Best QB Performances in a Super Bowl

Doug Williams (XXII)
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Doug Williams (XXII)

18-29, 340 yds, 11.7 YPA, 4 TD, 1 INT, 127.9 pr

Williams had barely stepped on an NFL field in five long years, before being pressed into action for the 1987 playoffs in place of the injured Jay Schroeder. The Redskins seemed to win despite Williams, who completed just 9 of 26 passes against Minnesota in the NFC title game. Then with the Redskins trailing the Broncos 10-0 in Super Bowl XXII, he exploded without warning, firing four TD strikes in the second quarter alone, including scoring tosses of 80 and 50 yards to Ricky Sanders. He earned MVP honors in the 42-10 victory for a 340-yard effort that set a Super Bowl record at the time.

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