The NFL's annual Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports. With more than 100 million viewers tuning in around the globe, it's an opportunity for athletes to cement their legacies under the brightest of lights.
Super Bowl 56 will be no different with an exciting matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. One way for some players to etch their lasting mark is by going after some Super Bowl records. Let's dive into the record for most passing touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
Who Has the Most Passing Touchdowns in a Super Bowl?
The current Super Bowl passing touchdowns record is two-NFL MVP and six-time All-Pro quarterback Steve Young. The three-time Super Bowl winner spent his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers, setting the record at six.
Young recorded six passing touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX (29), on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995. The 49ers ended up as champions that year, beating the Chargers by a score of 49-26.
Most Passing Touchdowns in a Super Bowl
1. Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers — Super Bowl XXIX — 6 Passing Touchdowns
2. Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXIV — 5 Passing Touchdowns
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks — Super Bowl XLIX — 4 Passing Touchdowns
4. Troy Aikman, Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills — Super Bowl XXVII — 4 Passing Touchdowns
5. Doug Williams, Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXII — 4 Passing Touchdowns
6. Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys — Super Bowl XIII — 4 Passing Touchdowns
7. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs — Super Bowl LV — 3 Passing Touchdowns
8. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Super Bowl LII — 3 Passing Touchdowns
9. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots — Super Bowl LII — 3 Passing Touchdowns
10. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers — Super Bowl XLVII — 3 Passing Touchdowns
Which Team Recorded the Most Passing Touchdowns in Super Bowl?
The 1994 San Francisco 49ers own the team record for passing touchdowns recorded in a Super Bowl. San Francisco recorded six passing touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl 29 on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995. The 49ers did end up winning that contest, 49-26.
The Los Angeles Rams' Matthew Stafford and Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow are names to watch out for in Super Bowl LVI. Between the regular season and playoffs, Stafford has thrown a combined 47 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Burrow has been impressive in his own right as a sophomore, throwing 38 combined touchdowns since the season began.
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