After posting the "43 Stops To Super Bowl XLIII", I always like to go back and see how some of those stats and tidbits held up in the actual Super Bowl.
#42-Steelers did indeed get their sixth title, setting a Super Bowl record.
#38-The Steelers scored first and won the game. That means the team that scored first is now 28-15 in the Super Bowl. They scored the first TD, making those teams 31-12. Teams leading at the half (which Pittsburgh did) are now 33-8.
#37-Steelers improve to 3-0 against NFC West teams in the Super Bowl. They have beaten the Rams, Seahawks and Cardinals.
#36-The AFC is now 6-1 in Super Bowls held in February.
#34-The Cardinals were down 13 points at one time in the game. Teams trailing by at double digits at any time of the game are now 1-38. That also means that 38 of the 43 Super Bowls have seen at least one team up by double digits (both the Redskins and Broncos had double digit leads in Super Bowl XXII).
#33-There has now been a successful field goal in 41 of 43 Super Bowls.
#18-The Cardinals will join the list of franchises to have appeared but not won in a Super Bowl.
#11-Arizona won the coin toss but lost the game. That makes the 10th time in the last 13 Super Bowls that the coin toss winner becomes the big game loser.
#4-Arizona becomes the lastest Super Bowl newbie to lose. Over the past 11 Super Bowls, the team making their first appearance has gone 2-5.
#1-Yeah, I suck!