NFL media put out a Super Bowl mashup today worthy of an introductory quote from the immortal Sylvester Stallone.
You can watch the highlight video here and keep reading for a roundup of the NFL’s best moment from each Super Bowl.
SUPER BOWL VII: LARRY CSONKA DOING “CSONK” THINGS
Before “Gronk,” there was “Csonk,” a mustachioed fullback with a sparse facemask and a perpetually broken nose. Csonka rushed for 112 yards and busted out a 49-yarder to help defeat the Redskins in the franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance.
SUPER BOWL XVII: JOHN RIGGINS FOR THE WIN
Riggins threw an infamous forearm shiver to convert a fourth-and-1 and break free for a 43-yard touchdown to give the Redskins the lead in the fourth quarter. The “Diesel” set Super Bowl records for most rushing attempts (38) and yards (166) in his MVP performance.
SUPER BOWL XVIII: MARCUS ALLEN REVERSES FIELD
Allen led the Raiders to victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Redskins with an MVP performance defined by a 74-yard run, the longest in Super Bowl history at that point.
SUPER BOWL XXII: RICKY SANDERS SCORES TWICE
After falling behind 0-10 in the first quarter, the Redskins scored 42 unanswered points to blow out the Denver Broncos. MVP Doug Williams threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns. A 50-yard bullet to Ricky Sanders was the duo’s second scoring play of the second quarter.
SUPER BOWL XXVI: RYPIEN TO CLARK
Mark Rypien became the third starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl under Joe Gibbs, throwing for 292 yards and two touchdowns. His 30-yard touchdown pass to Gary Clark sapped Buffalo’s momentum after the Bills scored 10 consecutive points in the third quarter.
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