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Annual championship game of the National Football League

  • Super Bowl is the culminating a NFL season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year.
  • The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game
  • Super Bowl XLVI was played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, on February 5, 2012 between New York Giants and the New England Patriots.
  • The Super Bowl in 2013 will be held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two leagues' champion teams would play in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970.
  • The day on which the Super Bowl is played is now considered a de facto American national holiday, called "Super Bowl Sunday".
  • It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day.
  • It has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls with six championships (record 6–2), while both the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers have five wins each (Cowboys 5–3; 49ers a perfect 5–0). Dallas and Pittsburgh have the most Super Bowl appearances with eight, while the Buffalo Bills have the most consecutive appearances with four losses in a row from 1991 to 1994.
  • Miami has hosted the Super Bowl the most at 10 times.
  • The longest run in a Super Bowl was 100 yards after an interception by Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison during Super Bowl XLIII.
  • In 1981, Oakland linebacker Rod Martin set a record with three interceptions.
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