3. Joe Montana’s touchdown pass to John Taylor in Super Bowl XXII
Down 16-13 with 3:10 left in Super Bowl XXII, and pinned back on his own eight-yard line, Joe Montana was about to embark on two of the signature moments of his career. Before that game-deciding drive began, the legend of “Joe Cool” was born, when Joe Montana casually pointed out John Candy’s presence in the stands; it was a symbol of how cool and collected he was, even under the pressure of that moment. Montana then went out and orchestrated an 11-play, 92-yard, capped off with this ten-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor, who beat his defender on a post route towards the endzone. Even after throwing for 357 yards and two touchdowns that day, Montana surprisingly wasn’t the MVP of the game.