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Super Bowl Facts

Looking for basic facts and statistics about previous Super Bowls? You’ll find concise information on every Super Bowl since the first one in 1967 when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs. These articles include dates, stats, game info, player info, news about the NFL from each year, and a bit of trivia on what was happening in the world on each Super Bowl Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 January 28, 1996 Super Bowl XXX was played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The NFC champion Cowboys (15-4) faced the AFC champion Steelers (13-6). A record 138.5 million viewed the game on TV. Dallas was making its third Super Bowl appearance in four years under Barry Switzer,...

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Miami Dolphins 14 Washington Redskins 7 January 14, 1973 Super Bowl VII was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Don Shula’s AFC champion Miami Dolphins (17-0) faced George Allen’s NFC champion Washington Redskins (13-4). About 75 million people watched the NBC broadcast. The Dolphins, who were in their second-consecutive Super...

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Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7 January 13, 1974 Super Bowl VIII was at Houston’s Rice Stadium. Don Shula steered the AFC champion Miami Dolphins (15-2) to their third-consecutive Super Bowl. They faced Bud Grant’s NFC champion Minnesota Vikings (14-3). The CBS airing was watched by about 75 million viewers. Miami’s physical running game was...

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Denver Broncos 34 Atlanta Falcons 19 January 31, 1999 Super Bowl XXXIII was at Miami’s Pro Player Stadium. The AFC champion Denver Broncos (17-2) faced the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons (16-3). The game was watched by 127.5 million viewers, the sixth most-watched program in TV history. Atlanta kicked a 32-yard field goal on its opening...

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Indianapolis Colts 29 Chicago Bears 17 February 7, 2007 Super Bowl XLI was at Dolphin Stadium. The AFC champion Colts (16-4) faced the NFC champion Bears (15-4). The Colts made their first appearance since winning V. The Bears appeared in their first since winning XX. The game was the second between two pre-expansion era teams....

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Oakland Raiders 32 Minnesota Vikings 14 January 9, 1977 Super Bowl XI was played for the first time at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. John Madden’s AFC champion Oakland Raiders (16-1) faced the NFC champion Minnesota Vikings (13-3-1). The Raiders were making their second appearance and the Vikings appeared for their fourth time in...

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Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7 January 11, 1970 Super Bowl IV was the last AFL-NFL Championship before the two leagues merged. The game was at New Orleans’ Tulane Stadium. The crowd of 80,562 set a record along with the gross receipts of $3,817,872.69. Off the field, Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson was mentioned in...

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Dallas Cowboys 30 Buffalo Bills 13 January 30, 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII was at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The NFC champion Cowboys (15-4) and the AFC champion Bills (14-5) met in the Super Bowl’s first consecutive rematch. The game was viewed by a record 134.8 million. Dallas began the season 0-2 when Emmitt Smith held out...

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Oakland Raiders 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10 January 25, 1981 Super Bowl XV was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tom Flores’ AFC champion Oakland Raiders (15-5) faced Dick Vermeil’s NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles (14-5). The former coach of the PAC 10 champion UCLA Bruins, Vermeil became the coach of the struggling Philadelphia...

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Washington Redskins 27 Miami Dolphins 17 January 30, 1983 Super Bowl XVII was at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Joe Gibbs’ NFC champion Washington Redskins (12-1) beat Don Shula’s AFC champion Miami Dolphins (10-3). The game was watched in over 40 million homes, the largest ever for a live broadcast. It was the second-highest...

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