There is no denying that it was a crazy postseason run for the Ravens, from the return of Ray Lewis in his last home game ever in the first round to the goaline stand to win the Super Bowl. Below is a list of some of the crazy stats to come out of the Super Bowl run.
- Ed Reed tied the record for most interceptions in the postseason in an NFL career with nine, giving him a chance to set a new standard if he decides to play again next year, his team makes the playoffs, and he can bait another quarterback into a bad throw.
- Joe Flacco tied Joe Montana and Kurt Warner for most touchdown passes thrown in a single postseason with 11. He was also only the second player in history to finish with at least 11 touchdowns in a postseason while not having thrown an interception. He turned the ball over just one time during the playoffs, fumbling a snap against Denver.
- Ray Lewis set a record for most tackles in a single postseason with 51, a remarkable achievement for a 37-year old linebacker basically playing with one arm.
- Jacoby Jones set a record for longest kickoff return for a touchdown (108 yards) in Super Bowl history. It was originally ruled a 109-yard return but then changed after replays confirmed he took a step up to catch the ball.
- The Ravens defense allowed 468 yards of total offense, which is the most ever by a team that won the Super Bowl. This stat just goes to show you that it has become an offensive league, and that the Ravens defense really was built on a bend but don't break mentality, holding teams to field goals instead of giving up touchdowns and forcing turnovers at opportune times.
- This now marks the fourth straight year that the team that the Philadelphia Eagles played in their home opener went on to win the Super Bowl.
- Before the power went out, the Ravens outscored the 49ers 28-6. After the power went out, the 49ers outscored the Ravens 25-6.
- The Ravens attempted the first fake field goal in Super Bowl history, which is hard to believe given that this was the 47th championship game. It makes sense that the Ravens would try one given John Harbaugh's history as a special teams coach.
- With the Super Bowl victory, Joe Flacco is now 9-4 in the postseason. Compare that to Peyton Manning, who is 9-11, and both each have one Super Bowl ring.