If you’re feeling lucky, or just need a rooting interest for Sunday’s big game, Volvo has you covered. The auto manufacturer announced it will be giving away $2 million worth of free cars. There is one catch: In order for the offer to kick in, either the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Kansas City Chiefs need to score a safety.
For those unfamiliar, a safety in football occurs when one of two things happen: the offense commits a foul in its own end zone or an offensive player with the ball is tackled in their own end zone. It is not the most common play in football. What are the odds of it happening? In the 2020-21 regular season, there were 24 safeties in 256 games, so roughly 1-in-10.5. However, safeties have been more common in football’s biggest game of the year, occurring nine times in 54 games, roughly 1-in-6.
This is Volvo’s second consecutive Football Safety Sunday Sweepstakes. Last year, the company offered $1 million worth of free cars to celebrate one million lives being saved by the three-point safety belt (which was invented by a Volvo engineer). Now, it’s doubling down on its efforts.
All you need to do to enter is go to Volvo’s website and configure your dream car. If there is a safety scored during Sunday’s game, the company will draw names at random to see who is walking – or driving – away with a brand new car.
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