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
Super Bowl game statistics for the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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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