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Super Bowl 51 sets new records

Isaac Trujillo, Reporter

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The Super Bowl is home to some of football’s greatest moments in history, but this Super Bowl has breached many records in the NFL. As the game progressed to be one of the greatest football games aired in T.V. history, it became home to many records. With a final score of New England Patriots 38-24 Atlanta Falcons, the Patriots very own Quarterback had received his 5th Super Bowl Ring. Overall it was an amazing game for both teams, as 1st half obviously went to the Falcons with a halftime score of 28-3, and the 2nd half goes to the Patriots for tieing the game to go into overtime at 28-28 just to win in OT! These are the records set for Super Bowl 51:

  1. Super Bowl appearances by a player: 7 – Tom Brady
  2. Super Bowl appearances by a head coach: 7 – Bill Belichick
  3. Wins by a head coach: 5 – Bill Belichick
  4. Wins by a starting quarterback: 5 – Tom Brady
  5. Super Bowl MVP awards: 4 – Tom Brady
  6. Points in a game: 20 – James White
  7. Career passes: 309 – Tom Brady
  8. Pass attempts in a game: 62 – Tom Brady Career completions: 207 – Tom Brady
  9. Completions in a game: 43 – Tom Brady
  10. Career passing yards: 2,071 – Tom Brady
  11. Single-game passing yards: 466 – Tom Brady
  12. Career touchdown passes: 15 – Tom Brady
  13. Receptions in a game: 14 – James White
  14. Team Super Bowl appearances: 9 – New England
  15. Largest deficit overcome by the winning team: 25 points – New England
  16. Games taken to overtime: 1 – New England vs. Atlanta
  17. Points by a team in overtime: 6 – New England
  18. Team first downs in a game: 37 – New England
  19. Total first downs in a game: 54 – New England vs. Atlanta
  20. Team passing first downs in a game: 26 – New England
  21. Total passing first downs in a game: 39 – New England vs. Atlanta
  22. Offensive plays by a team in a game: 93 – New England
  23. Passes by a team in a game: 63 – New England
  24. Completions by a team in a game: 43 – New England
  25. Passing yards by a team in a game: 442 – New England
  26. Total passing yards in a game: 682 – New England vs. Atlanta

Super Bowl Records Tied:

  1. Wins by a player: 5 – Tom Brady
  2. Touchdowns in a game: 3 – James White
  3. Single-game two-point conversions: 1 – James White, Danny Amendola
  4. Sacks in a game (since 1982): 3 – Grady Jarrett
  5. Single-game two-point conversions by a team: 2 – New England
  6. Total two-point conversions in a game: 2 – New England vs. Atlanta
  7. First downs by penalty in a game: 4 – New England

 

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