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SUPER BOWL TRIVIA II

11) How many passing yards did Dallas' Doomsday Defense allow in Super Bowl XII?


The Doomsday Defense, led by DT Randy White and DE Harvey Martin, allowed only eight pass completions by the Broncos for just 61 yards.

12) What was the only Super Bowl to be simulcast in the United States by two networks?


Because NBC had the rights to nationally televise AFL games and CBS held the rights to broadcast NFL games, both networks were allowed to televise Super Bowl I.

13) What product was featured in a 1980 Super Bowl ad starring Mean Joe Greene?


At Super Bowl XIV, Coca-Cola aired an advertisement popularly known as "Hey Kid, Catch!", featuring Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro defensive lineman "Mean Joe" Greene being offered a Coca-Cola by a young fan, drinking it in one sip, and tossing the kid his game-worn jersey as repayment.

14) What was the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls?


After losing Super Bowl XXVII to the Dallas Cowboys 52-17, the Buffalo Bills became the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls. The following year, they would lose a rematch with the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXVIII, making them the first team to lose FOUR consecutive Super Bowls.

15) What player holds the record for most consecutive completions in a Super Bowl?


In Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady completed a Super Bowl record 16 consecutive passes. He finished the day with 276 passing yards and two touchdown passes in a losing effort against the New York Giants who won 21-17.

16) What was the first Super Bowl to feature Y-shaped goalposts?


Super Bowl II was the first to use the Y-shaped goalposts (with one supporting post instead of two) invented by Jim Trimble and Joel Rottman; they had made their debut at the start of the season for both the AFL and NFL.

17) What Dallas DB had 2 interceptions in Super Bowl XXX?


Larry Brown's two interceptions earned him Super Bowl MVP honors.

18) What player was knocked out cold in Super Bowl I?


In the week prior to the game, Chiefs cornerback Fred "The Hammer" Williamson garnered considerable publicity by boasting he would use his "hammer" (forearm blows to the head) to destroy the Packers receivers. Ironically, it was Willamson himself who was knocked out cold and carried off the field on a stretcher near the end of the game.

19) Who was the first Super Bowl commentator who was still an active plaer at the time of the broadcast?


Super Bowl II was televised in the United States by CBS, with Ray Scott handling the play-by-play duties and color commentators Pat Summerall and Jack Kemp in the broadcast booth. Kemp was was still an active player (with Buffalo of the AFL) at the time.

20) What player is credited with "The Tackle" in Super Bowl XXXIV?


The Titans drove to the St. Louis 10-yard line with six seconds remaining, but on the final play of the game, Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Tennessee wide receiver Kevin Dyson one yard short of the goal line to prevent a potential game-tying touchdown. This play went into NFL lore as "The Tackle".

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