Super Bowl History
The Patriots left the field on Jan. The Bears had seven sacks and allowed seven yards rushing, both records. Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers.
Who could ask for a better championship quarterback pairing that Montana against Dan Marino? And the game on Jan. In all, there was yards of total offense. And Montana got the best of it, going of for yards and three TDs. Not only was his passing yardage a record, but Montana ran five times for 59 yards and a TD. The Niners won their second Super Bowl riding Montana in a brilliant display.
Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders. This time, it was the running game that set the tone. Allen made a dazzling run that produced a yard touchdown. And the Raiders finished with a record victory over the Redskins.
Allen had a second touchdown and finished with yards on 20 carries. There was no stopping the Raiders on Jan. John Riggins, Washington Redskins. You'll find it now in the greatest Super Bowl highlights, because Riggins took it all the way for the go-ahead touchdown in the Redskins' victory. The Redskins established themselves as an NFL power in winning their first title since And Washington went hog wild.
Joe Montana, an afterthought until placed in charge of Bill Walsh's dynamic offense, led the 49ers to a victory in a terrific game against the Bengals. Montana left drives of 68 and 92 yards, blending passes with runs to contain a strong defense. Montana was of passes for yards. And the gold rush was on. Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders. Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers. Not since Bart Starr in the first two Super Bowls had a player repeated as most valuable player.
Enter Bradshaw, who went of for yards and two touchdowns. The clincher came in the fourth quarter, when he hooked up with John Stallworth on a yard bomb that gave Pittsburgh the lead for good.
Derided as a dumb hick quarterback from a small Louisiana school, Bradshaw fooled them all. Pittsburgh's third Super Bowl victory also was his third, and this time was the nimble Bradshaw who shined. Bradshaw, as tough as the town he played for and a rifle arm, was of for yards and four TDs in a riveting victory over the Cowboys. Bradshaw was a genius at winning championships. Doomsday arrived in the NFL, brought by the Cowboys.
In defeating the Denver Broncos on Jan. For the first and to date only time, the MVP award was shared. Defensive tackle White and end Martin, 79, were instrumental in a game that saw the Broncos shut down against a fearsome pass rush.
Morton, et al, finished 8-of passing against the Doomsday Defense. Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland Raiders. Pride and poise; victory in silver and black. In this Super Bowl, he had four receptions — three of which set up Raiders touchdowns en route to a victory over the Vikings. Oakland's mystic was established, thanks to a man with eye-black and wristbands who unleashed the demons in his team.
Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers. Swann was aptly named for his grace as a receiver, including a yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that sealed this game. Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Enter the Steel Curtain: Pittsburgh's defense slammed opponents and cleared the way for an offense that was powerful and poetic. Harris was the power, producing yards on 34 carries in this game, eclipsing Csonka's totals of the previous year. But the Steel Curtain dismantled the Vikings in a victory. Larry Csonka, Miami Dolphins. Thunder and lightning best described the Dolphins' offense, and Csonka was its Thor.
Csonka, a , pound massive of line-smashing muscle, plowed the road for Mercury Morris and did the dirty work in short yardage that set up Bob Griese's passing game.
Csonka carried the ball 33 times, producing both touchdowns in a victory over the Vikings. Csonka was power personified in the second consecutive Super Bowl championship and third AFC title in a row for the Dolphins. Jake Scott, Miami Dolphins. It wasn't easy against George Allen's Redskins.
The victory needed two big plays from Scott — both interceptions, capped by a fourth-quarter pick in the end zone and yard return. Scott and his nameless colleagues now had an appellation — Super Bowl champion. Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys. Staubach was a year-old rookie when he joined the Cowboys in , having served his four-year hitch in the Navy after graduating from Annapolis.
In his first season as starter, he directed Dallas to a dismantling of the Miami Dolphins. Staubach was of in Tom Landry's offense, throwing for yards and two touchdowns.
The Cowboys' first Super Bowl title came after a defeat. Little did football fans know what was ahead for the vanquished Dolphins. Chuck Howley, Dallas Cowboys. It was a fistful of firsts. Howley was the first defensive player to be named most valuable player. The game was decided with 5 seconds remaining on a Jim O'Brien field goal. Archived from the original on February 6, Retrieved June 25, Archived from the original on September 10, Retrieved September 29, Archived from the original on December 11, Retrieved December 23, Retrieved September 23, Playoff Success Carried Bradshaw into Hall".
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With less than 5 minutes remaining in Super Bowl XXX , the Pittsburgh Steelers appeared to have a good chance of at least tying the game. But Dallas Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown caught an interception and ran the ball down 33 yards, setting his team up to secure a Super Bowl victory. Anderson had one touchdown and carried the ball for yards in the win over the Buffalo Bills. The quarterback had five touchdown passes in the game. The 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, Dent, named MVP, was credited with one and a half sacks and forced two fumbles.
Montana passed for yards, completed three touchdown passes and rushed for one touchdown. The quarterback passed for three touchdowns and yards during the championship game. Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and Emmy award winning television football commentator Terry Bradshaw poses with his newly unveiled star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams,