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Records Set in Super Bowl XLV.

Byline: Maury Brown

Super Bowl XLV is in the books with the Green Bay Packers adding to their storied history beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. Here's the records that were set in the game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau


Fewest Rushing Attempts, Game, Both Teams -- 36, Green Bay (13) vs. Pittsburgh (23)


Most Games, Team -- 8, Pittsburgh (tied record set by Dallas)

Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team -- 0, Green Bay (tied record shared by 17 other teams)

Most Points, First Quarter, Team -- 14, Green Bay (tied record shared by six other teams)

Largest Lead, End of First Quarter, Team -- 14, Green Bay, led 14-0 (tied record shared by Miami, SB VIII and Oakland, SB XV)

Fewest First Downs By Penalty, Game, Both Teams -- 0, Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh (tied record set in five other SB)

Fewest Rushing Attempts, Game, Winning Team -- 13, Green Bay (tied record set by St. Louis, SB XXXIV)

Most Two-Point Conversions, Game -- 1, Antwaan Randle El (tied record shared by five other players)


Compiled By Elias Sports Bureau

Green Bay has won 13 NFL championships (including nine in the pre-Super Bowl era), the highest total for any team.

Green Bay committed no turnovers; Pittsburgh committed three. Teams committing the fewer turnovers have a 33-3 record in Super Bowls.

Jordy Nelson had nine receptions for 140 yards, breaking the Packers' record for receiving yards in a Super Bowl, set by Max McGee, who had 138 yards in SB I.

Green Bay scored two touchdowns within 24 seconds in the first quarter -- the fastest pair of touchdowns scored by one team in a Super Bowl since SB XXVII, when Dallas scored two touchdowns in 18 seconds after having scored two touchdowns in 15 seconds earlier in that game.

For the third consecutive postseason game, Green Bay scored a touchdown on an interception return, becoming the first team in NFL history to score a touchdown on an interception return in each of three consecutive postseason games.

The record that wasn't set... Attendance (compiled by The Biz of Football)

There was one record that wasn't set: an all-time Super Bowl attendance record. That's because temporary seating was not installed in time, meaning approx. 800 fans that paid to see the game, didn't. The league refunded those that did not get in three-times the face value, but fans were still upset given travel, lodging, transportation, and other lost costs. Attendance wound up being 103,219, or 766 shy of the record 103,985 for Super Bowl XIV between the Steelers and Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl. According to, "Sunday's attendance included 91,060 fans -- including 3,000 who bought tickets to watch the game on HD screens outside the stadium -- and 12,159 credentialed personnel (league and team officials and media)."

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Author:Brown, Maury
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Date:Feb 7, 2011
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