Arguably the most anticipated sporting event of the year, the New York Giants are playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Are you planning on attending a Super Bowl party? Impress your friends and family with your vast knowledge of Super Bowl trivia.
Where was the first Super Bowl held?
Super Bowl I was held in Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10.
Which NFL team has played in the most Super Bowls?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys have each played in 8 of them. The Steelers have won 6 of those games (also a Super Bowl record). The Cowboys have a 5-3 record.
Which NFL teams have never played in the Super Bowl?
The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans.
How many Super Bowls have the Patriots been in, including Super Bowl XLVI? How about the Giants?
New England Patriots - 7
New York Giants – 5
Super Bowl XLVI is a rematch of Super Bowl XLII between the Patriots and the Giants. Can you name the other Super Bowl rematches (hint: there are four other sets of teams)?
- The Cowboys and the Steelers collided in Super Bowls X, XIII, and XXX. The Steelers won the first 2; Dallas won Super Bowl XXX.
- The Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills played in consecutive years in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. Dallas won both games.
- The San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals met in Super Bowls XVI and XXIII. The 49ers won both games.
- The Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins tangled in Super Bowls VII and XVII. They split the series.
Who holds the Super Bowl record for most rushing yards in a game?
Timmy Smith of the Redskins ran for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. (Pretty amazing, considering that he only ran for 602 yards and 3 touchdowns in his entire NFL career.)
Who is the only player to earn the Super Bowl MVP honor from the losing team?
Linebacker Chuck Howley of the Cowboys won the MVP award after his team lost to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V, 16-13.
What was the biggest blowout in Super Bowl history?
The 49ers beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV, 55-10.
What was the closest game in Super Bowl history?
The Giants beat the Bills, 20-19, in Super Bowl XXV. Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a field goal as time expired. Interestingly, the Giants’ defensive coordinator that year was Bill Belichick while the team’s wide receivers coach was Tom Coughlin.
There has never been an overtime game in Super Bowl history.
Madonna will be performing the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI. Who performed the halftime show in Super Bowl I?
The University of Arizona and the University of Michigan bands.
Source: Yahoo! Sports