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By the Numbers

1 – Extra Point (kick after touchdown)

2 – Points for a safety

3 – Points for a field goal

4 – Number of downs offense has to make first down

8 – Number of NFL divisions
(AFC East, AFC North, AFC South, AFC West, NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, NFC West)

9 – Number of times Miami has hosted the Super Bowl, the most for any city

9.9 – Points allowed per game by the 1971 Minnesota Vikings (aka Purple People Eaters), lowest in NFL history

10 – Yards needed for first down                                                           

11 – Number of men on the field per side

12 – Too many men on the field penalty

17 – Weeks in a the regular season