Come Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs will come head-to-head for Super Bowl LVII. Although the gameplay, halftime show set to be performed by Chris Stapleton, the hallmark advertisements, and especially the food prepared for the day are the primary attractions this Sunday, it never hurts to brush up on a few gameday facts from the event’s history.

According to multiple sources, it is the New England Patriots that retain bragging rights for having the most Super Bowl appearances. The team has fought for the title 11 times; 1985, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018. The Patriots also tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories with six. But not all is pride and glory for the Patriots… They also tie with the San Francisco 49ers for the most Super Bowl losses with five.

This year’s Super Bowl is unique in a first-ever kind of way: two brothers will compete for their respective teams. Brothers Travis Kelce – tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs – and Jason Kelce – center for the Philadelphia Eagles – will surely be taking the spirit of sibling rivalry to a whole new level!

For many NFL players, money isn’t exactly scarce. For those playing in the Super Bowl, this can be especially true. Super Bowl competitors receive bonus checks, atop their typical salaries, for their participation in the big game. These bonuses, given to both winners and losers, equate to nearly $200,000.

Finally, a brief and respectable tidbit in the world of sports: since the Super Bowl’s inception in 1967, there has been a game played every single year.