Super Bowl XXI

Date: January 25, 1987

Venue: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)

Attendance: 101,063

Result: New York Giants def. Denver Broncos, 39–20

MVP: Phil Simms (QB, New York)

Recap: Led by future hall-of-famers, Denver’s John Elway and New York’s Phil Simms met in Super Bowl XXI and indulged in a close first half as the Broncos held a slim 10-to-9 lead over the Giants at the break. Behind Simms near-perfect game however, the Giants pulled away in the third quarter outscoring the Giants, 17-to-0 before holding on to the 39-20 victory. Simms easily won the Super Bowl XXI MVP as he completed 22-of-25 passes with 268 yards and 3 touchdowns.


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