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What records were broken during the 2011 NFL playoffs?

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Some team records that were achieved during the NFL postseason in 2011 include the first victory by a team with a losing record and the most points scored by the Packers in a postseason game. Some individual records that were made during the 2011 playoffs include completions in a game and receptions by a Ravens tight end.

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The 2011 NFL playoffs began with the wild card game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints. The Seahawks entered the postseason with a 7-9 record. However, the Seahawks defeated the Saints, becoming the first team with a losing record in the regular season to record a postseason win. The Carolina Panthers have since duplicated the feat.

In the same game, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees completed 39 passes. This broke Warren Moon's record for the most passes completed in a postseason game. Brees broke his own record the following postseason.

The Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs played against each other in the wild card round. Todd Heap recorded 10 receptions; as of 2015, he still holds the record for most receptions by a Baltimore Raven in a postseason record. Heap's performance was also a record for most receptions by a Ravens tight end in any game, although that record has since been tied by Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta.

In the divisional round, the Green Bay Packers faced the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers scored 48 points in their win, which is still a franchise record for most points in a postseason game. The Packers' previous postseason record was 42 points scored against the Seahawks in 2008.

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