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By Marc Lawrence, — Sunday capped the most thrilling postseason in NFL history. The scores of the final seven games: 19-16 (walk-off), 13-10 (walk-off), 30-27 (walk-off), 42-36 (OT walk-off), 27-24 (OT walk-off), 20-17, 23-20.

Per Axios Sports, it was an incredibly even game on the stat sheet. Both teams had 13 drives and finished with nearly the same exact number of plays (Rams 66, Bengals 61) and yards (Rams 313, Bengals 305).

7: Joe Burrow was sacked a Super Bowl record-tying seven times, upping his postseason total to an NFL-record 19. Overall, he was sacked 70 times this season, third-most ever.

8: For the eighth straight Super Bowl, the team that lost the coin toss won the game.

17: For the 17th time in the past 21 Super Bowls, the underdog covered the spread (Bengals +4).

36: Sean McVay, 36, passed Mike Tomlin by about 10 months to become the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl.

FYI: Each day this week we’ll share other eye-opening numbers and stats from Super Bowl LVI.

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