Super Bowl moment No. 43: Jim Plunkett and Kenny King connect on broken play
As we count down to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, it’s time to look back on the magical and memorable moments in the 49 previous Super Bowls. FOX Sports senior NFL writer Alex Marvez has ranked the 50 greatest moments in the big game’s big history, and every weekday from now until Feb. 7 we’ll unveil the latest addition to our countdown. Today, we look back at moment No. 43 when the Raiders burned the Eagles in the Bayou in Super Bowl XV.
The longest touchdown pass in Super Bowl history came as the result of a broken play.
Oakland quarterback Jim Plunkett found no open receivers as his pocket crumbled amid a strong Philadelphia pass rush. So Plunkett slipped outside to his left and lofted a 20-yard pass to running back Kenny King just over the outstretched arms of Eagles defensive back (and future NFL head coach) Herm Edwards.
King ran the remaining 60 yards into the end zone to give Oakland a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter.
The Eagles failed to pull within double-digits for the rest of the game as Plunkett, who had hit a major career slump two years earlier, went on to earn MVP honors.
Here are highlights from Super Bowl XV.
Final score: Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10