Super Bowl fun facts
Get ready for Super Bowl 50 with these fun historical Super Bowl facts and figures.
MVPs on D(Credit: AP / Matt Slocum)
Before Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks was named the MVP in Super Bowl XLVIII, the last defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP trophy was Dexter Jackson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. Only nine defensive players have ever won the award.
Biggest loser(Credit: AP / Ed Andrieski)
The Broncos have the record for most Super Bowl losses with five. The Bills, Vikings and Patriots are right behind with four each.
Always the runner-up(Credit: AP / Chris O'Meara)
The Titans, Chargers, Panthers, Falcons, Cardinals, Eagles, Bengals, Vikings and Bills have appeared in a Super Bowl, but never won.
Most appearances(Credit: AP / Susan Ragan)
The Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos are tied at the top with eight Super Bowl appearances each.
Tom Brady's bunch(Credit: AP / David J. Phillip)
Tom Brady holds the record for the most Super Bowl starts by a quarterback with six. Brady is 4-2 in Super Bowls.
Steelers lead the way(Credit: AP)
The Steelers have the most Super Bowl wins with six. The Cowboys and 49ers each have five Super Bowl wins.
NFC on top(Credit: AP / Eric Gay)
The NFC representative has won 26 of the 49 Super Bowls, including 13 straight from 1985-1997.
Bill Belichick, Don Shula lead pack(Credit: AP / Patrick Semansky)
Bill Belichick is tied with Don Shula for the most Super Bowl appearances by a coach with six.
Never been to the Bowl(Credit: AP / Brynn Anderson)
The Lions, Browns, Jaguars and Texans have never appeared in a Super Bowl.
MVP QBs(Credit: AP / Bill Haber)
Quarterbacks have won 27 Super Bowl MVPs, the most of any position. Five of the last six Super Bowl MVPs has been a quarterback (Tom Brady, Joe Flacco, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees).
From NCAA to NFL(Credit: AP / Matt Slocum)
Pete Carroll, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer are the only coaches to win both an NCAA championship and Super Bowl. Carroll led USC past Oklahoma, 55-19, in 2005, but the Trojans were later forced to vacate the win.
Young gun(Credit: AP / David J. Phillip)
At 36, Mike Tomlin became the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl when the Pittsburgh Steelers came from behind to top the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, in Super Bowl XLIII at the end of the 2008 season.
Devin Hester to the house(Credit: AP / Alex Brandon)
The Chicago Bears' Devin Hester is the only player to ever return the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the Super Bowl. Hester returned the opening kickoff 92 yards to the house in Super Bowl XLI against the Indianapolis Colts at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The Colts ended up winning the game, 29-17.
Three-time MVPs(Credit: AP / Lennox McLennon)
Joe Montana and Tom Brady are tied for the most Super Bowl MVP awards with three each.