Super Bowl XXII
Washington 42, Denver 10
It was historic and historically bad. Doug Williams became the first African-American quarterback to start and to win the Super Bowl. He also put this one out of reach early while the Redskins scored a record 35 second-quarter points. The Broncos were so bad that a rookie named Timmy Smith, who was rarely seen before or since, rushed for 204 yards and the Redskins scored five touchdowns in a span of 18 plays. Not even advertisers were happy. TV ratings plummeted in the second half.