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Ten Super Bowl Trivia Fun Facts
Plan on attending a Super Bowl party on Feb. 5 when the New England Patriots and the New York Giants get together for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis? Want to impress your friends with your vast knowledge of Super Bowl trivia?
Try these questions on for size. Remember the answers, and you'll be the hit of your Super Bowl party.
Q: Where was the first Super Bowl held?
Q: Which NFL team has played in the most Super Bowls?
Q: Which NFL teams have never played in the Super Bowl?
Q: How many Super Bowls have the Patriots been in, including Super Bowl XLVI? How about the Giants?
A: This is New England's 7th trip to the Super Bowl. It's New York's 5th trip.
Q: 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)?
A: The Cowboys and the Steelers collided in Super Bowls X, XIII, and XXX. The Steelers won the first two; 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.
Q: Who holds the Super Bowl record for most rushing yards in a game?
A: Timmy Smith of the Redskins ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. Pretty amazing, considering that he only ran for 602 yards and three touchdowns in his entire NFL career.
Q: Who is the only player to earn the Super Bowl MVP honor from the losing team?
A: Linebacker Chuck Howley of the Cowboys won the MVP award after his team lost to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V, 16-13.
Q: What was the biggest blowout in Super Bowl history?
A: The 49ers beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV, 55-10. Ouch.
Q: What was the closest game in Super Bowl history?
A: 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.
Q: Madonna will be performing the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI. Who performed the halftime show in Super Bowl I?
A. The Universities of Arizona and Michigan bands. There were no reported wardrobe malfunctions.
Did you answer all of those questions correctly? Want to test your Super Bowl knowledge some more? Check out NFL Two-Minute Trivia.
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