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Published: Jan. 22, 2015 at 05:12 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for Super Bowl XLIX

Can a regular season win in the Super Bowl host stadium mean good news for the Seahawks? Find out with these mind-blowing stats.

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  • There have been just nine starting QBs to win a game at the Super Bowl stadium in the regular season and then win the Super Bowl that same season. The last to do it: Russell Wilson, who led the Seahawks to a 23-0 victory over the Giants in 2013 at Metlife Stadium. Wilson's Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII by 35 points, giving Wilson the largest combined margin of victory in the two games (58 points). Tom Brady's Patriots have the smallest combined margin of victory for two wins in a Super Bowl season - his 2003 Patriots needed overtime to beat the Houston Texans 23-20 at Reliant Stadium, then went on to win Super Bowl XXXVIII 32-29 against the Carolina Panthers. Wilson is the only QB remaining who played at University of Phoenix Stadium this year - a 35-6 win. 10

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    Been here before

    There have been just nine starting QBs to win a game at the Super Bowl stadium in the regular season and then win the Super Bowl that same season. The last to do it: Russell Wilson, who led the Seahawks to a 23-0 victory over the Giants in 2013 at Metlife Stadium. Wilson's Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII by 35 points, giving Wilson the largest combined margin of victory in the two games (58 points). Tom Brady's Patriots have the smallest combined margin of victory for two wins in a Super Bowl season - his 2003 Patriots needed overtime to beat the Houston Texans 23-20 at Reliant Stadium, then went on to win Super Bowl XXXVIII 32-29 against the Carolina Panthers. Wilson is the only QB remaining who played at University of Phoenix Stadium this year - a 35-6 win.

  • The AP Most Valuable Player Award for the regular season has gone to a quarterback 34 times in the Super Bowl era. However, the regular season MVP QB's team has won the Super Bowl only six times. The last QB to win the regular season MVP and win the Super Bowl in the same season was Kurt Warner, who also won the Super Bowl XXXIV MVP award. Notably, the last 11 QBs to win the MVP award have failed to win the Super Bowl in the same season, including 2007 and 2010 MVP Tom Brady. 9

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    Pass on the trophy

    The AP Most Valuable Player Award for the regular season has gone to a quarterback 34 times in the Super Bowl era. However, the regular season MVP QB's team has won the Super Bowl only six times. The last QB to win the regular season MVP and win the Super Bowl in the same season was Kurt Warner, who also won the Super Bowl XXXIV MVP award. Notably, the last 11 QBs to win the MVP award have failed to win the Super Bowl in the same season, including 2007 and 2010 MVP Tom Brady.

  • The Seahawks entered the postseason on a six-game win streak. The last Super Bowl champion to win its last five games of the regular season or go undefeated in December was the 2003 Patriots. 8

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    Too hot

    The Seahawks entered the postseason on a six-game win streak. The last Super Bowl champion to win its last five games of the regular season or go undefeated in December was the 2003 Patriots.

  • Super Bowl XLIX will feature the 3rd matchup between teams to overcome deficits of at least 10 points in a postseason game. New England overcame two 14-point deficit en route to defeating Baltimore in the Divisional round. Seattle overcame a 16-point deficit en route to defeating Green Bay in the NFC Conference Championship.
<p>Two teams have overcome 10-point deficits to win the Super Bowl: In Super Bowl XXII, the Redskins trailed 10-0 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Broncos 35-0 in the 2nd quarter and won 42-10. In Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints trailed 10-0 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Colts 15-0 in the 4th quarter and won 31-17.</p>
<p>No team has trailed by more than 7 points in the 4th quarter of a Super Bowl and come back to win the game</p> 7

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    Super comebacks

    Super Bowl XLIX will feature the 3rd matchup between teams to overcome deficits of at least 10 points in a postseason game. New England overcame two 14-point deficit en route to defeating Baltimore in the Divisional round. Seattle overcame a 16-point deficit en route to defeating Green Bay in the NFC Conference Championship.

    Two teams have overcome 10-point deficits to win the Super Bowl: In Super Bowl XXII, the Redskins trailed 10-0 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Broncos 35-0 in the 2nd quarter and won 42-10. In Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints trailed 10-0 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Colts 15-0 in the 4th quarter and won 31-17.

    No team has trailed by more than 7 points in the 4th quarter of a Super Bowl and come back to win the game

  • Since the 1970 merger, teams with the #1 scoring defense that appear in the Super Bowl are 13-3 and have won 7 of the last 8 times. The 2013 Seahawks were one of those 7 recent Super Bowl winners. 6

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    Defense wins

    Since the 1970 merger, teams with the #1 scoring defense that appear in the Super Bowl are 13-3 and have won 7 of the last 8 times. The 2013 Seahawks were one of those 7 recent Super Bowl winners.

  • With Tom Brady (6th round pick) and Russell Wilson (3rd round pick), Super Bowl XLIX will be the first Super Bowl to not feature a starting QB drafted in the 1st round since Super Bowl XXXVIII, when Brady went up against Jake Delhomme (undrafted). 5

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    Picking QBs

    With Tom Brady (6th round pick) and Russell Wilson (3rd round pick), Super Bowl XLIX will be the first Super Bowl to not feature a starting QB drafted in the 1st round since Super Bowl XXXVIII, when Brady went up against Jake Delhomme (undrafted).

  • Could Arizona provide an edge to the NFC team? In the last 30 years, 8 Super Bowls have been played in California and Arizona. The only AFC team to travel west and come away with a win - the Denver Broncos, who beat the Packers, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII, in San Diego. 4

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    West coast bias

    Could Arizona provide an edge to the NFC team? In the last 30 years, 8 Super Bowls have been played in California and Arizona. The only AFC team to travel west and come away with a win - the Denver Broncos, who beat the Packers, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII, in San Diego.

  • The NFL is known for parity, and sometimes teams come from out of nowhere to win it all. 19 NFL teams have won the Super Bowl, more than the NHL (18) and NBA (15) since 1967. The only other major American sports league with more champions is MLB, with 20 different teams winning a World Series since the first Super Bowl. 3

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    Field of dreams

    The NFL is known for parity, and sometimes teams come from out of nowhere to win it all. 19 NFL teams have won the Super Bowl, more than the NHL (18) and NBA (15) since 1967. The only other major American sports league with more champions is MLB, with 20 different teams winning a World Series since the first Super Bowl.

  • The winner of the Super Bowl coin toss has a 24-24 record in the Super Bowl. Four of the last five winners of the coin toss have gone on to win the Super Bowl, including the 2013 Seahawks. 2

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    Heads or tails

    The winner of the Super Bowl coin toss has a 24-24 record in the Super Bowl. Four of the last five winners of the coin toss have gone on to win the Super Bowl, including the 2013 Seahawks.

  • Twelve teams have returned an interception for a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Those teams are 12-0 when they bring a pick all the way back for six, with the most recent coming from Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith. The 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only team to bring multiple INTs to the house in a Super Bowl, returning three Rich Gannon throws for scores in Super Bowl XXXVII. 1

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    Pick six

    Twelve teams have returned an interception for a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Those teams are 12-0 when they bring a pick all the way back for six, with the most recent coming from Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith. The 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only team to bring multiple INTs to the house in a Super Bowl, returning three Rich Gannon throws for scores in Super Bowl XXXVII.