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Highest-scoring Super Bowls of all time: San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers combine for 75 points

Super Bowl XXIX: San Diego Chargers v San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl XXIX: San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

The NFL Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events on the planet. With millions tuning in, players' careers are sometimes defined by how they play in these big games.

Sometimes, both offenses throw caution to the wind and go all gas and no brakes.

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Let's take a look at the top five highest-scoring Super Bowls of all-time.


#5, Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Dallas Cowboys, 66 combined points

The Steelers and Cowboys combined for a 26-6 record in the regular season and put on a show in the Super Bowl. The Steelers win a high-octane game 35-31 with Terry Bradshaw named MVP.

13 days until 2022 @ProFootballHOF Game (#Raiders vs. #Jaguars). And # of @SuperBowl XIII; #Steelers 35, #Cowboys 31, @ProFootballHOF QB Terry Bradshaw MVPSteelers: First team to win 3 Super Bowls@JulesForTheBlue @PfgVibe #NFL https://t.co/tOxHFXSE8S

Bradshaw and Roger Staubach threw for a combined seven touchdowns and 546 yards in a game that definitely entertained the crowd.


#4, Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys vs. the Buffalo Bills, 69 combined points

One of the Cowboys’ greatest ever days as they hung 52 on the Buffalo Bills to record their first Super Bowl win in 15 years. Buffalo also became the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls as well (with that run eventually reaching four). Yikes.

27 days until 2022 @ProFootballHOF Game (#Raiders vs. #Jaguars). And # of @SuperBowl XXVII; #Cowboys 52, #Bills 17, QB @TroyAikman MVPBills: Super Bowl record 9 turnovers@JulesForTheBlue @PfgVibe #NFL https://t.co/H88ztwHk8a

Dallas legend Troy Aikman was the MVP, throwing for 273 yards and four touchdowns while only having eight incompletions. Michael Irvin (114 yards, two touchdowns) and Emmitt Smith (108 rushing yards, one touchdown) also played their roles in the huge win.


#3, Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the Oakland Raiders, 69 combined points

Perhaps Jon Gruden's finest hour, but for Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon, not his finest. He threw five interceptions in the 48-21 loss.

The ‘02 Bucs had one of the most dominant championship runs ever. Outscored opponents 96-37 in the playoffs. Trashed a great Raiders team in Super Bowl.

Buccaneers running back Michael Pittman led the waywith 124 yards from 29 carries. The game is largely remembered for Gannon's five interceptions. The Bucs returned three for touchdowns, with two by Dwight Smith and one by legendary linebacker Derrick Brooks.


#2, Super Bowl LII, New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 74 combined points

Nick Foles' finest hour as he hung a 40-burger on Bill Belichick's Patriots defense. He threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns while Tom Brady threw for 505 yards and three touchdowns as Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan all had over 100 yards receiving.

Nick Foles turns 34 today!In Super Bowl LII, he gave us one of the greatest plays in #NFL history: the Philly Special.🎥: @Eagles | #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/QVlro0Owtj

The 41-33 win was a big moment for Eagles fans and will be remembered for that famous "Philly Special" play near the end of the first half. What a game.


#1, Super Bowl XXIX: San Francisco 49ers vs. the San Diego Chargers, 75 combined points

The 49ers became the first franchise to win five Super Bowls in the 49-26 win over the Chargers as Steve Young won the MVP award.

325 yards and SIX touchdowns 😳Steve Young SHOWED OUT in Super Bowl XXIX.Greatest Super Bowl QB performance ever? https://t.co/FxCzftfLVf

Young threw for an astonishing six touchdowns and 325 yards, while receiver Jerry Rice had himself a day, catching 10 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns as the 49ers blew the Chargers off the field.

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