The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch the game every year.
Check out these 10 interesting facts about the Super Bowl, from its origins to its current place in modern culture. Let’s dive right in and get to the Top 10 Facts about the Super Bowl!
1. The Super Bowl game decides which team becomes the National Football League (NFL) champion
The Super Bowl is the annual final playoff game of the National Football League to determine the league champion.
2. It’s been the final game of every NFL season since 1966
It’s been the final game of every NFL season since 1966. This year’s game will be the 57th Super Bowl!
3. Since 2022 the game is played on the second Sunday in February
This year’s Super Bowl will be played on Sunday 12th February.
4. It’s rumoured to be named the ‘Super Bowl’ after a children’s toy
In the mid-1960s, Lamar Hunt, the owner of the American Football League team Kansas City Chiefs, first used the term ‘Super Bowl’ later saying the name was likely in his head because his children had been playing with a Super Ball toy.
It’s also claimed that the name came from the ‘bowl’ shape of large American Football stadiums.
5. Two teams are tied for the most Super Bowl titles
Those teams are The New England Patriots and The Pittsburg Steelers, who have won six Super Bowls apiece.
The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers are close behind with five wins each.
6. Tom Brady is the individual player who has won the most Super Bowls
He has won 7 Super Bowls (2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021).Embed from Getty Images
7. When a player wins the Super Bowl, they are given a Super Bowl ring
It is a collectible memento given to the players on the winning team, like a medal!
They’re very fancy rings and usually made with yellow or rose gold with diamonds…
8. The Trophy for winning the Super Bowl is called The Vince Lombardi Trophy.
It’s also known simply as the Lombardi Trophy or even just the Lombardi, and is named after former NFL coach Vince Lombardi, who led the Green Bay Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowl games.Embed from Getty Images
9. The highest scoring Super Bowl game was Super Bowl XXIX
It took place in 1995 between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers.
The 49ers won 49-26 against the Chargers for a combined 75 total points scored.
Here’s a list of the Top 10 highest scoring Super Bowls:
Super Bowl XXIX in 1995: San Francisco 49ers defeat the San Diego Chargers, 49-26 (75 combined points)
Super Bowl LII in 2018: Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots, 41-33 (74 combined points)
Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003: Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Oakland Raiders, 41-21 (69 combined points)
Super Bowl XXVII in 1993: Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills, 52-17 (69 combined points)
Super Bowl XIII in 1979: Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 (66 combined points)
Super Bowl XLVII in 2013: Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 (65 combined points)
Super Bowl XXIV in 1990: San Francisco 49ers defeat the Denver Broncos, 55-10 (65 combined points)
Super Bowl LI in 2017: New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28 (62 combined points)
Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004: New England Patriots defeat the Carolina Panthers, 32-29 (61 combined points)
Super Bowl XXVI in 1992: Washington defeats Buffalo Bills, 37-24 (61 combined points)
10. Four teams have never played in a Super Bowl final
They are The Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars.
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