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Published: Jan. 30, 2018 at 10:58 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2018 at 01:16 p.m.

Mind Boggling Stats: Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII is the 3rd Super Bowl in NFL history (first in nearly 40 years) to feature two teams that both ranked top 5 in scoring offense and scoring defense (Eagles: #3 offense, #4 defense; Patriots: #2 offense, #5 defense). The other Super Bowls to feature such balanced teams? Super Bowl IV (Chiefs over Vikings) and Super Bowl XIII (Steelers over Cowboys).

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  • The Eagles have just 6 players on the 53-man roster with Super Bowl experience, and the Patriots have 32. Since 1970, teams with more players with Super Bowl experience entering the game are 22-22 against the less experienced team (excludes 3 games where the teams were tied in experience). 11

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    Super Bowl Experience

    The Eagles have just 6 players on the 53-man roster with Super Bowl experience, and the Patriots have 32. Since 1970, teams with more players with Super Bowl experience entering the game are 22-22 against the less experienced team (excludes 3 games where the teams were tied in experience).

  • Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have as many Super Bowl appearances (8) as any other team in NFL history (sans the Patriots). The Cowboys, Steelers and Broncos (8 each) are the only teams that match Belichick and Brady. 10

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    Super Bowl Appearances

    Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have as many Super Bowl appearances (8) as any other team in NFL history (sans the Patriots). The Cowboys, Steelers and Broncos (8 each) are the only teams that match Belichick and Brady.

  • If the Patriots win Super Bowl LII, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will have twice as many playoff wins as any other head coach/starting quarterback combination in NFL history. Belichick & Brady currently have 27 wins, 13 ahead of the second place Chuck Noll/Terry Bradshaw duo (14). 9

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    Playoff Wins

    If the Patriots win Super Bowl LII, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will have twice as many playoff wins as any other head coach/starting quarterback combination in NFL history. Belichick & Brady currently have 27 wins, 13 ahead of the second place Chuck Noll/Terry Bradshaw duo (14).

  • Bill Belichick will take part in his 11th Super Bowl as a head coach or assistant, the most among any coach in NFL history. That amounts to 21.2 percent of all Super Bowls in NFL history, and 34.4 percent of all Super Bowls since his first appearance as the Giants defensive coordinator in 1986. 8

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    Super Bowls with Bill Belichick

    Bill Belichick will take part in his 11th Super Bowl as a head coach or assistant, the most among any coach in NFL history. That amounts to 21.2 percent of all Super Bowls in NFL history, and 34.4 percent of all Super Bowls since his first appearance as the Giants defensive coordinator in 1986.

  • No player in NFL history has led the NFL in passing yards and won the Super Bowl in that same season, as Tom Brady can do this season (led NFL with 4,577 passing yards). Passing yardage leaders are 0-5 when they advance to the Super Bowl. 7

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    Passing Yards Leader in the Super Bowl

    No player in NFL history has led the NFL in passing yards and won the Super Bowl in that same season, as Tom Brady can do this season (led NFL with 4,577 passing yards). Passing yardage leaders are 0-5 when they advance to the Super Bowl.

  • Only two players in NFL history have thrown 25 plus passing touchdowns in a season with 2-or-fewer interceptions: Tom Brady (28 TD, 2 INT in 2016) and Nick Foles (27 TD, 2 INT in 2013). 6

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    Touchdowns and Interceptions

    Only two players in NFL history have thrown 25 plus passing touchdowns in a season with 2-or-fewer interceptions: Tom Brady (28 TD, 2 INT in 2016) and Nick Foles (27 TD, 2 INT in 2013).

  • If Nick Foles leads the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory, he would become the first quarterback to begin the season as a backup and lead his team to a Lombardi Trophy since... his Super Bowl LII counterpart, Tom Brady (in 2001). 5

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    Backup Quarterback

    If Nick Foles leads the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory, he would become the first quarterback to begin the season as a backup and lead his team to a Lombardi Trophy since... his Super Bowl LII counterpart, Tom Brady (in 2001).

  • Are the 2017 Eagles the best team that Tom Brady & Bill Belichick have ever faced in a Super Bowl? None of New England's prior 7 Super Bowl opponents boasted both a top 5 scoring offense and a top 5 scoring defense, as this Eagles team does (No. 3 offense and No. 4 defense). 4

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    Eagles Rankings

    Are the 2017 Eagles the best team that Tom Brady & Bill Belichick have ever faced in a Super Bowl? None of New England's prior 7 Super Bowl opponents boasted both a top 5 scoring offense and a top 5 scoring defense, as this Eagles team does (No. 3 offense and No. 4 defense).

  • Philadelphia's recovery from the Carson Wentz injury is almost unprecedented in NFL history. Only one other team had a quarterback start its first 13 or more games to begin a season, only to have a different QB take them to the
Super Bowl after a season-ending injury: the 1990 New York Giants. Phil Simms started the first 14 games for those Giants, but broke his foot and gave way to Jeff Hostetler, who led the team to a Super Bowl XXV victory. 3

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    3 Starts and now in the Super Bowl

    Philadelphia's recovery from the Carson Wentz injury is almost unprecedented in NFL history. Only one other team had a quarterback start its first 13 or more games to begin a season, only to have a different QB take them to the Super Bowl after a season-ending injury: the 1990 New York Giants. Phil Simms started the first 14 games for those Giants, but broke his foot and gave way to Jeff Hostetler, who led the team to a Super Bowl XXV victory.

  • Super Bowl LII is the first Super Bowl in history to feature two teams that had a tight end lead the team in both receptions and receiving yards that season. Rob Gronkowski led the Patriots with 69 receptions and 1,084 receiving yards, while Zach Ertz led the Eagles with 74 receptions and 824 receiving yards. 2

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    Leagues' Best Tight Ends

    Super Bowl LII is the first Super Bowl in history to feature two teams that had a tight end lead the team in both receptions and receiving yards that season. Rob Gronkowski led the Patriots with 69 receptions and 1,084 receiving yards, while Zach Ertz led the Eagles with 74 receptions and 824 receiving yards.

  • LeGarrette Blount and Chris Long have a chance to become the first players since Deion Sanders to play in and win back-to-back Super Bowls with different teams. Sanders won Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers and Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys. Blount and Long won Super Bowl LI with the Patriots and will try to dethrone their former team in Super Bowl LII. 1

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    Back-2-Back

    LeGarrette Blount and Chris Long have a chance to become the first players since Deion Sanders to play in and win back-to-back Super Bowls with different teams. Sanders won Super Bowl XXIX with the 49ers and Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys. Blount and Long won Super Bowl LI with the Patriots and will try to dethrone their former team in Super Bowl LII.