Super Bowl Weekend Facts You Didn't Know
Super Bowl LIV is almost here. Let’s run through 10 little know fast facts about the NFL’s championship meet and everything related to its celebration.
Peyton Manning Is DIFFERENT
Can you guess how many starting quarterbacks have won Super Bowls with more than one team? Don’t bother. The answer is one. Peyton Manning took home the Vince Lombardi trophy with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007 and again with the Denver Broncos in 2016. View Peyton Manning Stats.
Phil Simms Really Is a Legend
Remember after the New York Giants won Super Bowl XXI how quarterback Phil Simms yelled “I’m going to Disney World?” Well, that reaction wasn’t out of pure jubilation. He was paid nearly $100,000 to say that.
New England Patriots Dominance
The New England Patriots have won more Super Bowls than any other franchise in league history, having taken home a total of seven. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in second place with six. Third place is a tie between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, who have four titles apiece. Patriots’ QB Tom Brady has set and broken tons of records in the Superbowl – with nine Super Bowl appearances since the 2001 season
Super Bowl Tickets Are EXPENSIVE
In the event you want to go to Super Bowl LIV, it’s going to run you an arm and a leg—and maybe a second mortgage. According to Vivid Seats, the average Super Bowl ticket price on the secondary market roughly one month before the big game is more than $9,800.
Neither Super Bowl participant technically has home-field advantage—unless the hosting city’s team made the two-squad cut. Officially, though, the NFL gives the home designation to the NFC team for odd-numbered Super Bowls and to the AFC team for even-numbered Super Bowls.
Super Bowl Gambling
A lot of money is wagered on the Super Bowl every year. Like, a lot, a lot, a lot. Most recently, the dollar amount has spilled into nine-figure territory. Estimates have Super Bowl LIV taking in upwards of $115 million in bets at Las Vegas sportsbooks —and that doesn’t account for overseas sportsbooks or the Super Bowl pools individuals run with their friends, family, coworkers, etc.
There has never been a shutout in Super Bowl history. True story. The fewest points ever scored was by the Miami Dolphins in 1972, when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys by final score of 24-3.
Overtime Is Beyond Rare
Believe it or not, the first Super Bowl to ever reach overtime didn’t take place until…Super Bowl LI in 2017. The New England Patriots were crowned champions that year, completing a major comeback against the Atlanta Falcons.
Only four NFL teams have never made a single Super Bowl appearances: The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. The Browns and Lions, however, did win titles before the NFL merger.
Super Bowl parties are all the rage, in large part because of the decadent food spreads. Guacamole is a traditional favorite—so much so that every Super Bowl Sunday, roughly 8 million pounds of it are consumed. That’s right: Eight. Million. Pounds.