From the variety of rooster wings eaten to the most-common jersey quantity for a quarterback, listed below are Tremendous Bowl stats you by no means knew you all the time wanted.
Tremendous Bowl LV is developing between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is the primary time these franchises will face one another within the final sport. It marks a battle between younger and outdated as rising star Patrick Mahomes takes on the legend and, many would argue, GOAT (Biggest Of All Time) Tom Brady.
The sport kicks off Sunday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Listed here are some enjoyable info with numbers, each about this sport and Tremendous Bowl historical past on the whole.
There has by no means been a shutout in a Tremendous Bowl. The fewest factors ever scored by a workforce is three (Dolphins in Tremendous Bowl VI and Rams in Tremendous Bowl LIII).
The Buccaneers are the primary workforce to play in a Tremendous Bowl of their residence stadium.
Sarah Thomas will turn out to be the primary lady to officiate in a Tremendous Bowl.
Tom Brady is the second quarterback to steer groups from the AFC and NFC to the Tremendous Bowl (Patriots and Buccaneers). The opposite was Craig Morton, who led the Cowboys (NFC) to Tremendous Bowl V and the Broncos (AFC) to Tremendous Bowl XII, however misplaced each instances. In complete, 4 quarterbacks have made it to the Tremendous Bowl for 2 completely different groups.
Brady (Tremendous Bowl LIII) and Mahomes (Tremendous Bowl LIV) have been the beginning quarterbacks of the previous two Tremendous Bowl championship groups.
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The Chiefs beat the Buccaneers in Tampa by three factors of their common season matchup, 27-24, on Nov. 29. The opening line for Tremendous Bowl LV was Chiefs by three.
4 franchises have did not make it to the Tremendous Bowl: Browns, Jaguars, Lions and Texans. All however the Texans have made it so far as the convention championship sport no less than as soon as.
This would be the fifth assembly between Brady and Mahomes. They’re 2-2 within the first 4.
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Mahomes was six years outdated when Brady gained his first Tremendous Bowl title in 2002 with the Patriots.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy weighs 7 kilos, stands 22 inches tall and is made solely of sterling silver.
The Chiefs can turn out to be the eighth franchise in NFL historical past to win back-to-back Tremendous Bowls. The final was the New England Patriots, led by Brady, after the 2004 season.
The commonest jersey quantity for a beginning quarterback is No. 12. It has appeared 30 instances within the Tremendous Bowl, not together with this 12 months with Brady. Extra quarterbacks have gained the Tremendous Bowl sporting that quantity than some other (17 instances). However they’ve additionally misplaced extra Tremendous Bowls than some other (13 instances).
As for Mahomes’ No. 15, that jersey quantity has appeared six instances and has a 4-2 document.
No. 6 is the one jersey quantity that has by no means been worn by a beginning quarterback in a Tremendous Bowl.
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Since 2005, the workforce sporting white jerseys within the Tremendous Bowl is 13-3. The Buccaneers, who have been already this 12 months’s designated residence workforce even earlier than studying they might play of their residence stadium, have chosen to put on their white jerseys with pewter pants.
The fewest mixed factors scored was 16 in Tremendous Bowl LIII. The Patriots beat the Rams 13-3.
Tom Brady holds the document for longest stretch between his first Tremendous Bowl look and his most up-to-date — 19 years.
Brady has six Tremendous Bowl rings. To present an thought of how dominant that’s, 27 of the 32 NFL franchises have not even appeared in that many Tremendous Bowls.
The 12 months after Brady gained his first title in Tremendous Bowl XXXVI, the Buccaneers gained their lone championship in Tremendous Bowl XXXVII.
Brady would be the oldest participant ever to play in a Tremendous Bowl at age 43. The earlier document was 42, held by Colts kicker Matt Stover in Tremendous Bowl XLIV.
That is the primary time the Chiefs and Buccaneers are assembly within the Tremendous Bowl. It’s the 47th completely different first-time matchup in Tremendous Bowl historical past.
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Not solely the quantity for this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl, but in addition the document for variety of factors scored by one workforce. The 49ers beat the Broncos 55-10 in Tremendous Bowl XXIV.
Essentially the most mixed factors scored was 75 when the 49ers beat the Chargers 49-26 in Tremendous Bowl XXIX.
Brady was born lower than a 12 months after the Buccaneers performed the primary common season sport in franchise historical past. The Bucs debuted on Sept. 12, 1976. Brady was born Aug. 3, 1977 — a span of 325 days.
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The NFL is inviting 7,500 vaccinated well being care staff to attend the sport.
Raymond James Stadium will probably be crammed to about 1/Three capability because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Solely 22,000 followers will probably be in attendance.
Domino’s says it usually sells round 2 million pizzas on Tremendous Bowl Sunday. That is a rise of about 30% from a standard Sunday.
Individuals are anticipated to devour 1.Four billion rooster wings for Tremendous Bowl LV, based on the Nationwide Rooster Council. At three wings per minute, that will take an individual greater than 900 years to eat.