The eerie thing about Super Bowls is that they are kind of predictable ... once you read the signs. When certain things happen in a game, it usually foretells what the outcome will be.
First off, a team scoring at least 30 points is 21-1. That is quite interesting since we will be watching a Super Bowl with two high-octane offenses.
The team leading after the first quarter is 22-10 (11 Super Bowls were tied after one).
The team that is leading at halftime is 33-8 (two Super Bowls were tied at the half).
The team that is leading heading into the fourth quarter is 36-6 (only one Super Bowl was tied after three quarters).
What all that means is that there is rarely a comeback victory in the Super Bowl. The largest deficit a team has come back and won from was just 10 points (Redskins over Broncos). Remember that game featured a 35-point explosion fron Washington. It just doesn't happen.
If fact, 39 Super Bowls have featured one of the teams holding at least a 10-point lead. That's 39 out of 43. Amazing that only four Super Bowls have stayed tight the whole way through. Since I told you that only one team has come back from a double-digit deficit, that means 38 times a team opened up that kind of lead and went on to win the game.
And here is another one: No team that has lost to Tampa Bay has gone on to win a Super Bowl. No one.
The Saints lost to the Buccaneers in Week 16.