Record 1

Joe Flacco has now set a new NFL post-season record for the most pass attempts without an interception in a conference play-off run (that is, playing to get to the Super Bowl, not including the Super Bowl).

His 93 attempts with no interceptions in the conference play-offs beats the former record holder: Daryle Lamonica in 1968, with 86 pass attempts and no interceptions.

Record 2

He also happens to be in 4th place on another interesting list. Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception in a single post-season; Current top 5:

Eli Manning (2011) - 112
Drew Brees (2009) - 102
Eli Manning (2007) - 95
Joe Flacco (2012) - 93
Tom Brady (2001) - 90

He can move up the list into a third place tie with Eli Manning as long as he doesn't throw an INT in his first 2 attempts. He would have to avoid an INT in his first 9 attempts to tie Drew Brees for second place. To tie Eli Manning in 1st place he would have to avoid an INT in his first 19 attempts.

20 attempts without an INT will put him in first place for this leaderboard.

Record 3

He could potentially find himself on top of another leader board as well, though this one is more volatile, as if he throws an INT he will wipe himself off the list entirely, as opposed to the first 2 records I mentioned, where he is cemented in there already no matter what happens in the final game.

Most pass attempts without an INT in an entire single post-season; Current top 5:

Drew Brees (2009) - 102
Joe Flacco (2012) - 93
Troy Aikman (1992) - 89
Steve Young (1994) - 87
Daryle Lamonica (1968) - 86

If Flacco throws at least 10 passes and 0 interceptions in the next game, he will be the new record holder. Flacco has only thrown fewer than 10 passes once in his career: @CIN in the season finale this year, where he only played part of the first quarter. In games he wasn't rested because we had no reason to play him, he has never thrown fewer than 10 attempts in a single game, and has only thrown exactly 10 attempts just once, when he was severely injured @NWE in the 2009 playoffs. Besides that game, he has never thrown fewer than 18 attempts. So throwing 10 times shouldn't be a problem.

But what are the chances he doesn't throw an INT? Obviously there's no way to know, but we could take a look at some past trends and see if we should be scared or not...

He has thrown 0 INTs in 7 out of 12 post-season games, and 40 out of 80 regular season games. So, in the post-season he has a 58% rate of not throwing an INT, in the regular season a 50% rate, and overall a 51% rate.

When given extra time to prepare (so, in season openers & after byes), Flacco has not thrown in INT in 7 out of 11 games, so that is a 64% rate of not throwing an INT. But that figure has improved in his later seasons than his first couple of seasons. Out of the last 6 games with extra time to prepare, he has thrown just 1 INT.

In those 11 games with extra time to prepare, he has the following stats:

201/323, 2411 Yards, 14 TD, 5 INT
62.2%, 7.46 Y/A, 219 Y/G, 93.0 QB Rating

In the 6 most recent games he has:

107/169, 1423 Yards, 10 TD, 1 INT
63.3%, 8.42 Y/A, 237 Y/G, 107.2 QB Rating

Or if you don't want such a cherry picked stat, I'll give you probably the most relevant version of this information. All 9 of his non-rookie games with extra time to prepare:

173/275, 2153 Yards, 14 TD, 3 INT
62.9%, 7.83 Y/A, 239 Y/G, 99.6 QB Rating

The reason to exclude rookie is because, interestingly enough, it includes his first two NFL games of his entire career. Obviously it includes the season opener of his first season, but then the bye week in 2008 was during Week 2 because we were originally supposed to play in Houston that week, but it was delayed due to Hurricane Ike, so our bye week got moved way up to the front of the season. So since those were Flacco's first two career games, as a rookie who wasn't even supposed to be the starter that season, I figure it's OK to exclude them and look at all the rest of what he's done. In this case, 3 INTs in 9 games means .33 INTs per game, and 6 games out of 9 without an INT means a 67% rate of not throwing an interception.