The 5 Greatest Super Bowls of All Time
The countdown to Super Bowl XLVI between the Patriots and Giants has officially begun. For the next week and a half we will hear nothing but hype about the biggest hame of the year.
It is a special time for us, often refered to as the unofficial American holiday. On many occasions, certain playoff games are more entertaining than the actual Super Bowl. However, there have been some Super Bowls that have been apsolutley magnificent. Here are my top 5 greatest Super Bowls of all time.
1. Super Bowl XLII February 3, 2008 New York Giants 17 New England Patriots 14. The undeafeted Patriots were heavy favorites to beat the Giants and become the first team in NFL history to go 19-0. Eli Manning and the G Men spoiled the Pats party by pulling off one of the greates upsets in Super Bowl history.
2. Super Bowl XXXIV January 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams 23 Tennessee Titans 16. The St. Louis Rams aka "the greatest show on turf" took on the Tennessee Titans in an epic Super Bowl. The game went down to the wire as the Titans were driving for the tying score with time running down. Titans QB Steve McNair found wide reciever Kevin Dyson who got within a couple of feet of scoring the tying touchdown as time expired.
3. Super Bowl XXXII January 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31 Green Bay Packers 24. The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers looked to defeat John Elway and his Denver Broncos in San Diego. Elway was the ageless wonder as he played a spectacular game leading his team to the unlikeley victory.
4. Super Bowl XXV January 27, 1991 New York Giants 20 Buffalo Bills 19. The Buffalo Bills never came closer to winning a Super Bowl. They were the superior team in the AFC for 4 consecutive years, unfortunaltey for them they managed to lose all 4 Super Bowls they participated in. This was the only Super Bowl in history that was decided by 1 point. In what became known as the "wide right" game, Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a last second field goal attempt which went right of the uprights.
5. Super Bowl III January 12, 1969 New York Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7. It was the first time in NFL histroy that the game was called the Super Bowl. It has been called one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The Baltimore Colts were 18 point favorites in a game where Jets QB Joe Namath guarenteed a victory. Namath was named the MVP in a solid performance as the Jets were able to score just enough points against the Colts who had the NFL's stingiest defense, only allowing 144 points per game.