10 Crazy NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl Statistics
1. SUPER BOWL MVPS
While there are many elite players in the Super Bowl, the MVP trophy usually goes to the winning quarterback. 26 out of the 47 Super Bowl MVP awards have been given to the Quarterback. This includes three for Jeo Montana, two for Eli Manning and two for Terry Bradshaw. This suppose to be best of all but that's not true.
2. THE BENGAL PLAYOFF CURSE
The Cincinnati Bengals have made it to the playoffs over a dozen times, but they hold the worst record at 5-11. This includes two Super Bowl losses in the 1980s to the dominant San Francisco 49ers. Now that's seems cool and we are all on it. Finally the number games on.
3. TEAMS NEVER IN THE SUPER BOWL
There are only four teams in the NFL who have never played in the Super Bowl: Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
4. BEARS DOMINATE THE REDSKINS
Hopefully Washington fans didn't spend too much on these RedSkins tickets. In the biggest playoff win in NFL history, the Chicago Bears defeated the Redskins 73-0 in the 1940 NFC Championship game. Long before the Super Bowl, this was the final game of the season. That was pretty interesting from all means. Love this sport.
5. THE SUPER BOWL HOSTING CURSE
This is one curse that can throw your whole season for a loop. Whoever saw that match hard to forget. Any team would love to play in their home stadium for a Super Bowl. Yet, year after year, the Super Bowl hosting curse has plagued teams. The New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys are just a few teams who've been struck by the curse.
6. NFL PLAYOFF BONUSES
Playing the Playoffs is not just about the glory, there are a lot of bonuses that go along with it. Winning playoff teams get even more incentive as player bonuses can reach more than $20,000 in many cases.
7. NO TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME
There have only been four NFL playoff games where a touchdown hasn't been scored. The most recent was the 2006 match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts.
8. QB TOUCHDOWNS
During the playoffs, there have been three quarterbacks to reach six touchdowns in a single game. This includes Steve Young in 1995, Tom Brady in 2012, and Daryle Lamonica in 1969.
9. BUFFALO BILLS FOUR IN A ROW
Amazingly, the Buffalo Bills reached the Super Bowl four years in a row during the early 1990s. They could just never pull out the victory, losing year after year.
10. ICE BOWL FACTS
One of the coldest games in NFL history was the infamous "Ice Bowl" in 1967. The game was played infrigid weather that reached -13 degrees at some points. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 21 - 17.