Glendale, AZ. One of the infinite joys of Super Bowl is that this is the stage when men can carve their names in glory. Max McGee was in the autumn of his NFL career when Super Bowl I was played at the LA Coliseum in 1967; inspired by occasion, or perhaps by a hard day’s night on the Sunset Strip the night before, McGee had seven catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Super Bowl. Of such legends are made.
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Four players share the record for most points in the Super Bowl, three of them San Francisco 49ers. Roger Craig, Jerry Rice and Ricky Watters scored three touchdowns each in Super Bowls XIX, XXIV and XXIX respectively. The fourth plaer to score eighteen points is the legendary running back of the Denver Broncos, Terrell Davis, who ran for three TDs against Green Bay ten years ago, in Super Bowl XXXII.
The record for most yards gained on the ground in a game belongs to the Washington Redskins’ Timmy Smith, who ran for 204 yards against a stunned Denver Broncos team in Super Bowl XXII. The most yards receiving in a Super Bowl belong to future Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who caught for 215 yards against Cincinnati in the epic Super Bowl XXIII between the Niners and the Bengals in Miami on January 22, 1989. Nineteen years, and it seems like yesterday.
Eleven years later, Kurt Warner had gone from the grocery store to the fields of glory as he lead the Greatest Show on Turf to their win in Super Bowl XXXIV. Warner threw for 414 yards for St Louis that night in Atlanta, and the record still stands. Will Warner’s record be broken on February 3?
Will the Niners’ Steve Young record of six touchdown passes, part of San Francisco’s frightening and magnificent destruction of San Diego in Super Bowl XXIX last? It took the Cowboys’ Roger Staubach four Super Bowls to throw for eight. Different times, different eras.
We don’t know if any records will or won’t be broken this time out, but we have Super Bowl betting lines available on all the associated statistics. Just in case.