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Posted: January 28, 1991

Super Bowl XXV
New York 20, Buffalo 19

SuperBowl.com wire reports

Tampa Stadium
Tampa, Florida
January 27, 1991
Attendance: 73,813
MVP: Ottis Anderson, RB, New York

SCORING
  1 2 3 4 OT T
Buffalo 3 9 0 7   19
New York Giants 3 7 7 3   20
1st Quarter
NYG FG Bahr 28, 7:46
BUF FG Norwood 23, 9:09
2nd Quarter
BUF D. Smith 1 run (Norwood kick), 2:30
BUF safety B. Smith 0, 6:33
NYG Baker 14 pass from Hostetler (Bahr kick),14:35
3rd Quarter
NYG Anderson 1 run (Bahr kick), 9:29
4th Quarter
BUF Thomas 31 run (Norwood kick), 0:08
NYG FG Bahr 21, 7:40
BUFFALO BILLS
Total First Downs 18
Rushing 8
Passing 9
Penalty 1
Total Net Yardage 371
Total Offensive Plays 56
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 6.6
Rushes 25
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 166
Average Yards per Rush 6.6
Passes Attempted 30
Passes Completed 18
Had Intercepted 0
Tackled Attempting to Pass 1
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 7
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 205
Punts 6
Average Distance 38.8
Punt Returns 0
Punt Return Yardage 0
Kickoff Returns 6
Kickoff Return Yardage 114
Interception Return Yardage 0
Fumbles 1
Own Fumbles Recovered 1
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 6
Yards Penalized 35
Total Points Scored 19
Touchdowns 2
Rushing 2
Passing 0
Returns 0
Extra Points 2
Field Goals 1
Fields Goals Attempted 2
Safeties 1
Third-Down Efficiency 1/8
Fourth-Down Efficiency 0/0
Time of Possession 19:27
NEWYORK GIANTS
Total First Downs 24
Rushing 10
Passing 13
Penalty 1
Total Net Yardage 386
Total Offensive Plays 73
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 5.3
Rushes 39
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 172
Average Yards per Rush 4.4
Passes Attempted 32
Passes Completed 20
Had Intercepted 0
Tackled Attempting to Pass 2
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 8
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 214
Punts 4
Average Distance 43.8
Punt Returns 2
Punt Return Yardage 37
Kickoff Returns 3
Kickoff Return Yardage 48
Interception Return Yardage 0
Fumbles 0
Own Fumbles Recovered 0
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 5
Yards Penalized 31
Total Points Scored 20
Touchdowns 2
Rushing 1
Passing 1
Returns 0
Extra Points 2
Field Goals 2
Fields Goals Attempted 2
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 9/16
Fourth-Down Efficiency 0/1
Time of Possession 40:33
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Kelly 18/30 212 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Thomas 15 135 1 31t
Kelly 6 23 0 9
K. Davis 2 4 0 3
Mueller 1 3 0 3
D. Smith 1 1 1 1t
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Reed 8 62 0 20
Thomas 5 55 0 15
K. Davis 2 23 0 19
McKeller 2 11 0 6
Lofton 1 61 0 61
 
 
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
None -- -- -- --
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Tuten 6 38.8 47 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Edwards 0/3 0 ** 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
D. Smith 4 66 24 0
Edwards 2 48 33 0
Offense
Player Pos
Hull, Kent C
Davis, John G
Ritcher, Jim G
Ballard, Howard T
Wolford, Will T
McKeller, Keith TE
Edwards, Al WR
Lofton, James WR
Reed, Andre WR
Thomas, Thurman RB
Kelly, Jim QB
Defense
Player Pos
Wright, Jeff NT
Seals, Leon DE
Smith, Bruce DE
Bennett, Cornelius OLB
Talley, Darryl OLB
Bentley, Ray ILB
Conlan, Shane ILB
Jackson, Kirby CB
Odomes, Nate CB
Kelso, Mark FS
Smith, Leonard P. SS
Substitutes
Player
Bailey, Carlton
Baldinger, Gary
Davis, Kenneth
Drane, Dwight
Frerotte, Mitch
Gardner, Carwelle
Garner, Hal
Hagy, John
Hicks, Cliff
Lingner, Adam
Lodish, Mike
Metzelaars, Pete
Mueller, Jamie
Norwood, Scott
Parker, Glenn
Pike, Mark
Reich, Frank
Rolle, Butch
Smith, Don M.
Tasker, Steve
Tuten, Rick
Williams, James
Did Not Play
Player
Gilbert, Gale
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Hostetler 20/32 222 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Anderson 21 102 1 24
Meggett 9 48 0 17
Carthon 3 12 0 5
Hostetler 6 10 0 5
 
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Ingram 5 74 0 22
Bavaro 5 50 0 19
Cross 4 39 0 13
Baker 2 31 1 17
Meggett 2 18 0 11
Anderson 1 7 0 7
Carthon 1 3 0 3
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
None -- -- -- --
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Landeta 4 43.8 54 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Meggett 2/3 37 20 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Meggett 2 26 16 0
Duerson 1 22 22 0
Offense
Player Pos
Oates, Bart C
Moore, Eric G
Roberts, William G
Elliott, Jumbo T
Riesenberg, Doug T
Bavaro, Mark TE
Cross, Howard TE
Mrosko, Bob TE
Ingram, Mark WR
Anderson, Ottis RB
Hostetler, Jeff QB
Defense
Player Pos
Howard, Erik NT
Marshall, Leonard DE
Banks, Carl OLB
Taylor, Lawrence OLB
CJohnson, Pepper ILB
Collins, Mark CB
Thompson, Reyna CB
Walls, Everson CB
Williams, Perry L. CB
Guyton, Myron FS
Jackson, Greg SS
Substitutes
Player
Abrams, Bobby
Bahr, Matt
Baker, Stephen
Brown, Roger
Carthon, Maurice
Cooks, Johnie
DeOssie, Steve
Dorsey, Eric
Duerson, Dave
Fox, Mike
Kratch, Bob
Kyles, Troy
Landeta, Sean
McGrew, Larry
Meggett, David
Reasons, Gary
Robinson, Stacy
Rouson, Lee
Tillman, Lewis
Washington, John
Whitmore, David
Williams, Brian
Did Not Play
Player
Cavanaugh, Matt