Tom Brady is busy doing something however taking time to replicate on his unbelievable run as an NFL quarterback. In any case, Brady at all times says that his favourite Tremendous Bowl ring is “the following one,” as he and the Buccaneers will look to defend their title in 2021.
When you’re affected by Brady fatigue, don’t be concerned — nearly all of this text isn’t about him. Whereas he’s largely chargeable for two all-time franchise wins, there are 30 different victories talked about in our rundown of the best win for all 32 groups. In actual fact, Brady is definitely on the dropping finish of a number of video games included on this all-time record.
Among the decisions will probably be considerably anticipated, particularly for franchises which have gained zero championships. Conversely, there will probably be some wins that may shock readers, particularly in relation to naming the best win for groups which have gained a number of championships. Among the wins have occurred over the past a number of years, whereas others befell when single-bar helmets had been nonetheless frequent.
With out additional ado, let’s check out every franchise’s biggest win. We additionally point out every crew’s “runner-up,” a win that deserves point out however was finally not chosen.
Biggest win: 1947 NFL Championship: Cardinals 28, Eagles 21
Runner-up: 2008 NFC Championship Sport: Cardinals 32, Eagles 25
Sarcastically, the Cardinals’ two biggest victories got here in opposition to the identical opponent. Within the ’47 title sport, the Cardinals’ Elmer Angsman, who was born the 12 months the Cardinals gained their first title (in 1925), ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns to steer the Cardinals to their second title. Whereas their offense ran the ball at will, the Cardinals’ protection held Eagles Corridor of Fame halfback Steve Van Buren to simply 26 yards dashing on 18 carries. Van Buren would then lead Philadelphia to back-to-back championships, whereas the Cardinals proceed to attend for his or her subsequent NFL title.
Biggest win: 1998 NFC Championship Sport: Falcons 30, Vikings 27 (OT)
Runner-up: 2016 NFC Championship Sport: Falcons 44, Packers 21
In some of the stunning upsets in NFL postseason historical past, Atlanta’s “Soiled Birds” overcame a 13-point deficit to stun the Vikings, who went 15-1 through the common season. Trailing 27-20, the Falcons caught a break when Vikings kicker Gary Anderson, who didn’t miss a subject purpose through the common season, missed a 38-yard try with 2:07 left. Atlanta capitalized on Anderson’s miss, as Chris Chandler hit Terance Mathis for the game-tying landing with 57 seconds left in regulation. The groups exchanged punts in time beyond regulation earlier than two Chandler completions to tight finish O.J. Santiago and two runs by Jamal Anderson arrange Morton Andersen’s game-winning, 38-yard kick.
Biggest win: 1992 AFC wild-card: Payments 41, Oilers 38 (OT)
Runner-up: 1964 AFL Championship: Payments 20, Chargers 7
Three of Buffalo’s 4 consecutive AFC title wins from 1990-93 included victories over Corridor of Fame quarterbacks John Elway, Dan Marino and Joe Montana. However it was the Payments’ inconceivable wild-card comeback win over the Oilers that stands because the Payments’ biggest win. Trailing 35-3 at the beginning of the second half, 4 landing passes from backup quarterback Frank Reich gave the Payments a fourth-quarter lead. After the Oilers pressured time beyond regulation, an interception by Nate Odomes arrange Steve Christie’s game-winning, 32-yard subject purpose. The win helped the Payments advance to their third of 4 consecutive Tremendous Bowls.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XXXV: Ravens 34, Giants 7
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XLVII: Ravens 34, 49ers 31
Tremendous Bowl XXXV was vindication for the 2000 Ravens’ protection, who solidified their place as an all-time nice unit after holding the Giants to simply 152 whole yards. New York’s offense, two weeks after scoring 41 factors in opposition to the Vikings, didn’t rating a landing in opposition to the Ravens and sport MVP Ray Lewis. Conversely, the Ravens scored touchdowns on offense, protection and particular groups. Duane Starks’ 49-yard decide gave Baltimore a 17-0 lead. Jermaine Lewis’ kickoff return for a landing moments later sealed the win.
Biggest win: 2015 NFC Championship Sport: Panthers 49, Cardinals 15
Runner-up: 2003 NFC Championship Sport: Panthers 14, Eagles 3
After a 15-1 common season, the Panthers dethroned the defending NFC champion Seahawks within the divisional spherical, 31-24. Within the NFC title sport, the Panthers dominated a proficient Cardinals crew, led by league MVP Cam Newton’s 4 touchdowns and 382 all-purpose yards. Linebacker Luke Kuechly returned one of many Panthers’ 4 interceptions of Carson Palmer for a rating, because the ’15 Panthers punched the franchise’s second ticket to the Tremendous Bowl.
Biggest win: 1981 AFC Championship Sport: Bengals 27, Chargers 7
Runner-up: 1988 AFC Championship Sport: Bengals 21, Payments 10
In a sport that was tabbed as “The Freezer Bowl,” Bengals quarterback (and 1981 league MVP) Ken Anderson threw two touchdowns whereas main the Bengals to a win in one of many coldest video games in NFL historical past. Anderson’s passer ranking was greater than twice the quantity of his counterpart, Corridor of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts. Anderson obtained stellar safety all day from Corridor of Fame left sort out Anthony Munoz, who helped the Bengals attain their first Tremendous Bowl.
“Kenny’s benefit was that he threw tight spirals,” stated Fouts, who famous that throwing that day was like “throwing a shoebox within the wind. … I did not at all times throw spirals. In my thoughts, that was the most important a part of us dropping the sport.”
Biggest win: 1964 NFL Championship: Browns 27, Colts 0
Runner-up: 1950 NFL Championship: Browns 30, Rams 28
The Browns ended their eight-year championship drought with a dominant win over Johnny Unitas and the Colts. Whereas Jim Brown was his regular dominant self (gaining 114 yards on 27 carries), the Browns’ offense obtained a monster effort from Gary Collins, who caught 5 passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland picked off Unitas twice whereas holding him to below 100 yards passing. The championship was the primary for then-rookie receiver Paul Warfield, who later gained two Tremendous Bowls as a member of the Dolphins.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XX: Bears 46, Patriots 10
Runner-up: 1940 NFL Championship: Bears 73, Washington 0
This was one simple; no sport in Bears historical past (not even the most important blowout in championship sport historical past) compares to Chicago’s first — and final — Tremendous Bowl win. One of the celebrated groups in NFL historical past, the ’85 Bears capped off their 18-1 season (together with playoffs) with the biggest margin of victory in Tremendous Bowl historical past at the moment. The Bears’ “46” protection, led by sport MVP Richard Dent, suffocated the Patriots’ offense, forcing six turnovers and holding New England to 123 whole yards. The Bears’ protection additionally scored twice whereas making an emphatic case as the best protection in NFL historical past. Walter Payton, who turned the NFL’s profession dashing champion one 12 months earlier, was lastly topped as a world champion after an 11-year wait.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl VI: Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3
Runner-up: 1992 NFC Championship Sport: Cowboys 30, 49ers 20
Whereas they have been generally known as “America’s Crew” since 1979, the Cowboys had been beforehand labeled as “subsequent 12 months’s champions” after developing quick in a number of championship video games that included a three-point loss in Tremendous Bowl V. The 1971 Cowboys lastly broke by means of; they went 10-0 with Roger Staubach beginning below middle, capped off with a dominant Tremendous Bowl win over Don Shula’s Dolphins. Staubach gained Tremendous Bowl MVP honors, whereas his dashing assault — led by Duane Thomas and Walt Garrison — ran for over thrice as many yards because the Dolphins’ backs Jim Kiick and Larry Csonka. Dallas’ “Doomsday” protection, led by linebacker Chuck Howley, defensive sort out Bob Lilly and defensive backs Mel Renfro, Herb Adderley and Cliff Harris, turned the primary unit to not enable a landing within the Tremendous Bowl.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XXXII: Broncos 31, Packers 24
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl 50: Broncos 24, Panthers 10
Denver’s first Tremendous Bowl win was historic. The Broncos’ dethroning of the Packers was on the time the second-greatest upset in Tremendous Bowl historical past. It additionally ended the NFC’s 13-game successful streak over the AFC in Tremendous Bowl competitors. John Elway, after three prior Tremendous Bowl losses, was hoisted on his teammates’ shoulders after successful his first ring. The MVP award went to Terrell Davis, who rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries regardless of lacking a lot of the second quarter with a migraine headache. Denver’s protection pressured two turnovers off of league MVP Brett Favre. They sealed the win on a fourth-down cease with 32 seconds left.
Biggest win: 1957 NFL Championship: Lions 59, Browns 14
Runner-up: 1991 NFC divisional spherical: Lions 38, Cowboys 6
The skilled Browns had been no match for the Lions, who by no means took their foot off of the fuel pedal in a 45-point win. Detroit obtained an epic efficiency from quarterback Tobin Rote, who threw for 280 yards and 4 touchdowns. Rote had two 100-yard receivers in Steve Junker and Jim Doran, who caught a mixed eight passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Detroit’s cagey protection recorded 5 interceptions whereas holding Jim Brown to 69 yards dashing.
Inexperienced Bay Packers
Biggest win: 1967 NFL Championship: Packers 21, Cowboys 17
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl I: Packers 35, Chiefs 10
A partisan Packers crowd inside Lambeau Discipline braved the -23 windchill to see if their crew might win a fifth NFL championship in a seven-year span whereas getting again to the Tremendous Bowl. The Cowboys did not make it simple, nonetheless, taking a 17-14 lead within the fourth quarter on Lance Rentzel’s 50-yard landing cross from halfback Dan Reeves.
Undaunted, Barr Starr and the Packers drove into Cowboys’ territory earlier than going through third and purpose from the one-yard line with simply seconds left. After utilizing their ultimate timeout, legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi determined to danger having the clock run out on his crew by calling a operating play. Starr, who was supposed to offer the ball to Chuck Mercein, determined to maintain the ball whereas operating behind Corridor of Fame lineman Jerry Kramer. The rating gave Inexperienced Bay a 21-17 victory en path to a 33-14 win over the Raiders in Tremendous Bowl II. It will be the Packers’ ultimate championship throughout their decade of dominance.
Biggest win: 2019 wild-card: Texans 22, Payments 19 (OT)
Runner-up: 2011 wild-card: Texans 31, Bengals 10
The franchise’s first playoff win is trumped solely by the Texans’ most up-to-date postseason win. Whereas the Texans’ protection was buoyed by J.J. Watt’s return from harm, Buffalo nonetheless managed to leap out to an early 16-0 lead. Houston responded with 19 unanswered factors that included two touchdowns from Deshaun Watson. Undaunted, Payments quarterback Josh Allen drove Buffalo into field-goal vary, as Stephen Hauschka pressured time beyond regulation with a 47-yard subject purpose. The groups exchanged punts in time beyond regulation earlier than Watson’s 34-yard completion to Taiwan Jones arrange Ka’imi Fairbairn’s game-winning, 28-yard subject purpose.
Biggest win: 1958 NFL Championship: Colts 23, Giants 17 (OT)
Runner-up: 2006 AFC Championship Sport: Colts 38, Patriots 34
Lately tabbed as the best sport in NFL historical past, the Colts made historical past by successful the NFL’s first-ever time beyond regulation sport. After Giants halfback Frank Gifford began the fourth quarter with a go-ahead landing, Johnny Unitas’ slew of completions to Raymond Berry arrange Steve Myhra’s game-tying subject purpose. In time beyond regulation, Alan Ameche’s one-yard rating sealed the Colts’ first world championship. Unitas threw for 349 yards, with Berry catching 12 passes for 178 yards and a landing. Corridor of Fame halfback Lenny Moore contributed to the trigger with 101 yards on six receptions.
The sport, performed in entrance of a sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium, considerably contributed to the NFL’s rising reputation heading into the Nineteen Sixties.
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl LIV: Chiefs 31, 49ers 20
Runner up: Tremendous Bowl IV: Chiefs 23, Vikings 7
Prisoner of the second? Possibly, however the Chiefs’ win over the 49ers was historic on a number of ranges. It was the Chiefs’ first Tremendous Bowl win in 50 years, a win that punched Andy Reid’s future Corridor of Fame ticket whereas additionally solidifying Patrick Mahomes‘ standing as an NFL celebrity. The win additionally marked the third consecutive playoff sport the place Kansas Metropolis overcame a double-digit deficit to win, an NFL file. Mahomes turned the primary participant to win league and Tremendous Bowl MVP honors earlier than his twenty fifth birthday.
Los Angeles Chargers
Biggest win: 1981 divisional spherical: Chargers 41, Dolphins 38 (OT)
Runner-up: 1963 AFL Championship: Chargers 51, Patriots 10
The ’81 Chargers are getting one other shout-out. Every week earlier than freezing in Cincinnati, the “Tremendous” Chargers streaked to a 24-0 lead over the Dolphins within the Orange Bowl. Miami, on the power of a wonderfully executed “hook and ladder” simply earlier than halftime, tied the rating at the beginning of the second half.
That is when the sport actually began. Like two heavyweight boxers, the Dolphins and Chargers exchanged haymakers for the remainder of regulation. After Dan Fouts’ 25-yard cross to Kellen Winslow gave the Chargers a 31-24 lead, Don Strock’s third landing of the evening — a 50-yard cross to Bruce Hardy — tied the rating as soon as once more. Miami took its first lead moments in a while Tony Nathan’s 12-yard run. The Chargers then rallied to pressure time beyond regulation on Fouts’ nine-yard landing cross for James Brooks — a cross that was really meant for Winslow.
In time beyond regulation, the Chargers missed a subject purpose earlier than blocking Miami’s 35-yard try moments later. Fouts then took issues into his personal palms; his 39-yard completion to Charlie Joiner arrange Rolf Benirschke’s game-winning 29-yard subject purpose. The “Epic in Miami” lasted 73 minutes and 52 seconds. The sport’s enduring image is Winslow, bodily drained after catching 13 passes for 166 yards, leaving the sector below the help of teammates.
“An incredible sport,” Dolphins Corridor of Fame coach Don Shula stated. “Possibly the best ever.”
Los Angeles Rams
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XXXIV: Rams 23, Titans 16
Runner-up: 1951 NFL Championship: Rams 24, Browns 17
It wasn’t their biggest offensive output, however the Rams’ “Biggest Present on Turf” made performs when it mattered. After the gritty Titans rallied from 16 factors all the way down to tie the rating, Kurt Warner’s 73-yard cross to Isaac Bruce gave the Rams the lead with 1:54 left. Undeterred, Steve McNair handed and ran his strategy to the Rams’ 10-yard line. One the sport’s ultimate play, Rams linebacker Mike Jones, who initially ran out to cowl tight finish Frank Wycheck, turned his head on the final second as McNair fired a completion to Kevin Dyson. Jones managed to sort out Dyson one yard wanting the top zone, because the Rams prevailed in one of many biggest Tremendous Bowls ever. The league’s MVP that season, Warner gained Tremendous Bowl MVP after throwing for a then-record 414 yards and two touchdowns.
Biggest win: 1996 AFC divisional spherical: Jaguars 30, Broncos 27
Runner-up: 1999 AFC divisional spherical: Jaguars 62, Dolphins 7
The Jaguars’ three biggest wins have come within the divisional spherical, with the primary one taking the highest spot. A second-year franchise, the ’96 Jaguars crept into the playoffs earlier than gorgeous the Payments within the wild-card spherical. Every week later, the Jaguars had been even larger underdogs in Denver in opposition to the 13-3, top-seeded Broncos. The Jaguars rapidly fell behind 12-0 earlier than taking a 13-12 halftime lead. Jacksonville’s lead swelled to eight factors following Mark Brunell’s 31-yard cross to Keenan McCardell at the beginning of the second half.
Denver rallied with a Terrell Davis landing run, however Jimmy Smith’s diving 16-yard landing catch proved to be the game-winning rating. Brunell out-dueled John Elway, whereas Jaguars operating again Natrone Means had almost 50 extra dashing yards than Davis, a future league and Tremendous Bowl MVP.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl VII: Dolphins 14, Washington 7
Runner-up: 1971 AFC divisional spherical: Dolphins 27, Chiefs 24 (OT)
Miami’s first-ever playoff win was one for the ages (it is the longest sport in professional soccer historical past), however the Dolphins’ first Tremendous Bowl win a 12 months later capped off the primary — and solely — good season in NFL historical past. With 2:38 left, the Dolphins had been a 42-yard subject purpose away from finishing a 17-0 season with a 17-0 victory within the Tremendous Bowl. Garo Yepremian’s kick, nonetheless, was blocked, denying the Dolphins a becoming ultimate rating. Issues solely bought worse for Miami when Mike Bass scored Washington’s solely landing of the sport when he caught Yepremian’s cross try after recovering the ball. Miami’s protection didn’t enable the sport to get any nearer, nonetheless, as Invoice Stanfill sacked Washington quarterback Billy Kilmer on the sport’s ultimate play.
The sport showcased the ’72 Dolphins’ gritty but efficient successful formulation. Miami’s bruising dashing assault, led by fullback Larry Csonka, rumbled for 184 yards on 37 carries. Paul Warfield, Howard Twilley and Jim Mandich every made well timed catches, whereas Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese accomplished all however three of his 11 cross makes an attempt. Defensively, Miami’s “No Identify” protection shut out Washington’s offense. Manny Fernandez tallied six tackles and a sack, whereas security Jake Scott’s two interceptions gained him MVP honors.
Biggest win: 1969 NFL Championship: Vikings 27, Browns 7
Runner-up: 2017 NFC divisional spherical: Vikings 29, Saints 24
The Vikings’ first and solely NFL title was the ultimate one awarded earlier than the AFL-NFL merger. Joe Kapp, a former Canadian Soccer League star who signed with Minnesota two years earlier, ran for a rating earlier than hitting Gene Washington for a 75-yard landing. Dave Osborn’s 20-yard landing run gave Minnesota an insurmountable 24-0 halftime lead. The Vikings’ “Purple Folks Eaters” protection, led by Alan Web page and Paul Krause, pressured three turnovers whereas holding the Browns to 268 whole yards.
New England Patriots
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl LI: Patriots 34, Falcons 28 (OT)
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XXXVI: Patriots 20, Rams 17
Each these wins had been historic, however most Patriots followers would level to their crew’s time beyond regulation Tremendous Bowl win because the franchise’s greatest victory. Trailing 28-3, New England scored 31 unanswered factors that included 19 fourth-quarter factors to pressure time beyond regulation. Within the first possession of time beyond regulation, Tom Brady accomplished passes of 14, 18, and 15 yards to arrange James White’s game-winning landing. The fifth Tremendous Bowl win in franchise historical past, Brady made historical past by successful his fourth Tremendous Bowl MVP award. And whereas Brady was deserving of the MVP, Dont’a Hightower’s pressured fumble of Matt Ryan halfway by means of the fourth quarter (the Patriots trailed 28-12 on the time) modified the complexion of the sport. Julian Edelman’s exceptional catch with 2:28 left enabled the Patriots to tie the sport and pressure time beyond regulation.
New Orleans Saints
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XLIV: Saints 31, Colts 17
Runner-up: 2009 NFC Championship Sport: Saints 31, Vikings 28 (OT)
It wasn’t fairly as thrilling as their NFC title sport win over Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings, however the Saints’ first Tremendous Bowl win did embody some drama. Trailing 10-6 at halftime, Sean Payton began the second half with the earliest onside kick try in Tremendous Bowl historical past. The Saints recovered and took their first lead six performs later. The Saints led 24-17 with 3:24 left when cornerback Tracy Porter’s 74-yard pick-six off Peyton Manning sealed the win for the Saints. Drew Brees was named MVP after finishing 32 of 39 makes an attempt for 288 yards and two second-half landing passes. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma helped the Saints maintain the Colts to simply 17 factors by recording 5 tackles and deflecting a key third-down cross that led to a missed subject purpose at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
New York Giants
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XLII: Giants 17, Patriots 14
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XXI: Giants 39, Broncos 20
New York’s first Tremendous Bowl win will at all times be cherished by Giants followers, however their crew’s historic upset win over the Patriots takes prime billing. The primary NFC crew to win the Tremendous Bowl after successful three highway playoff video games, the Giants shocked the heavily-favored Patriots whereas denying them the possibility at turning into the NFL’s first 19-0 crew. Trailing 14-10 late within the sport, Eli Manning’s iconic completion to David Tyree arrange Manning’s game-winning cross to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left. The Giants then sacked Tom Brady for a fifth time earlier than forcing consecutive incomplete passes meant for Randy Moss. The Giants’ defensive mastery was led by Justin Tuck, who tallied two sacks, six tackles, two tackles for loss and a pressured fumble. Corridor of Fame cross rusher Michael Strahan recorded a sack of Brady in what was his ultimate NFL sport.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl III: Jets 16, Colts 7
Runner-up: 1968 AFC Championship Sport: Jets 27, Raiders 23
With respect to Rex Ryan and his crew’s 2010 playoff win over the Patriots, the 2 largest wins in Jets historical past belong to the franchise’s solely championship crew. Trailing late within the ’68 AFL title sport, Joe Namath’s six-yard landing cross to Don Maynard clinched New York’s first league title. An 18-point underdog in Tremendous Bowl III, the Jets’ protection pressured 5 turnovers that included three interceptions of NFL MVP Earl Morrall. Namath, who famously assured victory the week of the sport, performed mistake-free ball whereas shortening his drop again to offset the Colts’ formidable cross rush. With Baltimore’s protection targeted on stopping Maynard, the Jets obtained stellar performances from operating again Matt Snell (30 carries, 121 yards, one landing) and receiver George Sauer (eight catches, 133 yards).
Las Vegas Raiders
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XI: Raiders 32, Vikings 14
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XVIII: Raiders 38, Washington 9
All three of the Raiders’ Tremendous Bowl wins carries some significance. The Raiders turned the primary wild-card crew to win the Tremendous Bowl after defeating the Eagles in Tremendous Bowl XV. Their 38-9 win over Washington three years later was the biggest margin of victory in Tremendous Bowl historical past. It additionally got here after Al Davis efficiently moved the crew from Oakland to Los Angeles in opposition to commissioner Pete Rozelle’s needs.
The Raiders’ first Tremendous Bowl win, nonetheless, stays the franchise’s signature victory. After dropping in seven championship video games between 1967-75, John Madden’s crew lastly broke by means of in 1976. They went 13-1 within the common season earlier than defeating arch-rival Pittsburgh within the AFC Championship Sport. In Tremendous Bowl XI, the Raiders steamrolled the Vikings’ protection to the tune of 429 whole yards and 266 yards on the bottom. Fred Biletnikoff earned MVP honors after catching three passes that arrange Raider touchdowns. “Previous Man” Willie Brown’s 75-yard decide capped off the Raiders’ dominant victory.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl LII: Eagles 41, Patriots 33
Runner-up: 1960 NFL Championship: Eagles 17, Packers 13
Led by sport MVP Nick Foles, the Eagles gained their first Tremendous Bowl whereas depriving the Patriots’ franchise of successful back-to-back titles for a second time. Foles threw three touchdowns and was the recipient of a landing cross on a trick play appropriately laced the “Philly Particular.” Led by Foles’ 373 passing yards, the Eagles’ offense piled up 538 whole yards in opposition to Invoice Belichick’s protection. Sarcastically, the Patriots really gained extra yards than the Eagles, as Tom Brady threw for a Tremendous Bowl-record 505 yards within the defeat.
San Francisco 49ers
Biggest win: 1981 NFC Championship Sport: 49ers 28, Cowboys 27
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XXIII: 49ers 20, Bengals 16
Trailing by six factors, the 49ers wanted to journey 89 yards in lower than 5 minutes in opposition to Dallas’ “Doomsday” protection. As a substitute of in search of the massive play, the 49ers relied on a number of sweeping runs by Lenvil Elliott, two clutch catches by Freddie Solomon and a 14-yard run by Solomon on a reverse. Dealing with a 3rd down on the Cowboys’ six-yard line, Joe Montana rolled proper, prevented the Cowboys’ cross rush and threw the ball to a spot in the long run zone the place he hoped receiver Dwight Clark can be. Clark, who was predictably in the best spot, jumped within the air and snared in Montana’s cross.
The 49ers’ protection nonetheless needed to cease the Cowboys’ offense, who bought the ball again at their 25-yard line with two timeouts and 51 seconds left. The group bought tense after Danny White hit Drew Pearson for 31 yards on the Cowboys’ first play. However on the following play, White misplaced the ball after getting hit by Lawrence Pillers. The ball was scooped up by Jim Stuckey, who in his arms held the 49ers’ first Tremendous Bowl ticket.
“You simply beat America’s Crew,” Cowboys defensive finish Ed “Too Tall’ Jones informed Montana, as recalled by Clark twenty years later. “Properly,” Montana replied, “you may sit at dwelling with the remainder of America and watch the Tremendous Bowl.”
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XLVIII: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8
Runner-up: 2014 NFC Championship Sport: Seahawks 28, Packers 22 (OT)
In one of many Tremendous Bowl’s extra stunning outcomes, Seattle’s “Legion of Growth” protection overwhelmed Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ high-octane passing assault. The Seahawks’ protection really out-scored the Broncos’ offense; they recorded a security on the sport’s first play earlier than sport MVP Malcolm Smith’s 69-yard pick-six gave Seattle a 22-0 halftime lead. The second half began with Percy Harvin’s 87-yard kickoff return for a rating. It ended with Russell Wilson’s second landing cross of the half, a 10-yard strike to Doug Baldwin. All informed, Seattle’s protection pressured 4 turnovers whereas permitting simply 27 yards on the bottom. Additionally they held the Broncos to 30 fewer factors than their regular-season common.
Biggest win: 1974 AFC Championship Sport: Steelers 24, Raiders 13
Runner-up: 1972 AFC divisional spherical: Steelers 13, Raiders 7
Franco Harris, the proprietor of maybe the best play in soccer historical past, stated himself that Pittsburgh’s 1974 AFC Championship Sport win over the Raiders was the “largest sport of the entire ’70s crew. It made us notice that we’re a very good soccer crew, and proper now we’re most likely the perfect. And that actually set the tone of what was to return for the remainder of the last decade.” Two years after his “Immaculate Reception” gave the Steelers their first-ever playoff win, Harris and his teammates defeated the Raiders once more to clinch their first Tremendous Bowl berth. Trailing 10-3 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Steelers outscored the Raiders 21-3 through the sport’s ultimate stanza. Lynn Swann’s six-yard landing catch was sandwiched between two landing runs by Harris, whose 21-yard burst put the sport away.
Harris and teammate Rocky Bleier mixed to run for 223 of Pittsburgh’s 224 yards. Conversely, the Raiders’ formidable dashing assault was no match for the “Metal Curtain” protection, which held Oakland to simply 29 yards on 21 carries. The Steelers additionally intercepted Ken Stabler thrice, with Jack Ham coming down with two of these picks. Pittsburgh would then defeat the Vikings to win their first of 4 Tremendous Bowls over a six-year span.
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl LV: Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XXXVII: Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21
The historic significance of the Buccaneers’ current championship provides it the sting over the franchise’s first Tremendous Bowl win. Tampa Bay turned the sixth wild-card crew to win the Tremendous Bowl. Additionally they turned the fifth crew to dethrone a reigning champion within the Tremendous Bowl. The Buccaneers dominated a Kansas Metropolis crew that gained 24 of its earlier 25 video games with Patrick Mahomes below middle. Tampa Bay’s protection, led by linebacker Devin White (12 tackles, one interception), security Antoine Winfield Jr. (six tackles, one interception) and defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh (1.5 sacks) and Shaquil Barrett (one sack, 4 quarterback hits), saved the Chiefs out of the top zone. Tampa Bay dominated on third down, because the Chiefs transformed on simply three of their 13 third-down conditions.
Tampa Bay’s dominant defensive effort was accomplished by their offense. Tom Brady gained a file fifth Tremendous Bowl MVP after throwing two touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski and a 3rd to Antonio Brown. Operating backs Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones II gained a mixed 196 all-purpose yards and a landing on 32 touches.
Biggest win: 1999 AFC Championship Sport: Titans 33, Jaguars 14
Runner-up: 1999 AFC wild-card: Titans 22, Payments 16
With respect to the 2019 Titans, the ’99 crew’s postseason wins resulted within the franchise’s first and solely Tremendous Bowl look. Every week after Kevin Dyson’s “Music Metropolis Miracle” gave the Titans their first postseason win, Tennessee upset Peyton Manning and the Colts within the divisional spherical. Within the AFC Championship Sport, the Titans confronted a Jaguars crew that was 0-2 that season in opposition to Tennessee and 15-0 in opposition to the remainder of the NFL.
Trailing 14-10 at halftime, Tennessee took the lead for good on Steve McNair’s one-yard landing run lower than six minutes into the third quarter. After the Titans’ protection recorded a security of quarterback Mark Brunell, Derrick Mason’s 80-yard kickoff return for a rating moments later gave the Titans an insurmountable 12-point lead. McNair, who sealed the win with a one-yard scoring run with 6:59 left, mixed with Eddie George to hurry for 177 yards on 34 carries. Tennessee’s ball-hawking protection pressured six Jaguars turnovers whereas holding Brunell to simply 19 of 38 passing.
Washington Soccer Crew
Biggest win: Tremendous Bowl XXII: Washington 42, Broncos 10
Runner-up: Tremendous Bowl XVII: Washington 27, Dolphins 17
Washington’s second Tremendous Bowl win was one for the file books. Washington quarterback Doug Williams turned the primary Black beginning quarterback to win a Tremendous Bowl. Williams gained sport MVP honors after throwing for 340 yards (a Tremendous Bowl file on the time) and 4 touchdowns. Trailing 10-0 after the primary quarter, Washington scored 35 factors within the second quarter, an NFL playoff file. Two of Williams’ landing passes went to Ricky Sanders, whose 193 receiving yards are at present the second-highest whole in Tremendous Bowl historical past. Washington operating again Timmy Smith’s 58-yard landing run was additionally a part of Washington’s second-quarter scoring spree. Smith’s 204 yards stays the single-game Tremendous Bowl dashing file.
Washington’s protection made John Elway’s second Tremendous Bowl expertise one to overlook. Elway threw three interceptions — two to cornerback Barry Wilburn — and was sacked 5 instances. He accomplished simply 37% of his passes after beginning the sport with a 56-yard landing cross to Ricky Nattiel.