B.K. in P.J.'s: The numbers behind Super Bowl XLV

Bradley Krzysztow

One billion chicken wings will be eaten this year on Super Bowl Sunday.

As a sports fan, I am in love with statistics. And the funny thing is, I enjoy the obscure, off-the-wall stats just as much as those spouted off during the game. So, for those of you who can’t get enough, here is my gift to you, some wacky, funny, and interesting Super Bowl stats:

1 number of Super Bowl MVP’s, that have come from the losing team. (Dallas’ Chuck Howley, Super Bowl V).

1: Margin of victory in the closest Super Bowl ever, Super Bowl XXV, New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19.

3: Number of times Joe Montana won the Super Bowl MVP award, the most in NFL history.

3: People who have won the Super Bowl as a player and head coach: Mike Ditka, Tony Dungy and Tom Flores.

4: NFL teams that have never played in a Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

5: Most Super Bowl wins by a player: Charles Haley (San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys).

5: Percent of Americans who will watch the game by themselves.

6: Most Super Bowls one player has played in (Mike Lodish, four with Buffalo and two with Denver).

6: Times the Pittsburgh Steelers have won the Super Bowl, the most in NFL history.

7: Most touchdowns caught in the Super Bowl: Jerry Rice, in three different Super Bowls.

7: Least passing attempts in a Super Bowl: Miami Dolphins, in Super Bowl VIII win against Minnesota Vikings

8: Times the Dallas Cowboys have gone to the Super Bowl, the most in NFL history.

9: Of the 10 most viewed television programs of all time, nine have been Super Bowls.

14 seconds: The fastest score from the start of the Super Bowl: Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

17: Average number of people at a Super Bowl party.

20 percent: Increase of the sales of antacids the Monday after the Super Bowl.

35 percent: People who attend the Super Bowl who will write it off as a corporate expense.

72: Footballs used for the Super Bowl.

414: Most passing yards in a Super Bowl: Kurt Warner, against the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV

14,500: Tons of chips eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.

$83,000: Dollar amount each player of the New Orleans Saints was awarded for winning the Super Bowl last year.

$2.8 million: Dollar amount a 30-second advertisement during the Super Bowl will cost this year.

7 million: Estimated number of U.S. employees who will not to show up to work the Monday after the Super Bowl.

8 million: Pounds of guacamole consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

151.6 million: The estimated number of people who will watch a part of the Super Bowl this year.

325.5 million: Gallons of beer consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

$400 million: Estimated dollar amount the Super Bowl will bring to the Dallas area.

$500 million: The amount of money football fans will probably spend on food during the fourt days leading up to the Super Bowl.

1 billion: Number of chicken wings eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.

Information courtesy www.funtrivia.com, www.associatedcontent.com, www.corsinet.com, www.yumsugar.com/tag/Super+Bowl+Party.

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