On his way to becoming the only QB to retire immediately after winning the Super Bowl, John Elway passed for 336 yards and one TD (he also ran for a score) and collected MVP honors. His Broncos sprinted to a 31-6 lead en route to giving the franchise back-to-back world championships.
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Super Bowl XXIX
Steve Young completed 24 of 36 passes for 325 yards and a Super Bowl-record six TDs in San Francisco's rout. With the win, the MVP Young (Joe Montana's understudy for two championship seasons in the Bay Area) got the proverbial "monkey" off his back and clinched the 49ers' fifth Super Bowl title -- a record at the time.
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Super Bowl II
This Super Bowl may have been an afterthought for Green Bay, following its "Ice Bowl" clash with Dallas. But sparked by MVP QB Bart Starr and Herb Adderley's 60-yard interception TD return, the Pack gave coach Vince Lombardi the ultimate parting gift: a second Super Bowl trophy and a fifth title in nine seasons.
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Super Bowl V
It was Bizzarro World, NFL style! Dallas and Baltimore combined for 11 turnovers, played the first-ever championship game on artificial turf and featured an MVP (Cowboys LB Chuck Howley) from the losing team! Colts kicker Jim O'Brien cemented his Super Bowl legacy by nailing a last-second 32-yard field goal.
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Super Bowl X
Any discussion of this Super Bowl begins and ends with Pittsburgh's balletic wideout Lynn Swann, who made four catches (including two of the best grabs in Super Bowl history) for 161 yards and one TD.
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Super Bowl XXIII
Jerry Rice played the part of an MVP hero, hauling in 11 balls for a Super Bowl-record 215 yards and one TD. But Joe Montana emerged as the game's true immortal, rallying the 49ers -- down 16-13 to the Bengals with less than four minutes left -- to a decisive 92-yard scoring drive that gave San Francisco its third world championship.
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Super Bowl XIII
This one had it all: Big plays from big stars, scoring binges, controversial penalties (Benny Barnes' game-changing interference call against Dallas) and a signature moment in Cowboys TE Jackie Smith's infamous drop in the end zone. Terry Bradshaw (318 passing yards, 4 TDs) garnered MVP honors after leading the Steelers to their fourth title in six seasons.
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Super Bowl III
A harmless, dinner-banquet guarantee -- that's all it took for pro football to be forever changed at Super Bowl III. Backed by brash Joe Namath, the Jets toppled the heavily favored Colts, giving immediate credibility to the American Football League.
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