Records Tied or Broken at Super Bowl XLIV

Drew Brees has highest career completion percentage
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2010 12:12 PM CST
Records Tied or Broken at Super Bowl XLIV
Super Bowl game statistics for the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.   (AP Photo)

Last night's Super Bowl didn't just net the Saints a win, but added some names to the record books as well. At 82.1%, QB Drew Brees now has the highest Super Bowl career completion percentage. The New Orleans Times-Picayune takes a look at other new records:

  • Most completions: The Saints' 32 and the Colts 31 make 63, the most ever in a Super Bowl.
  • Completion percentage: The teams' combined stats average at 75%, the best of all time.

  • Most 40-plus yard field goals: With 3, the Saint's Garrett Hartley takes the cake.
  • Oldest player: The Colts' Matt Stover, 42, now holds the honor.
The game also tied some old records:
  • Most completions: New Orleans' 32
  • Most 2-point conversions: 1, for the Saints' successful attempt
  • Fewest sacks, team: 0, for the Colts.
  • Fewest turnovers, team: 0, for the Saints.
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