NFL: Quarterbacks with the Most Passes in a Super Bowl
Throwing a lot of passes in the Super Bowl? Well, you’re probably on the way to a loss.
More definitely equals less when it comes to pass attempts in the Big One. Out of the 20 quarterbacks who threw the ball 40 times or more in a Super Bowl, only three won it.
Someone should have told Marv Levy.
Two years later Kelly threw another 50 times, in a desperate attempt to avert a fourth consecutive title defeat.
Now a big part of this high pass-loss connection is the (failed) catchup attempt late in the game – but there’s more to it. How well do you think quarterbacks with the fewest pass attempts did in the Super Bowl W-L column? See the answer in tomorrow’s post.Follow @VinGetz
UPDATED LIST: Through Super Bowl XLIX. Tom Brady threw it 50 times in Super Bowl XLIX, tied for third most all time with Jim Kelly and Dan Marino, and bucking the trend slightly, came up with the win. It’s also the most Brady has thrown in any of his six Super Bowls and the most by a winning QB. There are now four winners out of 21 on the list. But we all know why – Russell Wilson’s fateful intercepted pass on the one-yard line.
|QUARTERBACK||PASS ATTEMPTS||SUPER BOWL (SEASON)||TEAM||OPPONENT||W-L||SCORE|
|1.||Jim Kelly||58||XXVI (1991)||Buffalo Bills||Washington Redskins||L||37-24|
|2.||Donovan McNabb||51||XXXIX (2004)||Philadelphia Eagles||New England Patriots||L||24-21|
||50||XLIX (2014)||New England Patriots
|3.||Jim Kelly||50||XXVIII (1993)||Buffalo Bills||Dallas Cowboys||L||30-13|
|3.||Dan Marino||50||XIX (1984)||Miami Dolphins||San Francisco 49ers||L||38-16|
|6.||Matt Hasselbeck||49||XL (2005)||Seattle Seahawks||Pittsburgh Steelers||L||21-10|
|6.||Stan Humphries||49||XXIX (1994)||San Diego Chargers||San Francisco 49ers||L||49-26|
|6.||Peyton Manning||49||XLVIII (2013)||Denver Broncos||Seattle Seahawks||L||43-8|
|6.||Neil O’Donnell||49||XXX (1995)||Pittsburgh Steelers||Dallas Cowboys||L||27-17|
|10.||Drew Bledsoe||48||XXXI (1996)||New England Patriots||Green Bay Packers||L||35-21|
|10.||Tom Brady||48||XXXVIII (2003)||New England Patriots||Carolina Panthers||W||32-29|
|10.||Tom Brady||48||XLII (2007)||New England Patriots||New York Giants||L||17-14|
|13.||Peyton Manning||45||XLIV (2009)||Indianapolis Colts||New Orleans Saints||L||31-17|
|13.||Kurt Warner||45||XXXIV (1999)||St. Louis Rams||Tennesse Titans||W||23-16|
|13.||Rich Gannon||44||XXXVII (2002)||Oakland Raiders||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L||48-21|
|13.||Kurt Warner||44||XXXVI (2001)||St. Louis Rams||New England Patriots||L||20-17|
|17.||Kurt Warner||43||XLIII (2008)||Arizona Cardinals||Pittsburgh Steelers||L||27-23|
|18.||Brett Favre||42||XXXII (1997)||Green Bay Packers||Denver Broncos||L||31-24|
|19.||Tom Brady||41||XLVI (2011)||New England Patriots||New York Giants||L||21-17|
|20.||Eli Manning||40||XLVI (2011)||New York Giants||New England Patriots||W||21-17|
|20.||Ben Roethlisberger||40||XLV (2010)||Pittsburgh Steelers||Green Bay Packers||L||31-25|
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