Super Bowl LVII: Here are 57 fun facts for Sunday’s game

GLENDALE, Ariz. — As you settle in to get ready for Super Bowl LVII -- is there enough food? Of course there is -- here are some fun facts to chew on before kickoff between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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1 — No quarterback wearing the No. 1 has ever won a Super Bowl. Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts has a chance to do what Cam Newton failed to do in Super Bowl 50 — make his team No. 1 while wearing No. 1. The other QB jersey numbers that have not won the Vince Lombardi Trophy are 2 and 6.

2 — This is the first Super Bowl featuring two Black Starting quarterbacks, as Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts square off in Sunday’s game. Doug Williams was the first Black quarterback to start a Super Bowl and the first to win, as he led Washington to a 42-10 win in Super Bowl XXII. Other Blacks who have started the Super Bowl at quarterback include Steve McNair (Super Bowl XXXIV), Donovan McNabb (Super Bowl XXXIX), Colin Kaepernick (Super Bowl XLVII), Russell Wilson (Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX) and Cam Newton (Super Bowl 50). Mahomes is starting his third game at QB in the Super Bowl, having played in LIV and LV.

3 — The fewest points scored by a team in the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins lost 24-3 to the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl VI, while the Los Angeles Rams lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. The latter was the lowest-scoring game in Super Bowl history.

4 — The number of times the Eagles have appeared in the Super Bowl. They won in their last appearance, defeating New England in Super Bowl LII. Previously, the Eagles lost in Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XXIX.

5 — The number of Super Bowl appearances by the Chiefs. Kansas City played in the first Super Bowl, then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, and lost to the Green Bay Packers. They upset the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, then had to wait 50 years before playing in the big game again. They defeated the San Francisco 49ers, then lost Super Bowl LV to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6 — The most touchdowns thrown in a Super Bowl by one quarterback. San Francisco’s Steve Young tossed six TDs in Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers in a 49-26 victory.

7 — This is the seventh Super Bowl in which the NFL’s leading passer has reached the big game. Patrick Mahomes threw for 5,250 yards this season. Since becoming the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in 2018, he has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in five consecutive seasons. The other six leading passers? They lost. Dan Marino (Super Bowl XIX), Kurt Warner (Super Bowl XXXLI), Rich Gannon (Super Bowl XXXVII), Tom Brady (Super Bowl XLII), Peyton Manning (Super Bowl XLVIII) and Brady (Super Bowl LII).

8 — The number worn by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who won three Super Bowl titles during the 1990s.

9 — If the Eagles win, Nick Sirianni will become the ninth coach to win a Super Bowl in his first two seasons.

10 — The number of Super Bowl appearances by quarterback Tom Brady. Brady played in nine games with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

11 — The number of the most combined turnovers in a Super Bowl game. Super Bowl V between the Baltimore Colts and the Dallas Cowboys was known as the “Blooper Bowl.” Each team threw three interceptions, while Baltimore fumbled five times and lost four of them. Dallas lost one fumble.

12 — The number of NFL franchises that have never won a Super Bowl. The teams are the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans.

13 — The number of Pylon cameras that will be used during the game.

14 — If the Chiefs win, Andy Reid will become the 14th coach to win multiple Super Bowls.

15 — The number of Super Bowls called on television by the late broadcaster Pat Summerall, either as the lead broadcaster or as an analyst. A member of the Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Summerall was a sideline reporter in the first Super Bowl for CBS, He took a seat in the main booth starting with Super Bowl II as an analyst and was a color commentator four times. He was the lead play-by-play announcer 11 times, beginning with Super Bowl X and ending in Super Bowl XXXVI. Summerall and former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden worked eight Super Bowls together, beginning with Super Bowl XVI.

16 — The uniform number worn by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. Joe Cool won four Super Bowls and was the game’s MVP three times.

17 — The number of Super Bowls that Jack Buck — the father of Joe Buck — called on the radio. Jack Buck was the lead television broadcaster for Super Bowl IV, but made his mark calling the game for CBS Radio. After making his radio debut during Super Bowl XII, Jack Buck called his next 16 games paired with former Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram. Joe Buck has been the play-by-play announcer for six Super Bowls.

18 — The uniform number worn by Peyton Manning, who won Super Bowls with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. He was the first player to achieve that feat; Tom Brady followed when he won Super Bowls with New England (6) and Tampa Bay (1). Craig Morton and Kurt Warner also started for two different teams in the Super Bowl but only won for one squad.

19 — The uniform number worn by Johnny Unitas, the legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback. Unitas appeared in two Super Bowls, coming in relief during Super Bowl III and leading the Colts to a 16-13 victory in Super Bowl V. Unitas led the Colts to a pair of NFL championships (1958 and 1959) during the pre-Super Bowl era.

20 — There will be 20 miles of fiber and cable installed on the grounds at State Farm Stadium for Super Bowl LVII.

21 — The number of touchdown passes Tom Brady has thrown in his 10 Super Bowl appearances.

22 — Doug Williams became the first Black quarterback to start a Super Bowl. With Washington trailing Denver 10-0 after one quarter, Williams threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter to earn a 42-10 victory and MVP honors.

23 — Super Bowl XXIII was notable for Joe Montana’s 92-yard game-winning drive with 3:10 left in the game, which helped the San Francisco 49ers to a 20-16 comeback victory.

24 — The number of seasons Kansas City’s Andy Reid has coached in the NFL. Reid spent his first 14 seasons coaching the Philadelphia Eagles — his opponent in today’s game. Reid went 130-93 in Philadelphia during the regular season and 10-9 in the playoffs. He has a 117-45 regular-season mark with the Chiefs and is 11-7 in the postseason entering Super Bowl LVII.

25 — Singer Whitney Houston performed what is still regarded as the most breathtaking rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” before Super Bowl XXV at Tampa Stadium. Houston already was the first artist to have seven straight singles shoot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but her song came amid a patriotic rush as the U.S. was involved in the first Gulf War.

26 — Kansas City’s defense ranked 26th in stopping the run this year.

27 — Since 2018, the Chiefs are 55-3 when they hold their opponents to less than 27 points. That includes the postseason.

28 — “28-3″ is all you have to say to get an Atlanta Falcons fan to cringe. The Falcons led New England 28-3 in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI, but the Patriots rallied to tie the game and won the only overtime game in Super Bowl history, 34-28.

29 — There will be 29 field-level microphones during this year’s game.

30 — The length of a typical Super Bowl ad. This year, advertisers are shelling out $7 million for 30 seconds of exposure.

31 — The number of touchdown passes Patrick Mahomes threw this year that were 10 yards or less.

32 — The number of states that allow legal betting on the Super Bowl.

33 — The most points scored by a team that lost the Super Bowl. New England scored 33 points in Super Bowl LII, but Philadelphia scored 41.

34 — The number of languages this year’s game will be broadcast in.

35 — Seattle’s 43-8 victory against Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII was the largest margin of victory for an underdog.

36 — The number of Super Bowls won by teams wearing white uniforms for the big game. The Chiefs are wearing white this year. The team wearing white has won 15 of the past 18 Super Bowls.

37 — Super Bowl XXXVII had the hottest temperature at kickoff.

38 — The record for most rushing attempts was 38, set by John Riggins in Super Bowl XVII. It was 81 degrees at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium when Tampa Bay and Oakland met.

39 — The temperature at kickoff for Super Bowl VI, the coldest temperature for an outdoor contest in the game’s history. Dallas and Miami shivered through the cold weather at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.

40 — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver John Stallworth averaged 40.3 yards per catch in Super Bowl XIV. Stallworth caught three passes for 121 yards and a touchdown.

41 — In the previous 56 Super Bowl games, the team that rushed for more yards has won the game 41 times.

42 — Super Bowl XLII was supposed to be the culmination of the New England Patriots’ perfect season, but Eli Manning and the New York Giants rallied in the fourth quarter for a 17-14 win. New England finished 18-1.

43 — The length of the touchdown by Washington’s John Riggins in Super Bowl XVII against the Miami Dolphins. Riggins rumbled left on a 4th-and-1 play with 10:28 left in the fourth quarter, shaking off Miami defensive back Don McNeal and running 43 yards to give Washington a 20-17 lead. Washington would ice a 27-17 victory when Joe Theismann threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Brown with two minutes remaining.

44 — The New Orleans Saints stunned the Indianapolis Colts to start the second half of Super Bowl XLIV, recovering an onside kick. Trailing 10-6, Saints coach Sean Payton opted for the surprise move, and it led to a 25-point second half as New Orleans won 31-17.

45 — The largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl. That is when the San Francisco 49ers routed the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV. Joe Montana threw five touchdown passes — three to Jerry Rice — as the 49ers rolled up 461 yards of total offense. San Francisco also held the ball for nearly 40 minutes and capitalized on defense with two interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries.

46 —The suffocating defense developed by Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan. The Bears went on to win Super Bowl XX with a 46-10 victory against the New England Patriots.

47 — The Buffalo Bills lost Super Bowl XXV to the New York Giants when kicker Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal to the right in the closing seconds. That preserved New York’s 20-19 victory, which is the only Super Bowl decided by one point.

48 — Jerry Rice is synonymous with the 49ers, but he caught a 48-yard touchdown as a member of the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. It was Rice’s final TD catch in the big game.

49 — The coldest temperature at kickoff for a Super Bowl at an outdoor stadium since 2000 was 49 degrees at Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

50 — The Super Bowl traditionally uses Roman numerals to label its games. Super Bowl 50 was the only exception.

51 — Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts are a combined 51 years, 337 days today. It is the youngest Super Bowl quarterback matchup in the game’s history, surpassing the Super Bowl XIX matchup between Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

52 — Super Bowl LII was played indoors at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, and it is a good thing. The temperature outside was 2 degrees; it was 70 inside the dome.

53 — The lowest combined score in the series history was in Super Bowl LIII, when New England defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.

54 — Patrick Mahomes was the hero of Super Bowl LIV, leading Kansas City to three touchdowns in the final 6:13 of the game to overcome a double-digit deficit. The Chiefs won 31-20.

55 — The most points scored by one team in a Super Bowl was the 55 that San Francisco scored against Denver in Super Bowl XXIV. The game was never in doubt, as the 49ers led 27-3 at the half and scored two touchdowns in each of the next two quarters. The Dallas Cowboys looked as if they were going to break that mark in Super Bowl XXVII, but Leon Lett, who scooped up a fumble near the Buffalo Bills’ 45-yard line, had the ball punched out of his grasp near the goal line by Buffalo’s Don Beebe. The ball rolled out of the end zone and Dallas had to “settle” for a 52-17 victory.

56 — In the first 56 Super Bowls, no University of Alabama alum has ever rushed for a touchdown or caught a scoring pass. Bart Starr threw three TDs in the first two Super Bowls and Ken Stabler threw one in Super Bowl XI. There is a chance this year: Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts ran for 13 touchdowns in the regular season and added two more in the playoffs. Philadelphia wide receiver DeVonta Smith caught seven TDs during the regular season and had another scoring catch in the postseason.

57 — There have been 57 Super Bowl MVP winners (there were two in Super Bowl XII). The award has been won 31 times by quarterbacks. Chuck Howley, in Super Bowl V, was the only MVP from a losing team.

Information from, Athlon Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports,, KSAZ-TV, Newscast Studio,, Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, The Sporting News,, and WDAF-TV was used in compiling this report.