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Super Bowl LVIII By The Numbers

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Super Bowl LVIII arrives on Sunday, Feb. 11, with the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers squaring off with the Lombardi Trophy in the balance. It is the first Super Bowl ever held in Las Vegas, with Allegiant Stadium serving as the host site for the biggest spectacle in American sports.
In advance of kick-off — which is set for approximately 6:30 p.m. ET but, let’s face it, it never starts exactly when they say — many will weigh in on various angles, from widespread sports betting interest, personal storylines, individual stardom, and simply the team most likely to win the championship. In this space, we’ll take a “by the numbers” look, running the gamut on statistical factoids to monitor.
Here we go, from largest to smallest:
2,000: 49ers star Christian McCaffrey is one of four players to make the Super Bowl in the same season in which they accumulated at least 2,000 yards from scrimmage.
1,254: Patrick Mahomes has 1,254 passing yards in four career games at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. He can become the only active quarterback with a 5-0 or better record at any NFL stadium with a win.
1,020: George Kittle led all NFL tight ends with 1,020 receiving yards this season.
816: Chiefs rookie WR Rashee Rice has more yards after catch (816) than any player in the NFL this season, including playoffs.
652: Brock Purdy can win the Super Bowl in Las Vegas 652 days after he was drafted as “Mr. Irrelevant” in 2022 NFL Draft, which was held in Las Vegas.
600: Travis Kelce has 600 receptions since 2018. That is 173 more than San Francisco’s George Kittle (417) for the NFL lead over that span.
382: The Chiefs have not allowed more than 382 total yards in any game this season.
296.1: Patrick Mahomes holds the NFL record by averaging 296.1 passing yards per game in his career.
258: Patrick Mahomes has 258 passing touchdowns over the last six seasons, most by any NFL quarterback in a six-year span.
159: The 49ers have allowed 159 rushing yards per game in the playoffs, most by a team that made the Super Bowl since 1966.
156: Travis Kelce holds the all-time NFL record with 156 playoff receptions.
132: 49ers linebacker Fred Warner had 132 tackles this season, and he was the first NFL player since 2000 with that many tackles to go along with at least four interceptions and four forced fumbles.
115.3: Christian McCaffrey leads the NFL with 115.3 yards from scrimmage per game since arriving in the NFL in 2017.
84.5: The Over/Under betting line for the national anthem, sung by Reba McEntire, is 84.5 seconds.
81.3: 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk leads the NFL with 81.3 percent of his receptions going for first downs this season.
81: The Chiefs held the Ravens to 81 rushing yards in the AFC Championship Game. Baltimore entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1 rushing offense.
71.2: Travis Kelce holds the NFL record for tight ends with 71.2 receiving yards per game in his career.
67.2: The 49ers led the NFL by sc for better SEO. 

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