Rating all 54 Tremendous Bowls, 54-1: This is the place we put Chiefs’ win over 49ers, in addition to each different huge recreation


For simply the third time since 2001, we now have gone two years with out the New England Patriots showing in a Tremendous Bowl. However we could not escape these Pesky Pats utterly, as a result of Tom Brady crashed the get together in a pirate costume. Fortuitously, the matchup pits Brady, king of the NFL dynasty, in opposition to a would-be candidate to take the throne in Patrick Mahomes. That mixture ought to lead to loads of drama, primarily based solely on Brady’s historical past within the final recreation and the way the Chiefs-49ers final yr performed out. 

My guess is after I launch this record subsequent yr we see Mahomes-Brady excessive on the record. We have been fortunate to see some unimaginable championship video games in recent times, from Patriots-Giants I to Patriots-Giants II to Patriots-Seahawks to Patriots-Falcons to Patriots-Eagles (discover a development?). Each time you assume you realize which Tremendous Bowls have been the most effective ever, one other one comes alongside to submit itself among the many cream of the crop.

Chiefs-49ers did not vault to the highest like a few of these epic battles, however it checks in fairly excessive, rating as yet one more unimaginable showdown within the Golden Age of Tremendous Bowls.

Tremendous Bowl LV is sort of right here, and you’ll watch it free of charge on the CBS Sports activities App.

It wasn’t like there weren’t loads of thrilling comeback victories within the older days, it is simply that groups could not gentle up the scoreboard as often as they’ll now. So bear that in thoughts once you’re this definitive rating of all 53 Tremendous Bowl matchups thus far. We wish drama, we would like back-and-forth, we would like comebacks, we would like depth. 

A variety of instances again within the day, and actually not till the final 20 years, the Tremendous Bowl did not ship in the best way we wished it to. The flip of the century, and the arrival of the Pats dynasty, turned issues fairly a bit. Since 1999 we have seen a bunch of untamed video games. This is hoping we get one other one this yr.

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54. Tremendous Bowl XXIX

San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26

Steve Younger threw six landing passes and the Niners almost hung a 50 burger in a Tremendous Bowl, demolishing the Chargers in a recreation that did not even really feel this shut.

Jerry Rice and the 49ers smoked the Chargers in Tremendous Bowl XXIX.
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53. Tremendous Bowl XLVIII

Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

Begin to end the Seahawks protection completely dominated Peyton Manning and the favored Broncos’ historic offense. An absolute bludgeoning that nobody noticed coming.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks dominated Peyton Manning’s Broncos in New Jersey.
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52. Tremendous Bowl XXIV

San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10

An absolute blasting that was out of hand by halftime (27-3) as an completely dominant Niners squad that was loaded on each side of the ball simply beat up on an overmatched Broncos crew. Dominance is enjoyable however not once you need an epic recreation. The Broncos have been truly the highest defensive crew in soccer right here.

Jerry Rice burning defenses within the Tremendous Bowl is a recurring theme.
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51. Tremendous Bowl XXXV

Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7

The Giants had the tables turned on them after demolishing the Vikings 41-0 within the NFC Championship recreation, getting utterly snuffed out by the Ravens within the title recreation. I at all times take into consideration the alleged $20,000 preseason guess Phil Mickelson placed on the Ravens to win all of it after I consider this recreation.


50. Tremendous Bowl XXXVII

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21

The Jon Gruden Bowl despatched the Raiders spiraling (they would not return to the playoffs till 2016!) following a devastating blowout. The Bucs’ protection suffocated the highly effective Raiders offense. It is not truthful that Wealthy Gannon and that offense are remembered by this recreation. They have been unimaginable.

Jon Gruden will get the final giggle in Tremendous Bowl XXXVII.
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49. Tremendous Bowl XXII

Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10

Doug Williams grew to become the primary African-American quarterback to start out, and after trailing 10-0 within the first quarter, the Redskins responded with an absurd 42 unanswered factors, 35 within the second quarter. This was not a thriller within the second half.

Timmy Smith ran wild in opposition to the Broncos.
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48. Tremendous Bowl XXVII

Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Payments 17

This recreation ought to have been 59-17 apart from Don Beebe chasing down Leon Lett late within the recreation to cease the Cowboys from scoring once more. In any other case, it was a depantsing that featured Jim Kelly getting damage (Frank Reich changed him) and Troy Aikman going 22 for 30 for 273 yards and 4 landing passes to kick begin the Cowboys dynasty of the ’90s.

A dynasty is born on the Rose Bowl because the Cowboys whip the Payments.
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47. Tremendous Bowl IV

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7

Hank Stram’s Chiefs dealt with the Vikings, snuffing out the speeding assault in a recreation with fairly sloppy climate. Pleasant reminder that Len Dawson is wonderful.

Len Dawson and the Chiefs take down the Purple Folks Eaters in New Orleans.
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46. Tremendous Bowl VIII

Miami Dolphins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7

Bob Griese accomplished over 85 p.c of his passes on this recreation, finishing six of his seven makes an attempt. The Dolphins fed Larry Csonka the ball 33 instances for 145 yards and led 24-0 going into the fourth quarter.


45. Tremendous Bowl XII

Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10

The Broncos have been by no means actually any nearer than 10 factors on this recreation and Craig Morton’s 4-for-15, 39-yard, four-interception efficiency type of summed up Denver’s effort.


44. Tremendous Bowl I

Inexperienced Bay Packers 35, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 10

Bart Starr accomplished 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the combo of Zeke Bratkowski/Jim Taylor rushed for one more three scores in a recreation that was by no means shut. Nevertheless it did begin a pleasant custom and it featured a person named Zeke Bratkowski. 

Bart Starr and the Packers blow out the Chiefs within the first Tremendous Bowl.
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43. Tremendous Bowl XXVI

Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Payments 24

The Payments closed this recreation to a two-score affair, however the Redskins have been blasting them 24-0 within the third quarter and 37-10 within the fourth. Enjoyable truth: Hundreds of thousands of kids demanded their mother and father change the channel throughout halftime from CBS to Fox to observe Jim Carrey seem as Hearth Marshall Invoice on a halftime model of “In Dwelling Colour.”


42. Tremendous Bowl XV

Oakland Raiders 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

The Raiders led 14-3 at half and a trio of Ron Jaworski interceptions was an excessive amount of for Philadelphia to beat, particularly with Jim Plunkett tossing three touchdowns for an MVP-caliber recreation.

The Raiders win their second Tremendous Bowl title in New Orleans.
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41. Tremendous Bowl XXXII

Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19

In some way Chris Chandler wasn’t capable of cease John Elway from successful his ultimate recreation as a professional? You do not say. The world was robbed of seeing the Vikings and Broncos sq. off. This loss was most likely a lot simpler than Tremendous Bowl LI for the Falcons.

The Falcons have been no match for Terrell Davis and the Broncos in Miami.
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40. Tremendous Bowl XXI

New York Giants 39, Denver Broncos 20

John Elway and the Broncos would take a 10-7 lead into the second quarter, however the Giants ripped off 26 unanswered factors behind our glorious colleague Phil Simms, who lit up the Broncos for 268 yards and three touchdowns earlier than promptly coining the “I’ll Disney World!” phrase.

John Elway was outmanned in opposition to a loaded Giants protection.
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39. Tremendous Bowl XVIII

Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9

Two defensive touchdowns within the first half and a pair of Marcus Allen landing runs within the second half snuffed out the 16-win Redskins and Joe Theismann. Hey, Los Angeles can win a Tremendous Bowl! This could be the final AFC title till the 1997 season.

Marcus Allen spins the Redskins in circles in Tampa.
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38. Tremendous Bowl VI

Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3

Tom Landry’s Cowboys blistered Miami on this one, which is wild as a result of the Dolphins have been one season away from going undefeated. Miami managed one second-quarter area objective, whereas Dallas rumbled for 252 speeding yards.

Roger Staubach and the Cowboys get their first Tremendous Bowl victory.
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37. Tremendous Bowl XIX

San Francisco 49ers 38, Miami Dolphins 16

Dan Marino threw for greater than 5,000 yards in 1984, his second season. He was supposed to finish up with so many extra probabilities to win the Tremendous Bowl and he by no means returned.

Invoice Walsh leads the 49ers over Dan Marino and the Dolphins.
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36. Tremendous Bowl XI

Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14

A complete of 17 Corridor of Fame gamers or coaches have been concerned on this showdown, however John Madden’s Raiders simply waltzed away from Bud Grant’s Vikings.


35. Tremendous Bowl IX

Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6

This was a “Your protection is offensive recreation” with a halftime rating of 2-0. Two! Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton mixed for 198 yards on 40 makes an attempt, however the Steelers nonetheless received the franchise’s first Tremendous Bowl.

Franco Harris helps lead the Steelers to their first Tremendous Bowl title.
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34. Tremendous Bowl II

Inexperienced Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14

Vince Lombardi left because the Packers’ coach a winner, strolling away with a victory over the Raiders on this Tremendous Bowl. Nicely, technically he was carried away by his crew, however you get the purpose. A dominant Packers victory.

Vince Lombardi leads the Packers to their second straight Tremendous Bowl win.
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33. Tremendous Bowl XX

Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10

The Pats scored first, registering a area objective, after which did not put up any extra factors till it was 44-3 within the fourth quarter. That is what occurs once you run into arguably the best protection of all time. When William “Fridge” Perry is scoring touchdowns, you realize it is a blowout.

Buddy Ryan’s ferocious Bears protection mauled the Patriots in New Orleans.
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32. Tremendous Bowl V

Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13

Generally known as the “Blunder Bowl,” this matchup featured 11 turnovers and a participant on the dropping crew (Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley) successful the Tremendous Bowl MVP. Oddly sufficient that appears like an superior time.

The Colts come up winners on the Orange Bowl two years after dropping to the Jets.
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31. Tremendous Bowl XXVIII

Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Payments 13

The Payments, of their fourth consecutive look in a Tremendous Bowl, led by seven factors at halftime, so naturally Thurman Thomas instantly fumbled the ball within the third quarter, with James Washington scooping and scoring. The Payments would not rating within the second half. Oof.


30. Tremendous Bowl LIII

New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

Let’s not sugarcoat it: this recreation stunk. The Rams have been one of the crucial dominant offenses in NFL historical past they usually have been alleged to usher in a brand new period of offense with Sean McVay on the wheels and Jared Goff flinging the ball in all places. As a substitute, the Rams scored — *checks notes* *wipes glasses* *checks notes once more* — three factors. THREE POINTS. If we might seen the sideline interplay of McVay coming to shake arms with Invoice Belichick, we’d have predicted this collapse, however absolutely nobody noticed this coming. The Rams could not do something. Invoice Belichick outschemed McVay, and the Pats’ offense refused to get going both, which led to a 3-0 rating heading into the fourth quarter. We have been speaking a couple of punter successful Tremendous Bowl MVP within the yr 2019. New England would tack on 10 extra factors within the fourth quarter, together with a Sony Michel plunge, and people scores coupled with Stephon Gilmore’s interception of Goff mainly finish the Rams’ probabilities. This Tremendous Bowl wasn’t unhealthy, per se, it was simply extremely disappointing. 

Tremendous Bowl LIII did not go in line with play for McVay.
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29. Tremendous Bowl 50

Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10

The legacy recreation for Cam Newton that by no means occurred due to the Broncos protection destroying him. The Panthers have been a one-loss crew that regarded sloppy on the massive stage and obtained smoked by Von Miller and firm, who let Peyton Manning experience off into the sundown with a second Tremendous Bowl ring. Newton is extra remembered for a enterprise choice and a juvenile press convention.

DeMarcus Ware and the Broncos put the damage on Cam Newton.
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28. Tremendous Bowl XLI

Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17

Take away the Devin Hester kickoff return to open the sport and this turns into an actual ugly blowout. That is what occurs once you take horrible climate and pit Peyton Manning in opposition to Rex Grossman.

Peyton Manning claims his first Tremendous Bowl win in Miami.
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27. Tremendous Bowl VII

Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7

Don Shula and Miami wrapped up the one undefeated season in NFL historical past. You may need heard however they prefer to drink champagne generally. Fairly wild that an undefeated crew was mainly a choose ’em on this recreation on the books. Vegas was somewhat off on this one — the Redskins did not discover the top zone till the fourth quarter on a fumble return after a botched area objective. Larry Csonka carried the ball 15 instances for 112 yards.

Bob Griese leads the Dolphins to an ideal season with a win over the Redskins.
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26. Tremendous Bowl XL

Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10

Marred by horrific officiating that also attracts the ire of Seahawks followers to at the present time (would not wish to convey this recreation as much as Matt Hasselbeck), this was an unpleasant recreation with some enjoyable performs (howdy Antwan Randle-El). Did anybody know Jerome Bettis was from Detroit? This was the Steelers’ “one for the thumb” win as a franchise and featured NFL on CBS analyst Invoice Cowher reaching the head.

Invoice Cowher grew to become a Tremendous Bowl champ by successful the Steelers’ one for the thumb.
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25. Tremendous Bowl XVII

Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17

This season is greatest remembered for a kicker (Mark Moseley) successful the MVP, so it ought to most likely be eradicated from historical past. Nonetheless, the Redskins dominating down the stretch, getting back from down 17-10 to close out the Dolphins within the second half, is a powerful feat.

The Redskins give it to the The Diesel to run over the Dolphins.
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24. Tremendous Bowl XVI

San Francisco 49ers 26, Cincinnati Bengals 21

This recreation is a reminder that even the greats do not at all times play nice in large video games. Joe Montana is undefeated in Tremendous Bowls however he went simply 14 of twenty-two for 157 yards and a rating right here. However you couple this win with The Catch and there is quite a lot of lore to construct on.

The 49ers give you one of many largest goal-line stands in NFL historical past to carry off the Bengals.
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23. Tremendous Bowl X

Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17

The Metal Curtain locked down Roger Staubach within the second half, solely permitting seven factors to the Cowboys after the break, and Terry Bradshaw/Lynn Swann teamed up for some attractive deep balls to mount an epic comeback.


22. Tremendous Bowl XXXI

Inexperienced Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21

The Patriots and Drew Bledsoe had closed the sport to 27-21 within the third quarter when Desmond Howard ripped off an electrical 99-yard landing on the kickoff return that snuffed out the comeback. This Packers crew was stacked on each side of the ball and the celebs (Brett Favre, three complete touchdowns, and Reggie White, three sacks) produced.

Tremendous Bowl MVP Desmond Howard bolts 99 yards for a landing.
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21. Tremendous Bowl XXXIX

New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

The rating makes this look somewhat nearer than it was, with essentially the most memorable issues for the Eagles coming when Donovan McNabb puked his guts up within the huddle and Terrell Owens taking part in like a person possessed regardless of coming off a damaged leg. After this recreation, it felt just like the Patriots would win 10 consecutive Tremendous Bowls.

Donovan McNabb and the Eagles fall brief because the Patriots win their third title in 4 seasons.
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20. Tremendous Bowl XXX

Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

An epic comeback by the Steelers, that includes an onside kick and a Bam Morris landing run, fell brief due to the second interception of the sport for Tremendous Bowl MVP Larry Brown, who nearly returned each picks to the home. Jerry Jones has since claimed he made a take care of The Massive Man to by no means win one other Tremendous Bowl if Barry Switzer and Co. received this one. So, perhaps wish to do not forget that transferring ahead.

The Cowboys lastly beat the Steelers in a Tremendous Bowl.
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19. Tremendous Bowl LIV

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs 31, San Francisco 49ers 21

I had a extremely arduous time rating this Tremendous Bowl. It was an exhilarating recreation on the finish — that includes a 21-point fourth-quarter comeback from Patrick Mahomes — however for a big a part of the sport it felt type of disappointing. The 49ers performed rather well and the Chiefs simply could not convert their drives into scores. Lastly, they took the highest off, because the 49ers merely could not include them any longer, they usually ripped off that trio of touchdowns to place this recreation away, together with a 38-yard scamper from Damien Williams to seal issues. Jimmy Garoppolo had a shot at taking the lead late, however he overthrew Emmanuel Sanders. 

18. Tremendous Bowl XLVI

New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

Revenge wasn’t on the menu this time round, with Eli Manning and the Giants entrance 4 pulling off the upset as soon as once more. The one distinction this time was Mario Manningham making the miraculous catch as an alternative of David Tyree (spoiler: that recreation is ranked increased).

Eli Manning will get the most effective of Tom Brady and the Pats once more.
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17. Tremendous Bowl XLV

Inexperienced Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

An absolute shootout between two guys — Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger — working on the peak of their primes. Rodgers shook the absurd “playoff struggles” narrative with the Packers’ run as a wild card and hit Greg Jennings on an all-time throw to transform a 3rd down late to assist salt the sport away.


16. Tremendous Bowl XLIV

New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

This recreation ended up as a two-score win for Drew Brees and Co., however it was so much nearer. Tracy Porter’s late pick-six of Peyton Manning ran up the rating. Sean Payton onside kicking to start out the second half is without doubt one of the largest onion hangs in Tremendous Bowl historical past.

Tracey Porter picks off Peyton Manning to ship a title to the Massive Straightforward.
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15. Tremendous Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

An oddly thrilling recreation within the Superdome that includes a terrifying energy outage, two brothers teaching in opposition to each other (the Harbaughs) and a compelling comeback by the 49ers that fell simply brief when Colin Kaepernick could not hit Michael Crabtree on a late fourth down.

Ed Reed and Ray Lewis rejoice in New Orleans as John Harbaugh wins the Harbaugh Bowl.
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14. Tremendous Bowl XXXII

Denver Broncos 31, Inexperienced Bay Packers 24

An epic showdown between two Corridor of Fame quarterbacks in John Elway (in search of his first Tremendous Bowl win) and Brett Favre (coming off his first Tremendous Bowl win). The Broncos lastly shook off a Tremendous Bowl dropping streak due to Elway helicoptering for a primary down late and organising a Terrell Davis landing.

With Tremendous Bowl MVP Terrell Davis main the best way, the Broncos lastly come out on prime.
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13. Tremendous Bowl XIV

Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19

Terry Bradshaw received the Tremendous Bowl MVP award regardless of throwing three interceptions, largely due to his clutch fourth-quarter play that resulted in a pair of Steelers touchdowns that have been the distinction in an in depth recreation. The primary one was a wonderful bullet deep, a 73-yard strike from Bradshaw to present the Steelers their fourth Tremendous Bowl victory in six years.

The Steelers win a thriller on the Rose Bowl in opposition to the Rams.
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12. Tremendous Bowl XXXVI

New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

The title that kicked off the Patriots dynasty and a really related victory to the Giants beating the Pats twice. The Patriots protection suffocated the Best Present on Turf, and the Rams nonetheless most likely really feel like Spygate robbed them of a title. Tom Brady and Invoice Belichick began constructing their legacy right here. The whole recreation felt like being punched within the intestine with the best way the Rams’ highly effective offense was utterly stifled. It was incomprehensible.

The underdog Patriots pull off an enormous upset of the Rams in New Orleans.
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11. Tremendous Bowl XXXVIII

New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

This was a brutal recreation for Panthers followers, who watched Jake Delhomme create some playground magic and Steve Smith completely dominate, solely to have John Kasay ship a late kickoff out of bounds to arrange a Tom Brady drive and an Adam Vinatieri area objective. Enjoyable truth: I watched considered one of my roommates slap one other roommate when the second man began cheering for the Pats late on this one.


10. Tremendous Bowl XLIII

Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

Tons of epic performs on this recreation, from James Harrison‘s wild interception landing return within the first half to the epic Ben Roethlisberger landing throw to Santonio Holmes in the long run zone for the win. If you wish to discuss best catches of all time, that one deserves consideration as a lot because the Tyree catch.

Look how little room he had again there. An all-time postseason by Larry Fitzgerald actually went to waste right here.

Santonio Holmes stuns the Cardinals together with his wonderful seize.
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9. Tremendous Bowl III

New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

A pure homage to Joe Namath guaranteeing a victory and the flexibility of this Jets win to spark the NFL-AFL merger due to the AFL’s first victory within the matchup. The Jets solely managed a single landing on this recreation however it was sufficient to topple an getting old Johnny Unitas and the Colts.

Joe Namath’s assure is the stuff of legends.
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8. Tremendous Bowl XXXIV

St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

The start of the Best Present on Turf culminated in Kurt Warner successful a Tremendous Bowl MVP by throwing for greater than 400 yards. It regarded just like the Titans would rating and tie issues up, however Kevin Dyson was stopped, nearly frozen in time together with his hand reaching out to the top zone. The world was one yard brief from Jeff Fisher presumably successful a Tremendous Bowl.

Kevin Dyson and the Titans come up 1 yard brief.
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7. Tremendous Bowl XXIII

San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16

Buddy of this system Jim Breech banged house a trio of area targets (34, 43 and 40 yards) however it wasn’t sufficient for the Bengals to maintain tempo with the 49ers and Jerry Rice, who completed with 215 yards on 11 catches. Mercy. An unbelievable drive by Joe Montana in opposition to a Dick LeBeau protection to shut this one out.

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Joe Montana leads the 49ers to an epic win over the Bengals in Miami.
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6. Tremendous Bowl XXV

New York Giants 20, Buffalo Payments 19

An unimaginable recreation between two nice groups went forwards and backwards, with the sport in the end coming all the way down to Scott Norwood’s foot — the Payments kicker tried the longest grass kick of his profession (47 yards) and pushed it broad proper.

Scott Norwood shanks the kick broad proper, preserving the Payments from a Tremendous Bowl title.
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5. Tremendous Bowl XIII

Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31

Watch the highlights of this recreation and notice it is precisely what we wished (and obtained) with the Eagles and Patriots in Tremendous Bowl LII. Two actually proficient offensive groups lobbed up a ton of factors with two nice quarterbacks. Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw mixed for seven touchdowns on this one.

Franco Harris carries the ball in opposition to the Cowboys throughout Tremendous Bowl XIII on the Orange Bowl.
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4. Tremendous Bowl LI

New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28

This was a extremely tough Tremendous Bowl to rank. Does the Patriots’ comeback from 28-3 make it the best Tremendous Bowl ever? It was actually the best comeback in Tremendous Bowl historical past, however you possibly can argue at the least one half of this recreation was not “thrilling,” per se. Then again, it was completely gorgeous to see the Patriots get curb-stomped by the Falcons within the first half; a lot of the press field was writing some model of “Dan Quinn constructed the child Seahawks in Atlanta” column (I do know I used to be). There was some “effectively, Tom Brady is concerned” chatter and “you possibly can’t rely out Landing Tom” stuff, however largely it was a coronation of the Falcons and lots of people making ready to bounce on the grave of the Patriots dynasty. WHOOPS. Brady was an murderer within the second half of this recreation and the Patriots did numerous Patriots issues. The drama largely surfaced from there being about 10 recreation minutes, together with extra time (the primary Tremendous Bowl extra time ever by the best way), the place you knew the Falcons have been a lady working into the barn in a horror film. They have been useless, they only did not realize it but. It was each breathtaking and heartbreaking. 


3. Tremendous Bowl LII

Philadelphia Eagles 41, New England Patriots 33

I really feel like a Millennial filling the highest of this record with latest Tremendous Bowl matchups, however the actuality is these video games have been INCREDIBLE. I can not convey myself to push the Eagles win over the gorgeous upset of the undefeated Patriots or the drama of the Seahawks-Pats Tremendous Bowl and the ending of that recreation, however this one is fairly shut. There was a David vs. Goliath issue to this recreation though the Eagles have been a No. 1 seed out of the NFC, due to Nick Foles being beneath middle. There was the breakout efficiency by the Eagles teaching employees, and this victory helped pave the best way for in-game aggressiveness and analytics utilization to turn into the norm in 2019 (nevermind the Patriots have been doing each for years). Tom Brady threw for 505 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions … and the Patriots misplaced. There was the PHILLY SPECIAL, a wild trick play that resulted in Foles catching a landing on a fourth down close to the objective line. There was an try and throw Brady a cross that backfired. Brady had a Hail Mary look to attempt to tie the sport up. US Financial institution Stadium was JAMMED with Eagles followers, most of whom have been preventing off the chilly with heavy doses of libations and their mixture of underdog confidence and terror of getting their hearts damaged once more stuffed the stadium with an unimaginable rigidity. A number of performs on this broadcast have been within the “was it a catch??” territory. To see a metropolis and a fanbase have many years of football-related melancholy cured by a single underdog victory over the mighty Patriots was one thing else to behold. 


2. Tremendous Bowl XLII

New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

The undefeated Patriots strolled into this recreation as large favorites, till the Giants supplied the system to beat Tom Brady: stress with a four-man entrance. There are extra technically proficient and athletic catch-and-throws than The Helmet Catch, however there aren’t many which might be extra miraculous and on an even bigger stage. It was a mini-Hail Mary with Eli Manning scrambling to keep away from stress adopted by David Tyree pinning the ball to his helmet as he fell to the bottom. The stuff of legends.

David Tyree’s helmet seize helps ship the Patriots to 18-1.
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1. Tremendous Bowl XLIX

New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24

This recreation had all the things. There was controversy coming in (Deflategate had simply begun) and it was a battle of the 2 greatest groups in soccer. The defending champion Seahawks got here out gunning, the Patriots responded and took over the sport after which Russell Wilson and Seattle tried to steal it again with one of many wildest catches by Jermaine Kearse you’ll ever see.

Malcolm Butler promptly took it proper again with arguably the best defensive play in Tremendous Bowl historical past.

Malcolm Butler rescues the Pats and sinks the Seahawks.
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