Super Bowl LVII is upon us. The 57th edition of the game features the top seed from the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the top seed from the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be appearing in their fifth Super Bowl. They lost the inaugural edition to Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, beat the Vikings in IV, won against the 49ers, and lost LV to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Philadelphia Eagles will be making their fourth appearance. They lost Super Bowl XV to the Raiders, lost XXXIX to the Patriots, and beat the Patriots in LII.
Here are some more fun facts.
- The games have been pretty even between the two conferences, as the AFC has won 29 big games, while the NFC has won 27.
As for games between the two franchises, they’ve been about as close as possible. The Chiefs have a 5-4 series lead, while the total points scored is 219 Eagles, 218 Chiefs.
It will mark the first matchup of brothers in the Super Bowl, as Eagles star center Jason Kelce will face off with Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce.
Only one Super Bowl has ever gone to overtime. That was Super Bowl LI, where the Patriots came back down 28-3 to beat the Falcons 34-28. Yes, Tom Brady was that good.
There has never been a shutout. The Los Angeles Rams scored three points in Super Bowl LII, the lowest a team has ever scored.
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for the most Lombardi Trophies with six.
Speaking of the Lombardi Trophy, the Trophy is made by New York jewelry icon, Tiffany & Co.
The game is annually the most-watched event in America. Nearly 200 million people are expected to watch the game this year in America.
Super Bowl commercials are a pretty big deal. How big of a deal? It’s running potential advertisers around $7 million for a standard 30-second spot this year.