In today’s world, the Super Bowl is one of the most coveted championship titles a football team can achieve. The road to the Super Bowl is never easy, and every year there are only two teams that have what it takes to make it to the big game. With so much on the line, it’s no wonder that the Super Bowl always produces some intriguing storylines.
Whether you’re a diehard football fan or just someone who likes to watch the big game for the ads and halftime show, these fun facts are sure to give you a new perspective on America’s favorite sporting event. So without further ado, here are three fun facts about past Super Bowls that you may not know.
The first Super Bowl was held in 1967 and was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game
Did you know that the first-ever Super Bowl was just called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game when it took place in 1967? It was ultimately when only two teams—the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) and the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League (AFL)—met during what was a very significant game for American culture and sport. The NFL-AFL merger occurred three years after this showdown, allowing for future teams to join in what is now known as the Pro Bowl. A whopping amount of viewers tuned in to watch this pioneering game, and shortly after that, thus began an annual tradition that many fans enjoy every year.
Most wins in Super Bowl
For years, no NFL team has been able to match the record of both the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Across all American professional sports, these two teams have always been at the very top in terms of performance, and a testament to their success can be seen in Super Bowl wins over the years. They both have won a total of 6 championships throughout their decades-old careers, making them stand out amongst every other franchise. As we get closer to this year’s Super Bowl, most football fans will look back on past performances of these two titans and consider what makes them so successful by comparison.
In contrast, the Super Bowl is already proving to be an interesting one with the potential for records to be broken. One record that both the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos share is having the most losses in Super Bowl history, with five each. While this may not seem like something to celebrate, it makes them two of the most veteran teams in football and helps prove that both teams have been consistent contenders on the big stage. The Patriots and the Broncos have a lot of legacy behind them, so let’s see which team can break their tie this year.
Is there a Super Bowl that ended in a tie?
Believe it or not, among all the Super Bowls that have taken place over the years, only one has ever gone into overtime – Super Bowl 51 in 2017 between the Patriots and Falcons. It was a nail-biter of a match-up, with both teams playing their hearts out! In the end, Tom Brady secured his 5th championship ring as the Patriots emerged victorious. That game will surely always hold a special place in Super Bowl history!
The Super Bowl is a game of champions, and each year we watch in awe as some of the best teams in professional football go head-to-head for the most esteemed title. There are so many interesting stories that have come out of past Super Bowls, from records being set to thrilling match-ups that have gone down in history. Super Bowl LVII is sure to be one for the books, and we can’t wait to see which team will hoist the Lombardi Trophy come February.