big game has been around since 1967 and in that time, a lot of things have transpired that have contributed to making the Super Bowl the worldwide sensation that it has become.

Here are some numbers behind the event.

0 – Cleveland is currently the only city (with an NFL franchise) that has neither hosted a Super Bowl nor seen its own team (the Browns) make an appearance in one.

1 – In Super Bowl 49, the Seattle Seahawks played the New England Patriots in the big game. With the scores sitting at 28-24 and the Patriots leading, Seattle had the ball at the one-yard line. They also had the best running back of the generation in Marshawn Lynch. All they had to do was hand him the ball and win the Super Bowl. Instead, this happened…

2 – The only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl at two different teams is Peyton Manning. He did it with both the Colts (2006) and the Broncos (2016).

4 – The player with the most Super Bowl MVP awards is, you guessed it, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He won them in 2002, 2004, 2015 and 2017.

4 (again) – The Buffalo Bills hold the record for most consecutive Super Bowl appearances between 1991 and 1994 … they lost all four games.

6 – If the Patriots win Super Bowl 53, Tom Brady will hold the record for most championship wins by any single player.

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8 – The most touchdowns scored by one player in Super Bowls is Jerry Rice with eight for both the 49ers and the Raiders.

20 – The most points scored by a single player in a Super Bowl game is New England’s James White. With two running touchdowns, a receiving touchdown and a 2-point conversion, he contributed 20 points for the Patriots against the Falcons.

25 – The biggest comeback in Super Bowl history happened only two years ago when the Patriots came back from a 28-3 deficit to win it. Brady and the Patriots forced their way back into the game and got to overtime, where they ended up winning 34-28.

34 – A power outage during Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans delayed the game for 34 minutes.

42 – The oldest player to ever play in a Super Bowl was 42-year-old kicker Matt Stover who played for the Colts in their 2009 loss to the Saints.

55 – The San Francisco 49ers hold the record for most points scored in a Super Bowl, smashing Denver 55-10 in 1990.

300 – That’s how many pigeons were involved in the Super Bowl 1 halftime show.

505 – Brady also holds the record for most passing yards in a single Super Bowl, throwing for 505 yards in last year’s game. Despite breaking the record, New England lost to Philadelphia 41-33.

3,200 The average cost of a Super Bowl ticket nowadays.

5,000,000 – In 2019, the average cost of a 30-second TV advertisement during the Super Bowl costs a whopping $5 million.

114,442,000 – Super Bowl 49 between the Patriots and the Seahawks holds the record as the most watched game of all-time. It reached 118 million during the halftime show featuring Katy Perry and got as high as 120.8 million in the fourth quarter.

115,000,000 – That’s how much money is spent punting on the Super Bowl in Las Vegas alone every year.

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