For those of you that watched the ‘big’ game last night, and even for the ones who didn’t, here are some of the more interesting facts, stats, and records broken that you might not have heard about during the telecast. For example, did you know that…
1. The 4 hour, 14 minute game was the longest Super Bowl in history.
2. The Super Bowl was only the second league championship game in NFL history (including the Pre-Super Bowl era) in which each team scored 30 or more points. The first was when the Steelers defeated the Cowboys 35-31 in SB XIII.
3. The Ravens are the 12th team to win multiple Super Bowls.
4. Colin Kaepernick ran for a 15 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, the longest TD run by a quarterback in Super Bowl history.
5. Jacoby Jones became the first player to ever score a touchdown on a kickoff return and on a reception in a Super Bowl.
6. It took the Niners 4:10 in the third quarter to score 17 points which cut the Ravens lead from 28-6 to 28-23.
7. Colin Kaepernick’s interception in the second quarter when he overthrew the self-proclaimed “Greatest wide receiver who ever played the game”, Randy Moss, was the first thrown by a Niners quarterback in a Super Bowl covering 169 passes. Joe Montana and Steve Young had thrown 17 TD passes and no interceptions in the previous five games.
8. The Ravens fake field goal in the second quarter was the first one to be attempted in Super Bowl history.
9. Ed Reed made the 9th interception of his post-season career, tying an NFL record with Charlie Waters, Bill Simpson, and Ronnie Lott.
10. With the victory in Super Bowl XLVIII, Joe Flacco now has nine postseason victories as a starting quarterback. That ties Tom Brady for the most by any quarterback in his first five seasons and ties him for ninth among all quarterbacks.
Fact eleven ……….. the stoppage due to an electrical fault (allegedly – who pays the bills for the corrupt city of New Orleans ) played into the hands of the Baltimore Ravens , as it definitely unsettled the Niners , more so than it did the Ravens . And Mr Moss , can now shut his dumb @ss for good ! He needs to keep those thoughts as to his greatness to himself , as no one is actually interested in what he has to say , unless it’s of real depth and insight.
Flacco showing his excitement while dropping an F-bomb during prime-time , in his post-game interview . I wonder what the people at Disney might’ve thought , were it ABC (their parent company) televising the game ? “Hey Joe where are you taking the family having won the Superbowl ” ? ” ###k you , it ‘s not Disneyland or Disneyworld , I’m off to Cancun ! “
LOL!!! Nice one Alan! At least you have to say it was a competitive and exciting Super Bowl.
Fact twelve as much as I hoped for a wardrobe malfunction from either Beyonce’ or Alicia Keys , it just didn’t happen . Some T and A would have been great to see . Janet Jackson, all is forgiven .
Great job with both the pre and post game analysis. Fun game!
Thank you so much Shannon! That was nice of you to say that…
Sorry out S.F. coming up a bit short but they played hard and with all their heart so there’s nothing to be ashamed of especially with a QB plying in just his 10th NFL game..
I can see these two teams to meet again frequently over the next few years, and I expect them contest another Superbowl at some point in the future !
How embarrassing was that power outage for the Superbowl organizing committee and NFL hierarchy themselves? As for Goodell’s explanation , how clueless is that guy ?
A Ravens/Niners rematch? Could be… The Ravens, however, are continuing to age on defense. I mean the Ravens that I’ve known would never have given up 30 points! But if it should happen that would be great to see!
Ravens’ GM Ozzie Newsome will rectify that ! He’s becoming a legend in his own life time as an executive , is Newsome . Hall of Fame play career , and now a real success as a front office executive .
He has been the GM of the Ravens since 2002 , and can you honestly say he’s made any major draft mistakes in his time , as the Ravens’ general manager ?
It will be interesting to see how the Ravens adapt to being Joe Flacco’s team now that Ray Lewis is gone. Something tells me Lewis will still have a lot of influence behind the scenes.
I wouldn’t be surprised but his presence will be missed…Their defense is getting on now so they’ll need to pick up some replacements in the draft I would think.
Good post on the Super Bowl! It looks like Jacoby Jones is going to do well on Dancing with the Stars this season too. A SB trophy and a mirror ball as well. Thanks for visiting my site, hope to see you back soon. BTW, what is up with the Cowboys and Romo…6 years/$108 million bucks?
Their owner is plain crazy! Take care,
Everything about Jerry Jones suggests crazy as it relates to the Cowboys and so many of his personnel decisions over the last eight years , and this one concerning Romo must top them all !
The deal with the Romo extension is this…First, there are no other quarterbacks out there to choose from. Second, it’s just Jerry Jones being Jerry Jones. Romo carried his team to a 8-6 record the past two years and choked at the end of each season. Remember the Redskins game at the end of the season last year? The thing is Jones has been touting Romo as the next best thing since Troy Aikman & Roger Staubach and now he simply is placing his money where his mouth is. This will come back to bite him because money does not make a player more talented.
Thanks for checking in Skip!
Hank , the only thing Jones is capable of doing with the Cowboys is making money and overcharging fans for the privilege of seeing his crappy team … play .
Couldn’t agree with you more Al.. $100 million for a QB that’s won how many playoff games in the last seven years?
The scary thing here is that this won’t be the last of the idiocy when it comes to overpaying for quarterback talent . Look at the Raiders and their continued idiocy ? Not long after acquiring Carson Palmer , it was their intent to sign the player to a multi-year .. contract . Now they’re looking to dump him after a season of sheer ineptitude with the team and his refusal to redo his contract . .
Most of these I knew but the one for Kaepernick and his INT and then the one for Reed and his record I didn’t know about. Once again, extremely informative! Well written………..