Field Spiel: Super Bowl XLIX Fun Facts

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GLENDALE, AZ - The big game is finally here! After two weeks of DeflateGate talk, legacy talk, or, in Marshawn Lynch’s case, no talk at all --

it`s finally time for the Super Bowl XLIX.

But, what`s at stake in this game besides the Lombardi Trophy? Well, here are the facts you need to know before kickoff.

The Patriots are back in the Super Bowl and this marks their eighth appearance in the Big Game. That moves them into a tie with Pittsburgh and Dallas for the most in NFL history.

The golden boy himself, Tom Brady, will make history on Sunday. He`s starting his sixth Super Bowl at QB, which means he passes John Elway for the most Super Bowl starts ever.

If Brady wins the game, he`ll also tie Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks to ever win four Super Bowls.

On the Seattle side, the Hawks are trying to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the 2004 Pats did it.

Russell Wilson is also chasing history. If he wins, he`ll be the youngest quarterback to ever take home back-to-back Lombardi trophies.

Meanwhile it`s an odd rematch for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. He coached the Patriots in the late 90`s before being fired in `99. The guy the Pats hired to replace him? Bill Belichick!

So it`s all coming full circle in Arizona, and by the end of the day someone will cap off this season with the greatest of all wins, and make some history.