Sunday, January 25, 2009

How does Tampa Bay treat visitors?

In our search for any possible indication as to how Super Bowl XLIII may play out, we took a look at Super Bowl history and determined that Florida has been good to the visiting teams, while Tampa Bay has been less so.

Looking at the state of Florida overall, the teams designated the "visitor" have a record of 8-5, however in Tampa Bay visiting teams have gone 1-2. The only visiting team to win in Tampa was Baltimore in Super Bowl XXXV versus the New York Giants (34-7). Ten years before that (i.e. Super Bowl XXV) Scott Norwood missed wide-right, and the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19, and in Super Bowl XVIIII the Oakland Raiders demolished the favored Washington Redskins 38-9.

Of course the Steelers are 2-0 in their Florida-based Super Bowl contests, defeating Dallas twice ~ in Super Bowl X and Super Bowl XIII.