Running back Joe Morris rushed for a career-high 1,516 yards during the season and contributed a touchdown to the Giants' Super Bowl victory.
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Phil McConkey may have been a reserve receiver, returning punts and kickoffs for most of his career, but in Super Bowl XXI he caught a 44-yard pass on a flea flicker, along with a six-yard touchdown pass that had bounced off the fingertips of tight end Mark Bavaro.
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Dec. 15, 1986 SI Cover.
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Linebacker Carl Banks and the Giants' smash-mouth defense held the Broncos to 52 yards on the ground in Super Bowl XXI, half of which came from John Elway.
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Lawrence Taylor finished the season with a career-high 20.5 sacks and was the centerpiece of a stifling 3-4 defense known as "Big Blue" that allowed just three points in the Giants' first two playoff games.
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Jan. 26, 1987 SI Cover.
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Phil Simms' performance in Super Bowl XXI could be considered the best ever by a quarterback, with 22 of 25 passes completed for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Simms set a Super Bowl record for accuracy and passer rating (158.3).
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Feb. 2, 1987 SI Cover.
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After winning only three games in his first season as head coach, Bill Parcells brought the Giants their first championship three years later with a 39-20 victory over Denver in Super Bowl XXI.
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