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Most Passing Yards in a Super Bowl of All Time

Jason Schandl
Most passing yards ever in any Super Bowl game in NFL history.
Most passing yards ever in any Super Bowl game in NFL history. / Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Super Bowl LV could bring us fireworks.

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs finished the regular season atop the NFL with an average of 303.4 passing yards per game. Second place was Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, at 289.1 yards per game.

The Super Bowl odds on FanDuel Sportsbook reflect the firepower of these offenses, with an over/under set at 56.5 points.

But this Super Bowl matchup will have some stiff competition if it's going to be an all-time great offensive showdown.

Here's a look at the Super Bowls with the most combined passing yards between the two teams in NFL history.

Most Passing Yards Ever in a Super Bowl

5. Super Bowl XLIII - Arizona Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Steelers (633 Yards)

Cardinals: 377 yards
Steelers: 256 Yards
Kurt Warner's 377 passing yards for the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII were at the time the second-most ever thrown in a Super Bowl game, falling shy only of his own record set in Super Bowl XXXIV. Ben Roethlisberger had a solid game himself, throwing for 256, and ultimately it was a blunder from Warner (the infamous James Harrison pick-six to end the first half) that proved to be the most important moment for either passer.

4. Super Bowl XXIX - San Francisco 49ers vs San Diego Chargers (636 Yards)

49ers: 331 yards
Chargers: 305 yards
Steve Young and the San Francisco 49ers weren't pulling any punches in Super Bowl XXIX. Young's 325 passing yards came with a staggering 6 touchdowns and no interceptions, hitting Jerry Rice for 149 of those yards and 3 of the TDs. Stan Humphries led the San Diego Chargers with a forgettable 275 yards, while Gale Gilbert threw for 30.

3. Super Bowl XXXVIII - New England Patriots vs Carolina Panthers (677 Yards)

Patriots: 354 yards
Panthers: 323 yards
Tom Brady had thrown for just 145 yards in his first Super Bowl appearance, but things were different the second time around. His 354 yards in this game still stand as a top-10 mark in Super Bowl history, and he outdueled Jake Delhomme, who had a surprisingly strong game (323 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT) himself.

2. Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons (750 Yards)

Patriots: 466
Falcons: 284
The only overtime game on the list, the Patriots and Atlanta Falcons had some extra time to work when they became the first teams to ever combined for more than 700 passing yards in a Super Bowl. Matt Ryan finished with an unspectacular 284 yards, and it was Tom Brady's then record-setting 466 yards that carried the Patriots to their historic comeback win.

1. Super Bowl LII - New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles (879 Yards)

Patriots: 505
Eagles: 374
It didn't take long for Brady to make history again. After setting records in Super Bowl LI, he outdid himself in a losing effort the following year, throwing for a staggering 505 yards. Nick Foles added 373 for the Philadelphia Eagles. You'll notice those totals add up to leave 1 yard unaccounted for. That yard, of course, came when Trey Burton hit Nick Foles in the end zone for a one-yard TD on the "Philly Special."

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.