Turns out, statistically, it was the best ever.
Philadelphia and New England combined to produce the most combined total yards in a game in NFL history Sunday, racking up an eye-popping 1,151 yards in the contest (topping 1950's Los Angeles Rams-New York Yanks 1,133-yard explosion). That total included 505 yards passing from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who shredded his own previous record (set last year in Super Bowl LI) of 466 -- despite losing burner Brandin Cooks before halftime -- and became the first quarterback to break 10,000 postseason passing yards. New England's 33 points were also the most scored in a loss in Super Bowl history.
Let's not leave Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles in the dark. Foles landed in the top five all-time for most passing yards in a Super Bowl with 373, just four yards shy of Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in XLIII.
Thanks to the game turning into a shootout early, it also finished one point short of tying the highest-scoring Super Bowl in history. And considering the missed kicks that led to the unusual final -- 41-33 -- we were that close to a new record in that category.
Perhaps the most stunning fact: Both teams combined to punt just once.
We didn't get an overtime, or the largest comeback in the game's history. But as the numbers show, we watched a legendary performance.