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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Super Quarterback Flops
By Bob Carter
Special to ESPN Classic

Even great NFL quarterbacks have bad days. Following are some of the biggest QB flops in Super Bowl history.

Craig Morton, Denver, 1978: Morton completed 4 of 15 passes for 39 yards and was intercepted four times in a 27-10 loss to Dallas. He was replaced by Norris Weese in the third quarter.

Earl Morrall, Baltimore, 1969: Morrall, subbing for Johnny Unitas, threw three first-half interceptions in the Colts' 16-7 upset loss to the New York Jets. On the last one, he failed to notice a wide-open Jimmy Orr at the Jets' 10 and threw to another receiver.

Billy Kilmer, Washington, 1973: Kilmer suffered three interceptions against Miami, completing 14 of 28 passes for 104 yards. Jake Scott made two of the interceptions, ran them back for a total of 63 yards, and was voted the game MVP in the Dolphins' 14-7 win.

Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota, 1975: Tarkenton suffered his second straight Super Bowl loss in a 16-6 defeat to Pittsburgh. He completed 11 of 26 passes for 102 yards and had three interceptions as the Viking offense was shut out.

John Elway, Denver, 1990- Elway, who would win a Super Bowl MVP Award in 1999, was badly outdueled by the 49ers' Joe Montana in the Broncos' 55-10 loss. He scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter but hit only 10 of 26 passes for 108 yards and threw two second-half interceptions.

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