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    Its a lot easier to read on my site if you chose to go that route...
    http://www.freewebs.com/footballthou...erbowls142.htm

    Ranking all 42 Super Bowls
    What was the best Super Bowl of all time? Which was the worst?

    This time of year is certainly a very slow time for NFL action, so why not have some fun and rank all of the Super Sundays? From Trent Dilfer getting his ring, to a Nations miracle story, every game has its plays and moments which make it stick out. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the memories.

    42.)
    Super Bowl 35
    January 28th 2001
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Baltimore Ravens (16-4): 34 New York Giants (14-5): 7
    - There are many reasons I have this ranked as the worst Super Bowl of all time. 1.) It was a down right boring game to watch. 2.) Coming into the game, we expected this to be boring. 3.) The quarterbacks playing in this game were Trent Dilfer and Kerry Collins. Finally with number four, the Giants weren't even able to manage a single offensive touchdown. The only highlight of this game was back to back kick returns. Right after Ron Dixon took it to the house with a 97-yarder for the Giants, Jermaine Lewis took it right back for the Giants with a 84-yarder. After murdering the Vikings in the NFC Championship game 41-0, Kerry Collins and crew just couldn't over match one of the best defenses of all time. That still doesn't help the fact that it was a snoozer from beginning to end.

    41.)
    Super Bowl 6
    January 16th 1972
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Dallas Cowboys (14-3): 24 Miami Dolphins (12-4-1): 3
    - Another yawn fest which included the first ever Super Bowl where the opponent didn't score a single touchdown. A year before their Undefeated 1972 season, the Miami Dolphins laid a large egg in Super Bowl VI. Complete domination on the Cowboys part, holding Miami to only 185 yards and 3 points. They also ran it down their throat with 252 rushing yards and 23 first downs.

    40.)
    Super Bowl 8
    January 13th 1974
    Houston, Texas
    Miami Dolphins (15-2): 24 Minnesota Vikings (14-3): 7
    - Two years after their disappointing display in Super Bowl 6, the Dolphins would come storming back and win back to back. After storming to a 24-0 lead to start the 4th quarter, we already knew the game was over. Larry Csonka would win MVP after a 145-yard 2 touchdown preformance. Nothing really exciting in this matchup. In fact, it was pretty typical at the time. The Dolphins appear in yet another Super Bowl (3), and the Vikings once again come up short in the big game losing their second in four years. They would go on to lose two more in the next three years.

    39.)
    Super Bowl 12
    January 15th 1978
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Dallas Cowboys (15-2): 27 Denver Broncos (14-3): 10
    - This matchup actually had a solid story line going into it. Ater battling for the quarterback spot in 1970, Broncos quarterback Craig Morton left the Cowboys after a Super Bowl 5 loss and gave the job to his "opponent", Rodger Staubach. After four seasons with the Giants, Morton found a job with the Broncos and led them to a 12-2 record. It would be the ultimate rematch. However, it would not be a happy ending for Morton. After only eight completions for 61 yards and eight turnovers, all hope would be shattered. A dominating game also gave the Cowboys the first ever split MVP's, defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Harvey Martin. Never the less, a very boring game.

    38.)
    Super Bowl 27
    January 31st 1993
    Pasadena, California
    Dallas Cowboys (16-3): 52 Buffalo Bills (14-6): 17
    - Third time is a charm...not. The Buffalo Bills once again lost a Super Bowl, their third straight time in fact. This also started the Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the 90's. The game was never close, and the Bills committed nine turnovers (4 interceptions, 5 fumbles). Perhaps the game is greatly remembered for Leon Lett's touchdown taunting run stopped at the one by Bills receiver Don Beebe. Another reason this game is ranked low: O.J Simpson took place in the opening coin toss, and Michael Jackson preformed at halftime.

    37.)
    Super Bowl 24
    January 28th 1990
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    San Francisco 49ers (17-2): 55 Denver Broncos (13-6): 10
    - Complete domination in favor of the 49ers. The Denver Broncos, or any NFL team for that matter, could seem to keep up with the 1989 49ers, so the outcome was expected. Many records set in this one. To this date, 55 points is the most points scored in the Super Bowl, the 45 point margin is a record, and remarkably they are the only team to score two touchdowns in each quarter. The only reason this game isn't last is due to the fact we may have seen the best team ever play on the field.

    36.)
    Super Bowl 20
    January 26th 1986
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Chicago Bears (18-1): 46 New England Patriots (14-6): 10
    - Speaking of domination, check out this game. The Pats got a lucky fumble early in the game and went up 3-0, scoring the first points on the Bears that WHOLE post-season, but thats all they would get. This Bears defense was so good, they created seven sacks, seven Patriot rushing yards, and even held them to -19 yards in the first half (ended with 123). It seemed as if New England didn't deserve to be in the game. Even after a miracle Super Bowl run, it was crashed by the greatest defense of all time. This could be ranked lower, but it was actually fun watching Tony Eason looked lost out there.

    35.)
    Super Bowl 33
    January 31st 1999
    Miami, Florida
    Denver Broncos (17-2): 34 Atlanta Falcons (16-3): 19
    - Did anyone give the Falcons a chance in this one? This was definally going to be John Elways last game, and their was no way he was going to retire on a loss. After a 336 yard, two touchdown effort (one rushing), he was named Super Bowl MVP, his first ever. Atlanta was never really in this one, and it could have been worse if not for Tim Dwights 94 yard kick return. It actually would have been a better matchup if not for the 15-1 Minnesota Vikings, one of the best offenses of all time, missing a chip shot field goal in the NFC Championship for a trip to the Super Bowl.

    34.)
    Super Bowl 7
    January 14th 1973
    Los Angeles, California
    Miami Dolphins (17-0): 14 Washington Redskins (13-4): 7
    - Hooray! The Dolphins become the first team in NFL history to go undefeated all season! Doesn't change the fact it was a very boring Super Bowl. It would have been a shut out if not for the games most memorable play where the Redskins blocked Garo Yepremian's field goal (Bill Brundige), and instead of Garo throwing it away, chucked and batted it corner back Mike Bass and returned it for a touchdown. Besides that play, nothing really worth talking about.

    33.)
    Super Bowl 15
    January 15th 1981
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Oakland Raiders (15-5): 27 Philadelphia Eagles (14-5): 10
    - This marked the first time a Wild Card team won a Super Bowl. After taking a 14-0 first quarter lead, the Eagles just couldn't recover. Jim Plunkett's emergence in the Raiders offense was a huge reason why Oakland was able to make a run at the end of the season. Ron Jaworski and the Eagles scored their first touchdown early fourth quarter narrowing the lead to 24-10, but it was way too late. Plunkett would be the second ever Heisman trophy winner to win Super Bowl MVP with his 261 yards and three touchdowns.

    32.)
    Super Bowl 29
    January 29th 1995
    Miami, Florida
    San Francisco 49ers (16-3) 49 San Diego Chargers (13-6): 26
    - Steve Young finally gets the monkey off his back by defeating the inferrior AFC opponent, the San Diego Chargers. He helped by throwing six touchdowns, four coming in the first half. He also led his team in rushing with 49 yards, another record Super Bowl record. This was the eleventh time the NFC won the Super Bowl in a row, and for the first time a team reached five Super Bowl wins. It might have been fun for a little while, but then it got sad watching Young torch the Chargers defense. Jerry Rice also had three in the game.

    31.)
    Super Bowl 2
    January 14th 1968
    Miami, Florida
    Green Bay Packers (9-4-1): 33 Oakland Raiders (13-1): 14
    - In the second annual showing of the big game, the Green Bay Packers continued their dominance over the NFL by defeating the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders would stick around and gain some momentum in the 2nd quarter, but in true form Green Bay would take the game over. A 60-yard interception return by Herb Adderley would clinch it in the fourth quarter. Not exactly a thrilling game with four Packer field goals, but not a horrible one either.

    30.)
    Super Bowl 18
    January 22nd 1984
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    Los Angeles Raiders (15-4): 38 Washington Redskins ( 16-3): 9
    - Black Sunday. Even though they were underdogs, the Raiders murdered the Washington Redskins all due to the running of Marcus Allen. This would give Los Angeles their first title since 1951, when the Los Angeles Rams won it all. This game moves up five slots all because of the spectacular 74-yard run Marcus Allen made in the third quarter, when he went to the right side of the field, and cut back to the other in an amazing scamper to the end zone.

    29.)
    Super Bowl 37
    January 26th 2003
    San Diego, California
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (15-4): 48 Oakland Raiders (13-6): 21
    - If you like dominating defenses, you'd like this game. If you like high scoring games, you'd like this game. If you like entertaining games, you'd hate this game. The Raiders, who appear on this list for the third time in a row, never really stood a chance, considering their coach from a year ago Jon Gruden was now the Bucs coach. Rich Gannon threw five interceptions, three returned for touchdowns. Dexter Jackson had two of those, and was named MVP. Jackson became the second safety and third defensive back to be named Super Bowl MVP.

    28.)
    Super Bowl 4
    January 11th 1970
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Kansas City Chiefs (11-3): 23 Minnesota Vikings (12-2): 7
    - For the second straight year, the Super Bowl would have a massive upset. The 12-point favorite Vikings just couldn't handle the Chiefs defense, and would lay their first of four eggs in the Super Bowl. Quarterback Len Dawson would be the fourth straight quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP with his 142 yard one touchdown effort. The 46-yard touchdown pass to Otis Taylor would prove to be the clincher.

    27.)
    Super Bowl 11
    January 9th 1977
    Pasadena, California
    Oakland Raiders (16-1): 32 Minnesota Vikings (13-3-1): 14
    - Yet again, the Vikings would come up short in the Super Bowl, losing this one to the AFC Champions, the Oakland Raiders. A combined 228 yards, an NFL record at the time, greatly contributed to the win. Fran Tarkenton could not overcome the 19-0 lead the Raiders had taken. A couple of exciting plays in this one, including Ray Guy getting his punt blocked for the first time, but the Raiders dominated too much for this one to be considered even better than average.

    26.)
    Super Bowl 26
    January 26th 1992
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Washington Redskins (17-2): 37 Buffalo Bills (15-4): 24
    - This one had the potential to be an offensive shoot out, but it turned to be nothing but a blow out. Buffalo just never seemed to show up. From Thurman Thomas miss placing his helmet on the side lines during the first drive, to Andre Reed throwing his helmet in discust over a bad call costing his team points, the Bills were very frustrated. Mark Rypien, the first Super Bowl MVP who was Canadien born, led the Skins to an early 24-0 lead and never looked back. Washington would be the fourth team to win three Super Bowls with their dominating preformance against the Bills.

    25.)
    Super Bowl 1
    January 15th 1967
    Los Angeles, California
    Green Bay Packers (14-2): 35 Kansas City Chiefs (12-3-1): 10
    - Everyone loves the original. Even though though it wasn't a barn burner, Super bowl 1 (or the "First World Championship AFL vs NFL") featured some great plays. Not even expecting to play in the game, and in no condition the night before, receiver Max McGee certainly showed up and caught two Bart Starr touchdowns. Starr would later be named MVP with his 250 yards and two touchdowns. Three Packer touchdowns all together in the 2nd half would seal the deal and lock up the first NFL title game.

    24.)
    Super Bowl 40
    February 5th 2006
    Detroit, Michigan
    Pittsburgh Steelers (15-5): 21 Seattle Seahawks (15-4): 10
    - With the potential to be a great game, Super Bowl 40 was surely ruined by bad officating. Wether it was Seahawks Darrell Jacksons "pushoff" in the endzone, offensive tackle Sean Locklears phantom holding call, Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger coming short of the goal line on a 3rd yard run, or Hawks quarterback Matt Hassekbeck being called for a low block, the Refs really screwed this game up and that is how it will forever be remembered.

    23.)
    Super Bowl 28
    January 30th 1994
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Dallas Cowboys (15-4): 30 Buffalo Bills (14-5): 13
    - You really had to beleive this was going to be the time the Bills would actually win the Super Bowl. However, for thr fourth straight year Buffalo would choke. This would also be during the middle of the Cowboys dynasty in the early 90's. The Bills would actually be leading at the half 13-6, and have the makings of a great game, but it would all go wrong from there. The Cowboys would score 24 straight points and break the heart of Bills fans again in the first ever Super Bowl rematch the following year.

    22.)
    Super Bowl 9
    January 12th 1975
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3-1): 16 Minnesota Vikings (12-5): 6
    - A true defensive battle. The Steel Curtain from Pittsburgh face off against the Purple People Eaters of Minnesota. Also, two legendary quarterbacks, Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton would go head to head. The score would show it was a battle, but the Steelers dominated for the most part. Running back Franco Harris would gain more yards (158) than Minnesota all together. Ofcourse, he would be named MVP. The Steelers defense held the Vikings without a touchdown, there only one coming from a blocked punt where they didn't even connect on the extra point. This also started the Steelers dynasty.

    21.)
    Super Bowl 22
    January 31st 1988
    San Diego, California
    Washington Redskins (14-4): 42 Denver Broncos (12-5-1): 10
    - If you like offense, this was an interesting one to watch. Records setby the Redskins in this one were most yards (602), rushing yards (280), most touchdowns (6), offensive yards in a quarter (356), points in a quarter (35), touchdowns in a quarter (5), and largest deficit overcome to win a Super Bowl (10). Clearly, Washington dominated the game, but it was very fun watching Doug Williams, the first african american quarterback to win a Super Bowl, light it in the second quarter and take home the Lombardi trophy.

    20.)
    Super Bowl 31
    January 26th 1997
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Green Bay Packers (16-3): 35 New England Patriots (13-6): 21
    - The Pack Attack is back. The Lombardi trophy would finally return home 30 years later to its orginal owner. Drew Bledsoe and the Patriots just couldn't handle the pass rushing skills of Reggie White, and the fabulous return skills of Heisman winner Desmond Howard. Howard set a Super Bowl record with a 99-year kick return to seal the deal in the 3rd quarter. Probably the most memorable image was Brett Favre running around the field like a kid after his 54-yard touchdown pass to Andre Rison on the second offensive play.

    19.)
    Super Bowl 19
    January 20th 1985
    Stanford, California
    San Francisco 49ers ( 18-1): 38 Miami Dolphins (16-3): 16
    - The great quarterback battle between Joe Montana and Dan Marino. Little did we know this would be Marinos first and only trip to the big game. Both players didn't disappoint, both throwing for more than 300 yards, but the 49ers would take over in true dominating fasion with three straight touchdowns. The eventual MVP Joe Montana would throw three total with 331 yards. He also ran for 59 yards and one for a touchdown.

    18.)
    Super Bowl 17
    January 30th 1983
    Pasadena, California
    Washington Redskins (12-1): 27 Miami Dolphins (10-3): 17
    - Even during the shortened strike season, it was very apparent who the best team was. Don't let the score full you, the Redskins defense completly shut down the Dolphins offense. Miami only had a total of 176 yards, and 76 came on one play. Redskins full back John Riggins, broke two records for carries and yards (166 yards and 38 carries). His 15 receiving yards let him surpass the whole Miami team with yards. Washington scored 17 un answered points in the second half to seal the deal.

    17.)
    Super Bowl 30
    January 28th 1996
    Tempe, Arizona
    Dallas Cowboys (15-4): 27 Pittsburgh Steelers (13-6): 17
    - Yet another Super Bowl Dallas had in control all game. Three interceptions by Neil O'Donnell (two by MVP Larry Brown for 77 yards) proved to be the Steelers downfall in a relatively close matchup. No remarkable big plays in this one, which lowers it on the list for me. Too many short scoring plays to make it a true Top 10 Super Bowl. Dallas with this game would win their 5th Super Bowl, tieing the San Francisco 49ers for most in the NFL.

    16.)
    Super Bowl 16
    January 24th 1982
    Pontiac, Michigan
    San Francisco 49ers (16-3): 26 Cincinnati Bengals (14-5): 21
    - An average matchup, but a start of something big. This Super Bowl was the start of the great 49ers dynasty in the 80's. The Bengals were in it for most of the game, but couldn't keep up with Bill Walsh and the West Coast offense. Even though outgaining the 49ers in yards 356 to 275, the Bengals couldn't recover from 5 turnovers and a 20-0 deficit at the half. The game was also highlighted by an amazing goal line stand by the 49ers. The Bengals would score 14 straight points after trialing 20-0, but San Francisco would run away with it and be crowned champions for the first time.

    15.)
    Super Bowl 5
    January 17th 1971
    Miami Florida
    Baltimore Colts (11-2-1): 16 Dallas Cowboys (10-4): 13
    - A game that certainly went down to the wire, but a sloppy one at that. Also known as the "Blunder Bowl", both teams combined for 11 turnovers, five being by the Colts, a new NFL record for most turnovers by a Super Bowl winning team. Dallas also had 10 penalties for 133 yards. With nine seconds left, the Colts kicked a 32-yard field goal by Jim O'Brien to win the game 16-13. Baltimore was losing 13-6, and also lost their starting quarterback Johnny Unitas, but were able to battle back. This was also the first time the Super Bowl MVP was on the losing team (linebacker Chuck Howley). Even if it was badly played, Super Bowl 5 was close until the end and made for a good Super Bowl in my mind.

    14.)
    Super Bowl 39
    February 6th 2005
    Jacksonville, Florida
    New England Patriots (17-2): 24 Philadelphia Eagles (15-4): 21
    - For some reason during the Patriots third Super Bowl win, I just had the feeling they'd find a way to take over all game long. Maybe that ruined it for me. Philadelphia struck first to take a 7-0 lead, but then my assumption came true and New England started taking control of the game. Tom Brady found Deion Branch 11 times (ties Super Bowl record) for 133 yards, as Branch was later named MVP for his efforts. Perhaps this Super Bowl will be most known for Eagles quarterback Donavan McNabb taking his sweet time in the final minutes while playing "sick".

    13.)
    Super Bowl 10
    January 18th 1986
    Miami, Florida
    Pittsburgh Steelers (12-2): 21 Dallas Cowboys (10-4): 17
    - The first meeting in the Super Bowl between the two most popular teams in the NFL. This game will be remembered for Lynn Swann's dive (fall) over a Dallas defender and making an incredible catch. Like in Super Bowl 13, Dallas made a late rally at the end of the game, but a Hail Mary by Roger Staubach was never answered, and intercepted by Glen Edwards as time expired. Along with his big catch, receiver Lynn Swann caught the ball four times for 161 yards. He was named MVP, the first receiver to win the award.

    12.)
    Super Bowl 21
    January 25th 1987
    Pasadena, California
    New York Giants (17-2): 39 Denver Broncos (13-6): 20
    - A lot of things to love in this game. The Giants goal line stand, John Elways gutsy preformance, and ofcourse, Phil Simms going near perfect 22-25 for 268 yards. His 88% completion precentage was a post season record for 21 years. Even though it was quite the blow out in the second half (Giants: 30 Broncos: 10), it still consistently provided great preformances and had many plays to make it a highlight Super Bowl.

    11.)
    Super Bowl 41
    February 4th 2007
    Miami, Florida
    Indianapolis Colts (16-4): 29 Chicago Bears (15-4): 17
    - I am a huge fan of Super Bowl 41. From Devin Hesters opening kick off return, to Rex Grossman's blunders, this game stood out to me as Top 11 material. Reasons why? First off, it was the first Super Bowl played in the rain which made it very exciting. Second, every time Rex Grossman took the snap it was an adventure. Third, it was super star Peyton Mannings first Super Bowl. Finally, it was the first time an african american coach won the Super Bowl. Even though Kelvin Hayden's 56 yard interception sealed the deal with a few minutes left, both teams kept it interesting for most of the game.

    10.)
    Super Bowl 13
    January 21st 1971
    Miami, Florida
    Pittsburgh Steelers (17-2): 35 Dallas Cowboys (14-5): 31
    - The second Super Bowl match-up between these two rivals. Wether it was the Cowboys stupid costly penalties, receiver Jacky Smith's crutial drop to change momentum, or the Cowboys late ralley, this Super Bowl is very memorable. This nail biting finish and high scoring affair ended with many key results. Dallas was the first team to lose the Super Bowl as defending champs, and were the first team to score 30+ points and still lose. Never the less, a very exciting game to watch.

    9.)
    Super Bowl 14
    January 20th 1980
    Pasadena, California
    Pittsburgh Steelers (15-4): 31 Los Angeles Rams (11-8): 19
    - So close to being a major upset. The 9-7 Rams may be considered one of the worst Super Bowl teams of all time, but they sure did push it to the limit to a Steelers team who had built a dynasty in the 70's. In fact, they were leading into the fourth quarter. However, Terry Bradshaw (despite throwing a shocking three interceptions) and crew would strike for two touchdowns in the least quarter and seal the deal to a dominating preformance in that decade, finishing with four Super Bowl wins.

    8.)
    Super Bowl 32
    January 25th 1998
    San Diego, California
    Denver Broncos (16-4): 31 Green Bay Packers (15-4): 24
    - Brett Favre vs John Elway. Does it even need anymore? Denver had tried four times before to win a Super Bowl, but this time they would finally succeed defeating the defending champs, the Green Bay Packers. Despite a migraine headache, Broncos running back put on a show with 157 yards and a record three touchdowns, even though one was a gimme thanks to Packers coach Mike Holmgren letting him score. There may not be a better sight in Super Bowl history than seeing John Elways reaction to Brett Favres three incompletions to end the Packers drive and give the ball to the new champs.

    7.)
    Super Bowl 3
    January 12th 1969
    Miami, Florida
    New York Jets (11-3): 16 Baltimore Colts (13-1): 7
    - Simply known as "The Guarentee". That simple statement by Jets quarterback Joe Namath saying the 17 1/2 point underdog saying they would be the Colts instantly makes this a top Super Bowl of all time. Why? Easy, because they Jets were the first AFL team to take home the title, and Namath backed up his word. He even won MVP, despite not throwing a single touchdown. A late touchdown by Baltimore just wasn't enough to erase the 16-0 hole they put themselves in.

    6.)
    Super Bowl 38
    February 1st 2004
    Houston, Texas
    New England Patriots (17-2): 32 Carolina Panthers (14-6): 29
    - From a very boring first half, to "wardrobe malfunctions", to streakers, to another Adam Vinitieri heroic game winning field goal, this game had it all. After scoreless for most of the first half, both teams exploded minutes before the end to walk into the locker rooms 14-10. It didn't end there. Both teams battled back and fourth with long touchdown strikes, only to become tied 29-29 with 1:08 to go. However, Panthers kicker John Kasay would kick it out of bounds, giving the Patriots great field position. They would take advantage, and get into field goal range. Adam Vinitieri would connect on a 41-yard field goal to give the Patriots their second Super Bowl in three years.

    5.)
    Super Bowl 25
    January 27th 1991
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    New York Giants (16-3): 20 Buffalo Bills (15-4): 19
    - Ah, Wide Right. Even though I was one year old, being from Buffalo, this is still a tough game to even think about. Never the less, it just wasn't meant to be for the Buffalo Bills. In the wake of the Golf War, most of America was turning to the big game for some releif. This hard fought game went back and forth in the second half, but ended up coming down to a 47 yard field goal by Bills kicker Scott Norwood with eight seconds left to win the game. The snap was good, but the kick sailed wide right as Giants players stormed the field and Buffalo's heart was ripped out once again.

    4.)
    Super Bowl 34
    January 30th 2000
    Atlanta, Georgia
    St. Louis Rams (16-3): 23 Tennessee Titans (15-4): 16
    - Offense vs Destiny. The Tennessee Titans came into Super Bowl 34 thinking it was their destiny to go all the way, but the offensive jugger-naut led by Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk stood in the way. The Rams went up 16-0 until the 4th quarter, but then the Titans woke up. The Rams couldn't seem to do anything on offense, and the Titans took advantage with 16 straight points. Just as the Titans tied it, the Rams got the ball and went for it all. A 73 yard touchdown pass to Isaac Brue one again put the Rams in the lead 23-16. Now it was Titans quarterback Steve McNair's turn. He led the Titans all the way down the field in a 1:54 span, but it all came down to a 1st down play on the 10 yard line with six seconds left. The Titans had no timeouts either. McNair dropped back and threw to receiver Kevin Dyson, but when running to the end-zone to tie it, linebacker Mike Jones tackled him one yard short to seal the deal.

    3.)
    Super Bowl 23
    January 22nd 1989
    Miami, Florida
    San Francisco 49ers (13-6): 20 Cincinnati Bengals (14-5): 16
    - Not the greatest of the 49er dynasty teams, but surely a great match-up. This would be the second meeting between these teams, the first being seven years prior. This would also be head coach Bill Walsh's last game. The Bengals this time would wise to the 49ers moves, staying in lead more often than trailing. Both teams would go back and forth, but in the end it would come down to who else, quarterback Joe Montana, to lead the game winning drive in the final 3:10. They would travel 92 yards, the final strike being to John Taylor with just 34 seconds later. The underdog Bengals put up a fight, but it was just destiny for Joe Montana to lead yet another miracle drive in a big game.

    2.)
    Super Bowl 42
    February 3rd 2008
    Glendale, Arizona
    New England Patriots (18-1): 14 New York Giants (14-6): 17
    - I'll admit it. I was a firm beleiver that the New England Patriots would complete the perfect season going 19-0. However, it just wasn't meant to be. The Patriots steam rolled threw the NFL, crushing all of their opponents, but they just weren't ready for Eli Manning and the New York Giants. The highest scoring offense in NFL history led by Randy Moss and Tom Brady struggled to move the chains against a vicious Giant pass rush. This would be a very physical game that swtiched momentum many times. The Patriots offense finally clicked just in time to take the ball and score a Randy Moss touchdown with 2:42 left. They now led 14-10. This was it right? The perfect season was on the way? Giants quarterback Eli Manning refused to get up, and took the ball the next drive ready to end the game. The drive way highlighted by many clutch plays, such as a 4th and 1 run by Brandon Jacobs, and maybe one of the greatest escape plays in NFL history. Dropping back to pass, it appeared Eli was sacked, but somehow wrestled his way threw Patriot defenders to hit receiver David Tyree down field who appeared to be covered, but Tyree brought it down one handed to make an amazing game saving catch. A few plays later, Eli would hit receiver Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left for the go ahead touchdown. Even though Tom Brady and the Patriots would get the ball back with 35 seconds left and all timeouts, the Giants would hold their ground and not let New England gain a single yard. With one second left, the Giants would kneal the ball, and end the Patriots perfect season.

    1.)
    Super Bowl 36
    February 3rd 2002
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    New England Patriots (14-5): 20 St. Louis Rams (16-3): 17
    - Going into the 2001 season, Mel Kiper predicted the New England Patriots to be the first team ever to go 0-16. At the end of the season, they won the Super Bowl. Simmilar to Super Bowl 25, all of America would be watching this game in the wake of a tragic historical event, this time being the terroist attacks on the World Trade Center. How fitting was it that the "Patriots" were playing in the game. The bad news? They were going up against one of the greatest offenses in NFL history, the St. Louis Rams. In fact, they were 14 point underdogs. There was no way they can pull this one off, right? New England had proved everyone wrong that season, and now it was time to complete the job. Early in the game, Patriot defenders would bully Rams players and force them to become very frustrated. Thanks to a 47 yard interception return for a touchdown by Ty Law, and a 8 yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to David Givens, the Patriots would pull ahead 17-3. It wouldn't take long for the Rams offense to wake up. A Kurt Warner 2-yard run for a touchdown would narrow the defict to 17-10. After a few defensive stands and offensive struggles, they would regain the ball with 1:51 on their own 45-yard line. After two completions, the Rams would be in perfect position to tie the game. That indeed would happen on the next pass when Ricky Proehl took it to the house on a 30-yard touchdown pass. With 1:30 left, everyone, including John Madden, thought the first Super Bowl overtime would take place. New England however went for it all. After a few clutch throws, Tom Brady would spike the ball with seven seconds left to set up for the game winning filed goal. It would certainly be in Adam Vinitieri's range at 48 yards, considering Adam had/has been one of the most clutch kickers even before the game. He wouldn't dissappoint, and would nail the 48 yarder right down the pipe to finish one of the greatest upsets in NFL history and one of the best feel good stories in all of America.
    Last edited by Seahawk719; 05-18-2008, 06:23 PM.

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    1. I'll say that it is awesome just that you tackled the daunting task of ranking all the super bowls. You must have done quite a bit of research on the games, and congrats on a very good list.

    2. It's hard for me to evaluate this because, being only 22 years old and a Buffalo Bills fan, I am very, very, very biased against New England. Maybe it's just me, but I just CANNOT rank a NE win as the greatest Super Bowl of all time. I'd pick this past year's as the all-time best, then have the wide right FG 2nd. I know, it's backwards that I'm a Bills fan and would rank that second, but it was a fantastic frickin' game.
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    • #3
      Great list
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      • #4
        I'm just happy you had the Broncos in there (winning) in the top 10. Good job, very thorough.

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        • #5
          #9 and #10 should be at least switched. #11 was a satisfying game, but rnaked too high I feel (and I'm a huge Peyton fan). Other than those this list is fantastic. Agree with 90% of it and it's all opinion so that's impressive.

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          • #6
            lol my favorite Super Bowl is the worst.

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            • #7
              I think I would rank the Rams/Titans game above this year's Super Bowl. I mean that game was one yard away from going into overtime.


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              • #8
                18.)
                Super Bowl 17
                January 30th 1983
                Pasadena, California
                Washington Redskins (12-1): 27 Miami Dolphins (10-3): 17
                - The 17th Super Bowl falls into the 17th spot.


                lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MMONTERO View Post
                  I think I would rank the Rams/Titans game above this year's Super Bowl. I mean that game was one yard away from going into overtime.
                  I was just about to say that. It gets my vote, with Rams/Pats 2nd.

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                  • #10
                    Wow you put a lot of work into this. Nicely done. Good read.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phenomenal_waffles View Post
                      18.)
                      Super Bowl 17
                      January 30th 1983
                      Pasadena, California
                      Washington Redskins (12-1): 27 Miami Dolphins (10-3): 17
                      - The 17th Super Bowl falls into the 17th spot.


                      lol
                      awww damn. thanks for catching that. i switched that one before i was done.

                      fixed.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Seahawk719 View Post
                        27.)
                        Super Bowl 11
                        January 9th 2007
                        Pasadena, California
                        Oakland Raiders (16-1): 32 Minnesota Vikings (13-3-1): 14
                        - Yet again, the Vikings would come up short in the Super Bowl, losing this one to the AFC Champions, the Oakland Raiders. A combined 228 yards, an NFL record at the time, greatly contributed to the win. Fran Tarkenton could not overcome the 19-0 lead the Raiders had taken. A couple of exciting plays in this one, including Ray Guy getting his punt blocked for the first time, but the Raiders dominated too much for this one to be considered even better than average.


                        12.)
                        Super Bowl 21
                        January 25th 2007
                        Pasadena, California
                        New York Giants (17-2): 39 Denver Broncos (13-6): 20
                        - A lot of things to love in this game. The Giants goal line stand, John Elways gutsy preformance, and ofcourse, Phil Simms going near perfect 22-25 for 268 yards. His 88% completion precentage was a post season record for 21 years. Even though it was quite the blow out in the second half (Giants: 30 Broncos: 10), it still consistently provided great preformances and had many plays to make it a highlight Super Bowl.

                        11.)
                        Super Bowl 41
                        February 4th 2007
                        Miami, Florida
                        Indianapolis Colts (16-4): 29 Chicago Bears (15-4): 17
                        - I am a huge fan of Super Bowl 41. From Devin Hesters opening kick off return, to Rex Grossman's blunders, this game stood out to me as Top 11 material. Reasons why? First off, it was the first Super Bowl played in the rain which made it very exciting. Second, every time Rex Grossman took the snap it was an adventure. Third, it was super star Peyton Mannings first Super Bowl. Finally, it was the first time an african american coach won the Super Bowl. Even though Kelvin Hayden's 56 yard interception sealed the deal with a few minutes left, both teams kept it interesting for most of the game.
                        Looks like 2007 was a busy year for Super Bowls. I think we should have four this year.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MMONTERO View Post
                          Looks like 2007 was a busy year for Super Bowls. I think we should have four this year.
                          looks like ill have to read over my work next time. thanks much

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MMONTERO View Post
                            Looks like 2007 was a busy year for Super Bowls. I think we should have four this year.
                            While we're being picky SB 32 was in 1998 not 1988. I'm know this was a typo (duh).

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                            • #15
                              This is what happens when you're so happy you when you finish, you don't bother reading it over lol

                              I have a lot of people saying 38 should be ranked higher, but I just can't find myself putting it ahead of the 5 above it

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