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First Touchdown in the Super Bowl

Posted by Andrew McKillop on February 5, 2011

Updated: 2/7/2011

Scoring the first touchdown in the Super Bowl is an important momentum carrying feat.  The first team to score a touchdown in the Super Bowl is 31-13 all-time in the game.

Listed below is a breakdown of all the teams that were the first to score touchdowns in Super Bowl games.

Legend: Abbreviations, SB (Super Bowl), Tm  (Team), Drv (Drive Touchdown was Scored), Qtr (Quarter), Time (Time Remaining in Qtr), Type (Type of Play), INT (Interception)

SB Tm Drv Qtr Time Type Yds Players
1 GB W 2 1 6:04 Pass 37-yds Bart Starr to Max McGee
2 GB W 3 2 10:50 Pass 62-yds Bart Starr to Boyd Dowler
3 NYJ W 4 2 9:03 Run 4-yds Matt Snell
4 KC W 5 2 5:34 Run 5-yds Mike Garrett
5 BALC W 4 2 14:10 Pass 75-yds Johnny Unitas to John Mackey
6 DAL W 5 2 1:15 Pass 7-yds Roger Staubach to Lance Alworth
7 MIA W 3 1 0:01 Pass 28-yds Bob Griese to Howard Twilley
8 MIA W 1 1 9:33 Run 5-yds Larry Csonka
9 PIT W 9 3 13:25 Run 9-yds Franco Harris
10 DAL 2 1 10:24 Pass 29-yds Roger Staubach to Drew Pearson
11 OAK W 5 2 7:10 Pass 1-yd Ken Stabler to Dave Casper
12 DAL W 3 1 4:29 Run 3-yds Tony Dorsett
13 PIT W 1 1 9:47 Pass 28-yds Terry Bradshaw to John Stallworth
14 LARM 2 1 2:44 Run 1-yd Cullen Bryant
15 OAK W 1 1 8:56 Pass 2-yds Jim Plunkett to Cliff Branch
16 SF W 2 1 5:52 Run 1-yd Joe Montana
17 MIA 2 1 8:11 Pass 76-yds David Woodley to Jimmy Cefalo
18 OAK W N/A 1 10:08 Blocked Punt 0-yds Derrick Jensen
19 SF W 2 1 3:12 Pass 33-yds Joe Montana to Carl Monroe
20 CHI W 5 1 0:23 Run 11-yds Matt Suhey
21 NYG W 1 1 5:27 Pass 6-yds Phil Simms to Zeke Mowatt
22 DEN 1 1 13:03 Pass 56-yds John Elway to Ricky Nattiel
23 CIN 9 3 0:34 Kick Return 93-yds Stanford Jennings
24 SF W 1 1 10:06 Pass 20-yds Joe Montana to Jerry Rice
25 BUF 3 2 12:30 Run 1-yd Don Smith
26 WAS W 5 2 9:54 Pass 10-yds Mark Rypien to Earnest Byner
27 BUF 2 1 10:00 Run 2-yds Thurman Thomas
28 BUF 3 2 12:26 Run 4-yds Thurman Thomas
29 SF W 1 1 13:36 Pass 44-yds Steve Young to Jerry Rice
30 DAL W 2 1 5:23 Pass 3-yds Troy Aikman to Jay Novacek
31 GB W 1 1 11:28 Pass 54-yds Brett Favre to Andre Rison
32 GB 1 1 10:58 Pass 22-yds Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman
33 DEN W 1 1 3:55 Run 1-yd Howard Griffith
34 STL W 6 3 7:20 Pass 9-yds Kurt Warner to Torry Holt
35 BAL W 3 1 6:50 Pass 38-yds Trent Dilfer to Brandon Stokley
36 NE W N/A 2 8:49 INT Return 47-yds Ty Law
37 TB W 7 2 6:24 Run 2-yds Mike Alstott
38 NE W 6 2 3:05 Pass 5-yds Tom Brady to Deion Branch
39 PHI 5 2 9:55 Pass 6-yds Donovan McNabb to L.J. Smith
40 PIT W 5 2 1:55 Run 1-yd Ben Roethlisberger
41 CHI 1 1 14:46 Kick Return 92-yds Devin Hester
42 NE 1 2 14:57 Run 1-yd Laurence Maroney
43 PIT W 2 2 14:01 Run 1-yd Gary Russell
44 IND 2 1 0:36 Pass 19-yds Peyton Manning to Pierre Garcon
45 GB W 2 1 3:44 Pass 29-yds Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson

 

References: USA Today Super Bowl Play-by-Plays, Professional Football Researchers Association, NFL.com Game Center: Super Bowl 44, NFL.com Game Center: Super Bowl 45

 

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