Friday, January 23, 2009
Over the next week and a half I'll be charting out the progressions of some of the Super Bowl Records. Why? Because we all want to learn.
Ooh finally a bad statistic. Look who set the initial record, Bart Starr of course. Like completions Len Dawson equaled his total for the initial record. The next Super Bowl Daryle Lamonica equaled the int total at 1. In Super Bowl III against the Jets, Earl Morrall slapped the record in the face and tripled it. This record stood for nine years but along the way was tied by Craig Morton (Super Bowl V), Billy Kilmer (Super Bowl VII), Fran Tarkenton (Super Bowl XIX) and Roger Staubach (Super Bowl X). In Super Bowl XII, however Morton decided three wasn't enough in the matchup with his ex-squad and so he upped it to 4, ouch. This record stood for 25 years and was tied along the way by Jim Kelly (Super Bowl XXVI), Drew Bledsoe (Super Bowl XXXI), and Kerry Collins (Super Bowl XXXV). Finally the current record was set when Rich Gannon sunk Raider nation with 5 interceptions in their Super Bowl XXXVII loss to Chucky and the Bucs.
Of note, the only QB to hold the record and win the game is Bart Starr and he only threw one pick which was equaled by his competition. For some reason I expect that trend to stay the same.
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