SIX STATS you may not know about… Super Bowl cities, states

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Super Bowl XLVII will be played Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. It will be the 10th Super Bowl in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Here’s a look at Super Bowl host cities and states.

1. New Orleans is now tied with Miami as the cities that have hosted the most Super Bowls with 10. The other cities to host three or more times are Pasadena (5), Tampa (4) and San Diego (3). The state of Florida has hosted 15 Super Bowls followed by California with 11 and Louisiana with 10.

2. The NFC is 7-4 in Super Bowl games in California… the AFC is 10-5 in Florida-hosted Super Bowls… the NFC is 5-4 in Louisiana… the NFC is 20-11 in Super Bowls outside of Florida… The NFC is 5-0 in Super Bowls played in either Minnesota, Georgia or Arizona.

3. The NFC has won six of the last seven Super Bowls played in California… the AFC has won five of the last six Super Bowls held in Florida… the NFC has won three of the last four Super Bowl games played in Louisiana.

4. In 16 of the 46 Super Bowls, the final score was a margin of eight points or less. Seven of those 16 games were played in Florida.

5. In 17 of the 46 Super Bowls, the two teams combined for 50 or more points. Seven of those games were played in California. The highest scoring Super Bowl was Super Bowl XXIX when San Francisco and San Diego combined for 75 points. That game was played in Miami.

6. How well have teams done in specific time zones? The NFC is 8-11 in Super Bowl games played in the Eastern Standard Time; the NFC is 8-6 in Central Standard Time Super Bowl games; the NFC is 2-0 in games played in Mountain Standard Time; and the NFC is 7-4 in games played in Pacific Standard Time. This year’s game in New Orleans will be played in an Central Standard Time zone city.

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