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6 Longest Touchdowns in Super Bowl History

Jacoby Jones, Tramaine Brock
Ravens WR Jacoby Jones' returning kickoff in Super Bowl XLVII against the 49ers | Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

With two generational, yet polar opposite offenses in the aerial attack-minded Kansas City Chiefs and ground-and-pound San Francisco 49ers slated to meet in Super Bowl LIV, it's largely expected that points will be scored in bunches.

In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if one or two LONG touchdowns are broken off. With that in mind, and since we have a week and a half to spare before the intoxicating matchup, let's dive into the history of the longest scores in Super Bowl history.

6. Doug Williams' 80-Yard Touchdown Heave to Ricky Sanders in Super Bowl XXII

Ricky Sanders
Redskins WR Ricky Sanders in Super Bowl XXII | Focus On Sport/Getty Images

With Washington down 10, Williams returned from a leg injury to launch an 80-yard bomb to Sanders. The score was the first seven of 42 unanswered, 35 of which came in the third quarter, the most iconic quarter in Redskins' franchise history.

5. Muhsin Muhammad's 85-Yard TD Reception from Jake Delhomme in Super Bowl XXXVIII

Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammed scoring a TD in Super Bowl XXXVIII
Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammed scoring a TD in Super Bowl XXXVIII

Muhammad's bomb from Delhomme against the Patriots still stands as the longest passing play in Super Bowl history. The Panthers WR broke loose in the secondary and Delhomme launched a picture-perfect rainbow right into his breadbasket.

4. Devin Hester 92-Yard KO Return in Super Bowl XLI

Bears KR Devin Hester in action against the Colts in Super Bowl XLI
Bears KR Devin Hester in action against the Colts in Super Bowl XLI

This electrifying return will go down as one of the most commemorated plays in Bears history, and that's saying something. Hester got the party started against the Colts with a sensational 92-yard touchdown return, gifting Chicago a short-lived lead in Super Bowl XLI. Indy, of course, would go on to win 29-17.

3. Desmond Howard’s 99-Yard KO Return in Super Bowl XXXI

Packers KR Desmond Howard returning a kick in Super Bowl XXXI
Packers KR Desmond Howard returning a kick in Super Bowl XXXI

Green Bay already had two touchdowns of over 50 yards in the game, so it was only fitting that Howard joined in on the fun with an electric 99-yard kickoff return to give the Pack a two-score lead. He rightfully went on to be named MVP of the game.

2. James Harrison's 100-Yard INT Return in Super Bowl XLIII

Steelers LB James Harrison in Super Bowl XLIII
Steelers LB James Harrison in Super Bowl XLIII

Harrison wreaked havoc in the middle of Pittsburgh's defense for YEARS, but this play will absolutely go down as the most coveted of his distinguished career. The world-beating LB deceived Kurt Warner by dropping back into coverage to pick off a slant to Anquan Boldin. Harrison, guided by a wave of blockers down the sidelines, rumbled into the end zone 100 yards later.

1. Jacoby Jones' 108-Yard KO Return in Super Bowl XLVII

Ravens KR Jacoby Jones in Super Bowl XLVII
Ravens KR Jacoby Jones in Super Bowl XLVII

Who could forget this one? Jones utterly ignited the Superdome with the longest play in Super Bowl history to kick off the second half. The Ravens' special teams monster went virtually untouched on a 108-yard TD scamper, one that proved crucial in Baltimore ultimately defeating San Francisco, 34-31.