With Peyton Manning back on top in the quarterback saddle, leading all passers in a record setting season, we shouldn't expect anything other than a record setting Super Bowl performance from the Tennessee grad. So what are some of the numbers that Denver's QB could be passing in the record book on Super Bowl Sunday?
- 58 - most passes attempted
- Jim Kelly - Buffalo vs. Washington - Super Bowl XXVI
- 32 - most passes completed
- Drew Brees - New Orelans vs. Indianapolis - Super Bowl XLIV
- Tom Brady - New England vs. Carolina - Super Bowl XXXVIII
- 16 - most consecutive passes completed
- Tom Brady - New England vs. New York - Super Bowl XLVI
Now it's conceivable that Manning could set the passes attempted record. But it's doubtful. Especially with the stout passing defense that the Seahawks will put up against the Broncos. Looks for heavy doses of Knowshon Moreno and Monte Ball to bring the total passes attempted lower than you'd normally see from Peyton.
Passes completed though? Manning could certainly set that mark. Watch him go 34 for 38 and set the record. Something to that effect.
And most consecutive passes completed? He can certainly equal that mark. Of course, a certain amount depends on his receivers and whether they can hang on to the ball. But that hasn't really been a problem for Manning and the Broncos all season.
So what, if any, passing records will Peyton Manning set or break in this Super Bowl?
note: all stats courtesy of www.nfl.com