Sunday, February 6, 2011

Revisiting the 45 Stops To Super Bowl XLV

Alright, let's go back through my 45 Stops To Super Bowl XLV to see how some of the factoids fared in tonight's game.

If you don't remember what each number was, just click here.

2-Didn't really notice there weren't any cheerleaders. That should tell you something about their importance.

11-The Steelers nearly obliterated the record for largest comeback to win a Super Bowl. The record is 10 points (Redskins and Saints did it). In this game, the Steelers trailed by 18 points before whittling it down to 3 late in the game. But Pittsburgh never led and couldn't complete the comeback.

12-There now has been a successful FG in 43 of 45 Super Bowls. Also, teams that intercept a pass for a TD is now 11-0 in Super Bowls.

13-Still no punt return for a TD.

19-The Packers broke the string of six straight Super Bowl champions to wear the white jerseys in the game. Green Bay, obviously, wore green and became the first team with a colorful jersey to win a Super Bowl since the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

22-The NFC has now won the last 14 coin tosses in the Super Bowl. Simply amazing.

23-The coin toss winner is now 22-23 in the Super Bowl. And the Packers win gives the coin toss winner just the 5th championship in the last 15 games.

25-The favorite is now 31-14 in Super Bowls.

30-Big Ben joins Roger Staubach, Tom Brady, John Elway and Bob Griese as QBs to have multiple Super Bowl titles to have also lost a Super Bowl.

33-The game didn't go into overtime, so no free pizza for us.

34-The Packers were just the fourth team to win three road games en route to the Super Bowl. Green Bay is the third of those teams to win the big one as well.

35-The No. 6 seed has made it to the Super Bowl twice. Now they won it twice.

42-The AFC falls to 6-3 in February Super Bowls.

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