Interesting fact: Kicker Adam Vinatieri rounds out the top 10 scoring accumulating 34 points.
Passing TD Combos
The leading passing touchdown combo in big game history is Joe Montana to Jerry Rice. The pair hooked up a total of 4 times. There are 5 other QB-WR combinations that have connected 3 times over their careers.
Interesting fact: Jerry Rice appears in top 4 of this list twice, at #1 with his 4 touchdown catches from Joe Montana and at #4 with his 3 touchdowns from Steve Young.
Tom Brady tops the list with 11 different receivers catching touchdown passes from him. Roger Staubach (7) and Joe Montana (6) round out the top three.
Interesting fact: The two pass catchers who have caught more than one touchdown from Tom Brady are Mike Vrabel (2) and David Givens (2).
Overall Scoring Stats
Scoring by Type
In the history of the big game, not surprisingly, extra points are the most common scoring type (245), followed by Passing TD (147), Field Goals (129), and Rush TD (92). There have also been 14 interception returns and 10 kickoff returns.
Interesting fact: Once in championship game history was there ever more than one kickoff return in a single game. It was in year 35 where the Giants' Ron Dixon returned a kickoff 97 yards to be quickly followed up by the Ravens' Jermaine Lewis who took the ensuing kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown.
Scores by Game and Type
It was game number 29 which saw the highest number of scores (21). Game 29 also saw the most touchdowns scored (10). There were 7 Passing TDs, 2 Rushing TDs, and a kickoff TD.
Interesting Fact: Only 3 games did not have a Rushing TD (10, 15, 23) while 4 games did not include a Passing TD (3, 8, 28, 50)
Some additional interesting facts:
As you can see, there are so many angles that you can analyze within the data. Feel free to use these interesting facts to impress your friends and family on game day.