In the last 54 Super Bowls, Tails has won 29 times, including six of the last seven major games, while Heads has won 25 times. The NFC has won 36 Super Bowl coin tosses, including a 14-year streak between Super Bowl XXXII (1998) and Super Bowl XLV (2011), while the AFC has won only 18. In addition, there have been nine instances where it was a push; in these cases, neither team wins by more than 10 yards, and no score is established.
The most recent Super Bowl to be played following the end of the regular season was Super Bowl LIII. The Patriots and Rams both received equal amounts of head starts due to their division titles, so the game went into overtime for the first time ever. It took place on February 5, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Neither team scored in the first overtime period, so the game went into a second overtime. Finally, with less than two minutes left, New England's Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 43-yard field goal to win the game for the Patriots.
In conclusion, the NFL has won the coin toss 29 times since its inception in 1920.
The Super Bowl champion has won the coin toss 24 times. The longest winning streak for heads is five, and the longest for tails is four. In six of the last seven Super Bowls, the NFC has won the coin toss. When the Chiefs won 27-24 at Tampa in Week 12, the Bucs won the coin toss and delayed. That's when I knew something was up with our team.
I don't know if you've heard, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a pretty good football team that had lost three straight heading into this game. They're usually ranked in the top 10, but they came off their best season ever (11-5) only to lose three straight games by a total of only 14 points - 11 coming on turnovers. This year's squad is led by quarterback Jameis Winston, who has always been able to get it done late in games. He finished with 333 yards passing and three touchdowns against Kansas City's defense which was without star cornerback Marcus Peters due to a foot injury.
Peters' absence didn't seem to matter as Tampa Bay won the coin toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff. It was one of those games where everything went their way: two fumbles, an interception returned for a touchdown, and plenty of penalties that helped them dominate time of possession (44:16). The only positive for the Chiefs was that they kept Winston under 250 yards passing for the first time all season long.
The Seahawks were the last team to win both the coin toss and the Super Bowl, defeating the Broncos 43 to 8. The team that won the coin toss has a record of 24-30 in 54 Super Bowls. That indicates that the losing coin toss side has won 55% of the time.
In addition, the last team to win the coin toss went on to win the Super Bowl four out of five times between 1984 and 1998. So if you're betting on which team will win the coin toss, go with the winner.
Here are the results of the coin toss before the final game of each season from 1980 to 2009:
Season Winner Loser 1980 Miami Washington 1981 Chicago Pittsburgh 1982 San Francisco Dallas 1983 New England Indianapolis 1984 Denver Seattle 1985 Cincinnati Tampa Bay 1986 Philadelphia Kansas City 1987 Washington Detroit 1988 New York Giants Buffalo 1989 Chicago San Diego 1990 Indianapolis Jacksonville 1991 Green Bay Atlanta 1992 New York Jets Jacksonville 1993 Chicago Pittsburgh 1994 Indianapolis Jacksonville 1995 Green Bay Atlanta 1996 Green Bay Indianapolis 1997 Denver Titans 1998 Tennessee Carolina
So there you have it! The last team to win the coin toss goes on to win the Super Bowl about half the time. In addition, it happened four out of five seasons between 1984 and 1998. Based on this evidence, we can conclude that the team that wins the coin toss will most likely win the Super Bowl.
From 2014 to 2017, the coin came up tails four times in a row. This came after it landed on people's heads from 2009 to 2013. You may also bet on the outcome of the coin toss to predict the Super Bowl winner, however this may not be the greatest option. The side that won the coin toss also won the game just 25 times out of 54 times.
This Super Bowl coin toss history includes every outcome since the Green Bay Packers won the coin toss with a 'heads' call in Super Bowl I in 1967. Every year, betting on the Super Bowl coin toss is one of the most popular Super Bowl props.
What Is the Origin of the Tails Super Bowl Coin Toss? Kansas City called "heads," and the toss came up "heads." "Heads" has won three of the last four Super Bowls, but "tails" still has the all-time edge at 29-26. The first Super Bowl was played in February 1971 between the American Football League's Oakland Raiders and the National Football Conference's Washington Redskins. The game was originally scheduled for January 15, but it was postponed due to snowstorms that had paralyzed much of the East Coast.
Super Bowl I was known as the AFL-NFL Championship Game because it was the only championship game in the two leagues' history. The second game was also an AFL-NFL Championship Game but since the Raiders had already joined the NFL, they were considered former AFL members who would have to win their conference title to play in the big game. However, when the Rams defeated the Dallas Texans 33-14, they not only guaranteed themselves a spot in the game, but also handed the Raiders their first loss as an official member of the NFL.
Super Bowl II was played on February 3, 1971, at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California. The Raiders beat the Redskins 27-7. This was the first of five consecutive Super Bowl victories by the Oakland Raiders.
Super Bowl III was played on February 9, 1974, at Miami-Dade County Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
30 teams have won the initial coin toss in the previous 54 Super Bowls... only to lose the main game. In fact, the previous six Super Bowl coin tosses have all resulted in a loss. This year's coin toss will be no different - the New England Patriots will lose when they go up against the Los Angeles Rams.
The last time two non-division rivals faced off in the Super Bowl was 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks - also by a score of 28-24.
Before that it had not happened since 1986 when the Chicago Bears beat the Miami Dolphins 16-13. The Philadelphia Eagles are the most recent champions coming out on top over the Minnesota Vikings 34-29 in 1980.
There have been several attempts to get two non-division foes into the Super Bowl over the years but none have succeeded. The NFL has never had any real rules against division opponents playing each other during the regular season, but both the common practice and the public perception is that trading wins or losses with each other would give one team an unfair advantage.
In fact, there have been several cases where this theory was proven true. Most notably in 2002 when the Oakland Raiders lost to the Denver Broncos during their first season under head coach Jon Gruden and then went on to win the Super Bowl.