Best QB Performances in a Super Bowl

Jim Plunkett (XV)
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Jim Plunkett (XV)

13-21, 261 yds, 12.4 YPA, 3 TD, 0 INT, 145.0 pr

The 1970 Heisman Trophy winner was destined to be remembered as a big-time bust. That all changed on a single Sunday afternoon at the Superdome, when Plunkett shredded the heavily favored Eagles and their top-ranked scoring defense 27-10 with an MVP-winning effort highlighted by a then-Super Bowl record 80-yard TD toss to Kenny King. Plunkett's performance was, at the time, the best statistical game by any quarterback in the Super Bowl (as measured by passer rating). He also became the first QB to lead a team to four victories in the same postseason.

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