The Super Bowl is known as the celebration of celebrations for hardcore National Football League (NFL) freaks. It is an annual championship game which is the culmination of a regular season which begins in the late summer of the previous year and of course with lots of expectations. We are aware that each of the games is identified in Roman numerals rather than it being on the year held. So if a Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, then this was followed by a 1966 regular season. The Super Bowl was got introduced s a part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL).
So let us see some interesting NFL Super Bowl Facts not much known about:
- The first two Super Bowls were not even named as the Super Bowl at that point of time. It got introduced only with Super Bowl III.
- The Super Bowl has been moved once as the NFL had chosen to move the 1993 Super Bowl as a result of Arizona’s refusal to make Martin Luther King Day as an official state holiday. Instead, it was later played in Los Angeles.
- Gale Gilbert, who was a backup Quarterback, is having the record for consecutive Super Bowl appearances. He made 5 appearances with the Bills from the year 1991-1994 and then with the Chargers in the year 1995. Unfortunately, his team had lost in all those five games.
- Peyton Manning is the only quarterback to have won Super Bowl by starting with two different teams.
- Only 5 players in the NFL history share the record for the most points scored in a Super Bowl. Out of them, 4 players are from the 49ers. To tell more, two of that performance came in the Super Bowl XXIX when Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters scored 18 points in that same game.
- Bill Belichick is the only coach in the NFL history who has coached in nine Super Bowls, the highest ever.
- Matt Stover, the Ravens kicker, was the oldest of NFL players to have participated in a Super Bowl game. He was aged 42 years and 11 days.
- In the Super Bowl VIII, Bob Griese completed only 6 passes in the Dolphins’ win.
- Brian Bulaga is the youngest player to start an NFL Super Bowl. He started for Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl XLV and helped the team to see off Pittsburgh Steelers by the score of 31-25. He was aged 21 years and 322 days.
- In Super Bowl, the Patriots have so far managed to face half of the NFC teams.
- The players of the winning team receive a bonus of $107,000, whereas the players of the losing team receive a bonus of $53,000. It was $15,000 and $7,500 respectively during the first Super Bowl.
- The Texans, Lions, Browns, Texans, and Jaguars never had a chance to play in a Super Bowl. But Houston, Detroit, and Texans got the opportunity to host a Super Bowl; still, the Browns are missing on it.
- Interestingly, according to Forbes, the fans are consuming around 1 to 1.5 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.
- Tiffany’s and Co is behind the creation of Super Bowl Trophy, and it costs around $25,000.
- The Super Bowl XXIX holds the record for the highest-scoring Super Bowl game. The San Francisco 49ers won against San Diego Chargers by the score of 49-26 and thus scoring a combined 75 points. Whereas, Super Bowl VII holds the record for the lowest-scoring Super Bowl with just 21 points scored in between Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. Dolphins won by the score of 14-7 against Reskins.
- 72 game balls are getting used during an NFL Super Bowl game.
- The record for a Super Bowl game with the highest attendance (103,985) was set during Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl, where Pittsburgh Steelers won against Los Angeles Rams by the score of 31-19 (Rams lost the game after leading 13–10 at halftime).
- Until the year 1991, NFL Super Bowl was not used to star stunned halftime shows. It was all about marching bands during that time. In 1991, the Super Bowl XXV halftime show starring New Kids On The Block was the first Super Bowl event to have contemporary pop music artists at the halftime show.