John Fox The Sixth Head Coach To Lead Two Franchises To Super Bowl

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jan 20, 2014



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CLOSE GAMESThe Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

It marked the seventh consecutive NFC Championship Game to be decided by seven points or fewer, extending the longest streak in conference championship game history.

The past seven NFC Championship Games to finish within seven points or fewer: 

 

SEASON

 TEAMS

 WINNER

FINAL SCORE

2007

 N.Y. Giants at Green Bay

 N.Y. Giants

23-20*

2008

 Philadelphia at Arizona

 Arizona

32-25

2009

 Minnesota at New Orleans

 New Orleans

31-28*

2010

 Green Bay at Chicago

 Green Bay

21-14

2011

 N.Y. Giants at San Francisco

 N.Y. Giants

20-17*

2012

 San Francisco at Atlanta

 San Francisco

28-24

2013

 San Francisco at Seattle

 Seattle

23-17

*Overtime

 

 

 

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LUCKY SEVENThe DENVER BRONCOS defeated New England 26-16 in the AFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. This is the Broncos seventh Super Bowl appearance, tying New England for the third-most in NFL history.

The teams with the most Super Bowl appearances:

TEAM

SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES

Dallas

8

Pittsburgh

8

Denver

7

New England

7

San Francisco

6

-- NFL --

TEAM LEADER: Denver head coach JOHN FOX guided the Broncos to a 26-16 win over New England in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.

With the win, Fox became the sixth coach in NFL history to lead two different franchises to the Super Bowl.  

The head coaches to lead multiple franchises to the Super Bowl:

 

HEAD COACH

TEAM

SUPER BOWL(s)

TEAM

SUPER BOWL(s)

Don Shula

Baltimore Colts

III

Miami

VI, VII, VIII, XVII, XIX

Bill Parcells

NY Giants

XXI, XXV

New England

XXXI

Dan Reeves

Denver

XXI, XXII, XXIV

Atlanta

XXXIII

Dick Vermeil

Philadelphia

XV

St. Louis

XXXIV

Mike Holmgren

Green Bay

XXXI, XXXII

Seattle

XL

John Fox

Carolina

XXXVIII

Denver

XLVIII

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PASSING LEGENDSDenver quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 400 yards and two touchdowns in Denver’s 26-16 win over New England in the AFC Championship Game.

Manning became the fourth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to lead the league in passing yards and TD passes and also advance to the Super Bowl that season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (1984), KURT WARNER (2001) and TOM BRADY (2007) as the only QBs to accomplish the feat.

The quarterbacks to advance to the Super Bowl after leading the league in passing yards and touchdown passes in the Super Bowl era:

 

SEASON

QUARTERBACK

TEAM

YARDS

TDS

SUPER BOWL

RESULT

2007

Tom Brady

New England

4,806

50

XLII

NY Giants 17, New England 14

2001

Kurt Warner

St. Louis

4,830

36

XXXVI

New England 20, St. Louis 17

1984

Dan Marino

Miami

5,084

48

XIX

San Francisco 38, Miami 16

2013

Peyton Manning

Denver

5,477

55

XLVIII

Denver vs. Seattle



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