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Super Bowl Betting Records – Top 10 Super Bowl Records

Posted by Stan Simmons on 2/4/2010 2:18:20 PM

With the Super Bowl odds up, it’s time to reflect a little bit on history. This Sunday’s big game will be the 44th Super Bowl in NFL history so here is a look back at the previous ones and the records that stand out from them:

10. Longest Reception In A Super Bowl: 85 Yards – Muhsin Muhammad
While Jerry Rice has his name all over the Super Bowl betting records, one receiving record that he doesn’t have is the longest reception in Super Bowl history. That record goes to Muhsin Muhammad, who had a huge grab in Super Bowl XXXVII, who caught an 85-yard touchdown on a third-down play.

The Panthers still fell 32-29 to the New England Patriots.


9. Most Super Bowl MVPs: 3 – Joe Montana
Some players never make it to a Super Bowl, let alone three times. Joe Montana not only made it to the big dance three times, but he won MVP thrice as well.

In total, Montana made it to four Super Bowls in total but took the MVP in 1981, 1984 and 1989. To top this record, somebody will have to win four Super Bowl MVPs, which at this point, would be uncanny.


8. Most Passing Yards In A Singe Super Bowl: 414 – Kurt Warner
Online betting cappers know that Kurt Warner’s name is all over the Super Bowl betting records but since he retired this offseason, we won’t see him there anymore. Warner has the three highest passing yards totals in Super Bowl history and his 414 total is the highest. Holding the top spot is very good but holding the top three spots is impeccable.

 

7. Most Super Bowl Victories: 6 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Wondering which franchise has the most Super Bowl wins overall? It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers. In total, they have won six and their current head coach, Mike Tomlin, is also the youngest coach to lead a team to a Super Bowl win.

6. Most Points In A Super Bowl (Combined): 75 – Super Bowl XXIX
As we prepare to see an offensive showdown between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints, it’s worth noting what is currently the highest-scoring Super Bowl in NFL history.

At Super Bowl XXIX, the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers combined for 75 points in a 49ers 49-26 blowout win. Coincidentally, this Super Bowl was also played in Miami, Florida.

We’ll see if the Colts and Saints can come close to those numbers.


5. Shortest Field Goal In Super Bowl History: 9 Yards – Jim Turner, Mike Clark
The shortest field goal in Super Bowl betting record history is nine yards. How was it so short, you might ask? After 1974, the field goal posts were moved to the back of the end zone, which means that this record cannot be broken unless they change the layout again.


4. Fewest Points By A Winning Team: 14 – Miami Dolphins
One of the main questions a coach and his staff ponder is how many points will it take to win their specific game. For the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VII, it only took 14.

In 1962, the Dolphins really couldn’t do anything wrong and the Super Bowl was another example. After a perfect regular season, the Dolphins finished everything off perfectly in the Super Bowl with a14-7 over the Washington Redskins.


3. Most Rushing Yards In A Single Super Bowl: 214 – Timmy Smith
Sportsbook odds makers would probably guess that if there is a rushing record in the Super Bowl, Terrell Davis or Emmitt Smith’s name would be beside. But in that case, they would be incorrect.

The running back with the most rushing yards in Super Bowl history is actually a lesser-known runner named Timmy Smith.

Smith ran for 204 yards in Super Bowl XXII. That was his high mark as he only totaled 602 rushing yards in his entire NFL career.


2. Long Play In Super Bowl History: 100 yards – James Harrison
The longest play in Super Bowl history came last year when Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison took a turnover 100 yards from his end zone into the Arizona Cardinals end zone. Harrison was gasping for air as he ran it all the way back but the end result earned Harrison a spot in the record books. It also helped the Steelers get a Super Bowl ring.


1. Most TD Passes In A Single Super Bowl: 6 – Steve Young
Most NFL betting fans would say that a couple of touchdown passes without an interception is a good day for a quarterback. Three? Very good day. Four? He’s probably winning you the week in fantasy on his own. Five? He’s gone mad. But six? Six is unheard of. It’s fairly rare that a quarterback ever has six touchdowns in a game but Steve Young did it in the Super Bowl XXIX. To top that Super Bowl betting record, someone will have to throw for seven touchdowns. It will be quite some time before that happens.


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