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Super Bowl History

by Chase Stuart on January 21, 2013

in History, SRS, Trivia, Vegas

Now that the Super Bowl matchup is set, I thought I’d start the two-week period with some Super Bow history. The table below lists some information from each of the first 46 Super Bowls. With Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick facing off, that ends five-year streak where at least one of the two quarterbacks in the Super Bowl had previously won (or been in) a Super Bowl:

Year
SB
Winner
PF
Loser
PA
Location
ST
QB
Opp QB
MVP
2011XLVINew York Giants21New England Patriots17IndianapolisINEli ManningTom BradyEli Manning
2010XLVGreen Bay Packers31Pittsburgh Steelers25ArlingtonTXAaron RodgersBen RoethlisbergerAaron Rodgers
2009XLIVNew Orleans Saints31Indianapolis Colts17MiamiFLDrew BreesPeyton ManningDrew Brees
2008XLIIIPittsburgh Steelers27Arizona Cardinals23TampaFLBen RoethlisbergerKurt WarnerSantonio Holmes
2007XLIINew York Giants17New England Patriots14GlendaleAZEli ManningTom BradyEli Manning
2006XLIIndianapolis Colts29Chicago Bears17MiamiFLPeyton ManningRex GrossmanPeyton Manning
2005XLPittsburgh Steelers21Seattle Seahawks10DetroitMIBen RoethlisbergerMatt HasselbeckHines Ward
2004XXIXNew England Patriots24Philadelphia Eagles21JacksonvilleFLTom BradyDonovan McNabbDeion Branch
2003XXXVIIINew England Patriots32Carolina Panthers29HoustonTXTom BradyJake DelhommeTom Brady
2002XXXVIITampa Bay Buccaneers48Oakland Raiders21San DiegoCABrad JohnsonRich GannonDexter Jackson
2001XXXVINew England Patriots20St. Louis Rams17New OrleansLATom BradyKurt WarnerTom Brady
2000XXXVBaltimore Ravens34New York Giants7TampaFLTrent DilferKerry CollinsRay Lewis
1999XXXIVSt. Louis Rams23Tennessee Titans16AtlantaGAKurt WarnerSteve McNairKurt Warner
1998XXXIIIDenver Broncos34Atlanta Falcons19MiamiFLJohn ElwayChris ChandlerJohn Elway
1997XXXIIDenver Broncos31Green Bay Packers24San DiegoCAJohn ElwayBrett FavreTerrell Davis
1996XXXIGreen Bay Packers35New England Patriots21New OrleansLABrett FavreDrew BledsoeDesmond Howard
1995XXXDallas Cowboys27Pittsburgh Steelers17TempeAZTroy AikmanNeil O'DonnellLarry Brown
1994XXIXSan Francisco 49ers49San Diego Chargers26MiamiFLSteve YoungStan HumphriesSteve Young
1993XXVIIIDallas Cowboys30Buffalo Bills13AtlantaGATroy AikmanJim KellyEmmitt Smith
1992XXVIIDallas Cowboys52Buffalo Bills17PasadenaCATroy AikmanJim KellyTroy Aikman
1991XXVIWashington Redskins37Buffalo Bills24MinneapolisMNMark RypienJim KellyMark Rypien
1990XXVNew York Giants20Buffalo Bills19TampaFLJeff HostetlerJim KellyOttis Anderson
1989XXIVSan Francisco 49ers55Denver Broncos10New OrleansLAJoe MontanaJohn ElwayJoe Montana
1988XXIIISan Francisco 49ers20Cincinnati Bengals16MiamiFLJoe MontanaBoomer EsiasonJerry Rice
1987XXIIWashington Redskins42Denver Broncos10San DiegoCADoug WilliamsJohn ElwayDoug Williams
1986XXINew York Giants39Denver Broncos20PasadenaCAPhil SimmsJohn ElwayPhil Simms
1985XXChicago Bears46New England Patriots10New OrleansLAJim McMahonTony EasonRichard Dent
1984XIXSan Francisco 49ers38Miami Dolphins16StanfordCAJoe MontanaDan MarinoJoe Montana
1983XVIIILos Angeles Raiders38Washington Redskins9TampaFLJim PlunkettJoe TheismannMarcus Allen
1982XVIIWashington Redskins27Miami Dolphins17PasadenaCAJoe TheismannDavid WoodleyJohn Riggins
1981XVISan Francisco 49ers26Cincinnati Bengals21PontiacMIJoe MontanaKen AndersonJoe Montana
1980XVOakland Raiders27Philadelphia Eagles10New OrleansLAJim PlunkettRon JaworskiJim Plunkett
1979XIVPittsburgh Steelers31Los Angeles Rams19PasadenaCATerry BradshawVince FerragamoTerry Bradshaw
1978XIIIPittsburgh Steelers35Dallas Cowboys31MiamiFLTerry BradshawRoger StaubachTerry Bradshaw
1977XIIDallas Cowboys27Denver Broncos10New OrleansLARoger StaubachCraig MortonRandy White1
1976XIOakland Raiders32Minnesota Vikings14PasadenaCAKen StablerFran TarkentonFred Biletnikoff
1975XPittsburgh Steelers21Dallas Cowboys17MiamiFLTerry BradshawRoger StaubachLynn Swann
1974IXPittsburgh Steelers16Minnesota Vikings6New OrleansLATerry BradshawFran TarkentonFranco Harris
1973VIIIMiami Dolphins24Minnesota Vikings7HoustonTXBob GrieseFran TarkentonLarry Csonka
1972VIIMiami Dolphins14Washington Redskins7Los AngelesCABob GrieseBilly KilmerJake Scott
1971VIDallas Cowboys24Miami Dolphins3New OrleansLARoger StaubachBob GrieseRoger Staubach
1970VBaltimore Colts16Dallas Cowboys13MiamiFLJohnny UnitasCraig MortonChuck Howley
1969IVKansas City Chiefs23Minnesota Vikings7New OrleansLALen DawsonJoe KappLen Dawson
1968IIINew York Jets16Baltimore Colts7MiamiFLJoe NamathEarl MorrallJoe Namath
1967IIGreen Bay Packers33Oakland Raiders14MiamiFLBart StarrDaryle LamonicaBart Starr
1966IGreen Bay Packers35Kansas City Chiefs10Los AngelesCABart StarrLen DawsonBart Starr


And some more unconventional information. I’m adding this year’s game to the list, and since San Francisco is the favorite, I’m putting them in the winner column. The table below shows how many points above (or below) average each team’s offense and defense was during the season, adjusted for strength of schedule. The “Diff” column represents the SRS difference between the two teams, and the final four columns show information relevant for those who like to place a friendly wager on the game. The table is viewed from the perspective of the winning team with the exception of the “covered” column, which is from the perspective of the favorite entering the game.

Year
SB
Winner
PF
Loser
PA
TmOff
TmDef
OpOff
OpDef
Diff
Spread
O/U
Covered
O/U
2012SFOBAL3.56.71.91.07.3-3.550
2011XLVINYG21NWE173.1-1.59.4-0.1-7.72.553underdogunder
2010XLVGNB31PIT253.17.92.57.70.8-345favoriteover
2009XLIVNOR31IND1711.2-0.54.41.54.8557underdogunder
2008XLIIIPIT27ARI231.68.24.1-611.7-746underdogover
2007XLIINYG17NWE142.80.415.94.2-16.91255underdogunder
2006XLIIND29CHI176.9-1.14.93-2.1-747favoriteunder
2005XLPIT21SEA103.845.83.4-1.4-447favoriteunder
2004XXIXNWE24PHI216.36.523.57.3-746.5underdogunder
2003XXXVIIINWE32CAR292.14.9-1.50.67.9-737.5underdogover
2002XXXVIITAM48OAK21-19.86.34.3-1.8444underdogover
2001XXXVINWE20STL171.23.110.42.9-91453underdogunder
2000XXXVBAL34NYG708-1.33.85.5-333favoriteover
1999XXXIVSTL23TEN168.73.22-110.9-745pushunder
1998XXXIIIDEN34ATL199.5-0.673-1.1-7.552.5favoriteover
1997XXXIIDEN31GNB248.12.65.32.431149underdogover
1996XXXIGNB35NWE218.76.64.90.210.2-1449pushover
1995XXXDAL27PIT176.23.53.41.25.1-13.551underdogunder
1994XXIXSFO49SDG269.91.72.90.78-18.553.5favoriteover
1993XXVIIIDAL30BUF134.94.71.834.8-10.550.5favoriteunder
1992XXVIIDAL52BUF176.43.54.7-0.45.6-6.544.5favoriteover
1991XXVIWAS37BUF2411.74.97.6-4.113.1-749favoriteover
1990XXVNYG20BUF1907.65.72.9-1740.5underdogunder
1989XXIVSFO55DEN105.84.93.75.71.3-1248favoriteover
1988XXIIISFO20CIN163.11.77.1-1-1.3-748underdogunder
1987XXIIWAS42DEN101.923.10.80347underdogover
1986XXINYG39DEN203.25.83.41.83.8-9.540favoriteover
1985XXCHI46NWE106.59.423.810.1-1037.5favoriteover
1984XIXSFO38MIA167.45.49.11.52.2-3.553.5favoriteover
1983XVIIIRAI38WAS95.11.711.72.2-7.1348underdogunder
1982XVIIWAS27MIA172.25.12.75.8-1.2336.5underdogover
1981XVISFO26CIN211.34.94.510.7-148favoriteunder
1980XVOAK27PHI102.91.32.96.8-5.5337.5underdogunder
1979XIVPIT31RAM196.85.1-1.20.612.5-10.536favoriteover
1978XIIIPIT35DAL312.65.65.85.2-2.8-3.537favoriteover
1977XIIDAL27DEN107.60.21.99.4-3.5-639favoriteunder
1976XIOAK32MIN146.32.23.75.7-0.9-438favoriteover
1975XPIT21DAL175.48.840.110.1-736underdogover
1974IXPIT16MIN62.34.53.62.50.7-333favoriteunder
1973VIIIMIA24MIN75.18.31.76.94.8-6.533favoriteunder
1972VIIMIA14WAS74.56.52.73.74.6233underdogunder
1971VIDAL24MIA38.31.62.45.32.2-634favoriteunder
1970VBAL16DAL130.9-0.52.54.5-6.6-2.536favoriteunder
1969IVKAN23MIN73.58.46.910.61239underdogunder
1968IIINYJ16BAL77.00.88.09.91840underdogunder
1967IIGNB33OAK143.16.39.85.5-13.543favoriteover
1966IGNB35KAN103.510.09.81.2-1440favoriteover

Favorites are 24-20-2 against the spread, while the over/under has been perfectly split, 23-23. There are many storylines that will be beaten to death this week. Here are a few that you can expect to dominate the headlines along with some more obscure ones:

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Sunrise089 January 21, 2013 at 5:24 am

Chase,

You forgot “defense wins championships.” I also hear when Baltimore went on their late season skid no one believed in them until they recaptured their momentum. Oh, and they may play back that Flaco claiming to be elite quote :)

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Ben January 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

Chase, random q: do you think Joe Flacco is elite?

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Doug January 21, 2013 at 7:17 am

When discussing Alex Smith, you should probably count Drew Bledsoe as a first overall pick who won a Super Bowl.

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Doug January 21, 2013 at 7:18 am

So it appears I’m a dumbass

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Richie January 21, 2013 at 1:45 pm

And David Carr!

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Richie January 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I had never thought about it before, but it looks like the favorites are 32-14 (69.6%) outright.

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Ben Stuplisberger January 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

“Is Joe Flacco elite?” No, not yet. It could have been much worse. I thanked the football gods when the Giants failed to make the playoffs, sparing us the possibility of a Manning Bowl. Who is more elite, one of the 10 greatest football players of all time, or the sometimes above average but usually lucky brother?

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Alvaro February 18, 2013 at 12:48 am

Trent Dilfer vs Kerry Collins as starting SB QBs will NEVER be topped.

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