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The Super Bowl is an enormously popular sporting event that takes place each year to determine the National Football League (NFL) champion. Millions of fans gather around televisions on a Sunday in January or February to celebrate this de facto national holiday.

Broadcast in more than 170 countries, the Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with elaborate halftime shows and new commercials adding to the appeal.

When Was First Super Bowl?

In Super Bowl I, the NFL champion Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Although ticket prices averaged $12, the game was not a sellout—the only non-sellout in the game's history. The game drew 61,000 fans and was televised by CBS and NBC.

The next year, the Packers decisively won Super Bowl II against the Oakland Raiders, 33-14. Many questioned whether the AFL champion could beat the NFL's best.

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Super Bowl: 1970s-Present

During the 1970s, three teams—the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys—dominated the NFL, winning a combined eight Super Bowls in 10 years.

Franchises from the NFC won 16 of the 20 Super Bowls played in the 1980s and 1990s. The San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins (now Washington Football Team) and New York Giants stood out during these years.

The Cowboys resurged in the 1990s, and the Buffalo Bills became a powerhouse franchise, although they never won a Super Bowl, losing four title games in a row from 1991-1994.

The AFC bounced back after the Bills' run of losses. From 1995-2016, the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts represented the conference in 20 of the 22 AFC Super Bowl appearances.

The Patriots established themselves as a dynasty beginning in the 2001 season, with quarterback Tom Brady leading them to nine Super Bowl appearances and six wins.

Memorable Super Bowl Matchups

Super Bowl III (New York Jets 16 | Baltimore Colts 7, Jan. 12, 1969): The Jets' win was the first in the Super Bowl for the AFL, widely viewed at the time as inferior to the NFL.

Super Bowl XIII (Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31, Jan. 21, 1979): Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns.

Super Bowl XXIII (San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16, Jan. 22, 1989): Joe Montana threw the winning touchdown pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds left, capping an 11-play, 92-yard drive.

Super Bowl XXV (New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19, Jan. 27, 1991): A missed field goal by the Bills gave the Giants their second Super Bowl win in five years.

Super Bowl XXXIV (St. Louis Rams 23, Tennesee Titans 16, Jan. 30, 2000): The Rams stopped the Titans at the 1-yard line in the waning seconds.

Super Bowl XXXVI (New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17, Feb. 3, 2002): A field goal as time expired secured the victory for the Patriots.

Super Bowl XLII (New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14, Feb. 3, 2008): The The Giants stunned the Patriots, ruining what would have been the second perfect season of the Super Bowl era. David Tyree's "helmet catch" on New York's last drive led to Eli Manning hitting Plaxico Burress for the winning score. New England finished the season 18-1.

Super Bowl XLIX (New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24, Feb. 1, 2015): Malcolm Butler's interception at the 1-yard line with 28 seconds left sealed the win for the Patriots.

Super Bowl LI (New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28, Feb. 5, 2017): In this epic game, the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to win in the Super Bowl's first overtime game.

Who are Super Bowl champions in history?

Year

No.

Winner

Opposition

Score

Venue

2021

LV

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kansas City Chiefs

31-9

Tampa

2020

LIV

Kansas City Chiefs

San Francisco 49ers

31-20

Miami

2019

LIII

New England Patriots

Los Angeles Rams

13-3

Atlanta

2018

LII

Philadelphia Eagles

New England Patriots

41-33

Minneapolis

2017

LI

New England Patriots

Atlanta Falcons

34-28

Houston

2016

L

Denver Broncos

Carolina Panthers

24-10

Santa Clara

2015

XLIX

New England Patriots

Seattle Seahawks

28-24

Phoenix

2014

XLVIII

Seattle Seahawks

Denver Broncos

43-8

New Jersey

2013

XLVII

Baltimore Ravens

San Francisco 49ers

34-31

New Orleans

2012

XLVI

New York Giants

New England Patriots

21-17

Indianapolis

2011

XLV

Green Bay Packers

Pittsburgh Steelers

31-25

Arlington

2010

XLIV

New Orleans Saints

Indianapolis Colts

31–17

Miami

2009

XLIII

Pittsburgh Steelers

Arizona Cardinals

27-23

Tampa

2008

XLII

New York Giants

New England Patriots

17-14

Phoenix

2007

XLI

Indianapolis Colts

Chicago Bears

29-17

Miami

2006

XL

Pittsburgh

Seattle

21-10

Detroit

2005

XXXIX

New England

Philadelphia

24-21

Jacksonville

2004

XXXVIII

New England

Carolina

32-29

Houston

2003

XXXVII

Tampa Bay

Oakland

48-21

San Diego

2002

XXXVI

New England

St Louis

20-17

New Orleans

2001

XXXV

Baltimore

NY Giants

34-7

Tampa

2000

XXXIV

St Louis

Tennessee

23-16

Atlanta

1999

XXXIII

Denver

Atlanta

34-19

Miami

1998

XXXII

Denver

Green Bay

31-24

San Diego

1997

XXXI

Green Bay

New England

35-21

New Orleans

1996

XXX

Dallas

Pittsburgh

27-17

Tempe

1995

XXIX

San Francisco

San Diego

49-26

Miami

1994

XXVIII

Dallas

Buffalo

30-13

Atlanta

1993

XXVII

Dallas

Buffalo

52-17

Pasadena

1992

XXVI

Washington

Buffalo

37-24

Minneapolis

1991

XXV

NY Giants

Buffalo

20-19

Tampa

1990

XXIV

San Francisco

Denver

55-10

New Orleans

1989

XXIII

San Francisco

Cincinnati

20-16

Miami

1988

XXII

Washington

Denver

42-10

San Diego

1987

XXI

NY Giants

Denver

39-20

Pasadena

1986

XX

Chicago

New England

46-10

New Orleans

1985

XIX

San Francisco

Miami

38-16

Stanford

1984

XVIII

LA Raiders

Washington

38-9

Tampa

1983

XVII

Washington

Miami

27-17

Pasadena

1982

XVI

San Francisco

Cincinnati

26-21

Pontiac

1981

XV

Oakland

Philadelphia

27-10

New Orleans

1980

XIV

Pittsburgh

LA Rams

31-19

Pasadena

1979

XIII

Pittsburgh

Dallas

35-31

Miami

1978

XII

Dallas

Denver

27-10

New Orleans

1977

XI

Oakland

Minnesota

32-14

Pasadena

1976

X

Pittsburgh

Dallas

21-17

Miami

1975

IX

Pittsburgh

Minnesota

16-6

New Orleans

1974

VIII

Miami

Minnesota

24-7

Houston

1973

VII

Miami

Washington

14-7

Los Angeles

1972

VI

Dallas

Miami

24-3

New Orleans

1971

V

Baltimore

Dallas

16-13

Miami

1970

IV

Kansas City

Minnesota

23-7

New Orleans

1969

III

NY Jets

Baltimore

16-7

Miami

1968

II

Green Bay

Oakland

33-14

Miami

1967

I

Green Bay

Kansas City

35-10

Los Angeles

What day is the Super Bowl 2022?

As we all know, the Super Bowl happens on a Sunday every year, despite the inevitable Monday morning football hangover. This year, the Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022

Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. (unofficial)

TV channel: NBC

Live stream: NBC Sports App | fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)

The Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. It marks the first time since 2003 that the Super Bowl has not been held on the first Sunday in February. Because of the NFL's expanded, 17-game, 18-week schedule, it will be held on the second Sunday in February.

This is the latest that a Super Bowl has ever been held. Super Bowls 44, 50 and 55 all were held on Feb. 7, which was previously the record for the latest Super Bowl. Under the NFL's new format, the latest date on which a Super Bowl can occur is Feb. 14.

Where is the Super Bowl this year?

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City: Inglewood, Calif.

Stadium: SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium — the home of the Rams and the Chargers — will host the Super Bowl in 2022. Originally, the new stadium, which opened in 2020, was scheduled to host the Super Bowl in 2021. However, weather-related construction delays caused the league to move the 2021 Super Bowl to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla. and the 2022 Super Bowl to Los Angeles.

The Super Bowl will be the first big event scheduled for SoFi Stadium, with both the College Football Playoff Championship and WrestleMania 39 scheduled to take place there in 2023. The Chargers and Rams both began playing there in 2020, though fans weren't allowed at either of their home games as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SoFi Stadium seats 70,240 people normally, but it can be expanded greatly for major events, including the Super Bowl, to seat up to 100,240. The stadium was originally expected to cost $2.5 billion to build, but because of the construction delays, it cost $5.5 billion, making it the most expensive stadium ever built.

What channel is the Super Bowl on?

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NBC will air the game this year and it will stream live on Peacock. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Who's performing at the Super Bowl halftime show 2022?

Pepsi, the NFL, and Roc Nation announced on September 30 that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will take the stage for this year's halftime show.

Future Super Bowl locations, host sites

The NFL had previously announced that State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ari. — home of the Cardinals — would host the 2023 Super Bowl and the Caesar's Superdome — home of the Saints — would host the 2025 Super Bowl, but the league hadn't confirmed a host city for the 2024 event. Why? Because New Orleans was supposed to host it, but a conflict with Mardi Gras forced them to push hosting back to 2025.

The NFL officially announced that Las Vegas would host the 2024 Super Bowl. Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Raiders, will host Super Bowl 58, which is no surprise given that the NFL prioritizes hosting the Super Bowl at stadiums with recently updated and upgraded amenities. Location also plays a role in this, as the NFL has historically preferred warm-weather locations for stadiums without a dome.

SoFi Stadium has a roof, but the sides of the structure are open. As such, it is considered an open-air stadium.

Year Super Bowl host site

2022 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Stadium, Super Bowl 56

2023 Glendale, State Farm Stadium, Super Bowl 57

2024 Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium, Super Bowl 58

2025 New Orleans, Caesar's Superdome, Super Bowl 59

Super Bowl Fun Facts

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Super Bowl Sunday is the second-biggest eating day of the year for Americans

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Even if you're not a sports fan, Super Bowl parties are a great place for good food.

In 2020, the National Chicken Council projected that Americans would eat a record-breaking 1.4 billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend

According to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, this Sunday in February is the second-highest day of food consumption in the US, behind Thanksgiving.

Fans broke a Super Bowl viewership record in 2015

According to CNN, Super Bowl XLIX was the most-watched of all time, bringing in 114.4 million viewers.

Most of the quarterbacks in Super Bowl history come from the same 11 colleges.

Though their professional teams may differ, many Super Bowl quarterbacks share the same alma maters.

As of 2017, Notre Dme, Michigan, and Stanford were tied for the most alumni with Super Bowl appearances, each with seven. Purdue came in second with six.

Some Super Bowl tickets can cost more than the average American's annual salary

A ticket for Super Bowl LIV in 2020 cost between $4,220 and $60,000, and that doesn't even include the cost of getting to the game and accommodations.

By comparison, according to The Balance, the average American income per capita was $54,129 in 2019.

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