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Super Bowl Facts: Ridiculous Stats to Impress Your Friends on Sunday

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 01:  The Vince Lombardi trophy and helmets are displayed during a press conference for Super Bowl XLVII with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 1, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Josh SchochAnalyst IIIFebruary 2, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII is right around the corner, and you need to prepare yourself for the big game.

When you and your friends and loved ones gather together to watch the big game you should have some stats handy to impress everyone.

Look no further, as these stats are sure to wow your Super Bowl party companions.

 

Both Teams Are Undefeated in the Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers enter Super Bowl XLVII with a 5-0 record, while the Baltimore Ravens are 1-0 in the big game. It's also worth noting that by winning, San Francisco will tie the Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins in history (six).

 

The Ravens Own the 49ers

The Ravens have posted a ridiculous .750 winning percentage against the 49ers in history. Just tell your friends about the percentage, however, because the two teams have only met four times.

 

Superdome History

The 49ers have gone 21-10 in the Superdome, with most of those games coming when the Saints and 49ers were both in the NFC West.

The Ravens, on the other hand, are undefeated with a whopping 1-0 record in the stadium.

 

Ray Lewis and Jim Harbaugh Have a History

Lewis' first sack of his NFL career came on Oct. 13, 1996 against the Indianapolis Colts. The quarterback for the Colts at the time was none other than Jim Harbaugh. Freaky.

 

Jerry Rice Dominates the Super Bowl

If your friends get onto the topic of Randy Moss calling himself the greatest receiver in NFL history, you can always argue for Jerry Rice's Super Bowl records. He owns the record for receptions and receiving yards in the big game as well as the regular season.

 

Colin Kaepernick Joins Elite Company

By becoming just the fourth quarterback in history to make it to the Super Bowl in the same year he made his first NFL start, Kaepernick joins Vince Ferragamo, Kurt Warner and Tom Brady. I'd say that's pretty good company.

 

Brothers Rarely Face Off

It's very rare to have two brothers coach against each other in professional sports, so it's pretty likely that your friends will bring up Jim and John Harbaugh.

If they do, tell them that this is the first time in history that two brothers have coached against each other in a postseason game in any major sport (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL).

 

Joe Flacco is a Road Warrior

By beating the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos on the road this postseason, Flacco now has six road wins in the postseason, surpassing Eli Manning's five for the most by a quarterback in history.

 

The 49ers Blow Out Opponents in the Super Bowl

By outscoring opponents 188-89 in the Super Bowl, the 49ers have the largest margin of victory of any team. The team's 99-point margin shows that the team also wins by an average of 19.8 points per game.

 

The Ravens Are Dangerous in the Playoffs

No team has a better record in the postseason than the Baltimore Ravens, whose 13-7 record boasts a .650 winning percentage.

 

Superdome Facts

This is the 15th time the Super Bowl will be played indoors. In those 14 previous matchups, the NFC is 10-4.

 

Ray Lewis is Back

Lewis is the only returning member of the Ravens' team that won it all 12 years ago. He was also voted MVP of that game.

 

Pick-Sixes Are HUGE

If one of these teams finds a way to take back an interception for a touchdown, you can drop this tidbit on your friends: Teams with a pick-six are 11-0 in the Super Bowl.

 

Turnovers Are Key

It's an old cliche to say that turnovers decide games, but it's never more true than in the Super Bowl, with the team who wins the turnover battle going 34-3 in Super Bowl history.

 

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