Super Bowl 21 logo, New York Giants 39VS Denver Broncos 20, MVP Phil Simms

Super Bowl XXI (21)
Team Drive Chart



New York Giants
39
Denver Broncos
20
New York Giants Superbowl XXI Ring

Coaches


New York Giants:
Bill Parcells
Denver Broncos:
Dan Reeves

Half Time Show


Headliner: Southern California-area high school drill teams and dancers.

Location


Rose Bowl Stadium
Pasadena, CA

Date: August 18, 1970
Attendance: 101,063

MVP


Phil Simms
Quarterback (QB)
New York Giants

*Denver won coin toss and elected to receive.

First Quarter

Denver Broncos (15:00)


Allegre kick to D 1 Lang 23 return (Flynn).
DEN 241–10Elway 10 run evading pass rush (Carson).
DEN 341–10Winder 1 run left (Marshall).
DEN 352–9 Willhite 2 run wide right (Banks).
DEN 373–7Elway 24 pass to M. Jackson middle (Collins).
NYG 39 1–10Elway 5 pass to Winder middle (Reasons).
NYG 342–5Winder 3 run right (Banks).
NYG 313–2Winder run right no gain (Banks). New York–first time out.
NYG 314–2Karlis 48–yard field goal (10:51).
Denver scoring drive: 45 yards 7 plays 4:09.

Denver 3 New York 0

New York Giants (10:51)


Karlis kick to NY 4 Rouson 18 return (Dennison Bell).
NYG 221–10Simms 17 pass to Manuel middle (Wright).
NYG 391–10Simms 9 pass to Bavaro middle (Smith).
NYG 482–1Morris 11 run wide right (Foley).
DEN 411–10Simms 2 pass to Morris right (Ryan Wright).
DEN 39 2–8Morris 11 run left. Play nullified and New York penalized 10 for holding (Bavaro).
DEN 49 2–18Morris 8 run right (Foley).
DEN 413–10Simms 18 pass to Robinson left (Wilson).
DEN 23 1–10Morris run right no gain (Mecklenburg Hunley).
DEN 232–10Simms 17 pass to Bavaro middle (Robbins).
DEN 61–goalSimms 6 pass to Mowatt middle end zone touchdown (5:27). Allegre kicked extra point.
New York scoring drive: 78 yards 9 plays 5:24.

New York 7 Denver 3

Denver Broncos (5:27)


Allegre kick to D 14 Bell 28 return (Flynn).
DEN 421–10Elway 14 pass to Winder left (Carson).
NYG 441–10Elway 11 pass to Mobley right (Patterson).
NYG 331–10Elway 9 screen pass to Winder left. New York penalized 12 (half the distance) for late hit (Carson). New York penalized 6 (half the distance) for unsportsmanlike conduct (Taylor). Denver–first time out.
NYG 61–goalSewell run wide right loss of 3 (Patterson).
NYG 92–goalElway 5 pass to V. Johnson middle (Reasons).
NYG 43–goalElway 4 quarterback draw middle touchdown (2:06). Karlis kicked extra point.
Denver scoring drive: 58 yards 6 plays 3:21.

Denver 10 New York 7

New York Giants (2:06)


Karlis kick to NY 7 Rouson 16 return (Robbins).
NYG 23 1–10Simms 7 screen pass to Morris (Townsend).
NYG 302–3Morris 4 run left (Woodard Lilly).
NYG 341–10Anderson run left loss of 1 (Mecklenburg).

END OF FIRST QUARTER:


Denver 10 New York 7


Second Quarter

NYG 332–11Morris 8 run off left tackle (Lilly).
NYG 413–3Simms pass to McConkey middle overthrown incomplete.
NYG 414–3Landeta 59 punt touchback.

Denver Broncos (14:00)

DEN 201–10Lang run wide right loss of 2 (Taylor).
DEN 18 2–12Elway pass to Mobley left incomplete.
DEN 183–12 Elway 54 pass to V. Johnson deep middle (Welch).
NYG 281–10Elway 6 screen pass to Winder left (T. Johnson).
NYG 222–4Elway pass to Willhite left incomplete.
NYG 223–4Elway 6 pass to Mobley left flat (Welch).
NYG 161–10Lang 4 run middle (T. Johnson).
NYG 122–6Elway 4 pass to Lang right (Patterson).
NYG 8 3–2Elway 7 pass to Sewell right (Hill).
NYG 11–goalElway sweep right loss of 1 (Taylor).
NYG 22–goalWillhite run middle no gain (Carson).
NYG 23–goalWinder sweep left loss of 4 (Banks).
NYG 64–goal Karlis’s 23–yard field–goal attempt was wide right.

New York Giants (7:40)

NYG 20 1–10Simms 12 pass to Bavaro middle (Smith).
NYG 32 1–10Simms 8 pass to Robinson middle (Hunley).
NYG 402–2Carthon 1 run middle (Jones).
NYG 413–1Morris 4 run left (Haynes).
NYG 451–10Simms 1 pass to Carthon right flat (Woodard).
NYG 462–9Morris 1 run off left tackle (Gilbert).
NYG 47 3–8Simms pass to Robinson left incomplete.
NYG 474–8 Landeta 38 punt Willhite fair catch.

Denver Broncos (3:33)

DEN 151–10Elway sacked loss of 2 (Marshall).
DEN 132–12Elway pass to Kay middle incomplete.
DEN 133–12Elway sacked loss of 13 (Martin) safety (2:46).

Denver 10 New York 9

New York Giants (2:46)


Horan free kick to NY 28 Flynn return loss of 3 (Micho).
NYG 251–10Simms pass to Morris loss of 1 (Hunley). Two–Minute Warning.
NYG 242–11Simms 7 screen pass to Carthon (Ryan).
NYG 313–4Simms pass to Bavaro middle overthrown incomplete.
NYG 314–4Landeta 41 punt Willhite 9 return (Rouson).

Denver Broncos (1:05)

DEN 371–10Elway pass to Sewell right dropped incomplete.
DEN 37 2–10Elway 31 pass to Watson right (Patterson).
NYG 321–10Elway 11 shovel pass to Willhite (Taylor). Denver–second time out (:43)
NYG 211–10Elway pass to Sewell right dropped incomplete.
NYG 212–10Elway pass to V. Johnson incomplete. Play nullified and New York penalized 5 for offsides (Burt).
NYG 162–5Elway pass to Willhite middle incomplete.
NYG 16 3–5Elway pass to Mobley in end zone incomplete.
NYG 164–5Karlis’s 34–yard field–goal attempt was wide right.

New York Giants (:13)

NYG 201–10Simms knelt down loss of 2.

END OF SECOND QUARTER:


Denver 10 New York 9


Third Quarter

New York Giants (15:00)


Karlis kick to NY 15 Rouson 22 return (Harden).
NYG 371–10Morris 3 run wide right (Foley).
NYG 402–7Simms 4 pass to Carthon right flat (Townsend).
NYG 443–3Morris 2 run wide right (Wright).
NYG 464–1Rutledge 2 quarterback sneak (Ryan).
NYG 48 1–10Simms 12 pass to Morris left (Mecklenburg).
DEN 401–10Simms 23 pass to Rouson left (Foley).
DEN 171–10Morris 3 run wide right (Woodard).
DEN 142–7Simms 1 pass to Carthon right (Wright).
DEN 13 3–6Simms 13 pass to Bavaro middle touchdown (10:08). Denver penalized 5 for offsides (Jones) assessed on kickoff. Allegre kicked extra point.
New York scoring drive: 63 yards 9 plays 4:52.

New York 16 Denver 10

Denver Broncos (10:08)


NewYork penalized 5 for offsides (Patterson) Allegre kick to D 1 Lang 13 return (Hunt).
DEN 14 1–10Elway pass to V. Johnson deflected (Martin) incomplete.
DEN 14 2–10Elway 5 pass to V. Johnson right (Carson).
DEN 193–5Elway pass to Willhite right underthrown incomplete.
DEN 194–5Horan 42 punt McConkey 25 return (Woodard).

New York Giants (9:01)

DEN 361–10Morris 7 run wide right (Ryan).
DEN 29 2–3Morris run wide right loss of 2 (Hunley).
DEN 31 3–5Morris 9 run off left tackle (Wilson).
DEN 22 1–10Rouson 1 run middle (Woodard).
DEN 21 2–9Simms 9 pass to Manuel middle (Wright).
DEN 121–10Carthon 2 run right (Mecklenburg).
DEN 102–8Simms 5 run evading pass rush (Hunley). New York–first time out (4:42)
DEN 53–3Morris 1 run left (Ryan Jones).
DEN 44–2Allegre 21–yard field goal (3:54).
New York scoring drive: 32 yards 8 plays 5:07.

New York 19 Denver 10

Denver Broncos (3:54)


Allegre kick into end zone touchback.
DEN 20 1–10Elway pass to Watson right incomplete.
DEN 202–10Elway 8 pass to Willhite right (Marshall).
DEN 283–2Elway pass to Mobley right incomplete.
DEN 28 4–2Horan 40 punt McConkey fair catch.

New York Giants (2:38)

NYG 32 1–10Morris 2 run right (Hunley).
NYG 342–8Simms 17 pass to Manuel right (Smith).
DEN 491–10Morris 4 run wide right (Hunley).
DEN 452–6Simms 44 flea–flicker pass to McConkey deep left (Haynes).
DEN 11–goalMorris 1 run wide right touchdown (:24). Allegre kicked extra point.
New York scoring drive: 68 yards 5 plays 2:14.

New York 26 Denver 10

Denver Broncos (:24)


Allegre kick into end zone touchback.
DEN 20 1–10Elway sacked recovered own fumble loss of 11 (Marshall).

END OF THIRD QUARTER:


New York 26 Denver 10


Fourth Quarter

DEN 92–21Denver penalized 4 (half the distance) for false start (Lanier).
DEN 52–25 Elway pass to M. Jackson deep intercepted at D 35 Patterson return loss of 7. New York penalized 10 for illegal block (Williams).

New York Giants (14:46)

NYG 481–10Morris run left no gain (Jones).
NYG 48 2–10Simms 36 pass to Robinson deep left (Smith).
DEN 161–10Morris 1 run right (Hunley).
DEN 15 2–9Simms pass to Bavaro in end zone incomplete. Play nullified and Denver penalized 14 for pass interference (Wright).
DEN 11–goalMorris run wide right no gain (Wright).
DEN 12–goalSimms sacked loss of 5 (Gilbert Woodard).
DEN 63–goalSimms 6 pass to McConkey off Bavaro’s deflection touchdown (10:56). Allegre kicked extra point. Denver penalized 5 for offsides on extra–point attempt assessed on kickoff.
New York scoring drive: 52 yards 6 plays 3:50.

New York 33 Denver 10

Denver Broncos (10:56)


Allegre kick to D 10 Bell no return fumbled Hackett recovered for Denver at D 16.
DEN 161–10Elway 10 pass to V. Johnson right (Lasker).
DEN 261–10 Elway 4 screen to Willhite middle (Banks).
DEN 302–6Elway 16 pass to M. Jackson middle (Welch).
DEN 46 1–10Elway 5 pass to Willhite left (Lasker).
NYG 492–5Elway 11 pass to M. Jackson right (Banks).
NYG 38 1–10 Sewell 12 run wide left (Welch).
NYG 261–10Willhite 6 run left (Banks).
NYG 20 2–4Elway pass to Kay right overthrown incomplete.
NYG 203–4Elway 5 draw middle (Collins).
NYG 151–10Sewell run wide right loss of 5 (Banks).
NYG 202–15Elway 8 run evading pass rush (Carson).
NYG 12 3–7Elway 1 run evading pass rush (Banks).
NYG 11 4–6Karlis 28–yard field goal (6:01).
Denver scoring drive: 73 yards 12 plays 4:55.

New York 33 Denver 13

New York Giants (6:01)


Karlis onside kick to D 46 B. Johnson covered for New York no return.
DEN 46 1–10Rouson 18 run wide right (Wilson).
DEN 281–10Rouson 3 run left (Jones).
DEN 252–7Carthon 1 run left (Ryan).
DEN 24 3–6Simms 22 bootleg left (Haynes Kragen).
DEN 21–goalAnderson 2 run middle touchdown (3:18). Allegre missed extra point.
New York scoring drive: 46 yards 5 plays 2:43.

New York 39 Denver 13

Denver Broncos (3:18)


Allegre kick to D 11 Bell 20 return (Headen).
DEN 311–10Willhite 11 draw left (Banks Collins).
DEN 421–10Elway 11 pass to Willhite right (Taylor).
NYG 471–10Elway pass to Willhite middle incomplete.
NYG 47 2–10Elway pass to Willhite left overthrown incomplete.
NYG 473–10Elway 47 pass to V. Johnson deep middle touchdown (2:06). Karlis kicked extra point.
Denver scoring drive: 69 yards 5 plays 1:12.

New York 39 Denver 20

New York Giants (2:06)


Karlis onside kick to D 44 Mowatt covered for New York no return.
DEN 441–10Galbreath 6 run right (Jones Townsend). Two–Minute Warning.
DEN 382–4Galbreath 6 run middle (Smith).
DEN 321–10Rutledge knelt down loss of 1. Denver–first time out.
DEN 332–11Galbreath 7 run middle (Woodard). Denver–second time out.
DEN 263–4Galbreath run wide right loss of 2 (Fletcher). Denver–third time out.
DEN 284–6Rutledge bootleg left loss of 1 (Woodard Jones).

Denver Broncos (:44)

DEN 291–10Kubiak 9 pass to Sampson middle (Jones).
DEN 382–1Kubiak 5 pass to Sewell right (out of bounds).
DEN 431–10Kubiak 23 pass to Watson left (out of bounds).
NYG 34 1–10Kubiak 11 pass to Sampson left (out of bounds).
NYG 231–10Kubiak sacked loss of 6 (Dorsey).

FINAL SCORE:


New York 39 Denver 20

FINAL RECORDS:


New York 17–2 Denver 13–6

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