Jalen Hurts joined a list he would have preferred not to join following the Eagles’ 38-35 loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. While he would have rather joined the list of Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, Hurts instead finds himself associated with a list of the greatest Super Bowl performances in a losing cause.
Hurts’ performance against the Chiefs is unquestionably the best performance in a Super Bowl by a losing player. He became the first player ever — regular season or playoffs — to throw for 300 passing yards and run for 70 yards and three touchdown in a game. He further made history by breaking Steve McNair’s Super Bowl record for rushing yards by a quarterback and matching Terrell Davis’ record for rushing touchdowns in a single Super Bowl.
Hurts tops the following list of the greatest performances by a member of a losing Super Bowl team.
2. LB Chuck Howley, Super Bowl V
Howley earns this place in history as the only MVP from a losing Super Bowl team. While his team came up just short against the Colts, Howley did his part by intercepting Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas twice. Howley’s efforts ended up in vein after an interception by Colts linebacker Mike Curtis set up Jim O’Brien’s game-winning field goal with five seconds left.
3. QB Tom Brady, Super Bowl LII
Like every Super Bowl list, Brady is included here on the strength of his record-setting performance against the Eagles. In his third Super Bowl loss, Brady threw for a Super Bowl record 505 yards with three touchdown passes. Making Brady’s performance more impressive was the fact that it was done without the help of Julian Edelman, who missed the entire season with a knee injury.
4. RB Thurman Thomas, Super Bowl XXV
Thomas easily would have won MVP had Scott Norwood’s kick sailed through the uprights at the end of the game. Thomas led both teams with 135 yards on 15 carries that included his…
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Author : Bryan DeArdo
Publish date : 2023-02-13 16:28:23
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