10 Interesting Facts and Stats from Super Bowl 50

February 9th, 2016 Posted in Offbeat News

superbowlAfter last night’s Super Bowl, we ventured out into the Internet in search of some trivia and interesting facts on Super Bowl 50.  Here’s what we came up with:

1.  The Denver Broncos didn’t score an offensive touchdown until there was only three minutes left to go in the game, when C.J. Anderson ran it in.  And that really only happened because Denver got a new set of downs after a Carolina penalty.

If the Broncos hadn’t scored that TD, they still would have won.  And they would’ve become the first team in Super Bowl history to win without scoring an offensive touchdown.

By the way, the 1968 Jets and the 2002 Patriots are the only other teams to win a Super Bowl with just one offensive touchdown.

2.  The Broncos won with 194 yards on offense, the fewest of any team to win a Super Bowl.  The previous low was 244 by the 2000 Ravens in Super Bowl 35.

3.  The Panthers were down 13-to-7 at halftime.  Before yesterday, they hadn’t trailed by more than three points at halftime all season . . . and that only happened twice.  They ended up winning both games.

4.  This was the only game all season where the Carolina Panthers NEVER led.  Their 10 points was the fewest they’ve scored in a game all season.  The Panthers were 15-1 this year.  Five teams have won 15 or more games in the regular season since 1990.  None of them have won a Super Bowl.

5.  The Broncos tied a Super Bowl record with seven sacks, and forced four turnovers.  That doomed the Panthers.  Teams with three or more turnovers in the Super Bowl are 0-19 since 1980.

6.  The Broncos became the ninth franchise in NFL history to win three Super Bowls.  The Pittsburgh Steelers are #1 overall, with six Super Bowl wins.

Denver has been to the Super Bowl eight times, which is tied for the most.  The others to make it to eight are:  The New England Patriots, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Steelers.

7.  Peyton Manning became the 12th starting quarterback to win TWO Super Bowls.  He’s also the first to win one with two DIFFERENT teams.  He also won with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007.

8.  Peyton is the OLDEST quarterback to win a Super Bowl.  He’s 39.  Another Bronco, John Elway, is the second oldest.  He was 38 when he won in 1999.

Peyton and Cam also have the biggest age gap between quarterbacks in NFL history.  Cam is 26, so they are 13 years apart.  When Peyton was drafted, Cam was just seven years old.

9.  Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first Super Bowl matchup between quarterbacks who were drafted #1 overall.  And it was the first Super Bowl where the #1 overall pick from a draft (Cam in 2011) faced off against the #2 overall pick from the same draft (Von Miller in 2011).

10.  At least twice during the Super Bowl broadcast, Jim Nantz shared this interesting fact:  With Denver’s win, head coachGary Kubiak became the first person to ever win the Super Bowl as a head coach for the same team he played for.  He backed up John Elway for nine seasons.

But that’s WRONG.  Two others have also done it.  Tom Flores with the Oakland Raiders and Mike Ditka with the Chicago Bears.

What he MEANT to say is that Kubiak is the first head coach to win a Super Bowl with the same team he also WENT TO THE SUPER BOWL WITH as a player.





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