A day from now, the biggest sporting event in the first quarter of 2018 is going to happen: Super Bowl LII. The New England Patriots are set to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. In case you don't remember, both teams have already met in Super Bowl XXXIX with the Patriots, led by a much younger Tom Brady, winning 24-21. Can we expect a different outcome this time? Prepare yourself for another instant classic this Sunday! But before you get to watch Patriots and the Eagles, indulge yourself in the meantime with these Super Bowl fast facts.
- The first-ever Super Bowl was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won the championship 35-10 with the quarterback, Bart Starr, winning the MVP.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six championships followed by the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the New England Patriots with five.
- The Denver Broncos own the record for the most Super Bowl losses with five while the New England Patriots have played the most with nine.
- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans consume a lot of food during Super Bowl Sunday. In fact, only Thanksgiving Day beats it.
- Once Super Bowl LII is done, the NFL has officially accumulated $5.4 billion from advertising in its first 52 years.
- A 30-second commercial during the first Super Bowl costs around $40,000
- Super Bowl VII featured the lowest winning score with the Miami Dolphins winning 14-7 over the Washington Redskins. The highest winning score, on the other hand, is held by the San Francisco 49ers when they blew out the Denver Broncos 55-10 to win Super Bowl XXIV.
- With an average viewership of 114.4 million, Super Bowl XLIX was the most watched broadcast in U.S. TV history. The game reached 120 million viewership during the final minutes when the New England Patriots stole the championship from the Seattle Seahawks.