Quarterback Tom Brady, who made a cameo in this episode, led the New England Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XXXIX, which aired immediately before this episode.
Yao Ming was the only one whose coat doesn't have his second name write it on it.
This is the second episode where Ned directs a Biblical film. The first being "A Star is Burns."
The commercial that the Flanders' were watching contained an explicit sex reference and therefore would not be shown before 22:00.
The final score was 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX, not 55-6.
Legendary video game character Mario of Super Mario Bros. makes a cameo in this episode, where a disgruntled Homer fights with him due to his annoyance. The fight is a direct parody of Donkey Kong with Homer tossing garbage cans like Donkey Kong tossing Barrels at Mario.