On Super Bowl Sunday, the hundreds of millions of fans who tune in to watch the big game will scarf down an estimated 1.25 billion chicken wings and wash it down with 325.5 million gallons of beer. When you evaluate these staggering numbers and then consider the fact that approximately 1.5 million people will call in “sick” to work the day after, it’s relatively safe to conclude that these people are hungover. No big shocker here.

But what if you found out that the winning team of the big game experienced their own form of a hangover too? Would that surprise you?

If you would like to see for yourself, take a deeper look at some of our other key takeaways below:

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Across the board there is a 12 percent drop in the amount of wins. While this might not sound like a huge number at first, consider that this equates to nearly two games in a 16 game season, and it may be why over half of the reigning champs have failed to win a playoff game.

In addition to the findings above, we broke down each winning team dating back to 1967:
Season Column - Super Bowl Hangovers - Sunglass WarehouseTeam Column - Super Bowl Hangovers - Sunglass WarehouseWins (Champ Year) Column - Super Bowl Hangovers - Sunglass WarehouseWins (Year After) Column - Super Bowl Hangovers - Sunglass WarehouseW/L Change Column - Super Bowl Hangovers - Sunglass WarehousePlayoffs Column - Super Bowl Hangovers - Sunglass Warehouse
2015Broncos129
-3
No
2014Patriots12120Conference
Championship
2013Seahawks1312
-1
Super Bowl
(Loss)
2012Ravens108
-2
No
2011Giants990No
2010Packers1015
5
Divisional
2009Saints1311
-2
Wildcard
2008Steelers129
-3
No
2007Giants1012
2
Divisional
2006Colts1213
1
Divisional
2005Steelers118
-3
No
2004Patriots1410
-4
Divisional
2003Patriots14140Super Bowl
(Win)
2002Buccaneers127
-5
No
2001Patriots119
-2
No
2000Ravens1210
-2
Divisional
1999Rams1310
-3
Wildcard
1998Broncos146
-8
No
1997Broncos1214
2
Super Bowl
(Win)
1996Packers13130Super Bowl (Loss)
1995Cowboys1210
-2
Divisional
199449ers1311
-2
Divisional
1993Cowboys12120Conference Championship
1992Cowboys1312
-1
Super Bowl
(Win)
1991Redskins 149
-5
Divisional
1990Giants138
-5
No
198949ers14140Conference Championship
198849ers1014
4
Super Bowl
(Win)
1987Redskins 117
-4
No
1986Giants146
-8
No
1985Bears1514
-1
Divisional
198449ers1510
-5
Wildcard
1983Raiders1211
-1
Wildcard
1982Redskins 814
6
Super Bowl
(Loss)
198149ers133
-10
No
1980Raiders117
-4
No
1979Steelers129
-3
No
1978Steelers1412
-2
Super Bowl
(Win)
1977Cowboys12120Super Bowl
(Loss)
1976Raiders1311
-2
Conference Championship
1975Steelers1210
-2
Conference Championship
1974Steelers1012
2
SuperBowl
(Win)
1973Dolphins1211
-1
Divisional
1972Dolphins1412
-2
Super Bowl
(Win)
1971Cowboys1110
-1
Conference Championship
1970Colts1110
-1
Conference Championship
1969Chiefs117
-4
No
1968Jets1110
-1
Divisional
1967Packers96
-3
No
1966Packers129
-3
Super Bowl
(Win)
super-bowl-hangover-tableClick for a downloadable table.

Once they get their trip to Disney World out of the way, these championship teams head into the offseason feeling unstoppable—and who can blame them? They spent an entire season grinding it out week after week, while dealing with obstacles like injuries, players being traded, pressure from fans, and high expectations from ownership. After making the playoffs they manage to run the table and finish it off by hoisting the coveted Lombardi Trophy.

Unfortunately for them it’s possible that some of their grit gets washed off during their celebratory champagne shower afterwards. If you took the time to crunch the numbers, you will notice that the performance for championship winning teams worsens the following year.

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