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Super Bowl XLIX: A trivia sampler

Facts and figures for Sunday’s game featuring the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy. getty images

Facts and figures for tonight’s Super Bowl XLIX featuring the Patriots vs. the Seahawks.

6:30 p.m. — Kickoff time on NBC

$3,715 to $14,203 — Prices of tickets on the NFL Ticket Exchange at press time



New England Patriots:

2012 vs. New York Giants

2008 vs. New York Giants

2005 vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Pats won)

2004 vs. Carolina Panthers (Pats won)

2002 vs. St. Louis Rams (Pats won)

1997 vs. Green Bay Packers

1986 vs. Chicago Bears

Seattle Seahawks:

2014 vs. Denver Broncos (Seahawks won)

2006 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Steelers won)

Up to $4.5 million — The cost of 30 seconds of airtime this year, a new record


Some of the products that will be advertised: Cars, soft drinks, cruises, Doritos, beer, website-development services, website-hosting services, soap for men, hamburgers, candy, cellphone chargers, insurance, tax software, underwear, and avocados

$3.2 million — The estimated value of advertising exposure Gillette got by its #Flexball backdrop at a day of Patriots’ DeflateGate press conferences

1.25 billion — Estimated number of chicken wings that will be consumed nationwide during today’s Super Bowl


Top 10 Foods Consumed During the Super Bowl in 2013

1) Salty snacks

2) Dip

3) Vegetables

4) Cheese and crackers

5) Appetizers

6) Fresh fruit/salad

7) Pizza

8) Sweet desserts/candy

9) Buffalo wings

10) Nuts

Sources: NFL; Nielsen; Forbes; Front Row Analytics; National Chicken Council