Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Super Bowl note

I said yesterday that I think this is the biggest mismatch in Super Bowl history. I'll share some tidbits this week to support that.

1) The biggest difference in records between teams facing each other in the first 41 Super Bowls is 4. In 1967, the 13-1 Oakland Raiders lost to the 9-4-1 Green Bay Packers*. In 1985, the 11-5 New England Patriots (probably the best analogue to this year's Giants) got crushed by the 15-1 Chicago Bears.

There has never been a Super Bowl with a 5 game difference in wins between the two teams.

New England won six (6) more games than the Giants.

* - The Raiders, of course, were playing in the pre-merger AFL. It's debatable whether the competition was comparable at that point.

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