Jan. 25, 1987
MVP: Phil Simms, QB, New York
Denver Broncos 20, New York Giants 39
Super Bowl XXI was an American football game between the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos and the National Football Conference champion New York Giants to decide the National Football League champion for the 1986 season. The Giants defeated the Broncos by the score of 39�20, winning their first ever Super Bowl and their first title since 1956. The game was played on January 25, 1987, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
This was the Broncos’ second Super Bowl appearance. Led largely through the play of quarterback John Elway and a defense that led the in fewest yards allowed, Denver posted an 11-5 regular season record and two narrow playoff victories. The Giants, led by quarterback Phil Simms, running back Joe Morris and their “Big Blue Wrecking Crew” defense, advanced to their first Super Bowl after posting a 14-2 regular season record, and only allowing a combined total of 3 points in their two postseason wins.