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Ratings And Rushing The Football: Obvious Records Set In Super Bowl XLV

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Green Bay's 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers earned a "47.9 market rating in 56 metered U.S. markets", which is 3% increase over last year's Super Bowl on CBS between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The jump also tied it with Super Bowl XXI in 1987 (the New York Giants win over the Denver Brownos, 39-20). With additional ratings information to be released on Monday, it's believed that last night's game may have set a record.

And that's not the only record that was set or, at least, tied during Sunday's game.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Super Bowl XLV set a record for least amount of rushing attempts in the Super Bowl. Green Bay (13) and Pittsburgh (23) combined for only 36 rush attempts. Each quarterback threw more times than both teams combined running the football. Ben Roethlisberger attempted 40 passes while Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodges threw 39 times for 304 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Seven other records were tied during Super Bowl XLV.

Most Games, Team 8 Pittsburgh (tied record set by Dallas
Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team 0 Green Bay (tied record shared by 17 other teams)
Most Points, First Quarter, Team 14 Green Bay (tied record shared by six other teams)
Largest Lead, End of First Quarter, Team 14 Green Bay (tied record shared by Miami in SB VIII and Oakland in SB XV)
Fewest First Downs by Penalty, Game, Both Teams 0 Green Bay vs. Pittsburgh (tied record set in five other Super Bowls
Fewest Rush Attempts, Game, Winning Team 13 Green Bay (tied record set by St. Louis in SB XXXIV)
Most Two-point conversions, Game 1 Antwaan Randle El (tied record shared by five other players)