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The Ultimate NFL and Super Bowl Statistics for 2020

Keeping tabs with NFL and Super Bowl statistics can be quite a challenge. There are many data, numbers, and percentages that it can be hard to keep up.

Of course, you can always read play-by-play articles or read statistic reports to find out whatever fact you’re looking for, but it could be troublesome to browse through dozens of content.

Thus, we’ve compiled an ultimate list of the most relevant NFL and Super Bowl statistics that you may find useful for your research. 

Read them below!

NFL Statistics

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional league of the American Football sport. It consists of 32 teams, where 16 teams belong to the National Football Conference (NFC) and 16 teams belong to the American Football Conference (AFC) division.

The main difference between the NFC and AFC is that NFC includes clubs and teams that were the part of the NFL since its origination, whereas the AFC have teams that were part of of the American Football League (AFL) before the year 1970.

NFL has a regular season which is 17weeks long. It pre-qualifies which teams will play for the playoffs, then the top four teams who are successful will play in the Super Bowl.

History and Records

  • Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers has the most touchdowns amounting to 208 and holds the record of 1,549 receives. (ESPN, 2020)
  • Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts has scored the most points of all-time at 2,673 points. (ESPN, 2020)
  • Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys holds the all-time record of 18,355 rushing yards and rushing touchdowns of 164. (ESPN, 2020)
  • Top-earning NFL players in 2020: (CNBC, 2020)
    • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson: $35 million
    • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: $34 million
    • (Tied) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff: $33.5 million
    • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz: $32 million
    • Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: $30 million
    • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins: $28 million
  • Tom Brady 
    • The legendary quarterback has won a record 30 playoff games with the Patriots, twice the wins of his closest quarterback rival, Joe Montana. (Statista, 2020)
  • The Patriots quarterback has a total of over-70,000 passing yards – more than double those of Drew Bledsoe, who occupies second place on the Patriots’ all-time list. (Statista, 2020)
  • Patrick Mahomes
    • Youngest quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP and the youngest player to win NFL MVP and a Super Bowl title.  (CBS Sports, 2020)
    • On a scale of 0 to 100, the Total Quarterback Rating for Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is 95.5 – the best in the postseason. (CBS Sports, 2020)
    • Mahomes has a career record (including postseason) of 28-8 as an NFL starting quarterback. (CBS Sports, 2020)
    • With two touchdown passes in Super Bowl LIV, Mahomes became the 5th quarterback to throw 10 or more touchdown passes in a single postseason and the youngest to accomplish this feat. The others are Joe Montana (1989), Kurt Warner (2008) and Joe Flacco (2012) who had 11 and Tom Brady (2014) who had 10. (CBS Sports, 2020)
    • Drafted in 2017, has an average salary of $4.1 million. (CNBC, 202

Notable Players Then and Now

Tom Brady

  • The legendary quarterback has won a record 30 playoff games with the Patriots, twice the wins of his closest quarterback rival, Joe Montana. (Statista, 2020)
  • The Patriots quarterback has a total of over-70,000 passing yards – more than double those of Drew Bledsoe, who occupies second place on the Patriots’ all-time list. (Statista, 2020)

Patrick Mahomes

  • Youngest quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP and the youngest player to win NFL MVP and a Super Bowl title. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • On a scale of 0 to 100, the Total Quarterback Rating for Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is 95.5 – the best in the postseason. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • Mahomes has a career record (including postseason) of 28-8 as an NFL starting quarterback. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • With two touchdown passes in Super Bowl LIV, Mahomes became the 5th quarterback to throw 10 or more touchdown passes in a single postseason and the youngest to accomplish this feat. The others are Joe Montana (1989), Kurt Warner (2008) and Joe Flacco (2012) who had 11 and Tom Brady (2014) who had 10. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • Drafted in 2017, has an average salary of $4.1 million. (CNBC, 2020)

Franchise Value and Revenue

  • The NFL’s broadcasting deal with ESPN, which runs from 2014 through 2021, has an average annual value of $1.9 billion. (Statista, 2016)
  • The NFL generates an estimated $5 billion per year from broadcasting rights deals, a figure that has increased significantly over the years. (Chicago Tribune, 2019)
  • In 2018, the 32 teams of the NFL generated revenue of $14.48 billion. The Dallas Cowboys generated $950 million in revenue in that year, the most of all NFL teams. (Statista, 2018)
  • The New England Patriots, led by the quarterback Tom Brady since 2000, is the second most profitable team in the NFL. About$ 600 million in revenue was generated by the Patriots in 2019. (Statista, 2019)
  • In 2019, the Cowboys’ franchise was valued at 5.5 billion U.S. dollars, whilst the average franchise value in the NFL stood at about 2.86 billion U.S. dollars. (Statista, 2019)
  • In 2020, sportsbook winnings from the Super Bowl amounted to approximately $18.77 million. (Statista, 2020)

The NFL generates an estimated $5 billion per year from broadcasting rights deals, a figure that has increased significantly over the years. (Chicago Tribune, 2019)

Attendance

  • Top 10 NFL Venues: AT&T Stadium, Gillette Stadium, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, MetLife Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, Soldier Field, Lincoln Financial Field, US Bank Stadium
  • In 2019, the regular season games of all NFL teams were attended by a total of 16.67 million spectators. Each game’s average attendance was 66,000 spectators. (Statista, 2020)
  • In 2019, the Dallas Cowboys had the most spectators to their home games with a total attendance of more than 727,000. Average attendance was 90,900 people attending each home game. (Statista, 2020)
  • The Los Angeles Chargers draws the fewest fans with an average attendance of 25,393 per game during the regular season. (Statista, 2020)
  • The average price for a ticket to an NFL game was $102.35 in 2019.
  • In 2019, on average, tickets to Los Angeles Chargers games were the most expensive running at $117.94, while tickets for Buffalo Bills games were the least expensive with an average price of $71.08. (Statista, 2020)

Top 10 NFL Venues

  • AT&T Stadium
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • MetLife Stadium
  • Arrowhead Stadium
  • Soldier Field
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • US Bank Stadium

Media Coverage and Fan Interest

The final game of the NFL season has a domestic TV audience of around 100 million viewers. (Statista, 2020)

  • An average of 15.4 million viewers tuned in to watch Thursday Night Football in the United States during the 2019 NFL season, an increase of half a million on the previous year. (Statista, 2020)
  • Ratings for Monday Night Football had an average number of viewers rising to 12.6 million. (Statista, 2020)
  • Sunday Night Football is the most viewed TV show in the United States, attracting an average audience of more than 19 million viewers. (Statista, 2020)
  • With 4.5 million followers, the New England Patriots is the most followed NFL team account on Twitter. (Twitter, 2020)
  • With 8.58 million fans, the Dallas Cowboys has the most NFL team account following on Facebook. (Facebook, 2020)

Super Bowl Statistics

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League. The match includes the winner of the AFC and the champion of the NFC.

History & Record

  • Miami and New Orleans have hosted most of the games with ten games each. (Forbes, 2020)
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have received the most Super Bowl wins, winning six times over the years. (Statista, 2020)
  • NFC/NFL teams have won 27 Super Bowls and AFC/AFL teams have won 26. (Forbes, 2020)
  • The most watched Super Bowl in history is Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. This match was won by the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks, and a record 114.4 million viewers tuned into the game. (Statista, 2020)
  • The highest Super Bowl rating of all time is 49.1 where the San Francisco 49ers’ triumph over the Cincinnati Bengals in 1982. (Statista, 2020)
  • 55-10 was the score of the biggest blowout in Super Bowl history—a 1990 game in which current contenders, the San Francisco 49ers, defeated the Denver Broncos by 45 points. (Newsweek, 2020)
  • The Super Bowl LVI is the 30th time that the MVP has been a quarterback (22nd different individual) with Patrick Mahomes. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • The Dallas Cowboys had the most NFL playoff appearances with 33, winning five from their eight Super Bowl championships. (Statista, 2020)
  • The New England Patriots have won the most playoff games of all-time with 37 wins. They have the highest playoff winning percentage. (Statista, 2020)
  • The San Francisco 49ers are the highest-ranked team from the National Football Conference (NFC), having also played in 16 championship games – the last of which came in the 2019/20 season. (Statista, 2020)
  • New England’s sixth Super Bowl win was watched by an average television audience of 98.2 million viewers – the lowest TV viewership of the NFL’s showpiece event since 2008. (Statista, 2020)
  • The Dallas Cowboys have been the NFL’s most valuable team for 13 years in a row. (Fortunly, 2020)
  • The Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to win three games after trailing by 10-or-more points in a single postseason. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • Kansas City’s win in Super Bowl 2020 marked the end of a 50-year drought for the Chiefs. This was not only Kansas City’s first win in the Super Bowl in half a century, but also its first appearance since 1970, when it was still an AFL team. (Sporting News, 2020)
  • The highest-paid player in the 2020 Super Bowl is 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, whose average annual salary is an astounding $27.5 million. (CNBC, 2020)
  • Upcoming Super Bowl locations are Tampa (2021), Los Angeles (2022), Glendale, Arizona (2023), and New Orleans (2024). (Forbes, 2020)

Ads Ratings & Broadcasting

The game generates several hundred million U.S. dollars in advertising revenue, with average costs of a 30-second TV commercial during the game sitting at around five million U.S. dollars. (Statista, 2020)

  • The advertising revenue from the 2018 Super Bowl reached $408 million. (Statista, 2019)
  • Companies spent $336 million on in-game advertising during the 2019 Super Bowl. (Statista, 2019)
  • Every year Fox, CBS and NBC collectively pay the NFL $3 billion for the rights to broadcast the league’s games. (TheStreet, 2020)
  • Fox sold all of its available advertising slots for the 2020 Super Bowl. (TheStreet, 2020)
  • From start to finish, Super Bowl 53 had a total ad time of 49 minutes and 31 seconds, 2 minutes less than in 2018. Yet the number of spots rose to 91 in 2019 compared to 86 in 2018. (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • The most coveted time period each year is the lead-out program of The Super Bowl. (Forbes, 2020)
  • 51% of ads in Super Bowl’s 2019 big game were 30-second ads. (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • Longer ads (60-seconds or more) accounted for 31% of all Super Bowl ads in 2018 and dipped to 28% in 2019. (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • The most watched Super Bowl ad online in 2019 was the Stella Artois “Change Up the Usual,” which had over 48 million views across top video platforms and websites by the Monday following the game. (Forbes, 2020)
  • There were 7 first-time advertisers in 2019, higher than the 3 in 2018. Yet it is still below previous years (2015: 11; 2016: 10; 2017: 10). (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • First-time advertisers in 2020 included Sabra Hummus, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Hard Rock International, Walmart, Bud Light Seltzer and a 60-sec ad from Facebook. (Forbes, 2020)
  • Super Bowl 2020 had 60-second ads from two Presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg. (Forbes, 2020)
  • During the Super Bowl 2020, New York Life had its first Super Bowl ad in 30 years to celebrate its 175th anniversary and Porsche returned to the big game for the first time since 1997. (Forbes, 2020)
  • Each quarter of the 2020 Super Bowl contained four ad breaks instead of five. (Fortunly, 2020)
  • Joe Buck will provide play-by-play and Troy Aikman color commentary for the game on Fox. Both will be broadcasting the game for a sixth time. (Forbes, 2020)
  • More than anyone else, Pat Summerall all announced 11 Super Bowls, followed by Al Michaels at ten. Michaels is expected to tie Summerall next year when NBC televises Super Bowl LV. (Forbes, 2020)
  • The Super Bowl is also televised outside the U.S. In the U.K., viewers can watch the game on BBC One. CTV covers the Super Bowl in Canada and Channel 7 in Australia. Getting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will enable viewers to watch the Super Bowl from almost anywhere in the world. (Forbes, 2020)
  • Performers at the Super Bowl halftime show earn $0 from their performance. (Fortunly, 2020)
  • In 2019, an investigation by the Atlanta Journal Constitution found that the city’s successful bid for the Super Bowl cost Atlanta approximately $46 million.  (TheStreet, 2020)

Consumer Spending & Opinions

Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest single-day sports event in the United States. (Statista, 2020)

  • Super Bowl weekend is the second biggest week of grilling after the Fourth of July. (Forbes, 2020)
  • 47% of men say the game is the most important part of the Super Bowl, while only 19% of women say the same. (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • 20% of women are more excited about the commercials than men (13%). (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • 14% of women think the halftime show is most important versus 7% of men. (Marketing Charts, 2020)
  • Consumers spend around 15 billion U.S. dollars across Super Bowl weekend. (Statista, 2020)
  • Next to Thanksgiving, more food is consumed by Americans on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year. (Forbes, 2020)
  • The most popular foods to serve and eat for Super Bowl LIV are chips & dip (40%), chicken wings (36%), pizza (35%) and nachos (29%). The most popular beverages are soda (40%), beer (31%), iced tea (20%) and wine (16%). (YouGov, 2020)
  • During the Super Bowl weekend, one in seven American orders take-out food, with 60% of the orders being pizza. (Forbes, 2020)
  • On Super Sunday, there are 325.5 gallons of beer consumed and 1.25 billion chicken wings, eight million pounds of popcorn and 28 million pounds of potato chips eaten. (Forbes, 2020)
  • Airfare in and out of the region has increased by 50% for the Super Bowl weekend. (TheStreet, 2020)
  • $6,390 was the average price of a Super Bowl LIV ticket on Stub Hub, the highest ticket price average in NFL history. (Newsweek, 2020)
  • In 2020, approximately 154.68 million U.S. dollars was wagered on the Super Bowl in Nevada’s sports books. (Statista, 2020)

Super Bowl LIV

The Super Bowl LIV was the championship game in the 2019 season of the NFL. This game was between AFC’s champion, the Kansas City Chiefs versus NFC’s champion the San Francisco 49ers. The game was played on February 2nd, 2020 at Miami Gardens, Florida.

Discover some of the most important and interesting statistics of the Super Bowl LIV:

  • This is the 16th NFL championship game in Florida: the 11th time in south Florida (Miami) and the 6th time at the home of the Miami Dolphins. Miami hosted its first Super Bowl (II) in 1968 and its most recent (XLIV) in 2010. (United States Census Bureau, 2020)
  • The number of times the 49ers and Chiefs have played with each other is 13. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • The championship was Kansas City’s second Super Bowl title and first since 1969, snapping a 50-year drought between titles. (CBS Sports, 2020)
  • The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious against the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling final quarter comeback, and was watched by 99.9 million viewers in the United States and scored a rating of 41.6. (Statista, 2020)
  • The San Francisco 49ers are valued at $3.5 billion, the fifth highest of any NFL franchise. The Kansas City Chiefs are valued at $2.3 billion, ranking 24th. (Forbes, 2020)
  • With Chiefs’ win, the AFC has now tied NFC in Super Bowl victories at 27-27.
  • The Chiefs’ win on Sunday wasn’t special for just Kansas City. It also marked the first Super Bowl win in Andy Reid’s 21-year coaching career. Prior to Sunday, Sporting News had ranked him as the top coach in all of sports without a championship. (Sporting News, 2020)
  • Patrick Mahomes was voted Super Bowl 54 MVP, but Williams very well could have been granted the honor for his game Sunday. (Sporting News, 2020)
  • The Chiefs’ three touchdowns in the fourth quarter came on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Travis Kelce, a 5-yard touchdown catch by Williams from Mahomes and a 38-yard rush by Williams totalling a 21-0 run. (Sporting News, 2020)
  • 190 yards is the total combined yardage of the Chiefs’ final three touchdown drives. Before those drives, they had managed just 175 yards against San Francisco’s defense the entire game. The offense came up big when the Chiefs needed it most. (Sporting News, 2020)
  • The Chiefs’ 10-point comeback win is tied for the second-largest in Super Bowl history. The largest, of course, is that legendary comeback from down 28-3 by the Patriots over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan was on the losing end of both rallies. (Sporting News, 2020)
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