Super Bowl XLVII CountdownBy Russell S. Baxter, Pro Football Guru 47: No. of takeaways by the 2009 New Orleans Saints in 19 games (including playoffs); won Super Bowl XLVII…46: No. of Super Bowl champions, who have committed a combined 51 turnovers in the Super Bowl…45: No. of yards of the longest punt return in Super Bowl history (49ers’ WR John Taylor in Super Bowl XXIII); there’s never been a punt return for a touchdown in Super Bowl history…44: No. of Pro Football Hall of Fame RB John Riggins, Super Bowl XVII MVP in Redskins’ 27-17 win over Dolphins…43: No. of points allowed by Ravens in loss to Houston Texans in Week 7 of 2012 (43-13); 30-point loss would be 5th-worst by Super Bowl champion…43: No. of points allowed by 49ers in loss to Seattle Seahawks in Week 16 of 2012 (42-13); 29-point loss would be 6th-worst by Super Bowl champion…41: No. of TD passes by Rams’ QB Kurt Warner in 1999 (won Super Bowl XXXIV); only player with 40-plus TD passes to win Super Bowl same season…40: No. of pass attempts by Giants’ QB Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLVI win over Patriots (21-17); 30 completion, 296 yards, 1 touchdown, Game MVP…<!--more-->39: No. of Steelers’ RB Willie Parker, Super Bowl record 75-yard run for touchdown in 21-10 win over Seahawks in Super Bowl XL…38: No. of years old that Broncos’ QB John Elway was when team won Super Bowl XXXIII over Falcons (Elway, Game MVP)…37: No. of Super Bowl (XXXVII) won by Buccaneers (over Raiders, 48-21); S Dexter Jackson MVP (last defensive player named Super Bowl MVP)…36: No. of points Bears defeated Patriots by in Super Bowl XX (46-10); 2nd-largest win margin (+36) in Super Bowl history…35: No. of points Cowboys defeated Bills by in Super Bowl XXVII (52-17); Bills with Super Bowl record 9 turnovers…34: No. of total points scored by Vikings in 4 Super Bowl appearances (0-4), 0 points in first half in all 4 losses…33: No. of postseason wins by Cowboys and Steelers, tied for the most in NFL history; both with 8 Super Bowl appearances (tied for most in Super Bowl history)…32: No. of Super Bowl (XXXII) won by Broncos (over Packers, 31-24); AFC snaps 13-game losing streak to NFC in Super Bowl…31: No. of Super Bowl (XXXI) won by #Packers (over Patriots, 35-21); KR Desmond Howard MVP (only kick returner named Super Bowl MVP)… 30: No. of playoff appearances (by seasons) by Cowboys (second-most in NFL history), 5 resulting Super Bowl titles…29: No. of rushing yards by Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV win over Titans (fewest rushing yards by team to win Super Bowl)…28: No. of different head coaches to win at least 1 Super Bowl (Steelers’ head coach Chuck Noll ; record 4 Super Bowl titles)…27: No. of games for Buccaneers for franchise’s 1st win (1977); won Super Bowl XXXVII vs. Raiders in team’s 27th season…26: No. of pick in 1996 NFL Draft by Ravens for LB Ray Lewis; Super Bowl XXXV MVP, Super Bowl XLVII vs. 49ers will be his final game of 17-year NFL career…25: No. of takeaways in the regular season by both the Ravens and the 49ers in 2012. Both also finished plus-9 in turnover differential…24: No. of regular-season wins by 49ers under head coach Jim Harbaugh (24-7-1) since 2011; back-to-back NFC West titles and NFC Championship Game appearances, Super Bowl XLVII is team’s first appearance in Super Bowl since 1994 (XXIX)…23: No. of turnovers by the 49ers in 2010, the year before head coach Jim Harbaugh’s arrival. In the last two seasons under Harbaugh (2011-12), 49ers have committed 26 turnovers in 32 regular-season games…22: No. of different teams to play in the Super Bowl since 1993 (20 seasons during the free agency era). Only 19 different teams played in the first 27 Super Bowls…21: No. of different stadiums to host the 47 Super Bowls; Super Bowl XLVII will be the seventh at the Superdome, most by any facility… 20: No. of Ravens’ free safety Ed Reed; 61 career regular-season interceptions, 8 career postseason interceptions (NFL record is 9); playing in first Super Bowl (XLVII)…19: No. of exact points scored by Rams (XIV), Bills (XXV) and Falcons (XXXIII) in losses to Steelers (31-19), Giants (20-19) and Broncos (34-19), respectively…18: No. of games coached by Bill Belichick with the Patriots before QB Tom Brady became starter Week 3 of 2001; duo has combined for 5 Super Bowl appearances (3-2)…17: No. of exact number of points scored by nine 9 teams in a Super Bowl; the only team to win were the ’07 Giants, 17-14 over the Patriots 14 in Super Bowl XLII…16: No. of the 46 Super Bowls decided by seven points or less, including 9 of the last 15 Super Bowls (compared to seven of first 31 Super Bowls)…15: No. of 49ers’ wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Including playoffs, 100 receptions, 1,281 yards, 11 touchdown receptions in 2012; playing in first Super Bowl…14: No. of teams without a Super Bowl victory: Cardinals, Falcons, Bills, Panthers, Bengals, Browns, Lions, Texans, Jaguars, Vikings, Eagles, Chargers, Seahawks and Titans…13: No. of rushing attempts by the Rams (Super Bowl XXXIV) & Packers (Super Bowl XLV); fewest rushing attempts by team to win a Super Bowl…12: No. worn by 11 different quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl, including Joe Namath (Jets), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Bob Griese (Dolphins), Terry Bradshaw (Steelers), Ken Stabler (Raiders), Jim Kelly (Bills), Stan Humphries (Chargers), Chris Chandler (Falcons), Rich Gannon (Raiders), Tom Brady (Patriots) and Aaron Rodgers (Packers)…11: No. of franchises to win at least two Super Bowls, led by Steelers (6), 49ers (5) and Cowboys (5); with win, Ravens would be 12th team with two or more Super Bowl wins…10: No. of Super Bowls (including XLVII) at New Orleans (7th at Superdome, 3 at Tulane Stadium), tied with Miami for the most by a city. Also the exact number of points by the losing team in four of the previous six Super Bowls at the Superdome…9: No. of career starts (including playoffs) for 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick; 7-2 record, 13 touchdown passes, four interceptions, four rushing touchdowns in those nine starts…8: No. of touchdown passes (zero interceptions) by Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco in three games in 2012 postseason; eight touchdown passes and eight interceptions in nine playoff games from 2008-11…7: No. of times a running back has been named Super Bowl MVP in 46 Super Bowls (last time by Broncos’ running back Terrell Davis in Super Bowl XXXII)…6: No. of times a  Wild Card team has won the Super Bowl (’80 Raiders, ’97 Broncos, ’00 Ravens, ’05 Steelers, ’07 Giants and ’10 Packers)…5: No. of players who have been named Super Bowl MVP more than once, all quarterbacks: 49ers’ Joe Montana (3), Packers’ Bart Starr (2), Steelers’ Terry Bradshaw (2), Patriots’ Tom Brady (2) and Giants’ Eli Manning (2); Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis (MVP of XXXV) would be first defensive player to achieve that feat…4: No. of teams to start the season 0-2 and reach the Super Bowl (’93 Cowboys, ’96 Patriots, ’01 Patriots, ’07 Giants), with ’96 Patriots only team to lose…3: No. of Super Bowls won by Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs with the Redskins, using three different quarterbacks; Joe Theismann (XVII), Doug Williams (XXII) and Mark Rypien (XXVI)…2: No. of time a linebacker has been named Super Bowl MVP; Cowboys’ Chuck Howley in Super Bowl V (loss to Colts), Ravens’ Ray Lewis in XXXV (win over Giants)…1: No. of times a team (1982 Redskins) has gone winless during the preseason and won the Super Bowl…