History books and Superbowl 47
I’m a Denver Broncos fan so I was rather disappointed when they lost their playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens. However, there was some history made in that game.
Denver’s Trindon Holliday returned both a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns, the first time that had been accomplished in a playoff game.
The touchdowns he got with those two plays were also the longest touchdowns in NFL playoff history.
But it all worked out when the Ravens won the Superbowl. We were hoping that whoever won would glorify God and vocal Christian Ray Lewis, who leads his team in Bible verse repetitions before games and gives God the credit for team wins, did just that, quoting “When God is for you, who can be against you?” (a paraphrase of Romans 8:31) when it was his turn to hold the Lombardi trophy.
Here are a few more records set during Superbowl 47:
It was the longest Superbowl so far, clocking in at 4 hours and 14 minutes.
The opposing teams were coached by the Harbaugh brothers, John and Jim.
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernik threw the first interception the 49ers have had in any Superbowl game.