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The Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers this weekend in American football’s ultimate clash – Super Bowl LVIII.

But Swifties around the world are more concerned about whether Taylor Swift will make it in time to cheer on her boyfriend Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end.

Taylor is performing her Eras Tour at the Tokyo Dome, in Japan, from 7 to 10 February, leaving fans worried she won’t have time to get to Las Vegas for the game at Allegiant Stadium the day after.

And even the Japanese Embassy has weighed in, with a representative saying: “Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins.”

Despite all the hype around Taylor and Travis, the 49ers are the slight favourites to win, but who wins when it comes to Guinness World Records titles?

The 49ers just edge out the Chiefs on this too, with 28 to 26 active record titles, respectively.

But it’s Taylor who is the real star of this show with more than the two teams combined - a whopping 70 Guinness World Records titles… at least, at the time of writing.

You may think it’s a bit weird for us to say that, but Taylor is such a prolific record breaker it’s possible she’s already added another to her collection by the time you’ve finished reading this sentence.

We’ve done a bit of a deep dive ahead of the game, so let’s take a closer look at some of these records, but not all of them because you’d still be reading after kickoff...

San Francisco 49ers – 28 active records including:

Highest aggregate score in a Super Bowl – In 1995 when 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26

Brock Purdy of the 49ers

Highest Super Bowl team score and largest margin of victory in a Super Bowl game – In 1990, the highest team score and record margin victory was set when the 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55-10

Most field goals by an individual in a Super Bowl game (AMF) – 4, shared by Ray Wersching (49ers) and Don Chandler (Green Bay Packers)

Most touchdowns in a Super Bowl game (team) – 8

Most field goals by an individual in an NFL season – 44 by David Akers during 2011 season

Most points scored in a single NFL postseason match by an individual – 30 by Ricky Watters

Most consecutive NFL games scoring a touchdown – 17, shared by Christian McCaffrey (49ers) and Lenny Moore (Baltimore Colts)

Most yards receiving in an NFL career – 22,895 yards by Jerry Rice

Most consecutive Super Bowl victories by an individual player with a different team – 2, shared by Ken Norton Jr (49ers and Dallas Cowboys), Deion Sanders (49ers and Cowboys) and LeGarrette Blount and Chris Long (both New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles)

Kansas City Chiefs – 26 active records including:

Youngest quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP – Patrick Mahomes at age 24 years 138 days

Highest punting average by an individual in a Super Bowl career – 46.5 yards by Jerrel Wilson

Highest scoring first half in NFL postseason history – 52 combined points by Chiefs and Houston Texans

Travis Kelce of the Chiefs

Fastest NFL quarterback to reach 20,000 career passing yards – 67 games by Patrick Mahomes

Fastest time to throw 100 NFL touchdown passes – 40 games by Patrick Mahomes

Most carries in an NFL season by a running back – 416 by Larry Johnson

Most field goals converted by a rookie kicker in an NFL season – 38 by Harrison Butker

Most points scored by a losing team in an NFL game – 51 in a loss against Los Angeles Rams

Most quarterback sacks in an NFL game, individual – 7 by Derrick Thomas

Heaviest NFL player to throw a touchdown pass – Dontari Poe at 346 lb (156.94 kg)

Travis Kelce – 3 active records:

Most touchdown catches in a single quarter of a NFL postseason game – 3

Most yards receiving by a tight end in an NFL season – 1,416 yards

Most postseason receptions in an NFL career - 156

Taylor Swift – 70 active records including: 

Most simultaneous US Hot 100 entries by a female – 26

Most streamed act on Spotify (current year) – 26.1 million in 2023

Most simultaneous albums on the US Billboard 200 (living artist) – 11

Most Album of the Year awards won at the Grammys by a vocalist – 4

Most monthly listeners on Spotify (female) – 100 million

Longest song to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version)”

Highest-grossing music tour – The Eras Tour

Youngest solo winner of the BRITs' Global Icon award – 31 years 149 days

Most American Music Awards won - 40

Most US No.1 albums by a female artist – 12

So, who are you backing – Chiefs, 49ers, or Taylor?

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