Sunday night one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL will butt heads with one of the stingiest defenses in Super Bowl 54. Of course, it wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without plenty of food and strategy talk, and endless amounts of needless trivia. Here’s what you need to know:
- This is San Francisco’s seventh Super Bowl appearance. If they win, they’ll tie New England for the most Super Bowl wins (6).
- If the Chiefs win, it’ll end the second-longest Super Bowl victory drought among teams who’ve already won a Super Bowl. The New York Jets have the longest at 51 years.
- This is the sixth time Miami has hosted a Super Bowl at this stadium, and five of those times the stadium had a different name: Hard Rock Stadium (2020), Sun Life Stadium (2010), Dolphin Stadium (2007), Pro Player Stadium (1999), Joe Robbie Stadium (1995 & 1989).
- The Chiefs are a slim 1-point favorite and are 10-4-1 this season when favored.
- The 49ers are 5-0 when they were the underdog.
- Joe Montana played quarter back for both teams but won his four rings in San Francisco.
- Patrick Mahomes is the fifth-youngest quarterback to play in a Super Bowl.
- The Chiefs had six players named to the Pro Bowl. The 49ers had four.
- The head referee will be Bill Vinovich. In games he officiated, the Chiefs are 10-6, and the 49ers are 6-6.
- This is the first time in Super Bowl history where the primary uniform color is red for both teams.
Source: CBS Sports