Well, we don't have the #1-scoring offense; we don't have the #1-scoring defense & we don't have the league's MVP in the SB this year.
But we do have the Defensive MVP of the year...Aaron Donald.
So, of course, just out of curiousity I dug to see how SB teams with the D' MVP did in the big game.
This marks the 14th time this has happened. And SB teams with the D' MVP are:
11-2 s/u...in the previous 13.
9 of the previous 13 did it only once
they are 8-1 s/u...the only s/u loss was '90 Buff...missing last second FG wide-right, losing by 1pt...20-19
1 team did it 4 times...Pitt...they were 3-1 s/u...losing the 4th time vs GB, who took a 14-0 1st-Qtr lead, Pitt came back to within 3...25-28...ultimately losing 31-25 as they went 4 & out on their last poss., with 3 straight incomplete passes.
The NFC has done it only 5 times of the previous 13.
They are 5-0 s/u & ats...[8|]
And the games weren't even close:
They all scored 27pts or more...4 of the 5 scored 39pts or more...3 of the 5 scored 46pts or more...[>:]
Winning s/u by: 17, 36, 19, 23 & 27
All 5 NFC blowouts...[X(]
The Rams are now only the 6th NFC team with the D' MVP in the SB.
That little nugget really surprised me.