While most NBA blogs are focusing on the playoffs, football fans have already started to research what teams they’re going to pick to win the Super Bowl and today, we’re going to take a look at the beast performances in the big game.
Steve Young, Super Bowl XXIX
In San Francisco, Young was always in the shadow of predecessor Joe Montana, but he made a name for himself in the 49ers’ 49-26 hammering of San Diego in 1995. In a performance that those who work with price per head sportsbook software will remember, Young threw a record six touchdowns against the Chargers en route to the MVP.
Jerry Rice, Super Bowl XXIV
You could take Rice’s stats from that same game and write about it here, but instead we’ll go back to 1990, when the 49ers’ receiver had seven catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns, which was the first of two times he reached that milestone in the big game. The 49ers destroyed Denver 55-10 in the Superdome in New Orleans, and it wasn’t fair to put that offense in a dome; the Broncos never stood a chance.
Timmy Smith, Super Bowl XXII
Washington’s 42-10 win over the Broncos in 1988 is more known for Doug Williams as the first African-American quarterback to win the Super Bowl, but overlooked is the performance of Smith, a rookie running back who holds the record for rushing yards in the Super Bowl with 204, to go with a pair of touchdowns. That’s an effort that should impress the most skeptical sports betting player.