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Vote For Williams, Smith For Best Super Bowl Performance

Time for another Talk of America poll.

After watching Von Miller dismantle the Panthers, with two sacks and two forced fumbles against quarterback Cam Newton, and then earning MVP honors, it got the website thinking about which player had the best performance of all-time in the big game.

We've already talked ad nauseam about John Riggins this past week, but in their limited space, TOA chose two Redskins players from the team's 1988 Super Bowl run – Doug Williams and Timmy Smith – as contenders amongst Miller, Marcus Allen, Phil Simms and Kurt Warner.

On Jan. 31, 1988, Williams led the Redskins to their second Super Bowl title with a 42-10 clobbering of the Denver Broncos at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, Calif., and in doing so also became the first African-American quarterback to accomplish such a feat.

His efforts – passing 18-of-29 for 340 yards, four touchdowns and an interception – earned him MVP honors for the game. But he wasn't the lone star.

In that same game, running back Timmy Smith ran for a Super Bowl-record 204 yards rushing – with a long of 58 yards -- and scored two touchdowns as well.

It's hard to go wrong with either pick. Just think about that 35-point second quarter. When will that happen again?




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