Super Bowl Coin Toss History

Graeme
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Posted: January 22, 2015


If you’re reading this article then no doubt there is yet another Super Bowl upon us, and you would like to know the history of the Super Bowl Coin Toss!

This is a timeless article updated after every Super Bowl. Last Update: Super Bowl XLVIII / Super Bowl 48. Seahawks 43-8 Broncos, Tails, Seahawks won the Toss.

In this article, we chronicle every single Super Bowl, the result of the Super Bowl, what side the coin landed on during the toss, and then of course who won the toss.

The full list is below. We have had 3 separate people go through every Super Bowl, to verify the accuracy of this list. Also some interesting stats before we get to the list:

In 48 Super Bowls:

Times the coin has landed on heads: 24.
Times the coin has landed on tails: 24.
Times the team who called correctly won the Super Bowl: 24
Times the team who called heads won the Super Bowl: 12
Times the team who called tails won the Super Bowl: 12
Amount of webpages referencing the Joe Namath fluffed coin toss: 13,900 approx.

And finally some Super Bowl 49 Coin Toss Specific Stats:

The Seahawks have been in the Super Bowl twice. Both times, they have been on Tails. They lost one game, and won the other, however won both coin tosses.

The Patriots have been in the Super Bowl 7 times. They have won the coin toss just twice. Both times, it was when they got Heads. However they have had heads previously and still lost.

And before you ask – no, we do NOT know how a deflated coin would affect the toss.

Here’s the full stats:

Super Bowl Score Coin Result Toss Winner
I Packers 35-10 Chiefs Heads Packers
II Packers 33-14 Raiders Tails Raiders
III Jets 16-7 Colts Heads Jets
IV Chiefs 23-7 Vikings Tails Vikings
V Colts 16-13 Cowboys Tails Cowboys
VI Cowboys 24-3 Dolphins Heads Dolphins
VII Dolphins 14-7 Redskins Heads Dolphins
VIII Dolphins 24-7 Vikings Heads Dolphins
IX Steelers 16-6 Vikings Tails Steelers
X Steelers 21-17 Cowboys Heads Cowboys
XI Raiders 32-14 Vikings Tails Raiders
XII Cowboys 27-10 Broncos Heads Cowboys
XIII Steelers 35-31 Cowboys Heads Cowboys
XIV Steelers 31-19 Rams Heads Rams
XV Raiders 27-10 Eagles Tails Eagles
XVI 49ers 26-21 Bengals Tails 49ers
XVII Redskins 27-17 Dolphins Tails Dolphins
XVIII Raiders 38-9 Redskins Heads Raiders
XIX 49ers 38-16 Dolphins Tails 49ers
XX Bears 46-10 Patriots Tails Bears
XXI Giants 39-20 Broncos Tails Broncos
XXII Redskins 42-10 Broncos Heads Redskins
XXIII 49ers 20-16 Bengals Tails 49ers
XXIV 49ers 55-10 Broncos Heads Broncos
XXV Giants 20-19 Bills Heads Bills
XXVI Redskins 37-24 Bills Heads Redskins
XXVII Cowboys 52-17 Bills Heads Bills
XXVIII Cowboys 30-13 Bills Tails Cowboys
XXIX 49ers 49-26 Chargers Heads 49ers
XXX Cowboys 27-17 Steelers Tails Cowboys
XXXI Packers 35-21 Patriots Heads Patriots
XXXII Broncos 31-24 Packers Tails Packers
XXXIII Broncos 34-19 Falcons Tails Falcons
XXXIV Rams 23-16 Titans Tails Rams
XXXV Ravens 34-7 Giants Tails Giants
XXXVI Patriots 20-17 Rams Heads Rams
XXXVII Buccaneers 48-21 Raiders Tails Bucs
XXXVIII Patriots 32-29 Panthers Tails Panthers
XXXIX Patriots 24-21 Eagles Tails Eagles
XL Steelers 21-10 Seahawks Tails Seahawks
XLI Colts 29-17 Bears Heads Bears
XLII Giants 17-14 Patriots Tails Giants
XLIII Steelers 27-23 Cardinals Heads Cardinals
XLIV Saints 31-17 Colts Heads Saints
XLV Packers 31-25 Steelers Heads Packers
XLVI Giants 21-17 Patriots Heads Patriots
XLVII Ravens 34-31 49ers Heads Ravens
XLVIII Seahawks 43-8 Broncos Tails Seahawks

That’s it for your Super Bowl Coin Toss facts. Any questions just ask in the comments below.

And as we said above – we have had three separate people go through each Super Bowl to verify accuracy as we found the internet had multiple discrepancies. If you do see some sort of discrepancy however, please don’t hesitate to comment it below so we can go back and watch….again.

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