Sunday, February 7, 2010

JIm Breech Reaction to Saints Garrett Hartley Breaking His Super Bowl record

Anyone watching the Super Bowl right now might have noticed that Saints kicker Garrett Hartley just set a Super Bowl record: most 40-yard field goals in a game. Hartley broke the record of the Bengals all-time leading scorer Jim Breech.

In Super Bowl XXIII, Breech hit field goals of 40, 34 and 43 yards in the Bengals 20-16 loss to the 49ers.

How did Breech react.

"I didn't even know I had the record," he said. "Four seconds after I found out, Hartley broke [the record]. Holding the record was fun for the four seconds I knew about it."

Whether he knew or not, Breech's performance is among the most clutch in NFL history for any kicker not named Adam Vinatieri.

Twenty-one kickers had made two field goals or more in a Super Bowl before tonight, Breech was the only one that made two from 40-yards or more.

Breech is arguably the second best clutch kicker in NFL history. He holds the all-time over time record (9/9, NFL record for most OT kicks and most OT kicks without a miss), he never missed a kick in the final two minutes of a three point or less game and he is sixth place on the all-time playoff percentage list (9/11, 82 percent, minimum 10 kicks).

You can read the post below for Breech's pick in tonight's game.

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