2019 Atlanta Super Bowl Countdown: Super Bowl XXI

After two simultaneous disappointing campaigns in the 2017 NFL season, the New York Giants and Denver Broncos bring their high draft picks and rising hopes on the Road to Super Bowl 53, looking for a rebound. But in 1987, the two faced off in Super Bowl XXI.

Big Blue would go on to win Super Bowl XXI, as the New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos, 39-20, in front of 101,063 people at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on January 25, 1987.

New York would go on to score a record 30 points during the second-half of Super Bowl XXI. The MVP of Super Bowl XXI, Giants quarterback Phil Simms, scrambled for three touchdowns during the big game, leading his team to their first Super Bowl victory.

CBS broadcasted the game in 1987, with a total of 87.2 million viewers watching Super Bowl XXI. The cost of a 30 second commercial was up to $600,000, a major increase from Super Bowl XX. Pat Summerall and John Madden were both announcers at the Super Bowl in 1987. And the National Anthem was sung by Willie Davis. The halftime show was a “Salute to Hollywood‘s 100th Anniversary” with Southern Californiahigh school drill teams and dancers.


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