Since we've had time to (somewhat) get over the fact that our Saints got screwed, let's look at surprising facts surrounding the big game.

Yes, Saints fans, I understand this might be hard for you to read. Personally, I've stayed far away from anything with the word "super" or "bowl" included. Today, though, I stumbled across some rare Super Bowl facts that I simply had to share with you. Let me know in the comments if you already knew any of these stats and facts!


1. Tom Brady has thrown 18 touchdown passes in Super Bowls. This is, by far, the most in NFL history.  The only other quarterback with double-digit touchdown passes is Joe Montana, who had 11.

2. Jerry Rice had 589 career receiving yards in Super Bowls. That would be the most in NFL history. The next closest receiver is Lynn Swann with 364.

3. Former Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri has made the most field goals in Super Bowl history with seven. However, the current Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski could tie or break that record this Sunday.

4. Super Bowl Sunday is America's "second-largest food consumption day."  Only Thanksgiving Day beats it.

5. Peyton Manning is the only starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. That would be with the Colts and with the Broncos.

6. The priciest tickets to the first Super Bowl, which was played in 1967, only cost $12. If you're curious, tickets for this year's Super Bowl are still available on the secondary market, but they'll cost you almost $3,000 apiece.

7. The 2017 Super Bowl was the first one to ever go into overtime. 

8. Cleveland is the ONLY current NFL city that has neither hosted a Super Bowl nor seen its own team, the Browns, make an appearance in one.

9. During the 1995-1996 season, some proxy servers blocked the Super Bowl website. That's because it read: "Super Bowl XXX."


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