It was the only time in Ken Anderson’s 16-year career that he would reach a Super Bowl. He passed for 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns that day but it wouldn’t be enough to give the Bengals a Lombardi Trophy in their first Super Bowl appearance.
O.J. Simpson rushed for 197 yards that Monday night against the Bengals – but he wasn’t the best offensive player on the field. Anderson, arguably the best quarterback not in the Hall of Fame, enjoyed the finest game of his career, passing for 447 yards and two touchdowns to sink the Bills.
Anderson wound up passing for more yards (32,838) and more touchdowns (197) than any quarterback in his 1971 draft class. He won four NFL passing titles, two in the 1970s and two more in the 1980s, and was the NFL MVP in 1981 when he took the Bengals to their first Super Bowl.
Most persons believe Hall-of-Fame coach Bill Walsh is responsible for jump-starting the career of former Bengals’ quarterback Ken Anderson, but Anderson insists more credit should be given to former assistant Lindy Infante.
(Photo courtesy of New England Patriots) By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network GLENDALE, Ariz.–Let the discussion begin. With his fourth Super Bowl ring, matching the 1980s feat of Joe Montana, where does Tom Brady now rank in the pantheon of NFL quarterbacks? No, not that discussion. The other discussion. The Bill Belichick discussion. Can …