Super Bowl 50: Super Bowls are always filled with great moments and performances. Here are key facts and figures from the NFL’s previous 49 championship games.
1: Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears started Super Bowl XLI off right, with the only opening kickoff returned for a touchdown in Super Bowl history, going 92 yards for the score.Super Bowl 50 live stream
2: In Super Bowl IX, the Pittsburgh Steelers (2) and the Minnesota Vikings (0) combined for the fewest points scored in the first half.
3: Coach Joe Gibbs won the Super Bowl with three different quarterbacks: Joe Theismann (XVII), Doug Williams (XXII) and Mark Rypien (XXVI).
4: The Miami Dolphins completed just four passes against the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVII.
5: Charles Haley was part of the most Super Bowl winning teams, earning two rings with the San Francisco 49ers and three more with the Dallas Cowboys.
6: Steve Young set the record for most passing touchdowns with six against the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.
7: The New England Patriots rushed for a mere seven yards in their loss to the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX.
8: Jerry Rice caught an NFL-high eight touchdowns in the Super Bowl (over multiple games). No one else comes close.
9: The Miami Dolphins had the fewest rushing attempts (nine) against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XIX.
10: The longest drive was the opening drive of Super Bowl XLII, which lasted one second shy of 10 minutes. It ended with the New York Giants making a field goal against the New England Patriots.
11: Brad Maynard set a record for most punts in a game with 11 when the New York Giants faced the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.
12: Seattle Seahawks scored a safety 12 seconds into Super Bowl XLVIII, the fastest score from the start of a game in Super Bowl history.
13: Tom Brady holds the record for most touchdown passes in Super Bowl history with 13.
14: The Pittsburgh Steelers have the most average yards gained per pass attempt in a Super Bowl with 14.7 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV.
15: Colin Kaepernick ran 15 yards for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, the longest touchdown run by a quarterback.
16: The San Francisco 49ers moved the chains 16 times on rushing plays against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX, the most ever.
17: Mike Eischeid and Mike Horan share the record for most career punts in Super Bowl history with 17.
18: San Francisco has the highest average return yardage in a Super Bowl, 18.7 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals during Super Bowl XXIII.
19: The Miami Dolphins completed the fewest passes (19) in Super Bowl history against the Washington Redskins.
20: The New York Giants needed all 20 of their points to beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV, earning their ring by the smallest margin of victory (one point).
21: The Washington Redskins scored just seven points against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VII, the fewest ever in a championship game.
22: Ben Roethlisberger owns the lowest passer rating in a Super Bowl victory, 22.6, in Super Bowl XL.
23: Super Bowl XXIII was the last outdoor Super Bowl to start earlier than 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (5 p.m.).
24: Green Bay and New England combined for the most points in a Super Bowl during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXI.
25: Washington shell-shocked Denver in Super Bowl XXII, producing a 25-point halftime lead (35-10), the largest in history.
26: The Dallas Cowboys have scored the most touchdowns after accounting for all Super Bowl games played (26 in eight games).
27: The losing Super Bowl team has never scored 27 points, but it has been the winning score of five NFL champions.
28: Super Bowl XXVIII was the first time the same two teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills, met in consecutive Super Bowls.
29: The St. Louis Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV with just 29 rushing yards, the fewest ever.
30: The New York Giants scored 30 points in the second half against Denver in Super Bowl XXI.
31: The 49ers had 31 total first downs against Miami in Super Bowl XIX, an NFL record.
32: The Denver Broncos completed just 32 percent of their passes against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XII.
33: Jerry Rice has the most receptions in Super Bowl history with 33.
34: There was a 34-minute power outage in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII, making it the longest Super Bowl in history (4 hours 14 minutes)
35: The Washington Redskins scored 35 points in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, the most points scored in any quarter of any Super Bowl.
36: In Super Bowl XLV, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers combined for 36 total rushing attempts, the lowest ever.
37: Tom Brady completed 37 passes against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
38: John Riggins rushed 38 times against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.
39: When the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXIX, they became the first team since the 1997–98 Denver Broncos to win consecutive Super Bowls. New England also became the second team after the Dallas Cowboys to win three Super Bowls in four years.
40: The New York Giants set a record for possession in Super Bowl XXV, controlling the ball for 40 minutes 33 seconds of play.
41: Chicago held a 44-3 lead over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX, the largest third-quarter lead in NFL history.
42: Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Stover, at 42 years, 11 days, was the oldest player to suit up for a Super Bowl.
43: Santonio Holmes caught a six-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to secure Super Bowl XLIII, making the Steelers the first team to win six Super Bowls.
44: No team has ever finished with 44 points in a Super Bowl.
45: The San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV, the largest margin of victory ever in the championship game.
6: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders combined to score 46 second-half points in Super Bowl XXXVII.
47: For the first time in Super Bowl history, “The Harbowl” featured two brothers coaching against each other. John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens beat his brother, Jim, of the San Francisco 49ers.
8: Playing for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, Jerry Rice has scored the most points in Super Bowl history with 48.
49: Mike Bass returned a fumble for 49 yards — the longest ever — in Super Bowl VII.
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