The NFL’s Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events, comparable to the Champions League final. Watched across the globe, the Super Bowl has grown enormously since the turn of the century.
It isn’t limited to NFL superfans either – plenty of people who haven’t seen a second of Redzone in their life will be committed Super Bowl watchers.
The devoted fans will claim the NFL is the best league in the world. Its unpredictability certainly ranks near the top.
The showpiece occasion, watched around the world, is often the vessel for such unpredictability, whether in the form of a shock, a comeback or a jaw-dropping play.
As you stock up on snacks ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV, why not test your Big Game knowledge with our quick Super Bowl quiz…
Super Bowl Quiz: Questions
- Who has won the most Super Bowl MVPs?
- How many players have won back-to-back Super Bowls with different teams?
- Who has the most career Super Bowl receptions?
- Which city has hosted the most Super Bowls?
- When was the first Super Bowl played?
- Who has made the most tackles in Super Bowls?
- Who has made the most field goals?
- Which is the most successful franchise in Super Bowl history?
- How many active teams have never made it to the Super Bowl?
- What’s the most common Super Bowl matchup?
Time for the answers…
Who has won the most Super Bowl MVPs?
Answer: Tom Brady. Probably the greatest to ever do it, Tom Brady has four Super Bowl MVPs to his name along with three regular season MVPs.
The long-time Patriots quarterback has won six rings in total, missing out on MVP honours in LIII and XXXIX. Brady won MVP in one of the greatest ever Super Bowls as the Pats came back to defeat the Falcons.
How many players have won back-to-back Super Bowls with different teams?
Answer: Five. Ken Norton Jr. was the first to do so with the Dallas Cowboys in XXVII and XXVIII before winning XXIX with the Niners. Deion Sanders was on that San Francisco team with Norton, and won the next year with Dallas.
Brandon Browner won in consecutive years with Seattle and New England, and Chris Long celebrated after Super Bowls LI and LII with the Patriots and Eagles respectively. LeGarrette Blount joined Long on those two teams.
Who has the most career Super Bowl receptions?
Answer: Jerry Rice. Across four Super Bowl appearances with San Francisco and Oakland, Jerry Rice racked up 33 career receptions.
It’s not his only record in Super Bowls, unsurprisingly, as he also has the most receiving touchdowns, most total yards and most yards in a game.
Which city has hosted the most Super Bowls?
Answer: Miami and New Orleans. Miami is hosting Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium, which will be the 11th in the Miami metropolitan area.
At the time of writing, Miami’s 10 is matched by New Orleans, which most recently hosted the Big Game in 2013. New Orleans is due to host the Super Bowl in 2024.
When was the first Super Bowl played?
Answer: 1967. Known as the AFL-NFL World Championship game, the Green Bay Packers bested the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles’ Coliseum.
Now referred to as Super Bowl I, the Packers and Chiefs were potential Super Bowl opponents in 2020. Check out the latest NFL betting to back the Chiefs for Super Bowl LIV.
Who has made the most tackles in Super Bowls?
Answer: Bobby Wagner. The Seattle Seahawks linebacker appeared in Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX.
He combined for 22 tackles across those two games, winning a ring in XLVIII. Wagner is a six-time Pro Bowler and a generational talent – he was a key part of an historically effective Seattle defence.
Who has made the most Super Bowl field goals?
Answer: Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski. Two legendary kickers have scored seven field goals apiece in Super Bowls.
Vinatieri played in five, four with the Patriots and one with the Colts, while Gostkowski made six appearances, all for New England.
Which is the most successful franchise in Super Bowl history?
Answer: New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots won their first Super Bowl in 2001 and have dominated the league ever since, becoming one of the great sporting dynasties.
The Steelers enjoyed great success in the 1970s, winning the first four of their six titles and added their most recent two in 2005 and 2008.
How many active teams have never made it to the Super Bowl?
Answer: Four. None of the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans have appeared in a Super Bowl.
Houston are the only team to never reach the Championship round. The Jaguars came closest most recently, losing the AFC Championship game in 2017.
What’s the most common Super Bowl matchup?
Answer: Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. With three Super Bowl clashes in 1975, 1978 and 1995, Pittsburgh and Dallas is the most common Super Bowl.
They have a combined 11 Super Bowl victories and last played in November 2016.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Lawrence Jackson / AP Photo*