Super Bowl Games - Best & Top Ranked
Super Bowl Madness - It is the biggest single sporting event. Here is a list of the best Super Bowl games ever played or watched. Some are about the finish and some are about individual greatness in the biggest game.
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Super Bowl XLII – AFC Champion New England Patriots (18-1) entered the game undefeated against the NFC Champion New York Giants ( 14-6). The most memorable play was Giants quarterback Eli Manning avoiding what looked like a sack, completed a 32-yard pass to wide receiver David Tyree, who made a leaping catch by pinning the ball on his helmet, which put them at New England's 24-yard-line. The Giants go on to win the game.
Super Bowl XXIII - The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers (13-6) defeated the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals (14-5), 20-16. The game is remembered for the 49ers' fourth-quarter game-winning drive. Down 16-13, San Francisco got the ball on their own eight yard line with 3:10 on the clock and marched 92 yards down the field in under three minutes. They then scored the winning touchdown on a Joe Montana pass to John Taylor with just 34 seconds left in the game.
Super Bowl XXXVI - The AFC champion New England Patriots (14–5) win their first Super Bowl by defeating the NFC champion St. Louis Rams (16–3), 20–17, as kicker Adam Vinatieri made a game-winning 48-yard field goal as time expired. The Rams had been 14-point favorites to win the game, making the Patriots' victory one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XLIII - AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2008 season. It was the 43rd Super Bowl. The Steelers (12-4) defeated the Cardinals (9-7) by a score of 27-23, earning their sixth Super Bowl win, and thus securing sole possession of the record for most Super Bowl wins. This broke the three-way, five-victory tie the Steelers themselves achieved alongside the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XL three seasons prior.
Super Bowl III was the third AFL-NFL Championship Game in professional American football, but the first to officially bear the name "Super Bowl". (Although the two previous AFL-NFL Championship Games came to be known, retroactively, as "Super Bowls".) This game is regarded as one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The heavy underdog American Football League (AFL) champion New York Jets (11-3) defeated the National Football League (NFL) champion Baltimore Colts (13-1) by a score of 16–7. It was the first Super Bowl victory for the AFL.
The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers (17–2) defeated the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys (14–5), 35–31. It was the first Super Bowl rematch (the Steelers had previously beaten the Cowboys, 21–17, in Super Bowl X). The game, which was not decided until the final minute, has long been considered one of the best Super Bowls. Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named Super Bowl MVP. Despite throwing one interception, losing two fumbles, and single handedly keeping the Cowboys in the game in the first half, Bradshaw completed 17 out of 30 passes for 318 yards and 4 touchdowns. His 318 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns broke Super Bowl records. Also, his 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter tied Johnny Unitas in Super Bowl V for the longest pass in a Super Bowl. Bradshaw became the first player since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger to win both the Super Bowl MVP and the AP Most Valuable Player Award during the same season.