Super Bowl 2024 by the numbers preview: Key stats to keep in mind

Two teams remain as the quest for the Lombardi Trophy culminates in Arizona on Sunday. 

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up to play in the NFL’s biggest game of the year. And as you make your own food and housing preparations for the show, FOX Sports Research has you covered with a Super Bowl edition of By The Numbers.

Here are the key metrics you need to know ahead of Sunday’s big game.

0: The Chiefs do not have a single wide receiver or running back with an offensive Pro Bowl selection on their resume (Mercole Hardman has made a Pro Bowl through special teams).

1: The 49ers are the first team in NFL history to have a RB, two WRs  and a TE each finish with 1,000-plus scrimmage yards in the same season; Christian McCaffrey (2,023), Brandon Aiyuk (1,342), Deebo Samuel (1,117) & George Kittle (1,022).

2: This game will feature a matchup of the NFL’s No. 2 total offense (49ers) and its No. 2 total defense (Chiefs) from the regular season.

3: Patrick Mahomes will be an underdog for a third straight game, the first time that’s ever happened in his career. Mahomes is 3-0 as an underdog in playoff games.

4: Andy Reid is the fourth coach ever to make five or more Super Bowls (Bill Belichick, Don Shula, Tom Landry). This will also be the fourth instance of a Super Bowl rematch between head coaches. The coach that won the first matchup also won the second in all three previous instances. 

5: Under Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers are 1-31 when entering the fourth quarter down by five-plus points (including the playoffs).

6: The 49ers are trying to win their sixth Super Bowl, which would be tied with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the most of any team in NFL history. This is also the sixth consecutive Super Bowl in which at least one of the starting QBs will be playing on his rookie contract.

7: Isiah Pacheco has scored a TD in seven straight games, currently the longest active streak in the NFL (including the playoffs).

8: This will…


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