Biggest Halftime Lead in Super Bowl History

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In this Jan. 31, 1988, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Timmy Smith (36) goes around Denver Broncos linebacker Jim Ryan (50) on a long run during NFL football's Super Bowl XXII in San Diego.
(AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jan 19, 2024, 10:47 AM

The biggest halftime lead in Super Bowl history is 25 points.

In Super Bowl XXI, the Redskins led the Broncos 35-10 at the half. In fact, Washington scored 35 points in the second quarter. That still is good for the most points scored in a single quarter in Super Bowl history.

Washington won the game, 42-10.

Biggest Comeback in Super Bowl History

The biggest comeback in Super Bowl history is the Patriots’ 25-point comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

The Patriots trailed 28-3 late in the third quarter before successfully mounting five unanswered scoring drives throughout the final 20 minutes of regulation and overtime. They eventually won, 34-28.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”