We have seen on several occasions where a quarterback with a “hot” hand can lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Could that be the case with Ravens’ signal-caller Joe Flacco?
Let me offer the following stat that might be pretty relevant… In the three playoff games this year leading up to today’s Super Bowl, Flacco has eight touchdown passes and no interceptions on 93 pass attempts. Flacco could break a record held by Drew Brees; Brees in 2009 led the Saints to an NFL title with a post-season performance that included no interceptions on 102 pass attempts. If Flacco can finish today’s game with no interceptions and have 10 or more pass attempts, he will erase Brees’ mark.
Following are the eight QBs who finished a playoff season with no interceptions on 70 or more pass attempts.