Super Bowl XXV

Date: January 27, 1991

Venue: Tampa Stadium (Tampa, Florida)

Attendance: 73,813

Result: New York Giants def. Buffalo Bills, 20–19

MVP: Ottis Anderson (RB, New York)

Recap: With eight seconds to go in the game, Super Bowl XXV between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants was still undecided. And the decision rested on a 47-yard field goal attempt from Bills kicker Scott Norwood. The kick missed “wide right” and the Giants held on to a 20-to-19 win—the closest Super Bowl game ever.
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New York had a deliberate and patient offense creating 40:33 minutes of game time possession versus their opponents’ 19:27. Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler completed 20-of-32 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown. Giants running back Ottis Anderson rushed 21 times for 122 yards and 1 TD to bag the Super Bowl XXV MVP.


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