#American Football

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Patrick Mahomes is a quarterback who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Chiefs)

  • Mahomes is the only quarterback to have thrown over 5,000 yards in both college football and the NFL
  • The Kansas City Chiefs selected him 10th overall in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft
  • He won  the Super Bowl LIV and was the Super Bowl MVP that year

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Tyreek Hill is a wide receiver who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Chiefs)

  • Tyreek Hill won gold medal in the 4x100 metre event at the World Junior Championship in 2012
  • Hill was dismissed from the Oklahoma State Cowboys team in 2014 because of a domestic violence arrest
  • He helped the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl LIV in 2020 by defeating the San Francisco 69ers

.Texas, USA
Michael Sam became the first publicly gay player to play in a CFL regular-season game.(Photo credit: Instagram/@mikeysam52)

  • Michael Sam is a former American professional football player
  • He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams of NFL in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL draft
  •  Sam publicly came out as gay and became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL

.Tampa, FL, USA
Feats like these are what truly pushes the envelope for the game taking a step towards becoming truly inclusive. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • On February 7, Sarah Thomas will officiate the Super Bowl between the Buccaneers and the Chiefs
  • In 2015, Sarah Thomas was named the first permanent female NFL official
  • Four years later, she became the first female to officiate an NFL playoff game

.Florida, USA
The Green Bay Packers player finished the season with a rating of 121.5. (Photo credit: Instagram/@aaronrodgers12)

  • Aaron Rodgers won the award by a big 44-vote difference
  • Throwing 26 touchdown passes in his first year, the Quarterback almost doubled the number in 2020
  • Green Bay Packers secured the first seed in NFC in 2020

.Tampa, FL, USA
A win on February 8 would account for a second back-to-back Super Bowl victory for the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Chiefs)

  • The Chiefs have won 24 out of the last 25 games they have played
  • Their only loss in the current season came in game week five against Las Vegas Raiders
  • Chiefs' opponents in the Super Bowl, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are led by Tom Brady, a six-time Super Bowl winner

.Tampa, FL, USA
Anheuser-Busch still has four minutes of air time for its other popular brands, such as Bud Light. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Anheuser-Busch is skipping advertising its iconic Budweiser brand in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1983
  • It will donate the money it would have spent on the commercials towards COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaigns 
  • Other Super Bowl regulars such as Coca-Cola, Audi and Avocados from Mexico are skipping the event altogether

.Green Bay, WI, USA
Tom Brady will now be chasing a seventh Super Bowl ring. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@NFL)

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team in NFL history to reach a home-turf Super Bowl
  • Tom Brady advanced to a record 10th Super Bowl appearance
  • The 43-year-old recorded three touchdowns and 280 passing yards

.Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA
Green Bay outplayed the Rams defence at a frigid Lambeau Field. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@packers)

  • Green Bay Packers defeated Los Angeles Rams 32-18 on Saturday
  • They set up an NFC Championship game against either Tampa Bay Buccaneers or New Orleans Saints
  • Quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished with 296 passing yards from 23-of-36

.Jacksonville, FL, USA
Apart from Jaguars and Chargers, New York, Detroit, Atlanta, and Houston finished the year with interim coaching. (Representative image: Unsplash)

  • Jaguars coach Doug Marrone was axed after a 1-15 campaign
  • A total of six NFL sides currently have coaching vacancies
  • Chargers coach Anthiony Lynn was removed after a 7-9 season with a four-game win streak at the end of it