Road To Super Bowl 50: Greatest Super Bowls of all Time
During the 40-year history of this beloved game, there have been many great playoffs and to find the greatest Super Bowl from the large varying list is a very hard task. With Super Bowl 50 coming up, we would like to take a look at some of the Super Bowls we consider were the most exciting to watch. Are you ready? Here is a list of the top 5 Super Bowls, starting from bottom to the top.
5. Super Bowl XXIII
Who? San Francisco 49ers vs Cincinnati Bengals
When? January 22, 1989
Where? Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida
Final Score: 20-16
At number 5, the 1989 Super Bowl XXIII was won by the San Francisco 49ers in a most thrilling manner. The 49ers were losing and were down 16-13 with 3 minutes remaining on the clock when Jim Breech was able to score a 40 yard field goal.
In the last remaining 34 seconds, Joe Montana drove the ball 92 yards, making a 10 yard pass to John Taylor, striking another touchdown and cementing his team’s win.
4. Super Bowl XXV
Who? Buffalo Bills vs New York Giants
When? January 27, 1991
Where? Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Final Score: 19-20
The 1991 Super Bowl XXV between the Giants and Bills ranks number 4 on this list. The Giants were able to win this game because they had the ball under control for around 40 minutes,more or less, which secured their second Super Bowl win in five years. The game, however, is remembered by Norwood’s missed field goal, which caused the Bills to lose the game and also marked the start of their playoff losing streak for the next four years.
3. Super Bowl XXXVI
Who? St Louis Rams vs New England Patriots
When? February 3, 2002
Where? Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Final Score: 17-20
Just as Norwood set the “bad vibe” for the Bills for four years, the same can be said about Adam Vinatieri as he set a “good vibe” for the Patriots for the upcoming 3 years after Super Bowl XXXVI in 2002. The Patriots experienced many game turnovers during the 2002 playoff, like Ty Laws touchdown return, Buckley’s recovery, and Otis Smith’s interception,which made the Pats jump to a 17-3 lead. The Rams managed to tie it up 17-17 somehow, but with 1:30 minutes left on the clock, Vinatieri was able to score a 48 yard field goal before the time ran out, leading the Pats to victory.
2. Super Bowl III
Who? New York Jets vs Baltimore Colts
When? January 12, 1969
Where? Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
Final Score: 16-7
Joe Namath was the player who made this game one to be remembered. The Jets relied only on luck and were not at all competing seriously until they were able to beat the almighty Colts who had won 15 out of the 16 games they played leading up to Super Bowl III in 1969.
1. Super Bowl XXXIV
Who? St Louis Rams vs Tennessee Titans
When? January 30, 2000
Where? Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Final Score: 23-16
This 2000 Super Bowl XXXIV is remembered for a tackle made by Mike Jones of the Rams on Titan’s Kevin Dyson. The Rams had a very strong offense and defense, and managed to pull off 3 field goals and one touchdown. The Titans improved their efforts and started fighting back, making the score 16-13 and tying it 16-16 at the 2:12 minute mark. The Rams foughtback and eventually were able to win the game in one of the most exhilarating games in the sport.