There Were Two Dozen Records Set In The Patriots’ Amazing Super Bowl LI Comeback Win

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In the process of completing the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, the New England Patriots set or tied a ton of Super Bowl records. In total, 24 Super Bowl records were broken in the game, including eight by quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s 43-of-62 passing performance for 466 yards shattered previous Super Bowl passing records, and the unlikeliest of players – running back James White – set a new Super Bowl record for receptions in a game with 14.

Here is the full list of new Super Bowl records set in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night:

Most Games: 7, Tom Brady
Most Games, Head Coach: 7, Bill Belichick
Most Games Won, Head Coach: 5, Bill Belichick
Most Points, Game: 20, James White
Most Passes, Career: 309, Tom Brady
Most Passes, Game: 62, Tom Brady
Most Completions, Career: 207, Tom Brady
Most Completions, Game: 43, Tom Brady
Most Passing Yards, Career: 2,071, Tom Brady
Most Passing Yards, Game: 466, Tom Brady
Most Touchdown Passes, Career: 15, Tom Brady
Most Receptions, Game: 14, James White
Most Games, Team: 9, New England

But wait, there’s more:
Largest Deficit Overcome: 25 points, New England
Most Points, Overtime Period, Team: 6, New England
Most First Downs, Game, Team: 37, New England
Most First Downs, Game, Both Teams: 54
Most First Downs Passing, Game, Team: 26, New England
Most First Downs Passing, Game, Both Teams: 39
Most Offensive Plays, Game, Team: 93, New England
Most Passes, Game, Team: 63, New England
Most Completions, Game, Team: 43, New England
Most Passing Yards, Game, Team: 442, New England
Most Passing Yards, Game, Both Teams: 682

That’s certainly a lot of records. We all knew this game was legendary, even while we were watching overtime and what felt like New England’s inevitable drive and score for the win. But seeing that list all in a row only goes to show how much history we saw on Super Bowl Sunday.