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Posted: January 26,1987

Super Bowl XXI MVP: Phil Simms wire reports

Phil Simms

Phil Simms put on a display of precision passing unmatched in Super Bowl history and led the Giants to a 39-20 victory over Denver.

Simms set a record by completing 22 of 25 passes, including 10 in a row in the second half. He passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns.

The Giants briefly held the lead in the first half, their score coming on a 6-yard pass from Simms to tight end Zeke Mowatt, but they trailed 10-9 at halftime. New York opened the second half with a 63-yard drive that culminated in Simms' 13-yard scoring strike to tight end Mark Bavaro.

After a field goal and a rushing score by Joe Morris, Simms threw for his third touchdown, a 6-yard pass to wide receiver Phil McConkey. The 24 unanswered points put the game out of reach and Simms was a perfect 10-for-10 as the Giants set a record with 30 second-half points.