NFL: The 20 Biggest Blowouts in Super Bowl History

Jerry Rice and Joe Montana Led the Biggest Blowout in Super Bowl History

Jerry Rice and Joe Montana Led the Biggest Blowout in Super Bowl History

Following the 1989 season, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and the San Francisco 49ers just obliterated John Elway and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV.

Montana threw for 297 yards and five touchdowns. Rice caught three of them along with 148 yards. Meanwhile, the 49ers defense held Denver to just 200 total yards in the 55-10 win.

It’s the biggest blowout in Super Bowl history, and the only one with a more than 40-point margin.

The Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins have each won the Super Bowl by more than 30 points.

Today’s list features the 20 biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history.

It looks like the 1980’s featured the most boring Super Bowls – seven of the 20 drubbings come from that decade.

See the top 5 Super Bowl Blowouts in video and read the storylines: The Five Biggest Super Bowl Blowouts.

What about the closest Super Bowls? Click here!

UPDATED LIST: That shocking blowout of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, 43-8, comes in as the third (tied) most lopsided big game of all. The Broncos have now been on the losing end of three of the five biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history. Hmm. Is there a curse? [Original post above published Feb. 1, 2013]

  DIFF SB  WINNER PTS LOSER PTS SEASON
1. 45 XXIV  San Francisco 49ers  55 Denver Broncos  10 1989 
2. 36 XX  Chicago Bears  46 New England Patriots  10 1985 
3. 35 XLVIII Seattle Seahawks 43 Denver Broncos 8 2013
3. 35 XXVII  Dallas Cowboys  52 Buffalo Bills  17 1992 
5. 32 XXII  Washington Redskins  42 Denver Broncos  10 1987 
6. 29 XVIII
Los Angeles Raiders  38 Washington Redskins  9 1983 
7. 27 XXXVII  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  48 Oakland Raiders  21 2002 
7. 27 XXXV  Baltimore Ravens  34 New York Giants  7 2000 
9. 25 Green Bay Packers  35 Kansas City Chiefs  10 1966 
10. 23 XXIX  San Francisco 49ers  49 San Diego Chargers  26 1994 
11. 22 XIX  San Francisco 49ers  38 Miami Dolphins  16 1984 
12. 21 VI  Dallas Cowboys  24 Miami Dolphins  3 1971 
13. 19 XXI  New York Giants  39 Denver Broncos  20 1986 
13. 19 II  Green Bay Packers  33 Oakland Raiders  14 1967 
15. 18 XI  Oakland Raiders  32 Minnesota Vikings  14 1976 
16. 17 XXVIII  Dallas Cowboys  30 Buffalo Bills  13 1993 
16. 17 XV  Oakland Raiders  27 Philadelphia Eagles  10 1980 
16. 17 XII  Dallas Cowboys  27 Denver Broncos  10 1977 
16. 17 VIII  Miami Dolphins  24 Minnesota Vikings  7 1973 
20. 16 IV  Kansas City Chiefs  23 Minnesota Vikings  7 1969 

Thanks to pro-football-reference.com for the source data.

Photo: theepochtimes.com

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Posted on January 8, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

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