12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Super Bowl

By Victoria Barnett

12 Things You Didn’t Know About the Super Bowl

Everyone gets excited about the Super Bowl. Whether your team is playing or not, we all gather around to cheer for whichever team we like the most or dislike the least. The Super Bowl is almost like a national holiday in the U.S. It’s one of the best days of the year, no doubt.

There are so many interesting facts about the Super Bowl, including its history, traditions and records. Think you know all there is to know about this event? Test your knowledge!

Here are 12 things you might not know about the Super Bowl:

Fact #1

The use of Roman Numerals for the Super Bowl began in 1969 when the New York Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts. Super Bowl 50 is the only Super Bowl to not use a Roman Numeral.

Fact #2

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest U.S. food consumption day, following Thanksgiving. In fact, 1 billion chicken wings are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. Also, Americans drink 325.5 million gallons of beer.

Fact #3

Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley sets the record for the most Super Bowl rings with 5. Haley played for the San Francisco 49ers and won Super Bowl XXIII, XXIV, XXVII, XXVIII and XXX.

Fact #4

The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for the most Super Bowl victories with six: IX, X, XIII, XIV, XL, XLIII. On the contrary, the Denver Broncos hold the record for the most Super Bowl losses with 5.

Fact #5

In 2016, the Denver Broncos became the first team to win the Super Bowl with less than 200 yards of offense.

Fact #6

No NFL team has ever played the Super Bowl on its home field.

Haley Charles

Fact #7

In Super Bowl VI, the Dolphins failed to score a touchdown and settled with one field goal, making it the lowest amount of points scored in a Super Bowl. They are the only team to play in the Super Bowl and not reach the end zone.

Fact #8

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made by Tiffany & Co. and costs $12,500. Each winning Super Bowl team gets to keep its own trophy.

Fact #9

Tony Dungy, who will be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy

Fact #10

There are currently four teams who have never played in a Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Facts #11

12 seconds is the quickest time it took to score in the Super Bowl. An errant shotgun snap by Denver ended with a safety for Seattle.

Facts #12

The 1972 Dolphins are the only team to go undefeated and untied and then win the Super Bowl in the same season.

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