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Posted: January 26,1987

Super Bowl XXI
New York 39, Denver 20

SuperBowl.com wire reports

Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
January 25,1987
Attendance: 101,063
MVP: Phil Simms, QB, New York

SCORING
  1 2 3 4 OT T
Denver 10 0 0 10   20
New York Giants 7 2 17 13   39
1st Quarter
DEN FG Karlis 48, 4:09
NYG Mowatt 6 pass from Simms (Allegre kick),9:33
DEN Elway 4 run (Karlis kick), 12:54
2nd Quarter
NYG safety Martin 0, 12:14
3rd Quarter
NYG Bavaro 13 pass from Simms (Allegre kick), 4:52
NYG FG Allegre 21, 11:06
NYG Morris 1 run (Allegre kick), 14:36
4th Quarter
NYG McConkey 6 pass from Simms (Allegre kick), 4:04
DEN FG Karlis 28, 8:59
NYG Anderson 2 run  (kick failed),11:42 
DEN Johnson 47 pass from Elway (Karlis kick), 12:54
DENVER BRONCOS
Total First Downs 23
Rushing 5
Passing 16
Penalty 2
Total Net Yardage 372
Total Offensive Plays 64
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 5.8
Rushes 19
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 52
Average Yards per Rush 2.7
Passes Attempted 41
Passes Completed 26
Had Intercepted 1
Tackled Attempting to Pass 4
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 32
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 320
Punts 2
Average Distance 41.0
Punt Returns 1
Punt Return Yardage 9
Kickoff Returns 5
Kickoff Return Yardage 84
Interception Return Yardage 0
Fumbles 2
Own Fumbles Recovered 2
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 4
Yards Penalized 28
Total Points Scored 20
Touchdowns 2
Rushing 1
Passing 1
Returns 0
Extra Points 2
Field Goals 2
Fields Goals Attempted 4
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 7/14
Fourth-Down Efficiency 0/0
Time of Possession 25:21
NEWYORK GIANTS
Total First Downs 24
Rushing 10
Passing 13
Penalty 1
Total Net Yardage 399
Total Offensive Plays 64
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 6.2
Rushes 38
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 136
Average Yards per Rush 3.6
Passes Attempted 25
Passes Completed 22
Had Intercepted 0
Tackled Attempting to Pass 1
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 5
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 263
Punts 3
Average Distance 46.0
Punt Returns 1
Punt Return Yardage 25
Kickoff Returns 4
Kickoff Return Yardage 53
Interception Return Yardage -7
Fumbles 0
Own Fumbles Recovered 0
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 6
Yards Penalized 48
Total Points Scored 39
Touchdowns 5
Rushing 2
Passing 3
Returns 0
Extra Points 4
Field Goals 1
Fields Goals Attempted 1
Safeties 1
Third-Down Efficiency 6/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency 1/2
Time of Possession 34:39
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Elway 22/37 304 1 1
Kubiak 4/4 48 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Elway 6 27 1 10
Willhite 4 19 0 11
Sewell 3 4 0 12
Lang 2 2 0 4
Winder 4 0 0 3
 
 
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Johnson 5 121 1 54
Willhite 5 39 0 11
Winder 4 34 0 14
M. Jackson 3 51 0 24
Watson 2 54 0 31
Sampson 2 20 0 11
Mobley 2 17 0 11
Sewell 2 12 0 7
Lang 1 4 0 4
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
None -- -- -- --
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Horan 2 41.0 42 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Willhite 1/1 9 9 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Bell 3 48 28 0
Lang 2 36 23 0
Offense
Player Pos
Bryan, Billy C
Bryan, Billy G
Cooper, Mark G
Lanier, Ken T
Studdard, David T
Kay, Clarence TE
Johnson, Vance WR
Watson, Steve WR
Willhite, Gerald RB
Winder, Sammy RB
Elway, John QB
Defense
Player Pos
Kragen, Greg NT
Jones, Rulon DE
Townsend, Andre DE
Jackson, Tom OLB
Ryan, Jim OLB
Hunley, Ricky ILB
Mecklenburg, Karl ILB
Harden, Mike CB
Wright, Louis CB
Wright, Louis FS
Smith, Dennis SS
Substitutes
Player
Bell, Kenny
Colorito, Tony
Comeaux, Darren
Dennison, Rick
Fletcher, Simon
Freeman, Mike
Gilbert, Freddie
Hackett, Joey
Haynes, Mark
Horan, Mike
Jackson, Mark
Karlis, Rich
Kubiak, Gary
Lang, Gene
Lilly, Tony
Micho, Bobby
Mobley, Orson
Remsberg, Dan
Robbins, Randy
Sampson, Clint
Sewell, Steven
Wilson, Steve
Woodard, Ken
Did Not Play
Player
 
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Simms 22/25 268 3 0
 
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Morris 20 67 1 11
Simms 3 25 0 22
Rouson 3 22 0 18
Galbreath 4 17 0 7
Carthon 3 4 0 2
Anderson 2 1 1 2t
Rutledge 3 0 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Bavaro 4 51 1 17
Morris 4 20 0 12
Carthon 4 13 0 7
Robinson 3 62 0 36
Manuel 3 43 0 17
McConkey 2 50 1 44
Rouson 1 23 0 23
Mowatt 1 6 1 6t
 
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
Patterson 1 -7 7 0
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Landeta 3 46.0 59 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
McConkey 1/1 25 25 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Rouson 3 56 22 0
Flynn 1 -3 3 0
Offense
Player Pos
Oates, Bart C
Ard, Billy G
Godfrey, Chris G
Benson, Brad T
Nelson, Karl T
Bavaro, Mark TE
Manuel, Lionel WR
Robinson, Stacy WR
Carthon, Maurice RB
Morris, Joe FB
Simms, Phil QB
Defense
Player Pos
Burt, Jim NT
Marshall, Leonard DE
Martin, George DE
Banks, Carl OLB
Taylor, Lawrence OLB
Carson, Harry ILB
Reasons, Gary ILB
Patterson, Elvis CB
Patterson, Elvis CB
Welch, Herb FS
Hill, Kenny SS
Substitutes
Player
Allegre, Raul
Anderson, Ottis
Collins, Mark
Dorsey, Eric
Flynn, Tom
Galbreath, Tony
Headen, Andy
Howard, Erik
Hunt, Byron
Johnson, Bobby L.
Johnson, Damian
Johnson, Pepper
Johnston, Brian
Jones, Robbie
Landeta, Sean
Lasker, Greg
McConkey, Phil
Miller, Solomon
Mowatt, Zeke
Roberts, William
Roberts, William
Rutledge, Jeff
Sally, Jerome
Did Not Play
Player