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Hot Takedown’s Super Bowl Special
By Hot Takedown

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Feb. 2, 2016), we look at all things Super Bowl. We touch on why Peyton Manning is the worst quarterback to ever play in the final game of the playoffs, whether defense really wins championships, and why hot takery consumes our airwaves during the week before the Super Bowl. Plus, a Significant Digit on how the flu affects Super Bowl teams’ hometown fans in the year after the game.

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.