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Super Bowl LI by the numbers

Posted by Eric Fisher On February 1

There are all sorts of ways to look at Super Bowl LI. You can look at the matchups, the momentum or the track records of the respective teams. Or, as we do here, you can look at Super Bowl LI by the numbers.

I Super Bowl appearances by Falcons (Super Bowl XXXIII) before this season

II Falcons QBs who attended Delaware Valley high schools: Matt Ryan (Penn Charter), Matt Schaub (West Chester East)

III Quarterbacks who have won 4 Super Bowls: Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and Tom Brady

IV Teams that have appeared in more than one Super Bowl without winning (Eagles, Bengals, Vikings, Bills)

V NFL championships won by Vince Lombardi (Packers) and George Halas (Bears), most in NFL history and one more than Bill Belichick

VI Super Bowl victories by Steelers, most in history

Tom BradyVII Super Bowl appearances, including this year, for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, most by any coach or quarterback in NFL history

VIII Consecutive AFC East titles for Patriots

IX Super Bowl appearances, including this year, for Patriots, putting them one ahead of Broncos, Steelers and Cowboys for most in history

X Field goals attempted in the Super Bowl by Adam Vinatieri while he was with the Patriots, a Super Bowl record

XI Receptions for Patriots receiver Deion Branch during a 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, tying an NFL record (since broken by the Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas) for catches in a Super Bowl

XII Playoff defeats in franchise history for Falcons (they have nine postseason wins)

XIII Touchdown passes in Super Bowl by Tom Brady, an NFL record

XIV Regular-season victories for Patriots this season

XV Receptions by Falcons WR Julio Jones (for 247 yards, 3 TDs) during this year’s playoffs

joe montana croppedXVI Uniform number of QB Joe Montana (left), who was named Super Bowl MVP 3 times

XVII Seasons as Patriots head coach for Bill Belichick

XVIII Years since Falcons advanced to Super Bowl

XIX Teams that have won the Super Bowl (counting the Baltimore Colts and Indianapolis Colts as one franchise)

XX Points scored by Eagles during victory over Falcons in NFC Championship Game during 2002 season

XXI Fewest combined points by both teams in a Super Bowl: Dolphins 14, Redskins 7 (Super Bowl VII)

XXII Carries for Redskins running back Timmy Smith when he set Super Bowl record with 204 rushing yards during Super Bowl XXII

XXIII Completions by Tom Brady (in 33 attempts) during Patriots’ 24-21 victory over Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX

XXIV Touchdowns (rushing and receiving) for Falcons running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman

XXV Only Super Bowl (Giants 20, Bills 19) decided by fewer than 3 points

XXVI More touchdowns (28) than interceptions (2) thrown by Tom Brady this season

XXVII Points by Raiders during victory over Eagles in Super Bowl XV

XXVIII Teams that have played in the Super Bowl

XXIX Points scored by the Colts during a victory over the Bears in Super Bowl XLI

XXX Completions by Eagles QB Donovan McNabb during 24-21 loss to Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX

XXXI Playoff wins for Patriots

XXXII Completions by Tom Brady during Patriots’ 32-29 victory over Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII

XXXIII Career receptions in Super Bowl for Jerry Rice (with 49ers and Raiders), most in history

XXXIV Sacks by the Falcons this season

XXXV Most points in a quarter during the Super Bowl, scored by Redskins during second quarter of their 42-10 triumph over the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII

XXXVI Super Bowl in which QB Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick win first of 4 Super Bowls together with Patriots

XXXVII Most passes completed in a Super Bowl, set by Patriots QB Tom Brady

XXXVIII TD passes for Falcons QB Matt Ryan this season

Brady-ManningXXXIX Age of Tom Brady, tying Peyton Manning as oldest QB to start in Super Bowl

XL Average points by Falcons this postseason during wins over the Seahawks and Packers

XLI Combined points for Falcons’ opponents, the Seahawks and Packers, during this year’s postseason

XLII Starts for Eagles by QB Michael Vick, who played his first six seasons with the Falcons

XLIII Tackles by Patriots safety Patrick Chung in 2013 during his only season as an Eagle

LXIV Losses for Bill Belichick during five seasons as the Browns’ head coach

XLV Largest margin of victory in Super Bowl history, a 55-10 win by the 49ers over the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV

XLVI Points scored by Bears in victory over Patriots in Super Bowl XX 31 years ago

XLVII Overall draft position with which the Eagles selected cornerback Eric Rowe, now with the Patriots, in the 2015 NFL Draft

XLVIII Career Super Bowl points by 49ers receiver Jerry Rice, most in history

XLIX Super Bowl XLIX was the Patriots’ most recent Super Bowl victory, a 28-24 triumph over the Seahawks

XL Completions (in 80 attempts) for Tom Brady during this postseason

LI Pass attempts by Eagles QB Donovan McNabb during 24-21 loss to Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX

 

 

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