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The Greatest Super Bowl Performances Ever

Updated on February 7, 2018

5. Jerry Rice, SB XXIII

Jerry Rice XXIII

In super bowl 23 Jerry Rice put up record breaking numbers with 11 receptions, 1 touchdown, and a super bowl record of 215 receiving yards. He led the 49ers to their third super bowl ring. Then, the very next year, he caught 148 yards and 3 touchdowns to win the 49ers their second consecutive super bowl in Super Bowl 24. But his super bowl 23 performance gets the edge because of the fact it is the record for receiving yards in a single super bowl.

4. Timmy Smith

Timmy Smith

In Super Bowl XXII Timmy Smith ran for 204 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns, and averaged an unbelievable 9.27 yards per carry, yet for some reason he didn’t win MVP of the game, his teammate Doug Williams did. He did have a great game although he threw a pick abd that’s why he isn’t on the list. Timmy had the greatest game by a running back in super bowl history, no debate.

3. Joe Montana Super Bowl XXIV (24)

Joe Montana

Joe Montana has the second greatest game by a quarterback in super bowl history, beaten by only his predosessor, who will be on the list later. The only reason why he’s third and not second is because he had Herry Rice catch 3 of his touchdown passes. But he still had an amazing game with 297 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns and added on 15 rushing yards. It was, by far, the best super bowl and possibly game of his career. Definitely he clutchest.

Rod Martin Super Bowl XV (15)

Rod Martin

By far the greatest defensive performance by a player in super bowl history, he had 3 interceptions. To put that into perspective, those picks easily won then the game. The Raiders won 27-10. He had 3 picks and 44 interception return yards, a super bowl record obviously. Also, he was a linebacker, not a safety, not even a cornerback. A linebacker, the greatest defensive performance in super bowl history, what matches it? I can’t think of anything either.

1. Steve Young SB XXIX (29)

Steve Young

Young threw for 325 yards, ran for 49 yards, and threw another 6 touchdowns. He had 6 passing touchdowns a super bowl record. It’s hard to add on to this, I think I’ll just let it speak for itself.


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      TT 2 months ago from Anywhere

      Rod Martin should have been the MVP of Super Bowl XV and he and Matt Millen should be in the Hall of Fame with Ted Hendricks. Those three were as good a linebacker corps as any.