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Here is a recap of records set or tied in Super Bowl XLIV, as well as additional noteworthy facts about the game, as compiled by Elias Sports Bureau:

 

SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLIV

Highest Completion Percentage, Career (minimum: 30 completions) — 82.1, Drew Brees, N.O.

Most Completions, Game, Both Teams — 63, New Orleans (32) vs. Indianapolis (31)

Highest Completion Percentage, Game, Both Teams — 75.0, New Orleans (82.1) vs. Indianapolis (68.9)

Most Field Goals, 40-or-more Yards, Game — 3, Garrett Hartley, N.O.

Oldest Player 42, Matt Stover, Ind.

 

SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL XLIV

Largest Deficit Overcome, Winning Team — 10 points, New Orleans

Most Completions, Game — 32, Drew Brees, N.O.

Most Two-Point Conversions, Game — 1, Lance Moore, N.O.

Most Yards, Touchdown Drive — 96, Indianapolis

Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams — 32, Indianapolis (16) vs. New Orleans (16)

Fewest Rushing Attempts, Game, Both Teams — 37, New Orleans (18) vs. Indianapolis (19)

Most Completions, Game, Team — 32, New Orleans

Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Team — 0, Indianapolis

Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Both Teams — 1, Indianapolis (0) vs. New Orleans (1)

Fewest Fumbles, Game, Both Teams — 0, Indianapolis vs. New Orleans

Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team — 0, New Orleans

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

New Orleans became the first team in NFL history to win three games in which it had trailed by seven-plus points in one postseason.

Drew Brees finished the game with 10 consecutive completions. That tied the second-longest streak of consecutive completions in one game in Super Bowl history; Joe Montana set the Super Bowl record of 13 consecutive completions in Super Bowl XXIV.

Peyton Manning's total of 333 passing yards in Super Bowl XLIV increased his career postseason total to 5,164 yards, and he became the third player to reach 5,000 postseason passing yards. The others: Brett Favre (5,855) and Joe Montana (5,772).

Manning now has eight postseason games passing for 300-plus yards; he extended his own record with 333 passing yards in Super Bowl XLIV.

Dallas Clark increased his career postseason totals to 64 receptions and 847 receiving yards, breaking the previous records for tight ends: 62 receptions by Jay Novacek and Shannon Sharpe, and 834 receiving yards by Keith Jackson.

 

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