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American Football

See also Super Bowl History (for details of the most recent Super Bowl) and Super Bowl Records (for the Super Bowl records of all 32 NFL teams).

Rules, etc.

Points for a touchdown Click to show or hide the answer
Points for a field goal (over the bar and between the posts) Click to show or hide the answer
Points for a safety (scored most commonly by the defense, when an offensive player is forced back into his own end zone and the ball goes to ground) Click to show or hide the answer
A period of play, ending with a player or the ball being on the ground or out of play Click to show or hide the answer
Number of "downs" allowed to travel 10 yards Click to show or hide the answer
The scoring area, beyond the goal line Click to show or hide the answer
Team of officials who mark where a team begins its play Click to show or hide the answer
Match where the losing team scores no points (also in other US sports) Click to show or hide the answer
Player usually positioned behind the centre, who directs attacking play Click to show or hide the answer

The seven officials:

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Teams

Super Bowl I (Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs) Click to show or hide the answer
Lost four consecutive Super Bowls (1991–4) – their only four appearances Click to show or hide the answer
Owned by Randy Lerner since 2002, and when he bought Aston Villa (one of only four NFL teams that's never won Super Bowl) Click to show or hide the answer
Formed in Baltimore 1953; moved to Indianapolis 1984. Lost Super Bowl 1969 (III), won 1970 (V); won 2007, lost 2010 Click to show or hide the answer
Won a record 5th Super Bowl on their record 8th appearance, 1996. No further appearances since (2011), but Steelers have equalled their appearance record and beaten their wins record Click to show or hide the answer
Moved from Brooklyn (New York) to Los Angeles, 1957 Click to show or hide the answer
Winners of Super Bowls I and II (1967, 1968) Click to show or hide the answer
The two teams that share Meadowlands Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (prior to 2009 they shared Giants Stadium, on an adjacent site) Click to show or hide the answer
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Formed 1960; played in Los Angeles (and were renamed accordingly) 1982–94. 5 Super Bowl appearances and three wins, including one win as LA Click to show or hide the answer
Won a record 6th Super Bowl, 2009; lost the 2011 Super Bowl when they equalled the record of eight appearances set by Dallas Cowboys in 1996 Click to show or hide the answer
Formed Cleveland 1936; moved to Los Angeles 1946, St. Louis 1995. Three Super Bowl appearances (1980, 2000, 2002); won in 2000 Click to show or hide the answer
Won a record 5th Super Bowl (on their 5th appearance), 1995; no further appearances since (2011); Candlestick Park is the home of Click to show or hide the answer
Owned by Malcolm Glazer since 1995 (Super Bowl winners 2004); he bought Manchester United between 2003 and 2005 Click to show or hide the answer

Players and Coaches

Hugely successful coach of the Alabama University team, 1958–82 Click to show or hide the answer
Coach who led Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl success in 1967 and 1968; he moved to Washington Redskins in 1969, but died of cancer 1970, aged 57, after which the Super Bowl winners' trophy was named after him Click to show or hide the answer
Legendary quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, 1983–99: widely recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks in history, but never a Super Bowl winner; both the Dolphins and Pittsburgh Panthers (whom he played for 1979–82) retired the No. 13 in his honour Click to show or hide the answer
Quarterback for Indianapolis Colts 1998–2011, Denver Broncos 2012–15: won the Super Bowl with each; described as the greatest passing quarterback of all time Click to show or hide the answer
Quarterback in three 1980s Super Bowls for San Francisco 49ers; transferred to Kansas City Chiefs 1994 Click to show or hide the answer
Brash, hard–living quarterback who inspired NY Jets to a shock victory over Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III (1969) Click to show or hide the answer

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