Yesterday, Sports List of the Day checked out running backs with the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl. Today, let’s check out most receiving yards in the big game.
Rice makes the list for all three of his Super Bowl appearances with the San Francisco 49ers. He had a fourth appearance – with the Oakland Raiders in XXXVII (2002 season) – where he went for “just” 77 yards and a TD.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Jerry Rice||San Francisco 49ers||215||1||XXIII||1988||W||49ers 20 – Bengals 16|
|2.||Ricky Sanders||Washington Redskins||193||2||XXII||1987||W||Redskins 42 – Broncos 10|
|3.||Isaac Bruce||St. Louis Rams||162||1||XXXIV||1999||W||St. Louis Rams 23 – Titans 16|
|4.||Lynn Swann||Pittsburgh Steelers||161||1||X||1975||W||Steelers 21 – Cowboys 17|
|5.||Rod Smith||Denver Broncos||152||1||XXXIII||1998||W||Broncos 34 – Falcons 19|
|5.||Andre Reed||Buffalo Bills||152||0||XXVII||1992||L||Cowboys 52 – Bills 17|
|7.||Jerry Rice||San Francisco 49ers||149||3||XXIX||1994||W||49ers 49 – Chargers 26|
|8.||Jerry Rice||San Francisco 49ers||148||3||XXIV||1989||W||49ers 55 – Broncos 10|
|9.||Deion Branch||New England Patriots||143||1||XXXVIII||2003||W||Patriots 32 – Panthers 29|
|10.||Jordy Nelson||Green Bay Packers||140||1||XLV||2010||W||Packers 31 – Steelers 25|
|10.||Muhsin Muhammad||Carolina Panthers||140||1||XXXVIII||2003||L||Patriots 32 – Panthers 29|
Thanks to pro-football-reference.com.
Who ran for the most yards in a single Super Bowl?
The answer is the Washington Redskins‘ Timmy Smith – the only running back in Super Bowl history to rush for over 200 yards. Smith played in just seven games that season, his first in the NFL. He went on to play 15 more games in his career and that was a wrap.
Another Redskin, John Riggins, finishes out the top three.
Here are the top 10 running backs with the most rushing yards in a single Super Bowl.
It sure seems like this top 10 is going to be easy to crack. Somewhere along the line an RB (and certainly more than one) will rush for more than 124 yards.
Another “almost” certainty…if your running back runs for 120 yards or so in the Super Bowl, expect to win the game. The only loser on this list is Thurman Thomas, and really, the Buffalo Bills had their shot at the end of Super Bowl XXV and should have won it (remember Scott Norwood?).Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Timmy Smith||Wahington Redskins||204||2||XXII||1987||W||Redskins 42 – Broncos 10|
|2.||Marcus Allen||L.A. Raiders||191||2||XVIII||1983||W||L.A. Raiders 38 – Redskins 9|
|3.||John Riggins||Washington Redskins||166||1||XVII||1982||W||Redskins 27 – Dolphins 17|
|4.||Franco Harris||Pittsburgh Steelers||158||1||IX||1974||W||Steelers 16 – Vikings 6|
|5.||Terrell Davis||Denver Broncos||157||3||XXXII||1997||W||Broncos 31 – Packers 24|
|6.||Larry Csonka||Miami Dolphins||145||2||VIII||1973||W||Dolphins 24 – Vikings 7|
|7.||Clarence Davis||Oakland Raiders||137||0||XI||1976||W||Oakland Raiders 32 – Vikings 14|
|8.||Thurman Thomas||Buffalo Bills||135||1||XXV||1990||L||Giants 20 – Bills 19|
|9.||Emmitt Smith||Dallas Cowboys||132||2||XXVIII||1993||W||Cowboys 30 – Bills 13|
|10.||Michael Pittman||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||124||0||XXXVII||2002||W||Buccaneers 48 – Oakland Raiders 21|
Thanks to football-reference.com!
Tom Brady broke the all-time postseason passing record tonight in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Tough door prize. Surely Brady (and Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots) would have rather had a trip to the Super Bowl.
He needed 227 yards to pass Brett Favre on the all-time list and finished with 320.
Here’s a look at the top 20 quarterbacks with the most passing yards in NFL playoff history.
John Elway just missed it.
Now, Tom Brady is set to become the only quarterback of the 6,000-yard playoff club, but he’ll have to wait until next year.Follow @VinGetz