For the first time since the Philadelphia Eagles met the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, the game features the top two seeds in their respective conferences. It’s the Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl LVII. As usual, there are some interesting numbers when it comes to this Super Sunday encounter.
Philadelphia Eagles’ hurler Jalen Hurts will be the 66th different quarterback to start a Super Bowl. He will also be the franchise’s fourth different signal-caller on Super Sunday. He joins Ron Jaworski (XV), Donovan McNabb (XXXIX) and Nick Foles (LII). Patrick Mahomes will be starting his third Super Bowl for the Chiefs. He’s the 13th different quarterback to start at least three Super Bowls. Of course, the list is led by recently-retired Tom Brady (10).
Yes, no player has ever led pro football in passing yards during the Super Bowl Era and won a Lombardi Trophy the same year. Patrick Mahomes (5,250 yards, 41 TD passes) can change that with a win over the Eagles. He would also become the fourth player to throw for 40-plus scores and win a Super Bowl the same season, along with the Rams’ Kurt Warner (41 in 1999), Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady (40 in 2020) and the Rams’ Matthew Stafford (41 in 2021).
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A total of 35 different head coaches have combined to win the 56 Super Bowls. The past 10 Super Sunday winners include seven first-time champions: John Harbaugh (Ravens: XLVII), Pete Carroll (Seahawks: XLVIII), Gary Kubiak (Broncos: 50), Doug Pederson (Eagles: LII), Andy Reid (Chiefs: LIV), Bruce Arians (Buccaneers: LV) and Sean McVay (Rams: LVI). Philadelphia’s Nick Sirianni looks to become the 36 different sideline leader to hoist the Lombardi.
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There have been 56 Super Bowls played and on 31 occasions, the quarterback has been named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Meanwhile, the position that’s the second-most represented in terms of Super Bowl MVP is wide receiver. All told, there have been eight wideouts that have earned the honor, including two in the last four games via New England’s Julian Edelman vs. the Rams (LIII) and the Rams’ Cooper Kupp a year ago vs. the Bengals (LVI).
There have been 22 occasions in which a team played in the Super Bowl and did not turn over the football. In all but three instances, that team came up with the victory. The three times that a team played turnover-free football in the Super Bowl came in XXV (Bills lose to Giants), XXXIV (Titans lose to Rams) and a year in ago in LVI, when the Bengals fell to the Rams. During this postseason, the Eagles (0) and Chiefs (1) have combined for just one turnover.
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