Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl XLV sets only one record

A constant stream of Dunder Mifflin’s finest products is being distributed in the press box at Cowboys Stadium, and we’ve now received a list of the Super Bowl records, as compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau.
As it turns out, only one record was set — fewest combined rushing attempts, with 36.  The Packers ran the ball 13 times, and the Steelers ran the ball 23 times.
Several other records were tied:  most Super Bowls (Steelers tied Cowboys at eight); fewest turnovers by a team (Packers with zero tied 17 others); most points in first quarter by a team (Packers with 14 tied six others); largest lead at end of first quarter (Packers with 14 tied Dolphins in Super Bowl VIII and Raiders in Super Bowl XV); fewest first downs by penalty, both teams (zero, tying five other Super Bowls); fewest rushing attempts for winning team (Packers with 13 tied the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV), most two-point conversions (Antwaan Randle El with one tied five others).
Also, the Packers have now won 13 NFL titles, the most of any team.  Green Bay receiver Jordy Nelson’s 140 receiving yards broke Max McGee’s franchise Super Bowl record (138) from the first Super Bowl ever played.
The Packers also became the first time in NFL history to score a touchdown on an interception return in three straight postseason games.

author:  Mike Florio

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