List of Super Bowl records

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This is a list of Super Bowl records, which includes performances of the highest and lowest caliber throughout the history of the Super Bowl. The list of records is separated by individual players and teams. Players and teams, along with their records, are noted with the Super Bowl game played. All records can be referenced at NFL.com.[1][2]

Newest Records[edit]

All records set or tied in the most recent Super Bowl (XLIX) are highlighted.

Individual player records[edit]

All records can be referenced at NFL.com[1] or Pro Football reference.com.[2]

Service[edit]

  • Most Super Bowl Championships as a player any position, 5
  • Most consecutive Championships as a player, 3
  • Longest time between First Super Bowl win and last Super Bowl win as a player, 13 seasons
  • Longest time between Super Bowl championships as a player, 12 seasons
  • Most appearances as either a player or coach, 9
  • Most games played, 6
  • Most games started, 6
  • Most consecutive appearances, 5
  • Most starts at quarterback, 6
  • Most wins as starting quarterback, 4
  • Most games as a kicker, 5
  • Most wins as a kicker, 4
  • Oldest player, 42 years, 11 days

Scoring[edit]

  • Most points scored, career, 48
  • Most points scored, single game - 18 (accomplished five times by four players)
  • Longest scoring play, 108 yard kickoff return
  • Most Touchdowns, plays of 50-or-more yards, game, 2

Touchdowns[edit]

00 In this category r = rushing td; p = pass reception td; kr = kick return td

  • Most touchdowns, career, 8
  • Most touchdowns, single game, 3 (accomplished five times by four players)
  • Most touchdowns, plays of 50-or-more yards, game, 2[4]
  • Touchdowns scored for two different teams, 3 players
  • Longest play, 108 yards

Passing[edit]

  • Highest passer rating, career, (40 attempts), 127.83
  • Highest passer rating, game, 150.92
  • Lowest passer rating to win game, 22.6
  • Most attempts, career, 247
  • Most attempts, game, 58
  • Fewest attempts by winning QB, game, 7
  • Most completions, career, 164
  • Most completions to start a game, 9
  • Most consecutive completions, game, 16
  • Most completions, game, 37
  • Most completions, both quarterbacks, 63
  • Fewest completions by winning QB, game, 6
  • Highest completion percentage, career, (40 attempts), 70%
  • Highest completion percentage, career, (30 attempts), 82.1%[7]
  • Highest completion percentage, game, (20 attempts), 88%
  • Highest completion percentage, both teams, 75% (84-63)
  • Most passing yards, career, 1,605
  • Most passing yards, game, 414
  • Longest pass, 85 yards (TD)
  • Fewest passing yards by a Super Bowl MVP, 119
  • Highest average gain, career (40 attempts), 11.10 yards
  • Highest average gain, game (20 attempts), 14.71 yards
  • Most touchdown passes, career, 13
  • Most touchdown passes, game, 6
  • Lowest percentage, passes had intercepted, career, (40 attempts), 0.00%
  • Most attempts, without interception, game, 48
  • Most interceptions thrown, career, 8
  • Most interceptions thrown, game, 5

Rushing[edit]

  • Most attempts, career, 101
  • Most attempts, game, 38
  • Most rushing yards, career, 354
  • Most rushing yards, game, 204
  • Longest run from scrimmage, 75 yards (TD)
  • Most rushing touchdowns, career, 5
  • Most rushing touchdowns, game, 3
  • Highest average gain, career (20 attempts), 9.6 yards
  • Highest average gain, game (10 attempts), 10.5 yards
  • Longest Touchdown Run, Quarterback, 15 yards
  • Most rushing yards, game, Quarterback, 64 yards

Receiving[edit]

  • Most receptions, career, 33
  • Most receptions, game, 13
  • Most receiving yards, career, 589
  • Most receiving yards, game, 215
  • Most receiving yards, game, Tight End, 104
  • Longest reception, 85 yards (TD)
  • Highest average gain, career (8 receptions), 24.4 yards
  • Highest average gain, game (3 receptions), 40.33 yards
  • Most receiving touchdowns, career, 8
  • Most receiving touchdowns, game, 3

Combined yardage[edit]

This category includes rushing, receiving, interception returns, punt returns, kickoff returns, and fumble returns.[8]

  • Most Attempts, career, 108
  • Most Attempts, game, 39
  • Most yards gained, career, 604
  • Most yards gained, game, 290

Fumbles[edit]

  • Most fumbles, career, 5
  • Most fumbles, game, 3
  • Most fumbles recovered, career, 2
  • Most fumbles recovered, game, 2
  • Most fumble return yards, game, 64 yards
  • Longest fumble return, 64 yards
  • Longest fumble return for touchdown, 49 yards
  • Most fumble returns for touchdowns, game, 1

Defense[edit]

  • Most interceptions, career, 3
  • Most interceptions, game, 3
  • Most interception yards gained, career, 108
  • Most interception yards gained, game, 108
  • Longest interception return, 100 yards, TD
  • Most interceptions returned for a touchdown, game, 2
  • Most tackles, game, 12
  • Most tackles, career, 22
  • Most tackles plus assists, game, 18 (11 tackles, 7 assists)
  • Most sacks, career, 5
(Sacks an official statistic since XVII by the NFL, sacks for all games shown by Pro Football Reference.com[2])
  • Most sacks, single game, 4
  • Most safeties, game, 1
Defensive, tackle in end zone
Special teams
Blocked punts
Punter ran out of end zone
Offensive penalties in end zone

Special teams[edit]

Kickoff Returns[edit]

  • Longest kickoff return, 108 yards, TD
  • Most kickoff returns, career, 10
  • Most kickoff returns, game, 8
  • Most kickoff return yards, career, 283
  • Most kickoff return yards, game, 244
  • Highest kickoff return average, career (4 returns), 42.0 yards
  • Highest kickoff return average, game (3 returns), 47.5 yards
  • Opening kickoff returned for touchdown, 1 time
  • Most kickoff returns for touchdowns, game, 1

Kickoffs[edit]

  • Most kickoffs for touchback, 5
Zero return yardage by Seattle

Punting[edit]

  • Longest punt, 64 yards
  • Most punts inside 10 yard line, game, 3
  • Most punts, game, 11
  • Most punts, career, 17
  • Highest punting average, career (10 punts), 46.5 yards
  • Highest punting average, game (4 punts), 50.2 yards

Punt Returns[edit]

  • Most punt returns, career, 8
  • Most punt returns, game, 6
  • Most fair catches, game, 4
  • Most punt return yards gained, career, 94
  • Most punt return yards gained, game, 90
  • Longest punt return, 45 yards
  • Highest average, punt return yardage, career (4 returns), 15.7 yards
  • Highest average, punt return yardage, game (3 returns), 18.7 yards
  • Most punt returns for touchdowns, game, 0
  • none

Field Goals[edit]

  • Most field goals attempted, career, 10
  • Most field goals attempted, game, 5
  • Most field goals, career, 7
  • Game winning field goals
  • Most field goals, game, 4
  • Most 40-plus yard field goals, game, 3
  • Longest field goal, 54 yards
  • Shortest field goal, 9 yards

Note: The goal posts were moved to the back of the end zone in 1974. As such, this record cannot be broken without another change to the layout of the field. Standard field goal protocol does not currently allow a kick 17 yards or shorter.

Points After Touchdown[edit]

  • Most (one point) PATs, career, 13
  • Most (one point) extra points, game, 7
  • Most 2 point conversions, game, 1

Team records[edit]

All records can be referenced at NFL.com.[1][2]

Games, victories, defeats[edit]

  • Most Super Bowl appearances, 8
  • Most consecutive Super Bowl appearances, 4
  • Most Super Bowl victories, 6
  • Most consecutive Super Bowl victories, 2 (occurred 8 times)
  • Most Super Bowl losses, 5
  • Most consecutive Super Bowl losses, 4
  • Super Bowl win with no home playoff games
  • Most Super Bowl wins without a loss, 2
  • Longest Super Bowl win streak, 5 games
  • Most Super Bowl appearances without a win, 4
  • Most numerous matchup, 3

Scoring[edit]

Points[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most points, game, 55
  • Most points by a losing team, game, 31
  • Fewest points, game, 3
  • Fewest points by winning team, game, 14
  • Largest margin of victory, 45 points
  • Smallest margin of victory, 1 point
  • Most points scored, first half of play, 35
  • Most points, second half of play, 30
  • Most points scored in any quarter of play, 35
  • Most points, first quarter, 14 (by 7 teams)
  • Most points, second quarter, 35
  • Most points, third quarter, 21
  • Most points, fourth quarter, 21
  • Largest lead, end of first quarter, 14 points
  • Largest halftime margin, 25 points
  • Largest halftime lead with a shutout, 22 points [14]
  • Largest lead, end of 3rd quarter, 41 points
  • Largest comeback, 10 points
  • Fewest points, first half, 0 (12 times)
  • Fewest points, second half, 0 (8 times)
Both teams[edit]
  • Most points, game, 75
  • Fewest points, game, 21
  • Most points, first half, 45
  • Most points, second half, 46
  • Fewest points, first half, 2
  • Fewest points, second half, 7
  • Most points, first quarter, 24
  • Most points, second quarter, 35
  • Most points, third quarter, 24
  • Most points, fourth quarter, 37
  • Most lead changes in the fourth quarter, 3
  • Both teams scoring over 30 points, 2 times[4]

Touchdowns[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most touchdowns, game, 8
  • Most touchdowns, losing team, game, 4
  • Fewest touchdowns, winning team, game, 1
  • Fewest touchdowns, game, 0
  • Longest touchdown scoring drive, 96 yards
  • Most touchdowns, combined, all Super Bowls, 26
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most touchdowns, game, 10
  • Fewest touchdowns, game, 2

Points after Touchdown[edit]

Single Team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most (one point) PATs, game, 7
Most two point conversions, game, 2
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most (one point) PATs, game, 9
  • Fewest (one point) PATs, game, 2
  • Most two point conversions, game, 2

Field Goals[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most field goals attempted, game, 5
  • Most field goals, game, 4
  • Most fake field goals attempted, game, 1
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most field goals attempted, game, 7
  • Fewest field goals attempted, game, 1
  • Most field goals, game, 5
  • Most field goals without miss, game, 5
  • Fewest field goals, game, 0

Safeties[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

Offense[edit]

Net Yards Gained[edit]

Combined rushing and passing

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most net yards, rushing and passing, game, 602
  • Fewest net yards, rushing and passing, game, 119
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most net yards, rushing and passing, game, 929
  • Fewest net yards, rushing and passing, game, 396

Rushing[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most rushing attempts, game, 57
  • Fewest rushing attempts, winning team, game, 13
  • Fewest rushing attempts, game, 9
  • Most yards rushing, game, 280
  • Fewest rushing yards, winning team, game, 29
  • Fewest yards rushing, game, 7
  • Highest average gain per rush attempt, game, 7.00 yards
  • Lowest average gain per rush attempt, game, 0.64 yards
  • Most rushing touchdowns, game, 4
  • Fewest rushing touchdowns, game, 0 (34 teams) [2]
  • 2 times - Minnesota, Denver, Green Bay, New York Giants
  • 3 times - Oakland, Dallas, Miami
  • 4 times - New England
Kansas City vs. Green Bay, I Oakland vs. Green Bay, II Dallas vs. Baltimore Colts V
Miami vs. Dallas VI Washington vs. Miami VII Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, IX
Dallas vs. Pittsburgh, X Pittsburgh vs. Dallas, X Minnesota vs. Oakland, XI
Dallas vs. Steelers, XIII Oakland vs. Philadelphia, XV Philadelphia vs. Oakland, XV
Miami vs. Washington, XVII Miami vs. San Francisco, XIX New England vs. Chicago, XX
Denver vs. Washington XXII Cincinnati vs. San Francisco, XXIII San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, XXIII
Green Bay vs. Denver, XXXII Atlanta vs. Denver, XXXIII St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee, XXXIV
New York Giants vs. Balt. Ravens, XXXV New England vs. St. Louis Rams, XXXVI Oakland vs. Tampa Bay, XXXVII
Seattle vs. Pittsburgh, XL Chicago vs. Indianapolis, XLI New York Giants vs. New England, XLII
Arizona vs. Pittsburgh, XLIII New Orleans vs. Indianapolis, XLIV Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh, XLV
New England vs. New York Giants, XLVI Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco, XLVII Denver vs. Seattle, XLVIII
New England vs. Seattle, XLIX
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most rushing attempts, game, 81
  • Fewest rushing attempts, game, 36
  • Most yards rushing, game, 377
  • Fewest yards rushing, game, 91
  • Most rushing touchdowns, game, 4
  • Fewest rushing touchdowns, game, 0

Passing[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most passing attempts, game, 59
  • Fewest passing attempts, game, 7
  • Most passes completed, game, 37
  • Fewest passes completed, game, 4
  • Highest completion percentage, game (20 attempts), 88.0%
  • Lowest completion percentage, game (20 attempts), 32.0%
  • Most yards passing, game, 407
  • Fewest yards passing, game, 35
  • Highest average yards gained per pass attempt, game, 14.7 yards
  • Lowest average yards gained per pass attempt, game, 2.4 yards
  • Most times intercepted, game, 5
  • Most times sacked, game, 7
  • Fewest times sacked, game, 0 (12 teams)
  • 2 times - Denver
  • 3 times - Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts
Baltimore Colts vs. N.Y. Jets, III Baltimore Colts vs. Dallas, V Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, IX
Pittsburgh vs. Los Angeles Rams, XIV Philadelphia vs. Oakland, XV Washington vs. Buffalo, XXVI
Denver vs. Green Bay, XXXII Denver vs. Atlanta, XXXIII Tampa Bay vs. Oakland, XXXVII
New England vs. Carolina, XXXVIII Indianapolis vs. New Orleans, XLIV Seattle vs. Denver, XLVIII
  • Most passing touchdowns, game, 6
  • Fewest passing touchdowns, game, 0 (19 teams) [2]
  • 2 times - Miami, Washington, Buffalo
  • 3 times - Minnesota, Denver
New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, III Baltimore Colts vs. New York Jets, III Minnesota vs. Kansas City IV
Miami vs. Dallas VI Washington vs. Miami VII Minnesota vs. Miami, VIII
Miami vs. Minnesota, VIII Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, IX Denver vs. Dallas, XII
Washington vs. Los Angeles Raiders, XVIII Chicago vs. New England, XX Cincinnati vs. San Francisco, XXIII
Denver vs. San Francisco, XXIV Buffalo vs. New York Giants, XXV Buffalo vs. Dallas, XXVIII
Dallas vs. Buffalo, XXVIII Denver vs. Green Bay, XXXII Tennessee vs. St. Louis Rams, XXXIV
New York Giants vs. Bal. Ravens, XXXV
  • Most players, 100-or-more receiving yards, game, 2
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most passes attempted, game, 93
  • Fewest passes attempted, game, 35
  • Most passes completed, game, 63
  • Fewest passes completed, game, 19
  • Highest completion percentage, game, 75.0%
  • Most yards passing, game, 649
  • Fewest yards passing, game, 156
  • Most times sacked, game, 10
  • Fewest times sacked, game, 1
  • Most passing touchdowns, game, 7
  • Fewest passing touchdowns, game, 0

First Downs[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most first downs, game, 31
  • Fewest first downs, game, 9
  • Most first downs rushing, game, 16
  • Fewest first downs, rushing, game, 1
  • Most first downs, passing, game, 21
  • Fewest first downs, passing, game, 1
  • Most first downs, penalty, game, 4
Both Teams[edit]
  • Most first downs, game, 50
  • Fewest first downs, game, 24
  • Most first downs, rushing, game, 21
  • Fewest first downs, rushing, game, 6
  • Most first downs, passing, game, 33
  • Fewest first downs, passing, game, 9
  • Most first downs, penalty, game, 6
  • Fewest first downs, penalty, game, 0

Defense[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most Interceptions by, game, 5
  • Most yards gained by interception return, game, 172
  • Most touchdowns scored by interception return, game, 3
  • Most sacks, game, 7
  • Fewest yards allowed, 119
  • Most yards allowed, 602
  • Most yards allowed in a win, 468

Both Teams[edit]

  • Most Interceptions by, game, 6
  • Fewest Interceptions by, game, 0
  • Fewest yards allowed, 396
  • Most yards allowed, 929
  • Most yards gained by interception return, game, 184
  • Most sacks by, game, 10

Fumbles[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most fumbles, game, 8
  • Most fumbles lost, game, 5
  • Most fumbles recovered, game, 8

Both teams[edit]

  • Most fumbles, both teams, game, 12
  • Fewest fumbles, both teams, game, 0
  • Most fumbles lost, both teams, game, 7
  • Fewest fumbles lost, both teams, game, 0 (15 times)
  • 2 times - Green Bay, Dallas, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Denver, Seattle
  • 3 times - N.Y. Giants, New England
  • 4 times - Pittsburgh
Green Bay vs. Kansas City, I Dallas vs. Pittsburgh, X Los Angeles Rams vs. Pittsburgh, XIV
Denver vs. N.Y. Giants, XXI Denver vs. Washington, XXII Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants, XXV
San Diego vs. San Francisco, XXIX Dallas vs. Pittsburgh, XXX Green Bay vs. New England, XXXI
St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee, XXXIV Oakland vs. Tampa Bay, XXXVII Pittsburgh vs. Seattle, XL
New Orleans vs. Indianapolis, XLIV N.Y. Giants vs. New England, XLVI New England vs. Seattle XLIX

Turnovers[edit]

Turnovers are defined as the number of times losing the ball on interceptions and fumbles.

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most turnovers, game, 9
  • Fewest turnovers, game, 0 (20 teams) [2]
  • 2 times - Oakland, San Francisco
  • 3 times - Green Bay, N.Y. Giants
Green Bay vs. Oakland, II Miami vs. Minnesota, VIII Pittsburgh vs. Dallas, X
Oakland vs. Minnesota, XI Oakland vs. Philadelphia XV N.Y. Giants vs. Denver, XXI
San Francisco vs. Denver, XXIV Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants, XXV N.Y. Giants vs. Buffalo, XXV
San Francisco vs. San Diego, XXIX Dallas vs. Pittsburgh, XXX Green Bay vs. New England, XXXI
St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee, XXXIV Tennessee vs. St. Louis Rams, XXXIV Baltimore Ravens vs. N.Y. Giants, XXXV
New England vs. St. Louis Rams, XXXVI New Orleans vs. Indianapolis, XLIV Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh, XLV
N.Y. Giants vs. New England, XLVI Seattle vs. Denver, XLVIII

Both teams[edit]

  • Most turnovers, game, 11
  • Fewest turnovers, game, 0

Kickoff Returns[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most kickoff returns, game, 9
  • Fewest kickoff returns, game, 0
  • Most yards gained, game, 244
  • Fewest yards gained, game, 0
  • Highest average gain, game (3 returns), 44.0 yards
  • Most touchdowns, game, 1

Both teams[edit]

  • Most kickoff returns, game, 13
  • Fewest kickoff returns, game, 3
  • Most yards gained, game, 312
  • Fewest yards gained, game, 49
  • Most touchdowns, game, 2

Punting[edit]

Single team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most punts, game, 11
  • Fewest punts, game, 1
  • Highest average, game (4 punts), 50.17 yards
  • Lowest average, game (4 punts), 31.00 yards
  • Most punts inside the 10 yard line, 3

Both teams[edit]

  • Most punts, game, 21
  • Fewest punts, game, 2

Punt Returns[edit]

Single Team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most punt returns, game, 6
  • Fewest punt returns, game, 0
  • Most yards gained, game, 90
  • Fewest yards gained, game, -1
  • Highest average return yardage, game (3 returns), 18.7 yards
  • Most returns for touchdowns, game, 0
  • None

Both Teams[edit]

  • Most punt returns, game, 10
  • Fewest punt returns, game, 0
  • Most yards gained, game, 120
  • Fewest yards gained, game, 0
  • Denver vs. Green Bay, (XXXII)
  • Atlanta vs. Denver, (XXXIII)

Penalties[edit]

Single Team[edit]

Record holder team listed first.

  • Most penalties, game, 12
  • Fewest penalties, game, 0
  • Most yards penalized, game, 133 yards
  • Fewest yards penalized, game, 0

Both Teams[edit]

  • Most penalties, game, 20
  • Fewest penalties, game, 2
  • Most yards penalized, game, 164 yards
  • Fewest yards penalized, game, 15 yards

Time[edit]

  • Fastest score from start of game, (12 seconds)
  • Most Playing Time In The Lead, (59 minutes 48 seconds)
  • Longest time before first score, team, (57 minutes 53 seconds)
  • Longest time before either team scores, (26 minutes 55 seconds)
  • Time of Possession, (40 minutes 33 seconds)
  • Longest drive, (9 minutes 59 seconds)
  • Longest Super Bowl, (4 hours, 14 minutes) (includes 34 min power outage in the 3rd quarter)

Coaching[edit]

  • Most games as head coach, 6
  • Most Super Bowl wins as head coach, 4
  • Most Super Bowl losses, 4
  • Won as a Player and a Coach
  • Most teams as head coach, 2
  • Youngest to win, 36 yrs, 341 days
  • Oldest to win, 65 yrs, 158 days
  • Most seasons between appearances, 19
  • Most Super Bowl wins with a different starting quarterback, 3
  • Teams winning with 3 different head coaches

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Most Watched Broadcast, 114.5 million viewers
  • XLIX Seattle vs. New England- Highest rated broadcast of all time [15]
  • Largest stadium audience attendance, 103,985
  • XIV Los Angeles Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Longest drought without a repeat World Champion, 10 years
  • Team scoring with a safety, interception return for a touchdown and kickoff return for a touchdown in the same game.

Non-occurrences[edit]

In the history of the Super Bowl, the following firsts have yet to occur:

  • Snow - Super Bowl IX had drizzle; Super Bowl XLI had rain. An ice storm hit the Dallas area prior to Super Bowl XLV, but the game was played with the roof closed. Super Bowl XLVIII was the first northern Super Bowl played outdoors, but there wasn't any snow.
  • An all-wild card matchup (teams who failed to win their divisions) - Nine wild card teams (since the 1970 merger) have won conference titles, but never two in the same season.
  • A shutout - Every Super Bowl participant to date has scored. In five cases, the offenses have failed to score a touchdown. In four of those cases, the special teams scored the only touchdown:
Super Bowl VI: The Miami Dolphins finished with 3 points, the fewest in a Super Bowl to date (and the only team to date to fail to score a touchdown).
Super Bowl VII: The Washington Redskins, after blocking a field goal attempt, returned an interception on a pass by the Dolphin kicker, Garo Yepremian, for a touchdown and converted the extra point with 2:07 remaining in the game.
Super Bowl IX: The Minnesota Vikings recovered a blocked punt in the end zone but did not convert the extra point with 10:33 left in the game.
Super Bowl XXIII: The Cincinnati Bengals scored on a 93 yard kickoff return with extra point in the third quarter and kicked 3 Field goals throughout the game.
Super Bowl XXXV: The New York Giants scored on a 97-yard kickoff return and converted the extra point in the third quarter.
  • A punt return for a touchdown. There have been 3 blocked punts returned for touchdowns, however.
  • A 90-or-more-yard play from scrimmage. Seven kickoffs and one interception have been returned 90 or more yards, but 90 yards has never been gained on one offensive play.
  • Home field advantage (playing in one's own home stadium) - The closest instances to this in terms of distance have been Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena 30 miles from the Los Angeles Rams' home stadium, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Super Bowl XIX played at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto which is about 25 miles south of the San Francisco 49ers' home stadium, Candlestick Park in San Francisco. (At the time, both the Rose Bowl and Stanford Stadium were considered superior stadiums to the teams' home fields for major events; the wave of new stadium construction that began in the 1990s has eliminated the advantage of most non-NFL stadiums.) Super Bowl XLVIII, held at MetLife Stadium, which is the home stadium of both the New York Giants of the National Football Conference and the New York Jets of the American Football Conference, could theoretically have been the first Super Bowl to have two host teams playing each other on the same turf; however, neither the Giants nor the Jets qualified for the playoffs that year. As an even-numbered Super Bowl, had Super Bowl XLVIII featured both the Giants and Jets, the Giants would have been the designated "road" team and the Jets would have been the designated "home" team; had it featured only one of those teams, if the Jets had made it, they would still have been the designated "home" team, and if the Giants had made it, they would still have been the designated "road" team. In fact, were a team to earn a berth in a Super Bowl being played in its home-stadium during a year when that team's conference was scheduled as the "road" team, the team would remain so designated for the purposes of uniform selection and the coin-toss.
The closest to this in terms of the number of additional playoff wins needed to qualify for a Super Bowl in one's home stadium was accomplished by the Miami Dolphins in 1970, 1994, and 1998. All three teams came within two wins of playing in a Super Bowl hosted in Miami, but were eliminated in the Divisional Round. The only other teams to qualify for the playoffs during a season in which their home stadium hosted the Super Bowl were the 1978 Miami Dolphins, the 2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the 2014 Arizona Cardinals, all of whom lost in the Wild Card Round.
  • Two teams from the same metropolitan area: one city currently has two franchises: New York City has the Giants and the Jets. (In the past Los Angeles was home to the Raiders and the Rams, but both teams left town in 1995.) Also two pairs of teams share a common metropolitan area, although they are based in different cities: the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins; as well as the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. Every team mentioned above has won a Super Bowl, but never against its neighbor.
Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears represents the geographically closest teams, separated by only 164 miles.
One game involved teams from the same state: Super Bowl XXIX involved the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers. Super Bowl XXV involved the Buffalo Bills of New York and the New York Giants of New Jersey.
  • Overtime - The narrowest margin of victory in a Super Bowl is one point, in Super Bowl XXV (1991). The closest instances to overtime, in which the result of the last play of the game could have realistically led to a tie and thus an overtime, have been:
Super Bowl V: Baltimore's Jim O'Brien kicked a game-winning field goal with :05 left.
Super Bowl XXXIV: Tennessee's Kevin Dyson was stopped one yard short of a touchdown that would have allowed them to try an extra point for the tie.
Super Bowl XXXVI: New England's Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired.
Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England's Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning field goal with :04 left.
There have also been three instances in which the trailing team scored a late, go-ahead touchdown when a field goal could have tied the score: SB XXIII, the San Francisco 49ers scored with 34 seconds left to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 when a field goal would have tied it at 16; and SB XLII, the New England Patriots scored a late touchdown to take a 14-10 lead when a field goal would have tied the game at 10, even though the Giants would later retake the lead on a touchdown of their own. Similarly, in SB XLIII, the Pittsburgh Steelers, trailing the Arizona Cardinals 23-20 in the final minute of play, conducted a drive capped by a touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes to make the score 27-23 Pittsburgh with 0:35 left; the Steelers were in field goal range at the time.
  • An appearance by every team - Four teams have yet to reach their first Super Bowl: the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. The Browns and Lions both won NFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. The Jaguars and Texans are expansion teams that were formed less than two decades ago.
  • Every team winning - 13 teams have yet to win their first Super Bowl: Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Buffalo Bills along with those four that have not appeared in Super Bowl. The Chargers, the Titans (known as the Houston Oilers in the 1960s), and the Bills all won AFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. The Eagles and the Cardinals both won NFL championships in the pre-Super Bowl era. The Vikings won the 1969 NFL championship, the last NFL championship game before the AFL-NFL merger, but lost Super Bowl IV to the AFL champs, the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the merger, the Vikings have appeared in the Super Bowl three more times (Super Bowl VIII, Super Bowl IX, and most recently in Super Bowl XI) but lost all three of them. Thus the Jaguars, Texans, Bengals, Falcons, and Panthers have yet to win their first league championship.
  • Every team losing - The Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints and the four teams that have never reached a Super Bowl have yet to lose a Super Bowl.
  • A team winning without a touchdown - Every Super Bowl champion to date has scored at least one touchdown in their efforts. The New York Jets scored only one touchdown in their Super Bowl III triumph.
  • No touchdowns scored - In every Super Bowl to date, there have been at least two touchdowns scored (Fewest combined - 2, in Super Bowl III).
  • A three-peat. Two teams (New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys) won three Super Bowl titles in four years and the Pittsburgh Steelers won 4 Super Bowl titles in 6 years, which included back to back championships twice. The Miami Dolphins appeared in three consecutive Super Bowls from 1971–1973, winning the final two, making them the team having come closest to a three-peat. The Green Bay Packers were the 1965 NFL Champions and won the first two Super Bowls following their victories in the 1966 and 1967 NFL Championship Games in both of those seasons. The Buffalo Bills appeared in four consecutive Super Bowls, but lost all four of them.
  • Fair catch kick - A fair catch kick has never been attempted in the Super Bowl.
  • Interception return for touchdown by a losing team - by 2014 the teams are 12-0 when returning a picked pass for touchdown.
  • A head coach leading two different teams to Super Bowl victories.
  • A quarterback leading two different teams to Super Bowl victories.

Notes[edit]

In The Simpsons third season episode, "Lisa the Greek," the final score of the game between Denver and New England is 55-10. This is the same result of Super Bowl XXIV which Denver lost.

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