New England Patriots: 3 reasons Super Bowl LII was one of the best ever

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The game was simply historic.

You can’t question a game’s greatness when it makes history, especially when it’s the Super Bowl. There were more offensive yards gained in this game (1,151) than any Super Bowl, playoff, or regular season game.

Along with that amazing statistic, here’s a short list of other records that were set.

  • First player to throw and receive a TD pass in the Super Bowl (Nick Foles)
  • Most passing yards in a Super Bowl by a player (Tom Brady, 505)
  • Total passing yards in a Super Bowl (874)
  • Touchdowns by a QB/Receiver duo (Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, 12, tied Joe Montana and Jerry Rice)

Those are just 4 of the many records set that night.

History is an element of the game that many chase. At the end of the day, everyone is trying to write their own legacy. This game shows a perfect example of history being made in an exciting way.