Alright, the Saints beat the Colts, 31-17, in an exciting Super Bowl. So all those little factoids and trends ... did they work out?
-The NFC team won the coin flip for the 13th consecutive year.
-The team wearing their white jerseys have won the last six Super Bowls (Saints, Steelers, Giants, Colts, Steelers, Patriots).
-A team scoring at least 30 points is now 22-1
-The NFC is now 23-21 in the Super Bowl.
-There was a successful field goal in 42 of 44 Super Bowls.
-The team that scores first has lost six of the last nine Super Bowls.
Ones that didn't ...
-New Orleans became the first team that lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the regular season that would go on to win the Super Bowl.
-The team that leads after the first quarter (the Colts in this one) is now 22-11.
-The team holding the halftime lead (Colts) is now 33-9
-The Colts became the 7th team to lose a Super Bowl that they were leading after three quarters (36-7)
-The Saints became just the second team to win after trailing by at least 10 points (Redskins topped Broncos after falling behind 10-0). Just like that Redskins game, Super Bowl XLIV featured both teams with a double digit lead at some point in the game.
-New Orleans became just the fourth team in the last 14 seasons to win a Super Bowl after winning the coin toss.
-Teams that scored the first TD is now 31-13.
-The NFC won just their second Super Bowl in February in eight tries.