Was Super Bowl LI best of all time? Ranking every game

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USA TODAY Sports' Lindsay Jones breaks down how the Patriots managed to pull off a comeback for the ages in Super Bowl LI. USA TODAY Sports

Patriots RB James White scores the game-winning TD of Super Bowl LI.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports)


Super Bowl LI proved to be an instant classic, with all the elements that comprise an unforgettable team. So even though it‘s the most recent Super Bowl, we‘re perfectly comfortable immediately jumping it to the top of our all-time Super Sunday rankings (season noted in parentheses):

1. LI (2016) New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28 (OT): This game lacked nothing. Patriots QB Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick cemented their legacies, each becoming the first at his respective post to earn five Super Bowl titles. But securing immortal greatness required an all-time performance. Brady threw for a Super Bowl record 466 records, leading his team to 31 unanswered points as New England forged the greatest comeback ever on Super Sunday — Atlanta led 28-3 in the third quarter — while taking Super Sunday into overtime for the first time. WR Julian Edelman finally made a miraculous Super Bowl coach that benefited New England for a change. RB James White was the unsung hero, catching a record 14 passes, while scoring the game-tying and game-winning TDs on his way to a Super Bowl record 20 points scored. Oh, and the Falcons, with MVP Matt Ryan and Co., sure were impressive on both sides of the ball for nearly three quarters before their epic collapse.

2. XLII (2007) New York Giants 17, Patriots 14: Arguably the biggest upset in Super Bowl history, the Giants derailed New England‘s march to the still-elusive 19-0 campaign with an unrelenting pass rush, David Tyree‘s miraculous helmet catch and Eli Manning‘s MVP performance.

3. XLIX (2014) Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24: It will forever be remembered for Russell Wilson’s goal-line interception with the game hanging in the balance when the Seahawks could have given the ball to bruising RB Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch. The loss likely denied Seattle‘s shot at a dynasty while burnishing the Patriot Way. Brady won a record-tying third MVP award as he and Belichick collected their fourth title together but first in a decade.

4. XXIII (1988) San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16: Probably the first legitimate Super Bowl classic. In what was perhaps Joe Montana‘s defining performance — ironically the only time he didn’t win MVP honors — he led an 11-play, 92-yard drive that culminated with a game-winning TD pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds to go. Jerry Rice‘s Super Bowl record 215 receiving yards earned him the MVP award. It was also Hall of Famer Bill Walsh’s final game as an NFL head coach.

5. XLIII (2008) Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23: It had a little bit of everything — Pittsburgh LB James Harrison‘s 100-yard INT return to end the first half, a furious fourth-quarterback comeback by decided underdog Arizona, and Ben Roethlisberger‘s laser shot to the back corner of the end zone to toe-tapping MVP Santonio Holmes for the win. The Steelers remain the only team to win six Lombardi Trophies.

6. XXXIV (1999) St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16: The “Greatest Show on Turf” scored its third-fewest points of the season, but MVP Kurt Warner‘s then-record 414 passing yards and LB Mike Jones‘ tackle of Tennessee’s Kevin Dyson just shy of the goal line on the final play proved sufficient.

7. XXV (1990) Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19: New York played keepaway from Buffalo‘s explosive K-Gun offense, holding the ball for nearly 41 minutes, and got nice efforts from MVP Ottis Anderson (102 yards, TD) and backup QB Jeff Hostetler. But the Giants only survived thanks to Scott Norwood‘s wayward 47-yard field goal in the final seconds.

8. XXXVI (2001) Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17: In one of Super Sunday’s biggest upsets, few realized this game also represented the beginning of a dynasty, coronation of a genius (Belichick) and birth of an icon as Brady won his first MVP. And there‘s no forgetting Adam Vinatieri‘s game-winning, upright-splitting 48-yard field goal at the gun.

9. XLVI (2011) Giants 21, Patriots 17: For the second time in five seasons, New York broke New England‘s heart as Eli Manning completed another improbable throw — this time to Mario Manningham — before the Giants scored a late go-ahead TD and weathered the Patriots‘ final drive.

10. XXXII (1997) Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24: Denver QB John Elway finally got his first ring (on his fourth attempt), though MVP Terrell Davis was the day‘s star (157 rushing yards, 3 TDs). The AFC also ended a 14-year losing streak to the NFC.

11. XLV (2010) Packers 31, Steelers 25: QB Aaron Rodgers completed Green Bay‘s four-game run as playoff road warriors with a 304-yard, three-TD effort that earned him the MVP award and a place next to Bart Starr and Brett Favre as a Packers legend while denying Pittsburgh’s “Stairway to Seven.”

12. XIII (1978) Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31: In the original Super Bowl shootout, the Steelers became the first team to win the game three times by outlasting a Dallas comeback bid in another memorable matchup full of big plays (mostly Pittsburgh‘s) and missed opportunities (TE Jackie Smith‘s drop) that would ultimately doom “America‘s Team.”

13. XXXVIII (2003) Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29: One of the stranger games in Super Bowl history — the teams combined for 61 points despite scoreless first and third quarters — may be better remembered more for Janet Jackson‘s infamous halftime show than a pivotal late-game drive led by Brady and capped with more heroics from Vinatieri.

14. X (1975) Steelers 21, Cowboys 17: MVP Lynn Swann only made four catches, but they were laden with drama over the course of 161 yards and a decisive touchdown in a game that would help establish Pittsburgh as the team of the 1970s.

15. XLVII (2012) Baltimore Ravens 34, 49ers 31: A second-half Superdome power outage sparked the 49ers, who nearly completed a comeback after finding themselves in a 28-6 hole in the third quarter. MVP Joe Flacco finished one of the best postseason runs by a quarterback, while Ravens LB Ray Lewis earned a second ring in his final ride.

 (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)

16. XLIV (2009) New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17: The Saints ended decades of futility courtesy of MVP Drew Brees’ pinpoint passing, coach Sean Payton‘s surprise onside kick to start the second half and CB Tracy Porter‘s game-sealing pick six of Peyton Manning.

17. XIV (1979) Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19: Despite winning just nine regular-season games, the Rams gave the Steelers all they could handle before Pittsburgh pulled away in the fourth quarter on its way to becoming the only team to win four Super Bowls in six years. QB Terry Bradshaw was named MVP for the second year in a row.

18. III (1968) New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7: It wasn’t a scintillating game, but it was probably the most important one in NFL history. MVP Joe Namath made good on his pre-game guarantee as New York struck a blow for AFL equality a year before the merger by stunning the NFL’s heavily favored Colts. It remains the Jets‘ only title.

19. XXXI (1996) Packers 35, Patriots 21: Thirty years after winning the first Super Bowl, the Pack returned to win their third as Gulf Coast native Favre passed for two TDs and rushed for another in front of a New Orleans crowd. However return man Desmond Howard was named MVP.

20. XXXIX (2004) Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21: New England withstood a late Philly charge — or did the Pats benefit from a lack of conditioning on the part of Eagles QB Donovan McNabb? — to become the second team to win three Super Bowls in four years.

21. XVII (1982) Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17: MVP John Riggins‘ 43-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter gave Washington a 20-17 lead it wouldn‘t relinquish and coach Joe Gibbs the first of his three titles. Riggins finished with a then-record 166 yards, giving him 610 in four playoff games in that postseason.

22. XXX (1995) Cowboys 27, Steelers 17: Dallas survived, thanks to some gift interceptions from Pittsburgh QB Neil O‘Donnell, and became the first team to win three Super Bowls in a four-year span. The Cowboys also joined the 49ers as five-time Super Sunday winners.

23. XVI (1981) 49ers 26, Bengals 21: San Francisco launched its dynasty and Montana won the first of his three Super Bowl MVP awards. The Niners hung on thanks in part to a key goal-line stand to thwart Cincinnati, which scored three second-half touchdowns after trailing 20-0 at halftime.

24. XLI (2006) Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17: MVP Peyton Manning earned his only ring with Indianapolis, while Tony Dungy became the first black coach to win on Super Sunday during a rainy night in South Florida.

25. VII (1972) Dolphins 14, Redskins 7: Miami’s “No Name Defense” didn‘t allow a point — Washington scored on K Garo Yepremian‘s unforgettable special teams blunder — as the Dolphins, who entered the game as an underdog, completed the only undefeated season (17-0) of the Super Bowl era.

26. XXII (1987) Redskins 42, Broncos 10: Washington QB Doug Williams struck a social blow as the first black quarterback to win the Super Bowl after orchestrating a breathtaking, 35-point second quarter that saw him throw four TD passes on his way to MVP honors. Timmy Smith rushed for 204 yards, a record that still stands, behind “The Hogs,” Washington’s famed offensive line.

27. XXI (1986) Giants 39, Broncos 20: MVP Phil Simms had one of the greatest Super Sundays completing 22 of 25 passes for 268 yards and three TDs, as the Giants rode 30 second-half points to their first Super Bowl triumph.

28. I (1966) Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10: Green Bay, with help from hung-over backup WR Max McGee (138 receiving yards, 2 TDs), did the expected in the first AFL-NFL Championship Game, which didn‘t even sell out the Los Angeles Coliseum. However not everyone remembers that Vince Lombardi‘s troops only led by four points at halftime.

29. V (1970) Baltimore Colts 16, Cowboys 13: It was the first Super Bowl with any sense of drama as rookie Jim O‘Brien, who had an extra point blocked earlier in the game, drilled the decisive 32-yard field goal with 5 seconds left. But a sloppy game was marred by a rib injury to Colts QB John Unitas and 11 turnovers.

30. XXVIII (1993) Cowboys 30, Bills 13: Buffalo gave Dallas a better fight, leading 13-6 at the half, in a rematch but ultimately couldn‘t contain league MVP (and Super Bowl MVP) Emmitt Smith (132 rushing yards, 2 TDs). It was the Bills‘ fourth consecutive Super Bowl loss, a joint accomplishment and curse.

 (Photo: David Kadlubowski, USA TODAY)

31. XL (2005) Steelers 21, Seahawks 10: Pittsburgh joined the club of five-time Lombardi Trophy winners as RB Jerome Bettis ended his career in style in Detroit (his hometown) and Roethlisberger, 23, became the youngest quarterback to win the game despite forgettable numbers and amid controversial officiating that hurt Seattle.

32. 50 (2015) Broncos 24, Panthers 10: Super Bowl MVP Von Miller (2½ sacks, 2 forced fumbles) terrorized league MVP Cam Newton from the start, triggering a golden defensive effort on Super Sunday‘s golden anniversary and allowing Peyton Manning to shift into game-management mode as he captured his long-awaited second crown in what turned out to be his final NFL appearance.

33. XIX (1984) 49ers 38, Dolphins 16: A highly anticipated matchup between Montana and Dan Marino fizzled after the first quarter. MVP Montana (331 yards, 3 TDs) completely outclassed fellow western Pennsylvania native Marino (in his lone Super Bowl appearance), as the Niners became the first team to win 18 games in a season.

34. XI (1976) Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14: At the sun-splashed Rose Bowl, the Raiders won their first title — and only one under John Madden — by physically dominating the Purple People Eaters. The Vikings failed to win the Super Bowl in their fourth and most recent attempt.

35. IX (1974) Steelers 16, Vikings 6: After 42 barren seasons, a young Steel Curtain gave Pittsburgh its first NFL title thanks to suffocating defense and MVP Franco Harris‘ 158 rushing yards, a Super Bowl record at the time.

36. XX (1985) Bears 46, Patriots 10: The upstart Patriots actually led 3-0 before the vaunted ‘85 Bears defense shuffled its way to a blowout that did not include the touchdown Hall of Famer Walter Payton had long desired.

37. XXIII (1998) Broncos 34, Falcons 19: Elway‘s final NFL game cemented him as an all-time great as Denver repeated thanks to an MVP effort (336 passing yards, TD pass, TD run) from its 38-year-old gunslinger.

38. XXVII (1992) Cowboys 52, Bills 17: Dallas’ Triplets — MVP QB Troy Aikman (4 TD passes), RB Smith (108 rush yards, TD) and WR Michael Irvin (114 receiving yards, TDs) — were no match for the Bills (9 turnovers) in the final Super Bowl played at the iconic Rose Bowl. However Buffalo WR Don Beebe’s goal-line strip of DT Leon Lett, who was returning a recovered fumble, prevented Dallas from setting a new scoring record for the game.

39. XV (1980) Oakland Raiders 27, Eagles 10: With the Superdome wrapped in a yellow ribbon welcoming home American hostages from Iran, the Raiders were less than hospitable to the Eagles as they became the first wild-card team to go all the way.

40. IV (1969) Chiefs 23, Vikings 7: In a dominant performance, the Chiefs ensured the AFL-NFL rivalry would forever be knotted 2-2 just months before the leagues officially merged. QB Len Dawson won MVP honors after being erroneously linked to gambling scandal before the game.

41. II (1967) Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14: The aging Pack won their fifth and final championship of the 1960s in Lombardi‘s last game with the franchise.

42. XVIII (1983) Los Angeles Raiders 38, Redskins 9: Washington entered the game viewed as one of the most formidable teams of all time. The Raiders put that notion to rest with MVP Marcus Allen providing the exclamation point with his epic 74-yard TD run.

43. XXIX (1994) 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26: No one gave the Bolts a chance, and the Niners proved that outlook correct. MVP Steve Young emerged from Montana‘s shadow to pass for a game-record six TDs as San Francisco became the first team to win five Super Bowls.

44. XXXVII (2002) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21: It‘s remembered as the Jon Gruden Bowl after the coach was traded from the Raiders to Tampa Bay before the season. But an elite defense that returned three Rich Gannon INTs for TDs highlighted the only title in Bucs history.

45. XXIV (1989) 49ers 55, Broncos 10: Montana saved his best Super Sunday for last, winning his third MVP with 297 passing yards and five touchdowns as the Niners repeated while setting Super Bowl records for points scored and margin of victory.

46. XXVI (1991) Redskins 37, Bills 24: The game wasn‘t nearly as close as the score indicates. Washington won its third and final championship under Gibbs, who had a different quarterback each time, including MVP Mark Rypien on this day.

47. XII (1977) Cowboys 27, Broncos 10: In the first Super Bowl staged indoors (the Superdome had been open just three years), Dallas crushed its former quarterback, Craig Morton, and error-prone Denver (eight turnovers). It was the only Super Bowl with co-MVPs (defensive linemen Harvey Martin and Randy White).

48. VIII (1973) Dolphins 24, Vikings 7: MVP Larry Csonka rushed for a then-Super Bowl record 145 yards (Bob Griese only threw seven passes) as Miami repeated with a team many considered stronger than the 17-0 group of 1972.

49. XXXV (2000) Ravens 34, Giants 7: One of the most dominant defenses ever pitched a shutout (the Giants‘ points came via a kickoff return). Controversy swirled around Lewis all week, but he finished it with MVP honors.

50. VI (1971) Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3: Tom Landry‘s team finally shed a reputation for choking in big games by holding Miami to the fewest points of any Super Bowl on a 39-degree day at New Orleans‘ Tulane Stadium.

51. XLVIII (2013) Seahawks 43, Broncos 8: The chasm between pre-game expectations and final outcome may have been the widest in the game’s history. Seattle‘s Legion of Boom defense stifled a Peyton Manning-led offense that had scored a league-record 606 points.


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Super Bowl I (Packers 35, Chiefs 10): Green Bay Packers wide receiver Max McGee makes a juggling touchdown catch during the first Super Bowl. Packers quarterback Bart Starr was named MVP.  AP File Super Bowl II (Packers 33, Raiders 14): Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi is carried off the field after his team‘s second consecutive Super Bowl win.  AP Super Bowl III (Jets 16, Colts 7): Quarterback Joe Namath of the New York Jets hands off the football to Matt Snell during Super Bowl III on Jan. 12, 1969. Namath came through on his famous “guarantee” of a Jets upset against the heavily favored Colts.  AP Super Bowl IV (Chiefs 23, Vikings 7): Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson is grabbed by a Minnesota defender after handing the off to running back Mike Garrett.  AP File Super Bowl V (Colts 16, Cowboys 13): Baltimore kicker Jim O‘Brien (80) leaps with joy after kicking the winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys in the final seconds.  AP File Super Bowl VI (Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3): Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach (12) tries to escape the grasp of Miami Dolphins defender Jim Riley.  AP File Super Bowl VII (Dolphins 14, Redskins 7): Miami Dolphins‘ Jim Mandich takes in a Bob Griese pass near the goal line during the second quarter. The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the NFL‘s only team with a perfect record (17-0). The 1948 Cleveland Browns of the AAFC also posted a 14-0 record.  AP File Super Bowl VIII (Dolphins 24, Vikings 7): Larry Csonka of the Miami Dolphins runs down the field. Csonka became the first running back to be named Super Bowl MVP.  AP File Super Bowl IX (Steelers 16, Vikings 6):Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle “Mean” Joe Greene encourages his teammates.  Harry Cabluck, AP Super Bowl X (Steelers 21, Cowboys 17): Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann dives as he catches a pass from quarterback Terry Bradshaw.  AP File Super Bowl XI (Raiders 32, Vikings 14): Coach John Madden of the Oakland Raiders is carried from the field by his players after his team‘s win.  AP File Super Bowl XII (Cowboys 27, Broncos 10): Dallas Cowboys‘ defensive tackle Randy White, left, and defensive end Harvey Martin shared the Most Valuable Player award.  AP File Super Bowl XIII (Steelers 35, Cowboys 31): Wide open Dallas Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith drops a pass in the end zone against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Phil Sandlin, AP Super Bowl XIV (Steelers 31, Rams 19): Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris carries the ball as quarterback Terry Bradshaw (12) and Sidney Thornton (38) raise their arms in celebration after Harris scored the Steelers‘ final touchdown.  AP File Super Bowl XV (Raiders 27, Eagles 10): Oakland Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett fades back to pass in the first quarter.  Pete Leabo, AP Super Bowl XVI (49ers 26, Bengals 21): San Francisco 49ers celebrate their third quarter goal line stand that stopped a Cincinnati Bengals inside the 1-yard line on fourth down.  Lennox McClendon, AP Super Bowl XVII (Redskins 27, Dolphins 17): Washington Redskins receiver Charlie Brown gets ready to spike the ball after he scored a fourth quarter touchdown.  AP File Super Bowl XVIII (Raiders 38, Redskins 9): Los Angeles Raiders linebacker Matt Millen gestures as he celebrates with nose tackle Reggie Kinlaw (62) following their win.  AP File Super Bowl XIX (49ers 38, Dolphins 16): San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana signals his second touchdown during the first half. Montana was named MVP.  AP File Super Bowl XX (Bears 46, Patriots 10): Bears players carry coach Mike Ditka off the field after winning the Super Bowl.  AP File New York Giants Mark Bavaro kneels down after catching Phil Simms‘ touchdown pass in the third quarter of Super Bowl XXI in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 25, 1987. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)  Lennox McClendon, AP Super Bowl XXII (Redskins 42, Broncos 10): Washington Redskins running back Timmy Smith goes around Denver Broncos linebacker Jim Ryan on long run in the first quarter.  Bob Galbraith, AP Super Bowl XXIII (49ers 20, Bengals 16): Over 11 plays, the San Francisco 49ers drove 92 yards to secure a narrow victory. Pictured above is wide receiver and game MVP Jerry Rice.  Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Super Bowl XXIV (49ers 55, Broncos 10): Denver quarterback John Elway dives for extra yardage.  Michael Madrid, USA TODAY Super Bowl XXV (Giants 20, Bills 19): Dejected Bills kicker Scott Norwood walks off the field after missing a 47-yard field goal on the last play of the game, clinching a victory for the New York Giants.  Chris O‘Meara, AP Super Bowl XXVI (Redskins 37, Bills 24): Washington Redskins wide receiver Art Monk picks up yardage after pulling in a pass during first-quarter action.  David Longstreath, AP Super Bowl XXVII (Cowboys 52, Bills 17): Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson is drenched by team members during the closing moments of the Super Bowl.  Doug Mills, AP Super Bowl XXVIII (Cowboys 30, Bills 13):Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith is hit by Buffalo Bills cornerback Thomas Smith as he scores a touchdown in the third quarter.  Susan Walsh, AP Super Bowl XXIX (49ers 49, Chargers 26): San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice is chased by San Diego Chargers safeties Darren Carrington and Stanley Richard on his way to a touchdown.  Andrew Innerarity, AP Super Bowl XXX (Cowboys 27, Steelers 17): Cornerback Larry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys returns an interception for 44 yards. Brown was named MVP.  George Rose, Getty Images Super Bowl XXXI (Packers 35, Patriots 21): Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White points to teammates after sacking New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe.  Jeff Hanyes, AFP/Getty Images Super Bowl XXXII (Broncos 31, Packers 24): Terrell Davis of the Denver Broncos in action during Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Davis scored three TDs and was named MVP.  Doug Pensinger, Getty Images Super Bowl XXXIII (Broncos 34, Falcons 19): Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway slaps hands with tackle Tony Jones after the Broncos scored on an 80-yard touchdown pass play to wide receiver Rod Smith.  Tim Clary, AFP/Getty Images Super Bowl XXXIV (Rams 23, Titans 16): Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson tries to stretch across the goal line on the final play of the game. He is stopped by Rams linebacker Mike Jones.  Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Super Bowl XXXV (Ravens 34, Giants 7): Baltimore‘s Keith Washington celebrates with Michael McCrary after sacking New York‘s Kerry Collins in the second quarter.  Craig Bailey, USA TODAY Super Bowl XXXVI (Patriots 20, Rams 17): New England Patriots‘ kicker Adam Vinatieri celebrates his 48-yard game-winning field goal in the final seconds against the St. Louis Rams. At left is teammate Ken Walters.  Amy Sancetta, AP Super Bowl XXXVII (Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21): Tampa Bay‘s Dwight Smith races into the end zone ahead of pursuing Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon on a 44-yard interception runback for a touchdown.  Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Super Bowl XXXVIII (Patriots 32, Panthers 29): MVP Tom Brady hoists the Lombardi Trophy after victory in the Super Bowl.  H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Super Bowl XXXIX (Patriots 24, Eagles 21): Corey Dillon makes a third quarter touchdown, bringing the score to 21-14.  H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Super Bowl XL (Steelers 21, Seahawks 10):Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward jumps in the air and scores after catching a 43-yard touchdown pass from fellow wideout Antwaan Randle El.  Daniel J. Powers, USA Today Super Bowl XLI (Indianapolis Colts 29, Bears 17): Chicago Bears kicker returner Devin Hester sits dejected on the field following the loss to the Colts in Miami.  Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Super Bowl XLII (Giants 17, Patriots 14): New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree hauls in a catch against his helmet to sustain the game-winning drive.  Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Super Bowl XLIII (Steelers 27, Cardinals 23): Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes catches the winning touchdown pass in front of Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco late in the fourth quarter.  Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports Super Bowl XLIV (Saints 31, Colts 17): Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates with his son after his team‘s first Super Bowl win.  Daniel J. Powers USAT Super Bowl XLV (Packers 31, Steelers 25): Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrate after they connected for the first touchdown of the game.  Erich Schlegel, USA TODAY Sports Super Bowl XLVI (Giants 21, Patriots 17): New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz celebrates his team‘s win over the New England Patriots.  Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Super Bowl XLVII (Ravens 34, 49ers 31): Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones celebrates with teammates after returning a kick for a touchdown.  Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Super Bowl XLVIII (Seahawks 43, Broncos 8): Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell celebrates a touchdown withoutside linebacker Malcolm Smithduringthe first half.  Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports Super Bowl XLIX (Patriots 28, Seahawks 24):Patriots CB Malcolm Butler (21) intercepts a pass intended for Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette at the goal line to secure New England‘s fourth title in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.  Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports Super Bowl 50 (Broncos 24, Panthers 10): After the last game of his NFL career, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning admires the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 at Levi‘s Stadium.  Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports Super Bowl LI (Patriots 34, Falcons 28 – OT): New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman hauls in a catch off a deflected pass that would help New England mount the largest comeback in Super Bowl history. The game also featured the first ever overtime in a Super Bowl.  Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports


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