Superbowl Records : Throughout the years

WCB
November 1, 2022
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‍The SuperBowl is the most-watched annual sporting event in the United States. It’s also one of the most-anticipated events on the American sports calendar. From its very beginning, the Super Bowl has had a special place in America’s heart. Even today, it is still regarded as one of the most important cultural events in our society. The first Super Bowl was played between the National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay Packers and New York Giants on January 15, 1967 at Tulane University’s Y.D. Peterson Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. That year also saw another landmark moment for American football: The Dallas Cowboys became only the second team from outside of pro football to play in the league’s championship game when they took on the Atlanta Falcons at a neutral site in Houston, Texas four days later (the other being the Pittsburgh Steelers against Los Angeles Rams two weeks earlier). Since then, there have been many other memorable occasions that have taken place during this long-running fixture on America’s sporting calendar:

Head-to-head: which team has won the most Super Bowls?

The Green Bay Packers have won the most Super Bowl championships with 9, followed by the Oakland Raiders (2) and Dallas Cowboys (1). Six other teams have won Super Bowls: the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Chicago Bears. The Packers have won the most Super Bowls, but they have faced the most different opponents. Six other teams have faced the most different opponents, but the Packers have the edge with 9 different opponents. The Patriots have faced the second-most different opponents at 6 different teams.

Coldest and warmest Super Bowls with records

The most polarizing stat when you talk about the Super Bowl is “who has the coldest and warmest Super Bowl”? The coldest game occurred in 1967 when the regular-season champion Green Bay Packers faced off against the New York Giants at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans with a high of 25°F. Meanwhile, the warmest game was played in 1984 when the Redskins faced off against the 49ers at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans with a high of 90°F. There are a few other interesting facts about the record-setting cold and warmer games: In 1967, both teams had a record number of consecutive days with temperatures above 32°F. Green Bay had 13 consecutive days with 32°F or warmer, while New York faced off 13 consecutive days with 32°F or warmer.

Most points scored in a Super Bowl

In Super Bowl XXXII in 1997, the San Francisco 49ers faced off against the Denver Broncos, and the game was tied at 10-10 at the end of regulation. The 49ers won in overtime with a field goal, giving the team their first and only Super Bowl victory. That game produced a record-setting 52 points, with exactly three touchdowns scored by both teams. The most recent Super Bowl to produce more than 40 points was Super Bowl LI in 2017, which was also the most-watched game in television history with an average of 103.5 million viewers. The Atlanta Falcons faced off against the New England Patriots, and the Falcons won with a final score of 34-28.

Most passing yards in a Super Bowl

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for the most yards in a Super Bowl when he threw for 505 yards in Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants in 2008. Brady threw for 466 yards in the game, and he completed 29 of 43 passes. The most recent game to produce more than 400 passing yards was Super Bowl LI in 2017, which was also the most-watched game in television history with an average of 103.5 million viewers. The Atlanta Falcons faced off against the New England Patriots, and the Falcons won with a final score of 34-28.

Most touchdowns scored in a Super Bowl

The most touchdowns scored in a Super Bowl was by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX in 1975 when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 37-21. The most recent game to produce more than 30 touchdowns was Super Bowl LI in 2017, which was also the most-watched game in television history with an average of 103.5 million viewers. The Atlanta Falcons faced off against the New England Patriots, and the Falcons won with a final score of 34-28. The Pittsburgh Steelers have scored the most touchdowns in a Super Bowl multiple times. In Super Bowl IX, the Steelers scored 37 points, including three touchdowns by quarterback Fran Tarkenton. The Steelers also scored 34 points in Super Bowl XL in 2006 when they beat the Seattle Seahawks.

Top defensive performances in a Super Bowl

In the very first Super Bowl game in 1967, the New York Giants had a great defensive game against the Green Bay Packers, and they allowed only 10 points in the game. In Super Bowl XXVII in 1992, the 49ers had a great game against the Dallas Cowboys, and they only allowed 17 points in the game. The Denver Broncos had a great game against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXXII in 1997 when they only allowed 10 points in the game. The New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers have had multiple great defensive games in a Super Bowl. The New York Giants only allowed 10 points in the first Super Bowl game, and the San Francisco 49ers only allowed 17 points in the last Super Bowl game.

Bottom line

The Super Bowl is such a big deal that even the U.S. Government has gotten in on the action for this event. Yes, it is true! Every year, the White House has selected a famous figure from American history to be honored by having a postage stamp created in their honor. Every year, the U.S. Postal Service has released a new stamp commemorating the honoree. 2018 honoree is Minnesota Vikings running back and Super Bowl MVP, running back and Super Bowl MVP and two-time league MVP, rookie of the year and Super Bowl MVP, and two-time league MVP and is the most recent winner of the Super Bowl MVP award! In 2018, the U.S. Postal Service released a stamp that honored the Minnesota Vikings running back and Super Bowl MVP, running back and Super Bowl MVP and rookie of the year, and Super Bowl MVP! These are just a few examples of how much the Super Bowl means to Americans all over the country. The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, and it is also one of the most important cultural events in our society. This event has been taking place for 50 years, and it will probably continue for many years to come.

Author WCB