There’s still one more game to go before the 2023 NFL season wraps up: Super Bowl LVIII. Two historic franchises are set to go head to head for the Lombardi Trophy. What better way to prepare for the 58th Super Bowl than by digesting 58 important things to know for the big game? We’ve got you covered with all the best facts and figures:
1. Super Bowl LVIII will feature the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers.
2. This is the second time the Chiefs and 49ers have matched up in a Super Bowl, previously meeting in Super Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season. Kansas City won that game, 31-20.
3. This is the Chiefs’ fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons. They are just the third team in NFL history to enjoy such a stretch, after the 2014-18 New England Patriots and 1990-93 Buffalo Bills.
4. The Chiefs also won last year’s big game, Super Bowl LVII, against the Philadelphia Eagles. That means they’re looking to become the first back-to-back champions since the 2003-04 Patriots.
5. Kansas City’s other two Super Bowls this half-decade include the 2019 victory over the 49ers and a 2020 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the next season, when Tom Brady secured his record seventh Super Bowl title.
6. This is the 49ers’ second Super Bowl appearance in five seasons, and their third in the past 12. Prior to their loss to the Chiefs in 2019’s big game, San Francisco lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII at the end of the 2012 season.
7. The 49ers own the all-time advantage in Super Bowl victories, with five wins compared to K.C.’s three. All five of San Francisco’s Lombardi Trophies came between 1981-94, while the Chiefs first won Super Bowl IV against the Minnesota Vikings after the 1969 season.
8. The Chiefs are coming off their sixth straight AFC Championship Game appearance, trailing only the Patriots dynasty for the most consecutive conference title-game…
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Author : Cody Benjamin
Publish date : 2024-02-09 23:10:46
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