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Super Bowl XLVII, a night of records

Posted By Brian Bower On February 4, 2013 @ 3:50 pm In Blog View,Featured | 3 Comments

Super Bowl XLVII won’t just be remembered as the Baltimore Ravens’ second Lombardi Trophy. It will also have a place in the record books.

There were seven records that were broken or tied on Super Bowl Sunday with Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones having four of them. Jones, with his 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, broke three of them with that single play. He now holds the record for the following : Longest Play,  Longest Kickoff Return and Longest Kickoff Return for Touchdown.

As if the 108-yard kickoff return was not enough, Jones also added to his resume the Most Combined Yards in a Super Bowl with 290.

Jones, who is in his first year with the Ravens after spending the previous years with Houston, truly shined this season for Baltimore. Brought on at the beginning of the season, Jones was given the opportunity to shine with kick return duties.  Jones returned a kickoff for 108 yards for a touchdown in a win against Dallas and returned a kickoff for 105 yards in the Ravens’ 55-20 win over Oakland. He also returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown against the Steelers marking the first time  the Ravens returned a punt for a touchdown against Pittsburgh.

Jacoby also earned Pro Bowl honors for the season.

The game between the Ravens and 49ers also broke three more Super Bowl records: Most Kickoff Return Yards, Both Teams – 312 (Baltimore 206, San Francisco 106), Longest Touchdown Run, Quarterback – 15 yards, Colin Kaepernick and Longest Time Of Game4:14.

There were also eleven Super Bowl records tied on Sunday night:

Most Touchdowns, Plays of 50-or-More Yards, Game – 2, Jacoby Jones

Most Receiving Yards, Game, Tight End – 104, Vernon Davis

Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game – 1, Jacoby Jones

Most Safeties, Game – 1, Chris Culliver

Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game, Team – 1, Baltimore

Most Safeties, Game, Team – 1, San Francisco

Most Players, 100-or-More Receiving Yards, Game, Team — 2, San Francisco (Michael Crabtree 109, Vernon Davis 104)

Most Points, Third Quarter, Both Teams – 24 (San Francisco 17, Baltimore 7)

Most Field Goals, Game, Both Teams – 5 (San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2)

Most Field Goals Without Miss, Game, Both Teams – 5 (San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2)

Fewest Rushing Touchdowns, Game, Team – 0, Baltimore

Stats complied by Elias Sports Bureau.

 


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