Wednesday, January 31, 2018 / by Susan Annis
Super Bowl LII
A year ago, the local Atlanta Falcons were trying to win their first Super Bowl, and they came very close, before being victims of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Patriots amazing charge in the second half to overcome a 25-point deficit was fun to watch though sad for us Falcons fans. This year unfortunately our local team came up short by losing in the divisional round to the Philadelphia Eagles. On the other side of things the New England Patriots showed their magic again in the AFC Championship game by overcoming a 10-point deficit in the 4th quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and win another bid to the Super Bowl. This year the Patriots will be looking to make history as they are currently tied with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers with 5 Super Bowl wins and only one win away from the Pittsburgh Steelers who hold the record with 6 Super Bowl wins. As for their opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Minnesota Vikings (38-7) in the NFC Championship Games who were trying to make it to the Super Bowl that is being held in the Viking’s home stadium. Philadelphia will be seeking their very first Super Bowl win in franchise history. In light of the big game coming up on February 5th, we wanted to share some interesting Super Bowl facts that we found from the website www.softschools.com/facts/holidays/super_bowl_facts.
- - The Green Bay Packers defeated Kansas City in 1967 for the very first Super Bowl win
- - Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day to Thanksgiving Day for food consumption in the U.S
- - In 2011 111 viewers watched the Super Bowl making it the most watched television program in American History
- - The average cost for a commercial in the Super Bowl is $2.8 million for 30 seconds of air time
- - Every year there are 72 footballs used for the Super Bowl
- - Jerry Rice holds the record for the most touchdowns caught in a Super Bowl with 8 and it is not even close as the next highest player who only has 3
These are just a few fun facts about the history of the big game. We at Susan Annis & Associates want to wish everyone safe travels to their Super Bowl watching experience. Enjoy watching history being made with either 6 wins for the Patriots or the Eagles first win in franchise history.