Dec. 3 will have the most Super Bowl rematches of the season, and each game represented will be a “first.”
Green Bay and Kansas City is a rematch from the first Super Bowl, then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The Packers won 35-10.
The Miami Dolphins taking on Washington is a renewing of Super Bowl VII, wherein Don Shula’s side capped off a perfect season since the merger and the franchise’s first Super Bowl win.
Super Bowl XVII, when Washington beat Miami, was the first Super Bowl win for that franchise.
The Arizona Cardinals facing the Pittsburgh Steelers is a rematch of Super Bowl XLIII, the Cardinals’ first Super Bowl appearance. Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes stole the show with a clutch tip-toe catch to deliver Pittsburgh its sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23.