Super Bowl XV
Date: January 25, 1981
Venue: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
MVP: Jim Plunkett (QB, Oakland)
Recap: A 33-year-old Jim Plunkett wasn’t supposed to be in Super Bowl XV– or the entire Oakland Raiders for that matter. But Plunkett turned back the clock and the Raiders made history as they became the first wild card team to win a championship after they easily defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-to-10.BET ON SPORTS
The Raiders quarterback completed 13-of-21 passes with 261 yards and 3 touchdowns and was named the Super Bowl XV MVP. One touchdown was an 80-yard bomb to running back Kenny King. It ranks 3rd all-time for the longest pass completion in Super Bowl history. The Raiders beat Houston (27-7), Cleveland (14-12) and San Diego (34-27) in the playoffs.