Former Missouri Tigers Justin and Aldon Smith were non factors in the 49ers 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII. Justin, the perennial pro bowler had just three solo tackles. Aldo, had two tackles and just one quarterback hit.
Baltimore’s Joe Flacco was named the MVP. He was 22 of 33 for 285 yards and three touchdowns. He joins Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks to throw 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in a postseason. Certainly not a couple of ordinary Joe’s. Kurt Warner with the Rams also threw 11 touchdowns, but he had one interception during their Super Bowl run.
Curley Culp, Chiefs defensive tackle for their Super Bowl IV team was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, on Saturday becoming the fifth player from that championship team to be enshrined. Culp is a member of the Chiefs 25-Year All-Time Team. He led the Chiefs in sacks (9) in 1973 and totaled five fumble recoveries while playing for Kansas City.
Born on March 10, 1946, Culp was drafted by the Denver Broncos, during the second round of the 1968 AFL Draft but was later traded to Kansas City, prior to the season. He appeared in 82 games for the Chiefs and after six-plus seasons, Culp was traded to the Houston Oilers in 1974 and played eight more seasons with Houston (1974-80) and Detroit (1980-81), earning four Pro Bowl berths during his time with the Oilers.