Here is a look back at the significant numbers in Sunday’s 31-25 victory by the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. Other than, of course, the final score.
Need proof that the NFL is a passing league more than ever? Super Bowl 45 set a record for fewest combined rushing attempts in the Super Bowl — 36. Green Bay had just 13 and Pittsburgh had 23. The 13 attempts by the Packers tied the record for fewest attempts by a winning team. That had been held by St. Louis (Super Bowl XXXIV).
Green Bay’s 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter tied the mark for largest lead after the end of one quarter (Miami, SB VIII and Oakland, SB XV).
The Packers have now won 13 championships, including four Super Bowls. That is the most of any franchise in NFL history.
Jordan Nelson caught nine passes for a Super Bowl record 140 yards, breaking the record Max McGee of the Packers. McGee had 138 yards receiving in Super Bowl I. Imagine what Nelson could have done without the three drops he also had.
-- Stats from the Elias Sports Bureau