In the 47-year history of the Super Bowl, there have been more games decided by 17 or more points (18 games) than by games decided by seven points or less (17 games). Last year’s Super Bowl, however, a three-point win for the Ravens over the 49ers, makes it now 11 of the 13 games in this century’s Super Bowls were decided by 14 points or less. In addition, five of the last six have been decided by six points or less.
Here’s a look at some other stats regarding the points scored in the Super Bowl (through the first quarter, at halftime, and final score):
* No team that scored less than 14 points in the Super Bowl has won the game. Teams with 13 or fewer points are 0-17.
* Teams that scored under 24 points are 13-40 (.245 winning percentage); teams that scored 24 or more points in the game are 34-7 (.829 winning percentage).
* Teams that scored 30-plus points in the Super Bowl are 24-2. The only two teams to score 30