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The Worst Super Bowl Chumps

NFL's title game has seen its share of stinkers
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2009 4:32 PM CST
The Worst Super Bowl Chumps
Quarterback Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls ... but didn't win any.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – With the big game set for Sunday, Fox Sports remembers the 10 worst Super Bowl performances. A sampling:

  • Tony Eason, Patriots, Super Bowl XX: The ’85 Bears were a defense to be feared, and Eason crumbled before them. He was benched in the second after going 0 for 6 passing with one fumble.
  • Craig Morton, Broncos, Super Bowl XII: Morton had the distinction of being the first QB to start a Super Bowl with two different teams, but delivered a poor performance in a loss to the Cowboys.
  • David Woodley, Dolphins, Super Bowl XVII: Woodley was the youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl, but was pulled out after going 4 of 14 passing for 97 yards.

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  • Earl Morrall, Colts, Super Bowl III: The Colts were the favorites for this historic game, but Morrall completed only 6 of 17 passes for 71 yards, and his team lost to the Jets 16-7.
  • Thurman Thomas, Bills, Super Bowl XXVI: Kelly doesn’t deserve all of the blame—Thomas gained only 13 yards from 10 carries as the Bills were routed by the Redskins.
  • Jim Kelly, Bills, Super Bowl XXVI: Kelly lost four consecutive Super Bowls with Buffalo, but this 37-24 defeat, in which Kelly had four interceptions and three fumbles, was the worst.
     
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