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This post started out looking at the 10 longest plays in Super Bowl history, but it turns out there have been exactly 15 plays of 40 yards or more…so here they are.
Jake Delhomme‘s 85-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad in Super Bowl XXXVIII is the longest passing or running play in Super Bowl history. Their Carolina Panthers wound up losing to the New England Patriots, though.
The second longest play was on the ground – and in a winning effort. Willie Parker‘s 75-yard touchdown run in Super Bowl XL wound up being the winning points for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they took down the Seattle Seahawks.
Only two of the 15 longest plays were runs.
More than half of the longest plays – eight – were for TDs.
As you may have delved from reading Sports List of the Day, I’m a fan of Kurt Warner‘s induction into the Hall of Fame. A recent post here exposed Warner as the most accurate quarterback in postseason history. Add that to three Super Bowl appearances (with two different teams) and one ring.
Here’s some more fodder. Warner owns four of the longest plays below. The only other QB to appear more than once? Peyton Manning. He’s got two.Follow @VinGetz
|YARDS||PLAY*||QUARTERBACK / RUNNING BACK||RECEIVER||TEAM**||SUPER BOWL (SEASON)||OPP.**|
|1.||85||PASS*||Jake Delhomme||Muhsin Muhammad||Carolina Panthers||XXXVIII (2003)||N.E. Patriots**|
|2.||75||RUSH*||Willie Parker||NA||Pittsburgh Steelers**||XL (2005)||Seattle Seahawks|
|3.||73||PASS*||Kurt Warner||Isaac Bruce||St. Louis Rams**||XXXIV (1999)||Tennessee Titans|
|4.||64||PASS*||Kurt Warner||Larry Fitzgerald||Arizona Cardinals||XLIII (2008)||Pittsburgh Steelers**|
|5.||56||PASS*||Joe Flacco||Jacoby Jones||Baltimore Ravens**||XLVII (2012)||San Francisco 49ers|
|6.||53||PASS*||Peyton Manning||Reggie Wayne||Indianapolis Colts**||XLI (2006)||Chicago Bears|
|7.||52||PASS||Tom Brady||Deion Branch||New England Patriots**||XXXVIII (2003)||Carolina Panthers|
|7.||52||RUSH||Thomas Jones||NA||Chicago Bears||XLI (2006)||Ind. Colts**|
|7.||52||PASS||Kurt Warner||Marshall Faulk^||St. Louis Rams**||XXXIV (1999)||Tennessee Titans|
|10.||48||PASS*||Rich Gannon||Jerry Rice||Oakland Raiders||XXXVII (2002)||Tampa Bay Bucs**|
|11.||45||PASS||Eli Manning||Kevin Boss^||New York Giants**||XLII (2007)||N.E. Patriots|
|11.||45||PASS||Kurt Warner||Anquan Boldin||Arizona Cardinals||XLIII (2008)||Pittsburgh Steelers**|
|13.||44||PASS||Trent Dilfer||Qadry Ismail||Baltimore Ravens**||XXXV (2000)||New York Giants|
|14.||43||PASS*||Antwaan Randle El^||Hines Ward||Pittsburgh Steelers**||XL (2005)||Seattle Seahawks|
|15.||40||PASS||Donovan McNabb||Todd Pinkston||Philadelphia Eagles||XXXIX (2004)||N.E. Patriots**|
|15.||40||PASS||Ben Roethlisberger||Santonio Holmes||Pittsburgh Steelers**||XLIII (2008)||Arizona Cardinals|
|15.||40||PASS||Peyton Manning||Austin Collie||Indianapolis Colts||XLIV (2009)||N.O. Saints**|
* = Touchdown
** = Super Bowl Winner
^ = Antwaan Randle El (Wide Receiver)
^ = Marshall Faulk (Running Back)
^ = Kevin Boss (Tight End)