Record breaking

Sky Sports reporter Paul Higham looks at some of the most notable stats, facts and records from Super Bowl XLVII.

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 04/02/13 10:10am

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Super Bowl XLVII was a remarkable game that almost saw a record comeback and also saw the lights go out inside the Superdome in New Orleans.

A whole host of new records were set as well, so after crunching some numbers let's have a look at some of the most notable stats, facts and records that made our notebook.

Jacoby Jones

Jacoby Jones has a superb day for the Baltimore Ravens, including a record for the longest play ever seen in a Super Bowl being his 108-yard kick-off return TD at the start of the second half.

Jones also set the record for the longest kick-off return and longest touchdown and kick-off return touchdown. The most combined yards from a single player record was also broken by Jones with his tally of 290.

Jones is also the first player to score touchdowns on a kick-off return and on a reception in the same Super Bowl, and joins Ricky Sanders as the only two players with two TDs of 50 yards or more in the same game.

Joe Flacco

The Ravens QB continued his flawless post-season to move to 11 TDs and join Joe Montana and Kurt Warner who also reached that mark in the 1989 and 2008 play-offs respectively.

He is the only quarterback in history to pass for 1,000 yards and ten TDs without an interception in the play-offs.

Flacco now has nine wins in the play-offs which puts him ninth on the list of winning quarterbacks, and ties Tom Brady's mark over the first five years of their careers.

After being voted as MVP Flacco is the four straight QB to win the award and the 26th time a signal caller has won the award.

Colin Kaepernick

The youngster was making just a tenth start, but did break a record as his 15-yard TD run was the longest ever made by a QB, beating Montana's modest previous best of just six yards.

Kaepernick fell two yards short of the rushing total record for a QB as he ran for 62 compared to Steve McNair's 64 for the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Amazingly, Kaepernick's interception was the first time the 49ers have been intercepted in a Super Bowl with Montana and Steve Young throwing 169 passes for 17 TDs and no picks in their five Super Bowl wins.


Super Bowl XLVII unsurprisingly clocked in as the longest time of game record with 4hrs and 14 minutes.

Ed Reed collected a ninth post-season interception which gives him a share of the NFL record.

San Francisco's 31 points matches the highest score ever put on the board by a team losing the Super Bowl, joining Pittsburgh.

John Harbaugh has gone under the radar but has the best post-season record of anyone in the NFL since he took the job in 2008. Harbaugh's Ravens are 9-4 in post-season games and since he became head coach no other team has more than five wins.

Baltimore are now the 12th team to have won more than one Super Bowl title.

The Ravens have the best winning percentage of teams who have played 12 games or more in the play-offs, having now gone to 14-7 all-time in the post-season.

Baltimore are the 21st team to win a Super Bowl having never been behind in the game.

The game is just the second in NFL Championship history where both teams have scored 30 points or more.

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