The Super Bowl is a yearly game of the National Football League (NFL). As we all know, NFL is the highest level of professional American football in the world and the super bowl has gained a lot of popularity around the world. The game was formed as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its opponent league, the American Football League (AFL). As per the agreement, the American Football Conference winner will play the National Football Conference champ to fix on the league champion every season. In 1967, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs to win the first Super Bowl.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowls so far with six championships. The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers have five wins to this point. One of the greatest and most fan following teams in the league, New England Patriots have won 4 Super Bowls. Dallas, Pittsburgh, New England, and Denver have the most Super Bowl appearances with eight times. The Buffalo Bills have the most consecutive appearances with four times from 1990 to 1993 and they faced loss successively from 1990 to 1993. The Miami Dolphins are considered to be the only other team to have a minimum of three consecutive appearances from 1972 to 1974.
The statistics reveals that the Denver Broncos have lost Super Bowls with a record of five occasions. The New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings and the Bills have lost Super Bowls four times. There are four current playing NFL teams that have never appeared in a Super Bowl, including the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans. The super bowl game concludes a season that starts in the late summer of the preceding calendar year. Generally, Roman numerals are utilized to identify each game, in place of the year in which it is held.
At present, the NFC leads the league with 26 wins and the AFC has 24 wins. In 2016, Denver Broncos defeated Carolina Panthers to become the champion of the super bowl 50. Super Bowl LI will be the 51st Super Bowl and the 47th modern-era NFL championship match. Super Bowl LI will witness the AFC champion playing the NFC champion to decide the league champion for the 2016 season. The game is scheduled to play on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. It will be the third time the Super Bowl is held in Houston, following VIII in 1974 and XXXVIII in 2004. Super Bowl LI will be televised all over the country by Fox and Univision.
The Super Bowl day is an unofficial American national holiday at present and it is labeled as the Super Bowl Sunday. Super bowl day is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, behind Thanksgiving Day. It has become one of the most-watched American television broadcasts of the year. As per reports, Super Bowl XLIX turned into the most-watched American television program in history with an average of 114.4 million viewers, in 2015. Super bowl halftime show is attracting a lot of people across the world and the Super Bowl LI halftime show will be headlined by Lady Gaga.