three -- touchdown passes
Joe Flacco can win his first Super Bowl in 11 days. He can join elite company in the record books, too. With eight touchdown passes and zero interceptions, Flacco is in the middle of one of the greatest postseasons a quarterback has ever had, at least statistically speaking. Only six quarterbacks have ever thrown more TD passes in a single postseason than Flacco has entering the Super Bowl -- and those guys have last names like Montana, Manning and Young. According to Pro Football Reference,
8.4 -- San Francisco's yards per carry on option plays in the playoffs.
38 -- yards allowed in coverage by
4.49 -- San Francisco’s adjusted line yards per carry, tops in the
The 49ers were fourth in the NFL in rushing during the regular season, and their 5.1 yards-per-carry average ranked third. They've kicked it up a notch in the playoffs -- in part due to the option plays I mentioned above, but they had had success on standard running plays, too. The 49ers are averaging 236 rushing yards per playoff game on 6.6 yards per carry. A lot of it has to do with an offensive line that includes three first-round picks. That group is the NFL's best at run blocking, according to the adjusted line yard metric from Football Outsiders. That metric only looks at runs by running backs and, in their words, "adds a penalty for runs stuffed in the backfield and caps off all runs at 10 yards, so the numbers aren't skewed by a handful of long yards." At 4.49 adjusted line yards per carry, the 49ers are the league's best. For comparison sake, the Ravens are sixth at 4.34.
52 -- percentage of plays in which the Ravens attempted a pass under offensive coordinator