Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl MVP award on Sunday in a 31-9 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Buccaneers won Super Bowl 55 in emphatic fashion, and Brady led the way by finishing 21 of 29 for 201 yards and three TDs. All three TDs came in the first half, and that helped Brady seal a seventh Super Bowl run.
Where does that MVP performance rank among Brady’s Super Bowl MVP performances? Where does it rank all time? Here is a closer look from 1-55.
55. Chuck Howley, LB, Dallas (V)
Howley had two interceptions in Dallas’ 16-13 loss to Baltimore. Howley is the only player from a losing team to earn MVP honors.
54. Harvey Martin and Randy White, DL, Dallas (XII)
Martin and White shared MVP honors for a defense that limited Denver to 156 yards in the Cowboys’ 27-10 victory.
53. Fred Biletnikoff, WR, Oakland (XI)
Biletnikoff had four catches for 78 yards in a 32-14 blowoutagainst Minnesota. Biletnikoff’s big catches helped set up three Oakland scores.
52. Ottis Anderson, RB, N.Y. Giants (XXV)
Anderson helped the Giants milk the clock against Buffalo’s “K-Gun”with 21 carries for 102 yards and a TD in a 20-19 upset.
51. Len Dawson, QB, Chiefs (IV)
Dawson finished 12 of 17 passing for 142 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 23-7 victory against the Vikings.
50. Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco (XVI)
Montana’s first Super Bowl MVP performance came on a 14 of 22 showing against the Bengals. He finished with 157 yards and a TD in a 26-21 victory.
49. Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay (II)
Starr finished 13 of 24 passing for 202 yards and a TD in a 33-14 win against Oakland.
48. Tom Brady, QB, New England (XXXVI)
Brady led the game-winning field-goal drive and finished 16 of 27 for 145 yards and a TD in a 20-17 victory against the St. Louis Rams.
47. Dexter Jackson, S, Tampa Bay (XXXVII)
Jackson had two of Tampa Bay’s five interceptions in a 48-21 blowout against Oakland.
46. Peyton Manning, QB, Indianapolis (XLI)
Manning won his first Super Bowl with after finishing 25 of 38 for 247 yards, a TD and an interception in a 29-17 victory against Chicago.
45. Larry Brown, CB, Dallas (XXX)
Brown had two clutch interceptions in the second half that helped Dallas preserve a 27-17 victory against the Steelers.
44. Julian Edelman, WR, New England (LIII)
Edelman had 10 catches for 141 yards in a defensive struggle, which the Patriots won 13-3 against the Los Angeles Rams.
43. Deion Branch, WR, New England (XXXIX)
Branch had 11 catches for 133 yards —more than Terrell Owens’ nine catches for 122 yards —in a 24-21 victory against Philadelphia.
42. Roger Staubach, QB, Dallas (VI)
Staubach finished 12 of 19 for 119 yards and two TDs, and he added 18 yards rushing in Dallas’ 24-3 victory against Miami.
41. Malcolm Smith, LB, Seattle (XLVIII)
Smith had nine tackles,a forced fumble and an interception return for a touchdown in a 43-8 win against Denver.
40. John Elway, QB, Denver (XXXIII)
Elway helped the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl titles by going 18 of 29 for 336 yards, a TD and an interception in the 34-19 win against Atlanta.
39. Hines Ward, WR, Pittsburgh (XL)
Ward caught five passes for 123 yards and the game-sealing 43-yard touchdown from Antwaan Randle-El in a 21-10 victory against Seattle.
38. Desmond Howard, WR/KR, Packers (XXXI)
Howard had 244 return yards —including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown —in Green Bay’s 35-21 victory against Dallas.
37. Eli Manning, QB, N.Y. Giants (XLVI)
Manning finished 30 of 40 for 296 yards and a TD in leading the Giants to another upset against New England, this time 21-17.
36. Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh (XIV)
Bradshaw won MVP honors in back-to-back seasons after going 14 of 21 for 309 yards and two TDs —albeit with three interceptions —in a 31-19 victory against the Los Angeles Rams.
35. Joe Namath, QB, N.Y. Jets (III)
Namath was 17 of 28 for 206 yards in a 16-7 victory against Baltimore, but the significance in “The Guarantee” for the AFL still carries weight today.
34. Jake Scott, S, Miami (VII)
Scott had two interceptions, the second in the end zone, to help Miami complete its perfect season with a 14-7 victory against Washington.
33. Ray Lewis, LB, Baltimore (XXXV)
Lewis helped Baltimore dominate the Giants in a 34-7 victory. Lewis had five total tackles and four tipped passes in the victory.
32. Mark Rypien, QB, Washington (XXVI)
Rypien finished 18 of 33 passing for 292 yards, two TDs and an interception in a 37-24 victory against Buffalo.
31. Santonio Holmes, WR, Pittsburgh (XLIII)
Holmes finished with nine catches for 131 yards —including the game-winning six-yard touchdown —in a 27-23 victory against Arizona.
30. Emmitt Smith, Dallas (XXVIII)
Smith helped the Cowboys grind out a Super Bowl victory with 30 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Dallas beat Buffalo 30-13.
29. Jim Plunkett, QB, Oakland (XV)
Plunkett finished 13 of 21 for 261 yards and three TDs in a 27-10 victory against the Eagles.
28. Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore (XLVII)
Flacco completed a red-hot run through the playoffs by going 22 of 33 for 287 yards and three TDs in a 34-31 victory against San Francisco.
27. Richard Dent, DE, Chicago (XX)
Dent had 1.5 sacks and forced two fumbles as part of Chicago’s dominant “46” defense that beat New England 46-10.
26. Von Miller, LB, Denver (50)
Miller’s strip sack against Cam Newton set the tone in a dominant defensive performance against Carolina. Denver won 24-10.
25. Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay (55)
Brady threw three first-half TDs and finished 21 of 29 for 201 yards in a 31-9 blowout against the Chiefs.
24. Larry Csonka, RB, Miami (VIII)
Csonka plowed through Minnesota with 33 carries for 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Miami’s 24-7 victory.
23.Bart Starr, QB, Green Bay (I)
Starr finished 16 of 23 for 250 yards, two TDs and an interception in Green Bay’s 35-10 victory against the Chiefs. It set the tone for great quarterback performances in the Super Bowl.
22. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans (XLIV)
Brees out-dueled Peyton Manning by going 32 of 39 for 288 yards and two TDs in a 31-17 victory against Indianapolis.
21. Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Chiefs (LIV)
Mahomes led a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback with three straight touchdown drives, which shook off two interceptions. He finished with 286 passing yards, 29 rushing yards and three total TDs.
20. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay (XLV)
Rodgers finished 24 of 39 for 304 yards with three TDs and no interceptions in leading Green Bay to a 31-25 victory against Pittsburgh.
19. Eli Manning, QB, N.Y. Giants (XLII)
Manning ruined New England’s perfect season by finishing 19 of 34 for 255 yards, two TDs and an interception in a 17-14 upset, with the signature play coming on a 32-yard pass to David Tyree to set up the game-winning score.
18. Kurt Warner, QB, St. Louis (XXXIV)
Warner finished 24 of 45 for 414 yards and a pair of TDs in St. Louis’ 23-16 win against Tennessee.
17. Tom Brady, QB, New England (XXXVIII)
Brady won a 32-29 shootout with Carolina’s Jake Delhomme by finishing 32 of 48 passing for 354 yards, three TDs and an interception. Brady again led the game-winning field-goal drive.
16. Terrell Davis, RB, Denver (XXXII)
Davis ripped up Green Bay for 30 carries for 157 yards and three TDs in leading Denver to a 31-24 victory.
15. Franco Harris, Pittsburgh (IX)
Harris helped Pittsburgh win its first Super Bowl with 34 carries for 158 yards and a TD in a 16-6 victory against Minnesota.
14. Jerry Rice, WR, San Francisco (XXIII)
Rice had 11 catches for 215 yards and a TD and helped set up Joe Montana for the game-winning drive in a 20-16 victory against Cincinnati.
13. John Riggins, RB, Washington (XVII)
“The Diesel”fueled Washington’s 27-17 victory against Miami with 38 carries for 166 yards, including the go-ahead 43-yard touchdown.
12. Troy Aikman, QB, Dallas (XXVII)
Aikman won his first Super Bowl with a fantastic performance against Buffalo that included finishing 22 of 30 for 273 yards with four TDs and no interceptions in a 52-17 victory.
11. Terry Bradshaw, QB, Pittsburgh (XIII)
Bradshaw rose to the occasion by going 17 of 30 for 318 yards, four TDs and an interception in the Steelers’ thrilling 35-31 victory against Dallas.
10.Tom Brady, QB, New England (XLIX)
Brady finished 37 of 50 for 328 yards with four TDs and two interceptions, and he led the game-winning drive in a 28-24 victory against Seattle.
9. Joe Montana, QB, San Francisco (XIX)
Montana out-dueled Miami’s Dan Marino by going 24 of 35 for 331 yards and three TDs in a 38-16 victory. That gave the 49ers their second Super Bowl victory.
8. Lynn Swann, WR, Pittsburgh (X)
Swann put on an acrobatic display with four catches for 161 yards and a TD in a thrilling 21-17 victory against Dallas.
Foles led the Eagles to an upset of Tom Brady and the Patriots with an incredible performance for the Eagles. Foles passed for 373 yards and three TDs with one interception. He caught a TD pass on a trick play before halftime to give the Eagles a 10-point lead, and he led the game-winning TD drive with a TD pass to Zach Ertz. That complete performance gave the Eagles a 41-33 victory, their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Allen had 20 carries for 191 yards, including the iconic 74-yard touchdown in whichhe reversed field onan amazing runduringa 38-9 victory against Washington.
Simms carved up the Broncos by going 22 of 25 —an 88 percent completion percentage —for 268 yards and three TDs in a 39-20 victory.
Williams became the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl with a historic performance against the Broncos. He finished 18 of 29 passing for 340 yards, four TDs and an interception. That included a legendary 35-point second quarter in a 42-10 victory.
Montana’s final Super Bowl victory might have been his best effort. He finished 22 of 29 for 297 yards and five TDs in a 55-10 blowout against Denver.
Young was nearly flawless duringa performance in whichhe finished 24 of 36 for 325 yards and six TDs in a 49-26 victory against San Diego. That gave San Francisco itsfifth Super Bowl victory.
Brady led the Patriots back from a 28-3 deficit in a thrilling second-half comeback against the Falcons. Brady completed 43 of 62 passes for 466 yards, 2 TDs and one interception and led back-to-back TD drives in regulation and overtime in a 34-28 victory.