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By PFW staff

Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for Super Bowl XLIV:

Saints vs. Colts

NO 1st OFF; IND 18th DEF

NO 6th RUN; IND 24th VS. RUN

NO 4th PASS; IND 14th VS. PASS

NO 1st PTS; IND 8th PTS ALLOWED

IND 9th OFF; NO 25th DEF

IND 32nd RUN; NO 21st VS. RUN

IND 2nd PASS; NO 26th VS. PASS

IND 7th PTS; NO 20th PTS ALLOWED

IND 13th TO/TA; NO 3rd TO/TA

DREW BREES AVERAGED 8.5 YDS PER COMPLETION IN REGULAR SEASON BUT ONLY 7.0 YDS IN POSTSEASON.

BREES HAS THROWN 6 TDS AND NO INTS IN '09 PLAYOFFS.

PEYTON MANNING HAS BEEN SACKED 4 TIMES IN TWO PLAYOFF GAMES AFTER BEING SACKED JUST 10 TIMES IN 16 REGULAR-SEASON GAMES.

NEITHER MATT STOVER (5-OF-5) NOR GARRETT HARTLEY (2-OF-2) HAS MISSED A FIELD GOAL IN POSTSEASON.

THE FEWEST POINTS SCORED IN A SECOND HALF IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY IS 7 (SUPER BOWLS VII, XXII).

AUSTIN COLLIE HAS CAUGHT A TD PASS IN 5-OF-7 GAMES DATING BACK TO THE REGULAR SEASON.

IND HELD CHI TO 11 FIRST DOWNS, TIED FOR THIRD-FEWEST IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY, IN SUPER BOWL XLI.

NO ALLOWED MIN TO CONVERT 7-OF-12 3rd DOWNS IN NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

NO 4-1 ON NATURAL GRASS THIS SEASON; IND 5-0.

IND COMMITTED 3 TURNOVERS IN LAST APPEARANCE IN SUPER BOWL. IND WAS ALSO FLAGGED FOR 6 PENALTIES AND BOTCHED AN EXTRA POINT.                       

REGGIE BUSH HAS FUMBLED 5 TIMES THIS SEASON, LOSING 3.

BUSH HAS RETURNED 5 TDS FOR PUNTS IN  HIS CAREER (INCLUDING PLAYOFFS).

IND RUSHED FOR 191 YDS VS. CHI IN SUPER BOWL XLI; IND AVERAGED NFL-LOW 80.9 YDS ON GROUND PER GAME IN 2009.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A SCORELESS HALF IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY.

COLTS ARE 2-1 ALL-TIME IN THE SUPER BOWL.

NO HAS SCORED 30+ PTS IN 11-OF-18 GAMES INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.

ROBERT MEACHAM. WHO CAUGHT 45-722-9 IN REGULAR SEASON, HAS CAUGHT JUST 2-19-0 IN PLAYOFFS.

PIERRE GARCON LEADS IND IN RECEIVING IN POSTSEASON (16-185-2).

THE 16 INTS MANNING THREW IN THE REGULAR SEASON WERE HIS MOST SINCE 2002 (19).

DALLAS CLARK HAS CAUGHT 11-94-1 IN THE PLAYOFFS.

NO HAS MISSED 3 EXTRA POINTS THIS SEASON.

 

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