Super Bowls

SUPER BOWL I – Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
SUPER BOWL II – Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders
SUPER BOWL III – New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts
SUPER BOWL IV – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Minnesota Vikings
SUPER BOWL V – Baltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys
SUPER BOWL VI – Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins
SUPER BOWL VII – Miami Dolphins vs. Washington Redskins
SUPER BOWL VIII – Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings
SUPER BOWL IX – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Minnesota Vikings
SUPER BOWL X – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
SUPER BOWL XI – Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings
SUPER BOWL XII – Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos
SUPER BOWL XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
SUPER BOWL XIV – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams
SUPER BOWL XV – Oakland Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings
SUPER BOWL XVI – San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
SUPER BOWL XVII – Washington Redskins vs. Miami Dolphins
SUPER BOWL XVIII – Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins
SUPER BOWL XIX – San Francisco 49ers vs. Miami Dolphins
SUPER BOWL XX – Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots
SUPER BOWL XXI – New York Giants vs. Denver Broncos
SUPER BOWL XXII – Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos
SUPER BOWL XXIII – San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
SUPER BOWL XXIV – San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
SUPER BOWL XXV – New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
SUPER BOWL XXVI – Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills
SUPER BOWL XXVII – Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
SUPER BOWL XXVIII – Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
SUPER BOWL XXIX – San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers
SUPER BOWL XXX – Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
SUPER BOWL XXXI – Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
SUPER BOWL XXXII – Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers
SUPER BOWL XXXIII – Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons
SUPER BOWL XXXIV – St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans
SUPER BOWL XXXV – Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
SUPER BOWL XXXVI – New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams
SUPER BOWL XXXVII – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders
SUPER BOWL XXXVIII – New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers
SUPER BOWL XXXIX – New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles
SUPER BOWL XL – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks
SUPER BOWL XLI – Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears
SUPER BOWL XLII – New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
SUPER BOWL XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals
SUPER BOWL XLIV – New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts
SUPER BOWL XLV – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers
SUPER BOWL XLVI – New York Giants vs. New England Patriots
SUPER BOWL XLVII – Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
SUPER BOWL XLVIII – Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks
SUPER BOWL XLIX – New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks
SUPER BOWL 50 – Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers

SUPER BOWL 50

         

Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10

  • Date:  February 7, 2016
  • Location:  San Francisco CA
  • Attendance: 71,088
  • Super Bowl MVP: Von Miller – LB – Denver Broncos
  • Super Bowl Highlights:
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  LB Von Miller
  • Key players for the Carolina Panthers:  QB Cam Newton

 

 

SUPER BOWL XLIX

          

New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24

  • Date:  February 1, 2015
  • Location:  University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix AZ
  • Attendance:  70,288
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Tom Brady – QB – New England Patriots
  • Super Bowl Highlights:
  • Key players for the New England Patriots  QB Tom Brady
  • Key players for the Seattle Seahawks:  QB Russell Wilson

SUPER BOWL XLVIII

          

Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

  • Date:  February 2, 2014
  • Location:  MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
  • Attendance:  82,529
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Malcolm Smith – LB – Seattle Seahawks – Smith intercepted Peyton Manning pass and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown in addition to a fumble recovery in the 3rd quarter.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The first half was dominated opened with a Safety on the first play of the game when the ball was mistakenly hiked past Peyton Manning’s head into the end zone and was recovered by Knowshon Moreno who was touched down for a Safety.  On the very next possession, Seattle was able to drive the ball into field goal range where kicker Steven Hauschka kicked a 31 yard field goal.  Denver was forced to punt on their next possession and Seattle capitalized again with a 33 yard field goal and led 8-0.  In the second quarter Marshawn Lynch scored a 1 yard touchdown and the Seahawks led 15-0.  Peyton Manning was finally able to move the ball and with 3:36 left in the half, threw an incomplete pass intended for Knowshon Moreno which was intercepted by Malcolm Smith and returned 69 yards for a touchdown increasing the Seattle lead to 22 points.  The opening kickoff of the second half saw Percy Harvin a kick 87 yards for a touchdown increasing the Seattle lead to 29 just 15 seconds into the half.  The Broncos fought back and Demaryius Thomas fumbled the ball after a 23 yard reception and Malcolm Smith recovered at the Seattle 20 and he move the ball 7 yards before being tackled.  Seattle moved the ball and Russell Wilson completed a 23 yard pass to Jermaine Kearse for a touchdown and the Seahawks led 36-0.  Denver was finally able to put points on the board at the end of the third quarter when Peyton Manning completed a 14 yard pass to Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown and they made the 2 point conversion with a  pass to Wes Welker and the Broncos trailed 36-8.  On the ensuing kick off, Matt Prater attempted an onside kick which was recovered by Zach Miller and the Seahawks capped off the drive with a 10 yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin increasing the Seahawks lead to 43-8 with nearly 12 minutes left in the game.  The rest of the game was held in check and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos with a final score of 43-8.
  • Key players for the Seattle Seahawks:  QB Russell Wilson, WR Jermaine Kearse, KR Percy Harvin,  LB Malcolm Smith, K Steven Hauschka
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  QB Peyton Manning, WR Demaryius Thomas, WR Wes Welker

 

SUPER BOWL XLVII

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Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

  • Date:  February 2, 2013
  • Location:  Super Dome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  71,024
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Joe Flacco – QB – Baltimore Ravens – Flacco completed 22 passes for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The first half was dominated by the Baltimore Ravens who scored 3 touchdowns in the first half.  The opening kickoff of the Second Quarter saw Jacoby Jones return a kick 108 yards for a touchdown making the longest touchdown in Super Bowl history.  The Ravens looked like they had the game in hand when the Power went out in half the stadium delaying the game 34 minutes.  The San Francisco 49ers came back and scored 2 touchdowns and a field goal in the 3rd Quarter and trailed 28-23 as the 4th Quarter began.  The Ravens scored a field goal and on the next drive, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ran 15 yards for a touchdown bringing the score to 29-31 with the Ravens still leading.  Then the Ravens scored a field goal bringing the score to 34-29.  The 49ers were unable to score on their next drive and punted and then held the Ravens to no first downs and were able to score 2 points on a safety by punter Sam Koch.  On the ensuing kickoff, the Ravens were able to stop the return and the clock ran out and the Baltimore Ravens won the game 31-34.
  • Key players for the Baltimore Ravens:  QB Joe Flacco, WR Anquan Boldin, TE Dennis Pitta, KR Jacoby Jones, K Justin Tucker
  • Key players for the San Francisco 49ers:  QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Michael Crabtree, BD, RB Frank Gore, K David Akers

 

SUPER BOWL XLVI

          

New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

  • Date:  February 5, 2012
  • Location:  Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Attendance:  68,658
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Eli Manning – QB – New York Giants – Manning completed 31 of 42 passes for 298 yards and 1 touchdown and had a quarterback rating of 101.1 to win his second Super Bowl MVP award.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The New York Giants started strong capping off a defensive stand that led to a safety by Tom Brady as he was called for intentional grounding in the end zone.  On the ensuing punt, Eli Manning capped off a long drive with a 2 yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with the extra point made by Lawrence Tynes to finish the first quarter with a 9-0 lead.  In the second quarter, the Patriot’s Stephen Gostkowski made a field goal from 29 yards and Danny Woodhead scored a touchdown off a 4 yard pass from Tom Brady ending the second quarter at 10-9.  In the 3rd quarter, Brady threw a 12 yard pass to Aaron Hernandez for a touchdown.  The Giants score 2 more Tynes field goals from 38 and 33 yards respecively in the 3rd quarter and the score is 17-15 with New England leading at the end of the 3rd quarter.  In the fourth quarter, the Giants Ahmad Bradshaw ran in a 6 yard touchdown to seal the win.  What a Game!  The New England Patriots finished the season with a 16-0 record and were expected to win the Super Bowl and the Giants played tough winning their 4th Super Bowl championship and giving Eli Manning his second MVP award.
  • Key players for the New York Giants:  QB Eli Manning, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, WR Victor Cruz, WR Hakeem Nicks, RB Danny Woodhead and K Lawrence Tynes.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  QB Tom Brady, WR Mario Manningham, WR Wes Welker, TE Rob Gronkowski and K Stephen Gostkowski. 

SUPER BOWL XLV

          

Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25

  • Date:  February 6, 2011
  • Location:  Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Attendance:  103,219
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Aaron Rodgers – QB – Green Bay Packers – Rogers completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead the Green Bay Packers to victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  In the 1st quarter, Aaron Rogers connected on a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson who literally fell into the end zone.  And on the very next play, the ball was intercepted by Nick Collins and returned 37 yards for a touchdown. The Packers led 14-0 in the 1st quarter.  The Steelers mounted a drive which was stopped short and they had to settle for a 33 yard field goal from Shaun Suisham putting them on the board for the first time in the game.  Again the Packers score on a 21 yard touchdown pass from Rogers to Greg Jennings and the score is 21-3.  Time for the Steelers to come through, with 37 seconds left in the half, Hines Ward catches the pass for an 8 yard touchdown and the score is 21-10 at the half.  In the 3rd quarter Rashard Mendenhall caps off a drive and scores a rushing touchdown from 8 yards out bringing the score to 21-17 at the end of the 3rd quarter.  During the 4th quarter each team scores a touchdown, first by Greg Jennings bringing the Packers lead to 28-17 and then by Mike Wallace on a 25 yard connection from Roethlisberger.  The Steelers 2 point conversion was successful with a pass to Antwaan Randle El and the score was now 28-25 and the Steelers were down by just a field goal.  With ony 7 minutes left in the game, the Packers were kept out of the end zone by the Steelers, but Mason Crosby’s 23 yard field goal brought it to the final score of 31-25 giving the Packers their 4th Super Bowl title and Aaron Rogers first Super Bowl victory and earned him the MVP award.
  • Key players for the Green Bay Packers:  QB Aaron Rogers, RB James Starks, WR Jordy Nelson, WR Greg Jennings and K Mason Crosby.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Rashard Mendenhall, WR Mike Wallace, WR Hines Ward and K Shaun Suisham.  

SUPER BOWL XLIV

          

New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

  • Date:  February 7, 2010
  • Location:  Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  74,059
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Drew Brees – QB – New Orleans Saints – Brees completed 32 of 29 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Colts started off strong and led through the 1st quarter with a 53 yard drive that resulted in a 38 yd field goal made by kicker Matt Stover.  On the next drive, Peyton Manning completed 3 passes for 35 yards, the last one a 19-yard touchdown bring the game to 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.  During the second quarter, the Saints played their “Ambush” play, the first onside kick of the game after scoring a field goal.  They recovered the ball and proceeded to score another field goal bringing the score to 10-6 at halftime.  In the 3rd quarter, Drew Brees connected with Pierre Thomas for a 16 yard touchdown completion.  Manning countered after completing a critical 3rd down to Dallas Clark for 27 yards and capped off the drive with a 4 yard touchdown run from Joseph Addai.  The score was now 17-13 and would be the last score for the Colts.  Garrett Hartley kicked a 47 yard field goal and the score was 17-16 at the end of the 3rd quarter with the Colts still leading.  Brees connected with Jeremy Shockey in the 4th quarter to give the Saints the lead at 23-17.  Peyton Manning was mounting a come back drive and was intercepted by Tracy Porter who returned the interception 74 yards for a touchdown sealing the win.  In their first Super Bowl appearance ever, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Colts by a score of 31-17.
  • Key players for the New Orleans Saints:  QB Drew Brees, RB Pierre Thomas, RB Reggie Bush, WR Marques Colston, DB Tracy Porter and K Garrett Hartley.
  • Key players for the Indianapolis Colts:  QB Peyton Manning, RB Joseph Addai, TE Dallas Clark, WR Pierre Garcon and K Matt Stover.

SUPER BOWL XLIII

          

Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

  • Date:  February 1, 2009
  • Location:  Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Attendance:  70,744
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Santonio Holmes – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers – Holmes caught 9 passes for 131 yards and the game-winning touchdown.  He became the 6th wide receiver to win the award, and the 3rd Pittsburgh receiver.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  In their 7th Super Bowl appearance, the Steelers took the ball to the 1-yard line by the 3rd play and made what was thought to be a touchdown. However, it was challenged and overruled determining that Ben Roethlisberger was down before the ball crossed the goal line. The Steelers had to settle for an 18-yard field goal by Jeff Reed to take an early 3-0 lead.  Gary Russell made the first touchdown with a 1-yard run to make the score 10-0 at the beginning of the second quarter.  The Arizona Cardinals’ Kurt Warner threw a 1-yard pass to tight end Ben Patrick to bring the score to 10-7.  With 2:46 left in the half, Roethlisberger threw a pass that was tipped at the line of scrimmage and intercepted by linebacker Karlos Dansby at the Steelers 34-yard.  With that, the Cardinals drove to the Steelers 1-yard line. But with 18 seconds left in the 2nd quarter, Warner’s pass was intercepted in the end zone by linebacker James Harrison, who then took off down the sideline for the longest play in Super Bowl history, a 100-yard return for a touchdown, increasing the Steelers’ lead to 17-7 at halftime.  In the 3rd quarter the Steelers’ Jeff Reed made another field goal giving them a 13 point lead, 20-7.  In the 4th quarter, Kurt Warner throws a pass to Larry Fitzgerald with 7:33 left in the game, who made a leaping catch through tight coverage by Ike Taylor for a touchdown, making the score 20-14.  Roethlisberger threw a 20-yard pass to Holmes, but center Justin Hartwig was called for holding in the end zone, which not only nullified the catch, but gave the Cardinals a safety, raising the score to 20-16.  In the two plays following the punt, the Cardinals score with Warner throwing a 64-yard pass to Fitzgerald giving Arizona their first lead of the game, 23-20.  With 35 seconds on the clock, the 6-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes capped the Steelers historic 6th Super Bowl victory.  The Steelers became the first team in NFL history to reach the milestone.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Willie Parker, LB James Harrison, WR Santonio Holmes and K Jeff Reed.
  • Key players for the Arizona Cardinals:  QB Kurt Warner, WR Larry Fitzgerald, WR Anquan Boldin and K Neil Rackers.

SUPER BOWL XLII

          

New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

  • Date:  February 3, 2008
  • Location:  University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Attendance:  71,101
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Eli Manning – QB – New York Giants – Manning completed 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards and led the Giants to a Super Bowl win.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The New York Giants had another Super Bowl first, the longest opening drive in Super Bowl History. Turning into 16-play, 77-yard run and featured four third-down conversions.  The Giants scored a 32 yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes in the 1st quarter to end the quarter 3-0.  In the 2nd quarter Laurence Maroney finished a Patriots drive with a 1 yard touchdown run bringing the score to 7-3 at halftime.  The Patriots gave up 5 sacks and 1 fumble while the Giants had only 5 first downs in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Neither team scored during the 3rd quarter and the score remained 7-3 with the Patriots in the lead. Then Eli Manning took charge in the 4th quarter, throwing a 5 yard touchdown pass to  David Tyree.  Tom Brady countered when he connected with Randy Moss for a 6 yard touchdown completion and Manning came back with his second touchdown of the quarter which was the game winning play on a 17-yard touchdown throw to Plaxico Burress with 39 seconds remaining.  The Giants won the game with a final score of 17-14 and Eli Manning was the Super Bowl MVP for his efforts and giving the New York Giants their 3rd Super Bowl championship.
  • Key players for the New York Giants:  QB Eli Manning, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, RB Brandon Jacobs, WR Amani Toomer, TE Kevin Boss and K Lawrence Tynes.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  QB Tom Brady, WR Randy Moss, RB Laurence Maroney, WR Wes Welker and K Stephen Gostkowski.

SUPER BOWL XLI

          

Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17

  • Date:  February 4, 2007
  • Location:  Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  74,512
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Peyton Manning – QB – Indianapolis Colts – Manning completed 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown while throwing just one interception.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  In the 1st quarter, the Bears Devin Hester scored a touchdown off a 92 yard kickoff by Robbie Gould which was the 1st one in Super Bowl history.  Later in the 1st quarter Peyton Manning connected with Reggie Wayne for a 53 yard touchdown pass.  The Bears countered with a drive and a 4 yard pass from Rex Grossman to Muhsin Muhammad giving the Bears a 14-6 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.  The Colts scored twice in the 2nd quarter with a 24 yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri and a drive capped off with a 1 yard touchdown run from Dominic Rhodes and the Colts led 16-14 at halftime.  The 3rd quarter was a defensive battle and resulted in 2 field goals from Vinatieri and one field goal from Gould and a score of 22-17.  The Colts put the game out of reach when Kevin Hayden intercepted a pass from Rex Grossman and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown as Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl and was named MVP of the game.  The Colts had not won a Super Bowl since Super Bowl V in 1971 when the team was located in Baltimore.
  • Key players for the Indianapolis Colts:  QB Peyton Manning, RB Dominic Rhodes, DB Kevin Hayden, RB Joseph Addai, WR Reggie Wayne and WR Marvin Harrison.
  • Key players for the Chicago Bears:  QB Rex Grossman, RB Thomas Jones, WR Desmond Clark, WR Muhsin Muhammad and KR Devin Hester.

SUPER BOWL XL

          

Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10

  • Date:  February 5, 2006
  • Location:  Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
  • Attendance:  68,206
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Hines Ward – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers – Ward caught 5 passes for 123 yards and the game breaking touchdown. His 43 yard reception thrown by fellow receiver Antwaan Randle El gave Pittsburgh some breathing room late in the game and prevented any chance of a Seattle comeback.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The scoring was low in the first half with both defenses stepping up to lead the charge.  Seattle lead off the scoring with a field goal, but from there the Steelers would take control of the game.  The running game as always would help Pittsburgh build a lead, but in a different fashion than usual.  QB Ben Roethlisberger would score a rushing touchdown to give Pittsburgh a 7-3 lead and early in the second half RB Willie Parker would return a kick an amazing 75 yards to make it 14-3.  Seattle battled back to add a touchdown of their own when Matt Hasselbeck completed a 16 yard pass to one of his favorite targets Jeremy Stevens in the 3rd quarter.  However, it was not meant to be for Seattle on their first trip to the Super Bowl.  Pittsburgh WR Antwaan Randle El who was actually a college quarterback would get in on the passing and throw a 43 yard touchdown pass to his partner at WR Hines Ward. This would crush any Seattle comeback and swing all momentum the Steelers way and give RB Jerome Bettis his first championship in his home town of Detroit.  The game was a defensive struggle, but Seattle’s ultimate downfall in the game was penalties, dropped passes and poor clock management, all leading to the Steelers winning a record tying fifth Super Bowl title and the first since 1980 and the first ever coach Bill Cowher.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antwaan Randle El, RB Willie Parker and WR Hines Ward.
  • Key players for the Seattle Seahawks:  QB Matt Hasselbeck, WR Joe Jurevisius, RB Shaun Alexander and K Josh Brown.

SUPER BOWL XXXIX

          

New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

  • Date:  February 6, 2005
  • Location:  Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Attendance:  78,125
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Deion Branch – WR – New England Patriots – Branch caught 11 passes for a total of 133 yards to lead all wide receivers even tying Jerry Rice and Dan Ross for the most receptions in a Super Bowl.  He was influential with 5 catches on a 9 play drive to give the Patriots their first lead of the game and an ultimate victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Philadelphia started the scoring with 9:55 left in the first half as Donovan McNabb hit L.Jj Smith with a touchdown pass to the end zone.  This was the first time that New England had trailed in this post season.  However, the Patriots responded as Tom Brady passed to David Givens in the end zone to tie the game with 1:10 left in the half and marking only the 2nd Super bowl to ever go into halftime locked in a tie.  In the second half Mike Vrabel scored a touchdown to give New England the lead, but Brian Westbrook quickly responded for the Eagles with a touchdown of his own.  New England’s defense then stepped up and Philadelphia fell apart.  Corey Dillon added a rushing touchdown and Adam Vinatieri a field goal to give them all the points they needed.  A late touchdown by Greg Lewis was too little too late for Philadelphia as they ran out of time.  New England won the Super Bowl and proved they can be considered a football dynasty.  With a total of 3 interceptions in the game, the Patriots controlled most of the 2nd half and won their 3rd Super Bowl in 4 years.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  QB Tom Brady, RB Corey Dillon, WR Deion Branch, WR David Givens and K Adam Vinatieri.
  • Key players for the Philadelphia Eagles:  QB Donovan McNabb, RB Brian Westbrook, WR Terrell Owens and WR Todd Pinkston.

SUPER BOWL XXXVIII

          

New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

  • Date:  February 1, 2004
  • Location:  Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Attendance:  71,525
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Tom Brady – QB – New England Patriots – Brady saved his best performance of the season for this game going 32 of 48 for 354 yards and 3 touchdowns.  32 completions beat a previous record held by Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills.  Not only did he put up great numbers, he marched his team 90 yards down field in the 4th quarter to give them a 22-21 lead.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The game started slowly and appeared it would be a low scoring defensive showdown. However, the second quarter ended with a flash of scoring as the Patriots Deion Branch and David Givens scored touchdowns.  The Panthers answered with a touchdown from Steve Smith and a field goal from John Kasay.  All points were scored with less than 5 minutes remaining in the half and they went into halftime with New England leading 14-10.  There was no scoring in the 3rd quarter, but Antowain Smith scored a rushing touch down only 11 seconds into the 4th quarter. Carolina responded with 2 touchdowns in the next 8 minutes, but failed on a 2 point conversion to make the score for a 22-21 lead with only 6:53 left in the game.  New England then took over and drove all the way down field capping off the drive with a 1 yard touchdown pass to Mike Vrabel.  The Patriots were able to convert on the 2 pt attempt as Kevin Faulk ran the ball into the end zone. Jake Delhomme and Carolina answered right back with a 12 yard pass to Ricky Proehl tying the game at 29 with only 1:08 left.  John Kasay’s ensuing kick off went out of bounds putting New England in great field position at the 40 yard line.  What started as a defensive struggle ended up in a good ol’ Texas shootout with Adam Vinatieri repeating his Super Bowl performance of two years ago, nailing a 41-yard field goal with four seconds to play to preserve the victory.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  QB Tom Brady, RB Antowain Smith, WR Deion Branch and K Adam Vinatieri.
  • Key players for the Carolina Panthers:  QB Jake Delhomme, RB Stephen Davis, RB DeShaun Foster, WR Steve Smith and WR Muhsin Muhammed.

SUPER BOWL XXXVII

          

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21

  • Date:  January 26, 2003
  • Location:  Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California
  • Attendance:  67,603
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Dexter Jackson – DB – As the free Safety for the Buccaneers, Jackson intercepted 2 passes in the fist half leading to the Tampa Bay victory.  His interceptions changed the momentum of the game and allowed his team’s defense to step up and dominate the game.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The game ended up being a defensive domination by Tampa Bay, which was their strength.  Oakland opened the scoring with a 40 yard field goal from Sebastian Janikowski after Rich Gannon was sacked on third down by Simeon Rice.  Tampa Bay would then score 6 times unanswered as Oakland would only get 2 first downs from their next 9 possessions.  Keenan McCardell would score two touchdowns and Martin Gramatica scored 10 points including 2 field goals and 4 extra points to give Tampa a commanding 34-3 lead.  Oakland would respond with 3 touchdowns, but missed all three extra point attempts. Tampa Bay was simply too much and their defense continued to swarm the Raiders leading to 2 more interceptions for touchdowns. Tampa Bay dominated throughout the game for a 48-21 victory and their first ever Super Bowl championship.
  • Key players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  RB Michael Pittman, WR, Joe Jurevicius, DL Warren Sapp, QB Brad Johnson and DL Simeon Rice 
  • Key players for the Oakland Raiders:  QB Rich Gannon, WR Jerry Rice, WR Jerry Porter, K Sebastian Janikowski.

Super Bowl XXXVI

          

New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

  • Date:  February 3, 2002
  • Location:  Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  72,922
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Tom Brady – QB – New England Patriots – After the AFC championship game, Brady was not even sure he would start as he sprained his left ankle, but not only did he start, he helped lead his team to victory.  With less than two minutes left in a tie game, Brady marched his team down the field to put them in position to kick a game winning field goal and win the championship.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  St. Louis opened the scoring with a 50-yard field goal from Jeff Wilkins at 11:50 in the first quarter.  New England responded in the 2nd quarter when Ty Law intercepted a Kurt Warner pass and returned it for a touchdown.  New England scored another touchdown to take a 14-3 lead at halftime.  In the 3rd quarter Adam Vinatieri added a field goal to take a 2-touchdown lead.  However, St. Louis responded as Warner ran for a touchdown and passed another to Ricky Proehl at 13:30 in the 4th quarter.  Adam Vinatieri’s dramatic 48-yard field goal as time expired gave the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl title. This marks the first time in Super Bowl history the game has been won on the final play. The Rams outgained the Patriots 427-267 in total yards, but the Patriots forced three turnovers, which resulted in 17 points, while committing no turnovers.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  QB Tom Brady, RB Kevin Faulk, RB Antowain Smith, WR Troy Brown, DE Richard Seymour and DB Ty Law.
  • Key players for the St. Louis Rams:  QB Kurt Warner, RB Marshall Faulk, WR Az-Zahir Hakim, WR Isaac Bruce.

SUPER BOWL XXXV

          

Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7

  • Date:  January 28, 2001
  • Location:  Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Attendance:  71,921
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Ray Lewis – LB – Baltimore Ravens – As the defense was the star of the game for the Ravens, so was their leader Ray Lewis.  Lewis did not post record numbers in the game having 3 tackles, 2 assists and 4 passes defended, but was the leader and motivator of this defensive unit, which dominated the game.  Holding the Giants to 7 points and only one 1st down on their final four possessions was an MVP performance.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Ravens opened the scoring in the first quarter when Trent Dilfer completed a 38 yard pass to wide receiver Brandon Stokley.  The Giants thought they had evened the score after Jessie Armstead intercepted a pass and returned the ball 43 yards for a touchdown, but the play was called back due to a Giants penalty.  After marching further down field Matt Stover kicked a 47 yard field goal to give Baltimore a 10-0 lead.  The Ravens defense continued to step up as Chris McAlister and Duane Starks both intercepted passes from Kerry Collins.  Starks’ interception was returned for a touchdown to give the Ravens a 17-0 lead.  The Giants then cut the lead to 10 points as Ron Dixon returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown.  Jermaine Lewis responded back for Baltimore to give them a 24-7 lead.  The 3 touchdowns were scored in a Super Bowl record 36 seconds. Jamal Lewis added another touchdown and Matt Stover kicked another field goal to give the Ravens a 34-7 victory.  The Ravens defense completes a dominating season by permitting just 152 yards, forcing 5 turnovers, recording 4 sacks, and not allowing an offensive touchdown en route to the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory.
  • Key players for the Baltimore Ravens:  QB Trent Dilfer, WR Brandon Stokley, K Matt Stover, OT Jonathan Ogden, LB Ray Lewis, Jamal Lewis and TE Shannon Sharpe.
  • Key players for the New York Giants:  QB Kerry Collins, DL Michael Strahan and DB Jason Sehorn.

SUPER BOWL XXXIV

          

St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

  • Date:  January 30, 2000
  • Location:  Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Attendance:  72,625
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Kurt Warner – QB – St. Louis Rams – Warner went 24 of 45 for a record 414 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.  He consistently led his team to victory all year and did the same during the Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  In the first half, Rams kicker Jeff Wilkins kicked 3 field goals from 27, 28 and 29 yards and missed one from 47 yards to give the Rams a 9-0 lead at halftime.  Tennesse had yet to score in the game, but after giving up 294 yards to the Rams they only trailed by 9 points.  When the 2nd half started the Titans drove 43 yards, but their field goal attempt was blocked to keep them scoreless.  Kurt Warner later connected with Tory Holt with 7:20 left in the 3rd quarter for 9 yards and a touchdown giving them a 16-0 lead.  The Titans responded with 2 touchdowns on their next 2 possessions, but missed a 2 point conversion bringin the score to 16-13.  Al Del Greco added a 43 yard field goal to tie the game at 16 leading to one of the most exciting championship game finishes of all time.  Kurt Warner then passed deep to Isaac Bruce who outran the Titans defense to give the Rams a 23-16 lead with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game.  Steve McNair rallied to drive his team downfield to the Rams 10 yard line with only 6 seconds left.  McNair passed to Kevin Dyson who caught the ball at the 3 yard line, but was stopped short of the goal at the 1 yard line by Mike Jones as time expired, preserving the Rams first-ever Super Bowl title. The Titans were the first team to come back from a 16-point deficit but came up short in the end.
  • Key players for the St. Louis Rams:  QB Kurt Warner, WR Tory Holt, WR Isaac Bruce, RB Marshall Faulk, LT Orlando Pace and K Jeff Wilkins.
  • Key players for the Tennessee Titans:  QB Steve McNair, WR Kevin Dyson, RB Eddie George and C Kevin Long.

SUPER BOWL XXXIII

          

Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19

  • Date:  January 31, 1999
  • Location:  Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  74,803
  • Super Bowl MVP:  John Elway – QB – Denver Broncos – Elway threw for 336 yards and a touchdown to lead the Broncos past the outmatched Falcons and proved why he was one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time after his long 16 year career with the Denver Broncos.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Atlanta Falcons started the Super Bowl with a 48 yard drive down the field and finished with a 32 yard field goal by Morten Anderson for a 3-0 lead.  The Broncos and John Elway responded with a 1 yard touchdown run by Howard Griffith. Denver then stepped up their defense to prevent an Atlanta score and responded with a 26 yard Jason Elam field goal.  Atlanta then missed a field goal and Denver once again responded with an 80 yard touchdown pass from Elway to Rod Smith and quickly had a 17-3 lead.  Morten Anderson added a field goal for Atlanta to pull a little closer at the half down 17-6.  However, in the second half Denver once again responded as Griffith scored his second touchdown of the game and Elway added one of his own.  Tim Dwight returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, but Denver was too much as Elway and the Bronco went on to win 34-19 securing their second straight championship.  In his final game, John Elway earns MVP honors, passing for 336 yards and running for a touchdown to lead the Broncos past the outmatched Falcons. Denver’s Darrien Gordon dashes the Falcons’ hopes of a rally with interceptions on consecutive possessions inside the Broncos 20 to stop drives and set up Broncos touchdowns.
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  QB John Elway, RB Terrell Davis, WR Rod Smith, WR Ed McCaffrey and TE Shannon Sharpe.
  • Key players for the Atlanta Falcons:  QB Chris Chandler, RB Jamal Anderson, LB Cornelius Bennett and K Morten Anderson.

SUPER BOWL XXXII

          

Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24

  • Date:  January 25, 1998
  • Location:  Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
  • Attendance:  68,912
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Terrell Davis – RB – Denver Broncos – Davis ran for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game.  After rushing for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns in the regular season, Terrell Davis proved that he was among the elite running backs in the NFL.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The defending champion Green Bay Packers started the scoring in the game as they carried the ball 76 yards down field capping off the drive with Antonio Freeman catching a 22 yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre in the end zone.  Denver responded though with a drive finished by Terrell Davis and a 1 yard touchdown run.  John Elway later scored on 3rd down after Tyrone Braxton intercepted a pass from Brett Favre.  Denver added another field goal and Green Bay scored another touchdown to enter halftime with a 17-14 Denver lead.  Ryan Longwell opened the scoring for Green Bay in the 2nd half with a 27 yard field goal to tie the game at 17.  Terrell Davis later added his 2nd touchdown of the game with another 1 yard run into the end zone.  Antonio Freeman scored his second touchdown of the game for Green Bay to tie to game at 24.  However, Terrell Davis was too much for the Packers as he added his 3rd touchdown of the game leading Denver to a 31-24 victory and giving the Denver Broncos their first Super Bowl victory after having previously played in 4 championship games.
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  QB Elway, Steve Atwater, Ray Crockett and Bill Romanowski.
  • Key players for the Green Bay Packers:  QB Brett Favre, Dorsey Levens, Edgar Bennet and Leroy Butler.

SUPER BOWL XXXI

          

Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21

  • Date:  January 26, 1997
  • Location:  Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  72,301
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Desmond Howard – KR-PR – Green Bay Packers – Howard’s 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown near the end of the 3rd quarter broke the Patriots back and helped secure the Packers championship.  He also totaled 244 total return yards in the game which was a Super Bowl record.  Desmond Howard was the first special teams player to be named MVP in a Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Brett Favre helped the Packers score first as he connected on a 54 yard strike to Andre Rison on their second possession giving the Packers a 7-0 lead.  Two plays later Green Bay intercepted Drew Bledsoe leading to a field goal and increased their lead to 10 with just over 6 minutes played in the first quarter.  The Patriots responded with 2 straight touchdowns on their next 2 possessions to give New England a 14-10 lead and setting a record for the most combined first quarter points in the Super Bowl. Just 56 seconds into the 2nd quarter, Favre threw an 81 yard bomb to Antonio Freeman and Chris Jacke added 3 more points on a field goal for the Packers to take a 20-14 lead.  Favre then added a touchdown of his own, to extend the lead to 27-14 at halftime.  Curtis Martin came back with a touchdown for the Patriots in the second half, but Desmond Howard crushed any hope of a comeback with a 99 kick off return for a touchdown and ultimately a 35-21 Packers victory as the Packers win their first Super Bowl in twenty-nine years.
  • Key players for the Green Bay Packers:  WR Robert Brooks, S LeRoy Butler, DT Santana Dotson and QB Brett Favre.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  OL Bruce Armstrong, S Willie Clay, TE Ben Coates and QB Drew Bledsoe.

SUPER BOWL XXX

          

Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

  • Date:  January 28, 1996
  • Location:  Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona
  • Attendance:  76,347
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Larry Brown – CB – Dallas Cowboys – With 2 interceptions in the second half, Larry Brown changed the momentum of the game which led to 14 second half points for Dallas.  These points killed any rally chance for the Steelers and helped Dallas win their record 5th Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Dallas opened quickly in the 30th Super Bowl scoring on its first 3 possessions and taking a 13-0 lead on 2 field goals and a touchdown.  Pittsburgh and Neil O’Donnell responded with a 6 yard touchdown pass to Yancey Thigpen with only 13 seconds left in the first half cutting the Dallas lead to 6 entering halftime.  In the 3rd quarter Emmitt Smith ran for a one yard touchdown to increase the Dallas lead back to 13.  The Steelers responded once again on a 46 yard field goal and a touchdown from Bam Morris after a successful onside kick recovery with only a little over 6 minutes remaining in the game.  The momentum was in the Steelers favor until Larry Brown intercepted his second pass of the game leading to a touchdown by Emmitt Smith and an ultimate 27-17 victory securing the Cowboys record setting 5th Super Bowl victory.
  • Key players for the Dallas Cowboys:  QB Troy Aikman, DE Charles Haley, WR Michael Irvin, RB Daryl Johnston and CB Deion Sanders.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  LB Kevin Greene, OL John Jackson, S Carnell Lake and QB Neil O’Donnell.

SUPER BOWL XXIX

          

San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26

  • Date:  January 29, 1995
  • Location:  Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  74,107
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Steve Young – QB – San Francisco 49ers – Young completed 24 of 36 passes for 325 yards and a record 6 touchdown passes.  With this performance he helped San Francisco win their record 5th Super Bowl and stepped out of the shadow of former star QB Joe Montana.  It was one of the most amazing performance of all time.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  It didn’t take the 49ers long to open the scoring in the 29th Super Bowl when Steve Young completed a 44 yard touchdown pass to Jerry Rice only 1:24 into the first quarter. They took a 14-0 lead on their next play when Young connected on a 51 yard pass to Ricky Watters with 10:05 still to play in the first quarter.  San Diego then put together an impressive drive of their own marching 78 yards down field and scored on a 1 yard touch down run by Natrone Means.  Steve Young then connected for 2 more touchdown passes to go into halftime with a 28-10 lead.  In the second half, San Diego added two touchdowns including a 98 yard kick return and 2 successful 2-pt conversions, but it wasn’t enough to beat the 49ers.  Steve Young connected for another 2 touchdown passes to Jerry Rice to dominate the Chargers on their way to a 49-26 victory and San Francisco’s record 5th Super Bowl Championship.
  • Key players for the San Francisco 49ers:  OL Harris Barton, TE Brent Jones, WR Jerry Rice, CB Deion Sanders and QB Steve Young.
  • Key players for the San Diego Chargers:  Courtney Hall, RB Ronnie Harmon, QB Stan Humphries and DE Leslie O’Neal.

SUPER BOWL XXVIII

          

Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13

  • Date:  January 30, 1994
  • Location:  Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Attendance:  72,817
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Emmitt Smith – RB – Dallas Cowboys – Smith carried the ball 30 times for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He carried the ball 19 times in the second half and his first touchdown gave Dallas the lead and one they would never relinquish helping the Dallas Cowboys win back-to-back championships.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Dallas opened up the scoring as kicker Eddie Murray traded field goals with Buffalo kicker Steve Christie to build a 6-3 lead.  In their 4th straight Super Bowl the Buffalo Bills responded with a touchdown from Thurman Thomas and a field goal by Steve Christie to take a 13-6 lead entering halftime.  However, 55 seconds in the 2nd half Dallas forced Buffalo to fumble and safety James Washington ran 46 yards for a touchdown tying the game at 13.  After this play Dallas RB Emmitt Smith took over.  On the next drive he carried for 61 yards including a 15 yard touchdown run with a little over 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.  In the fourth quarter Dallas had another inception from Jim Kelly and Emmitt Smith scored yet another touchdown to give Dallas a 27-13 lead and a lead they would never look back on. Dallas would go on to win the game 30-13 and their second straight Super Bowl securing their 4th Super Bowl championship while handing the Buffalo Bills a loss in their fourth consecutive Super Bowl.

SUPER BOWL XXVII

          

Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17

  • Date:  January 31, 1993
  • Location:  Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Attendance:  98,374
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Troy Aikman – QB – Dallas Cowboys – Aikman completed 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Aikman’s performance helped the Dallas Cowboys capitalize on a great defensive game where they recovered 5 fumbles and intercepted 4 passes.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  In their third straight attempt to win a championship Buffalo opened the scoring as Thurman Thomas ran for a 2 yard touchdown and Steve Christie added the extra point to give the Bills a 7-0 lead only 5 minutes into the game.  Dallas responded though and intercepted a Jim Kelly pass and Troy Aikman then passed 23 yards to Jay Novacek to tie the game at 7. On they very next play the Cowboys Defense stepped up again sacking Jim Kelly and Jimmie Jones returned a fumble 2 yards to take 14-7 lead.  It was a lead that Dallas would never look back on. Michael Irvin would catch two more touchdown passes before the end of the half to give Dallas a 28-10 at halftime.  Buffalo only scored one more time in the game and it was by backup quarterback Frank Reich who completed a pass to Don Beebe. Reich had come into the game to replace Bills starting QB Jim Kelly who was injured.  However, Dallas put the game out of reach when they scored 3 times in a little over 2 minutes in the fourth quarter.  Dallas would go on to a 51-17 victory winning their 3rd Super Bowl championship.
  • Key players for the Dallas Cowboys:   QB Troy Aikman, RB Emmitt Smith, WR Michael Irvin, RB Daryl Johnston, TE Jay Novacek, OL Nate Newton and OL Mark Stepnoski.
  • Key players for the Buffalo Bills:  QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas, WR Don Beebe, WR James Lofton, TE Pete Metzelaars, OL Bruce Smith and OL Cornelius Bennett.

SUPER BOWL XXVI

          

Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24

  • Date:  January 26, 1992
  • Location:  Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Attendance:  63,130
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Mark Rypien – QB – Washington Redskins – Rypien completed 18 of 32 passes for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns.  His 35 yard pass to Gary Clark in the 3rd quarter would crush any chance of a Buffalo comeback leading to a Redskins victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Redskins struggled early in the game scoring only 3 points on their first 3 possessions on a 34 yard field goal from Lohmiller.  However, Washington managed to take a 17-0 lead into halftime after a 10 yard touchdown reception by Earnest Byner and a 1 yard TD run by Gerald Riggs.  Gerald Riggs started the scoring early in the 3rd quarter with another touchdown run and increased the Redskins lead to 24-0.  The touchdown came after an interception on a Jim Kelly pass on the first play of the second half.  Buffalo responded with 10 points of their own, but Washington crushed any hope of a comeback with less than two minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter with a 30 touchdown reception by Gary Clark.  Buffalo would add 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter, but it would not be enough and Washington would roll to a 37-34 victory. Buffalo would lose a second straight Super Bowl after Jim Kelly was intercepted 4 times. For Washington’s head coach Joe Gibbs it would be his 3rd Super Bowl victory.
  • Key players for the Washington Redskins:  QB Mark Rypien, RB Earnest Byner, WR Gary Clark, TE Terry Orr, DB Darrell Green and DL Charles Mann.
  • Key players for the Buffalo Bills:  QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas, WR Don Beebe, WR James Lofton, TE Pete Metzelaars, OL Bruce Smith and OL Cornelius Bennett.

SUPER BOWL XXV

          

New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19

  • Date:  January 27, 1991
  • Location:  Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Attendance:  73,813
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Ottis Anderson – RB – New York Giants – Anderson carried the ball 21 times for 102 yards and ran for 1 touchdown in the 3rd quarter ending a 9:29 drive helping the Giants to victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The opening quarter of the 25th Super Bowl game was low scoring with both teams trading field goals.  The two teams would again trade off scoring in the 2nd quarter with touchdowns from Buffalo’s Don Smith and New York’s Stephen Baker.  A safety from Bruce Smith would also be added by Buffalo to take a 12-10 lead into halftime.  In the third quarter New York would dominate the clock with a 14 play drive which was completed by running back Ottis Anderson’s 1 yard touchdown carry.  Buffalo would respond 8 seconds into the 4th quarter with a touchdown from their running back Thurman Thomas who ran 31 yards for the score to take a 19-17 lead.  The Giants would add a field goal half way through the quarter to take a 20-19 lead making for one of the most dramatic finishes in Super Bowl history.  With seconds remaining Scott Norwood’s game tying 47 yard field goal went wide right helping New York to hold on to a 20-19 win and their second championship in 5 years.  The Giants set a record for ball possession with a total time of 40:33 in the game.
  • Key players for the New York Giants:  QB Phil Simms, RB Ottis Anderson, WR Stephen Baker, TE Mark Bavaro, LB Lawrence Taylor and LB Pepper Johnson.
  • Key players for the Buffalo Bills:  QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas, WR Andre Reed, WR James Lofton, TE Keith McKeller and DL Bruce Smith.

SUPER BOWL XXIV

          

San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10

  • Date:  January 28, 1990
  • Location:  Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  72,919
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Joe Montana – QB – San Francisco 49ers – Montana completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and set a record with 5 touchdown passes.  This great performance helped San Francisco tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most championship wins.  Joe Montana earned his record 3rd Super Bowl MVP as he led the 49ers to the win.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The well known combo Joe Montana and Jerry Rice struck early in the game as Rice received a 20 yard pass from Montana only 4:54 into the first quarter.  Denver responded with a field goal a few minutes later, but that was as close as Denver came in this game.  San Francisco then scored 5 unanswered touch downs; including 2 more from Jerry Rice to take a 42-3 lead.  This was too much for Denver as the San Francisco defense also stepped up holding Denver to 10 points in the game. The 49ers dominated all offensive categories including first downs, net yards and time of possession en route to their fourth championship.  The 49ers, who also won Super Bowls XVI, XIX, and XXIII, tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl victories. San Francisco’s 55 points broke the previous Super Bowl scoring mark of 46 points by Chicago in Super Bowl XX.
  • Key players for the San Francisco 49ers:  QB Joe Montana and Steve Young, RB Roger Craig, WR Jerry Rice, WR John Taylor, TE Brent Jones, DB Ronnie Lott and DE Charles Haley.
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  QB John Elway, RB Bobby Humphrey, WR Vance Johnson, TE Orson Mobley, DL Greg Kragen and DB Dennis Smith.

SUPER BOWL XXIII

          

San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16

  • Date:  January 22, 1989
  • Location:  Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  75,129
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Jerry Rice – WR – San Francisco 49ers – Rice caught 11 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown including some key catches in the game winning drive adding to his impressive list of NFL records.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The first half of the twenty-third Super Bowl started slow with each team only scoring 3 points. The 49ers had a 41 yard field goal from Mike Cofer in the 1st quarter and  the Bengals responded with a field goal of their own in the 2nd quarter, a 34 yarder from Jim Breech. This was the first time in the championship game history that the game was tied going into halftime.  Once the 2nd half started, both teams again traded field goals without any touchdown passes or runs until late in the third quarter. with 2:14 remaining in the third quarter, Stanford Jennings returned a San Francisco kick off 93 yards for a touchdown giving Cincinnati their biggest lead of the game at 13-6.  Joe Montana responded 2 minutes later with a touchdown pass to Jerry Rice tying the game at 13. However, Bengals kicker Breech added his 3rd field goal of the day to give them a 16-13 lead with only 3:20 remaining in the game.  San Francisco then completed one of the most impressive drives in game history.  Starting at their own 8 yard line, the 49ers cover 92 yards over 11 plays and cap off the drive with a 10 yard pass from Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining.  Joe Montana throws for 357 yards as San Francisco captures its third Super Bowl of the 1980s by defeating Cincinnati 20-16.
  • Key players for the San Francisco 49ers:  QB Joe Montana, RB Roger Craig, WR Jerry Rice, WR John Taylor, TE John Frank, DL Michael Carter, DE Charles Haley and DB Ronnie Lott.
  • Key players for the Cincinnati Bengals:  QB Boomer Esiason, RB James Brooks, WR Eddie Brown, DB David Fulcher, TE Rodney Holman, DL Tim Krumrie, OL Anthony Munoz and DB Eric Thomas.

SUPER BOWL XXII

          

Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10

  • Date:  January 31, 1988
  • Location:  Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California
  • Attendance:  73,302
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Doug Williams – QB – Washington Redskins – Williams completed 18 of 29 passes for 240 yards and his 2nd quarter heroics included 4 touchdown passes which was a Super Bowl record helping the Redskins come back to defeat the Denver Broncos in the biggest game of the year.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Denver quickly opened up a 10-0 lead over the Redskins when QB John Elway fired a 56 yard touchdown pass to WR Ricky Nattiel on their opening drive and then kicker Rich Karlis added a 24 yard field goal completing a 61 yard drive. However, this did not faze Joe Gibbs and the Redskins. They exploded for 35 unanswered points on their next 5 possessions in the 2nd quarter.  Washington quarterback Doug Williams threw for 4 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter including two to wide receiver Ricky Sanders.  The other two TD passes were caught by WR Gary Clark and TE Clint Didier.  RB Timmy Smith ran for one of the 5 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter and added another one in the fourth quarter for good measure.  Washington easily won its 2nd Super Bowl championship of the 1980’s defeating Denver 42-10.
  • Key players for the Washington Redskins:  QB Jay Schroeder, RB George Rogers, WR Gary Clark, DB Darrell Green, DL Charles Mann, OL Mark May and OL Joe Jacoby.
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  QB John Elway, RB Sammy Winder, WR Vance Johnson, TE Clarence Kay, DB Tyrone Braxton, LB Michael Brooks and DB Dennis Smith.

SUPER BOWL XXI

          

New York Giants 39, Denver Broncos 20

  • Date:  January 25, 1987
  • Location:  Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Attendance:  101,063
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Phil Simms – QB – New York Giants – Simms competed 22 of 25 passes for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns.  His perfect passing in the second half included 10 completed passes in a row and helped the Giants win their first championship under coach Bill Parcels.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Denver opened the scoring with a record 48 yard field goal from kicker Rich Karlis.  However, the Giants responded with a 78 yard drive that was completed with a 6 yard touchdown pass from Phil Simms to Zeke Mowatt to give New York a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.  Denver added a touchdown of its own as John Elways ran for a 4 yard touchdown giving the Broncos the lead once again.  New York added 2 points for a safety just before halftime to bring the score to 10-9 which was the closest game at halftime in Super Bowl history.  The third quarter was a different story as the Giants took control of the game.  They added 4 touchdowns and a field goal to score 30 points in the 2nd half and 10 total points in the 2nd half was not enough for Denver.  The Giants rolled to a 39-20 win and their first Super Bowl victory.
  • Key players for the New York Giants:  QB Phil Simms, RB Joe Morris, WR Bobby Johnson, TE Mark Bavaro, OL Brad Benson, LM Lawrence Taylor, LB Carl Banks and DL Jim Burt.
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  QB John Elway, RB Sammy Winder, WR Mark Jackson, TE Orson Mobley, OL Keith Bishop, DL Rulon James and DB Dennis Smith.

SUPER BOWL XX

          

Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10

  • Date:  January 26, 1986
  • Location:  Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  73,818
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Richard Dent – DE – Chicago Bears – Dent contributed with 1.5 sacks and forced 2 fumbles as the Bears defense helped lead them to the championship.  This was only the fifth time in Super Bowl history that a member of the defense was named MVP of the game.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Bears came into the game looking for their first Super Bowl victory with only 1 regular season loss and the top ranked defense in the league.  However, New England took the fastest lead in Super Bowl history with a 36 yard field goal from Tony Franklin only 1:19 into the first quarter. This would be the only time the momentum was on the Patriots side.  Chicago answered with 23 points in the first half to take a 23-3 lead entering halftime. This lead included touchdowns by Jim McMahon and matt Suhey along with 3 field goals by Kevin Butler.  The 2nd half was no different as the Bears added another 23 points to only 7 by New England. The 46 points was a Super Bowl record and QB Jim McMahon added his second rushing touchdown of the game. However, it was the defense that was the real star as the Bears league-leading defense tied the Super Bowl Record with 7 sacks and limited the Patriots to a record-low 7 yards rushing as the Bears won their first Super Bowl.  The Bears make good on their ‘Super Bowl Shuffle’ behind Buddy Ryan’s stingy ’46’ defense and a flashy offense, humbling the Patriots with a Super Bowl-record 36-point margin of victory.
  • Key players for the Chicago Bears:  QB Jim McMahon, RB Walter Payton, WR Willie Gault, OL Jim Covert, LB Mike Singletary, OL Mark Bortz and LB Otis Wilson.
  • Key players for the New England Patriots:  QB Tony Eason, RB Craig James, WR Irving Fryar, DB Fred Marion, LB Steve Nelson, LB Andre Tippett, and OL John Hannah.

SUPER BOWL XIX

          

San Francisco 49ers 38, Miami Dolphins 16

  • Date:  January 20, 1985
  • Location:  Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California
  • Attendance:  84,059
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Joe Montana – QB – San Francisco 49ers – Montana completed 24 of 35 passes for a Super Bowl record 331 yards and 3 touchdowns and also rushed 5 times for 59 yards and a touchdown.  His performance ranked him among the elite Quarterbacks in NFL history as he was awarded the Super Bowl MVP for the third time.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The first quarter of the game ended with a score of 10-7 after a touchdown from each team and another field goal by Miami to set the record for the highest scoring first quarter in Super Bowl history. This was the last lead that the Dolphins would hold during the game. San Francisco exploded for three touchdowns in the 2nd quarter including 2 by Roger Craig. They went into the half with a 28-16 lead.  The 49ers continued to dominate both offensively and defensively in the 2nd half as Craig added another touchdown in the 3rd quarter and the 49ers rolled to a 38-16 victory over the Dolphins. San Francisco’s net yardage of 537 total yards was a Super Bowl record.  The San Francisco 49ers captured their second Super Bowl title with a dominating offense and a defense that tamed Miami’s explosive passing attack.
  • Key player for the San Francisco 49ers:  QB Joe Montana, RB Wendell Tyler, WR Dwight Clark, K Ray Wersching, OL Randy Cross, DB Ronnie Lott, DB Eric Wright and DL Fred Dean.
  • Key players for the Miami Dolphins:  QB Dan Marino, RB Pete Johnson, WR Mark Clayton, WR Mark Duper, TE Dan Johnson, DL Doug Betters and OL Ed Newman. 

SUPER BOWL XVIII

          

Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9

  • Date:  January 22, 1984
  • Location:  Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • Attendance:  72,920
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Marcus Allen – RB – Los Angeles Raiders – Allen carried the ball 20 time for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He made the most spectacular play of the game when he ran for a 74 yard touchdown on the final play of the 3rd quarter.  His play during the game helped the Raiders dominate the Redskins and score the most points in Super Bowl history.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Los Angeles Raiders came into the game with a strong offense and defense and dominated on both sides of the ball from start to finish.  The Raiders took an earlier 7-0 lead as Derrick Jensen returned a blocked punt for a touchdown at 4:52 in the first quarter. They then added to the lead as QB Jim Plunkett threw to Cliff Branch for a 12 yard touchdown pass and a 14-0 lead. The Redskins came back with 3 points on a field goal, but with 7 seconds left in the first half L.A. linebacker Jack Squirek intercepted a Joe Theismann pass and returned it 5 yards for a touchdown. This gave the Raiders a 21-3 lead and all of the momentum.  In the second half Marcus Allen added two more touchdowns for the Raiders and Washington’s two field goals were not enough to mount a come back in the game. Los Angeles went on to a 38-9 victory and their second title in 4 years and achieved the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history, surpassing Green Bay’s 35-10 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl I.
  • Key players for the Los Angeles Raiders:  TE Todd Chistensen, DB Lester Hayes, DL Howie Long, LB Rod Martin, QB Jim Plunkett, RB Marcus Allen and WR Cliff Branch.
  • Key players for the Washington Redskins:  QB Joe Theismann, RB John Riggins, WR Charlie Brown, WR Art Monk, OL Jeff Bostic, DL Dave Bultz, DB Darrell Green and OL Mark May.

SUPER BOWL XVII

          

Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17

  • Date:  January 30, 1983
  • Location:  Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Attendance:  103,667
  • Super Bowl MVP:  John Riggins – RB – Washington Redskins – Riggins carried the ball 38 times for a Super Bowl record 166 yards and a 43 yard carry in the 4th quarter helped to turn the game around.  The Redskins were on the 43 yard line of Miami and were fourth-and-one and Riggins broke through the line to carry the ball to the end zone.  This carry gave the Redskins their first lead of the game and one they would never relinquish.  It was Riggins’ fourth straight 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Miami opened the scoring mid way through the first quarter as QB David Woodley through a 76 yard pass to WR Jimmy Cefalo for a touchdown. Miami continued to increase its lead in the first half as they added a 20 yard field goal and Fulton Walker returned a kick off 98 yards with under 2 minutes remaining in the first half. The return was just after a 4 yard touchdown pass from Joe Theismann to receiver Alvin Garrett.  Miami went into halftime with a 17-10 lead.  Washington continued to use a balanced offense in the 2nd half as they scored a 20 yard field goal in the third quarter and added two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. The Redskins held the Dolphins to 34 total yards in the 2nd half as they came back from a first half deficit to win the game 27-17 and capture the championship.
  • Key players for the Washington Redskins:  QB Joe Theismann, RB John Riggins, WR Charlie Brown, WR Art Monk, OL Jeff Bostic, DL Dave Butz and OL Russ Grimm.
  • Key players for the Miami Dolphins:  QB David Woodley, RB Andra Franklin, WR Mark Duper, WR Jimmy Cefalo, DL Bob Baumhower, OL Ed Newman and DL Doug Betters.

SUPER BOWL XVI

          

San Francisco 49ers 26, Cincinnati Bengals 21

  • Date:  January 24, 1982
  • Location:  Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan
  • Attendance:  81,270
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Joe Montana – QB – San Francisco 49ers -Montana completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards, threw for one touchdown, ran for another and helped the 49ers complete drive after drive.  Montana helped them to complete the drives that lead to the game winning field goals in the 4th quarter of their first championship.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana opened the scoring in the first quarter as he ran for a 1 yard touchdown which capped a 68 yard drive. They had another long drive in the 2nd quarter which was completed by an 11 yard pass from Montana to Earl Copper. The drive was 98 yards and set a Super Bowl record. Ray Wersching added 2 field goals near the end of the second quarter to give San Francisco a record 20-0 lead going into halftime.  The Cincinnati Bengals closed the gap in the second half when QB Ken Anderson and WR Dan Ross each added touchdowns to bring the score to 20-14. However, 49ers kicker Wersching added 2 more field goals in the 4th quarter to help San Francisco to a 26-21 Super Bowl win.
  • Key players for the San Francisco 49ers:  QB Joe Montana, RB Ricky Patton, WR Dwight Clark, OL Randy Cross, DL Fred Dean, DB Ronnie Lott and DB Dwight Hicks.
  • Key players for the Cincinnati Bengals:  QB Ken Anderson, WR Chris Collinsworth, RB Pete Johnson, WR Pat McInally, OL Anthony Munoz, LB Jim LeClair and OL Max Montoya.

SUPER BOWL XV

          

Oakland Raiders 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

  • Date:  January 25, 1981
  • Location:  Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  76,135
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Jim Plunkett – QB – Oakland Raiders – Plunkett was 13 of 21 passing for 261 yards, 3 touchdowns and zero interceptions.  He threw for an 80 yard touchdown in the first quarter which was the longest in Super Bowl history and that would be enough to help the Raiders win the Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Raiders defense stepped up early in the game as LB Rod Martin intercepted an Eagles pass and returned it to the Eagles 30 yard line setting up a 2 yard touchdown reception by Cliff Branch.  Raiders QB Jim Plunkett then threw for a Super Bowl record 80 yard touchdown to RB Kenny King to give the Raiders a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.  This was a lead that the Eagles would not be able to overcome.  The Raiders added 13 more points in the 2nd half including a touchdown and 2 field goals and this was more than enough to beat the Eagles who scored a total of 10 points in the game. The defense of the Raiders helped them to victory as well as LB Rod Martin intercepted 3 passes setting a Super Bowl record. The Raiders became the first team in NFL history to win the Championship after making the playoffs as a Wild Card.
  • Key players for the Oakland Raiders:  QB Jim Plunkett, TE Dave Casper, DB Lester Hayes, LB Ted Hendricks, RB Kenny King, OL Art Shell and LB Rod Martin.
  • Key players for the Philadelphia Eagles:  QB Ron Jaworski, WR Harold Carmichael, DL Charlie Johnson, LB Bill Bergey, DL Dennis Harrison, OL Stan Walters and OL Woody Peoples.

SUPER BOWL XIV

          

Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19

  • Date:  January 20, 1980
  • Location:  Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Attendance:  103,985
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Terry Bradshaw – QB – Pittsburgh Steelers – Bradshaw became the first player to earn back-to-back MVP honors since Bart Starr in Super Bowls I and II.  Bradshaw completed 14 of 21 passes and 2 touchdowns.  With these stats he became the Super Bowl leader with 9 touchdown passes and 932 total yards passing as the Steelers became the first team to with four Super Bowls.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Rams were heavy underdogs entering the game, as the Wild Card team taking on the 3 time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. However, this did not stop them from taking a 13-10 lead into the half. 2 field goals from Frank Corral and a rushing touchdown from Joe Harris gave L.A. this surprising lead and the momentum going into the 2nd half.  However, the ever poised Steelers and Terry Bradshaw overcame 3 interceptions and trailing twice in the 2nd half to take the lead. Bradshaw completed a 47 yard pass to Lynn Swann to take a 17-13 lead and then connected on a 73 yard pass to John Stallworth to give the Steelers a 24-19 lead and one they would not let slip. Franco Harris added another 1 yard TD run, his 2nd of the game to cement a 31-19 victory and the Steelers 4th Super Bowl Championship.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Terry Bradshaw, RB Franco Harris, WR John Stallworth, DL Joe Greene, LB Jack Ham, WR Mike Webster and DB Donnie Shell.
  • Key players for the Los Angeles Rams:  QB Pat Haden, RB Wendell Tyler, DL Larry Brooks, OL Dennis Harrah, OL Rich Saul, LB Jim Youngblood, DB Ken Ellis and DB Rod Perry.
  • Terry Bradshaw completes 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and sets two more passing records as the Steelers became the first team to win four Super Bowls. On Pittsburgh’s initial possession of the final period, Bradshaw lofted a 73-yard scoring pass to John Stallworth to put the Steelers in front 24-19.

SUPER BOWL XIII

          

Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31

  • Date:  January 21, 1979
  • Location:  Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  79,484
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Terry Bradshaw – QB – Pittsburgh Steelers – Bradshaw went 17 for 30 throwing for 318 yards and a record 4 touchdown passses.  His 18 yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann in the 4th quarter helped seal a Pittsburgh victory.  He helped lead his team to a record 3rd Super Bowl title.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Both Dallas and Pittsburgh were expecting an evenly matched game and they did not disappoint football fans. The score was even during the first quarter as QB Terry Bradshaw and QB Roger Staubach both threw for touchdown passes. Dallas took the lead for a short while after a Mike Hegman 37 yard touchdown run off of a Pittsburgh fumble. This lead was short lived though as Bradshaw responded with 2 touchdown passes to John Stallworth and Rocky Bleier to take a 21-14 lead going into the half.  In the 2nd half the Steelers took a 35-17 lead as Franco Harris and Lynn Swann added touchdowns in the 4th quarter. The Cowboys did not give up though and QB Roger Staubach threw for 2 touchdown passes late in the quarter. However, they ran out of time as Pittsburgh recovered their onside kick attempt to seal their record 3rd Super Bowl Championship.
  • Key players on the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Terry Bradshaw, RB Franco Harris, WR John Stallworth, DL Joe Greene, LB Jack Ham, WR Lynn Swann and DB Donnie Shell.
  • Key players on the Dallas Cowboys:  QB Roger Staubach, RB Tony Dorsett, TE Billy Joe Dupree, DB Cliff Harris, WR Tony Hill, DL Harvey Martin, DL Randy White and DL Ed Jones.

SUPER BOWL XII

          

Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10

  • Date:  January 15, 1978
  • Location:  Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  75,583
  • Super Bowl Co-MVPs:  Harvey Martin – DE and Randy White – DT – Dallas Cowboys – For the first time in NFL history, the Super Bowl featured a pair of Most Valuable Players.  DT Randy White and DE Harvey Martin led the Dallas defense as they forced 8 Bronco turnovers leading to a Dallas 27-10 victory.  The Broncos were only able to complete 8 of 25 passing attempts as White and Harvey led an aggressive Cowboy’s defense.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Dallas hoped to destroy the Broncos hopes in their first ever playoff run with their experienced defense and offense. The Cowboys defense did not disappoint as they had 2 interceptions in the first quarter which lead to 10 points and Efren Herrera added another 43 yard field goal to give Dallas a commanding 13-0 lead going into halftime.  Denver responded in the 3rd quarter with 10 points of their own on a field goal by Jim Turner and a touchdown run by Rob Lytle. Dallas also had its own touchdown in the quarter by Butch Johnson to keep a commanding 20-10 lead. Robert Newhouse entered the game for the Cowboys and threw a 29 yard pass to Golden Richards with only 7:04 remaining in the game crushing any chance of a Denver comeback. Dallas held this lead to win 27-10 and evened their Super Bowl record to 2-2 with the win.
  • Key players for the Dallas Cowboys:  QB Roger Staubach, RB Tony Dorsett, TE Billy Joe Dupree, DB Cliff Harris, WR Drew Pearson, DL Harvey Martin, DL Randy White and DL Ed Jones.
  • Key players for the Denver Broncos:  DL Lyle Alzado, LB Tom Jackson, DB Bill Thompson, OL Bobby Maples, QB Craig Morton and WR Haven Moses.

SUPER BOWL XI

          

Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14

  • Date:  January 9, 1977
  • Location:  Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
  • Attendance:  103,438
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Fred Biletnikoff – WR – Oakland Raiders – Biletnikoff only had 4 receptions for 79 yards but 3 of his catches in the game set up short yardage Oakland touchdowns.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Both teams spent the first quarter trying to get a feel for the other and it was a tight defensive quarter which ended with no score. Oakland opened up the scoring in the 2nd quarter adding 16 points on 3 straight possessions. Tight End Dave Casper and Pete Banaszak both added touchdowns and Errol Mann added a field goal for a 16-0 Oakland lead entering halftime.  Mann added another field goal in the 3rd quarter to increase the lead to 19, but QB Fran Tarkenton responded completing an 8 yard pass to receiver Sammy White capping a 12 play 58 yard drive. This was as close as Minnesota would get as Oakland added 2 more touchdowns. Pete Banaszak added his second score of the game and CB Willie Brown returned an interception 75 yards for the touchdown. The Vikings added a last second touchdown in the 4th quarter, but it was too late as the Raiders rolled to a 32-14 victory and their first Super Bowl Championship.
  • Key players for the Oakland Raiders:  QB Ken Stabler, OL Art Shell, TE Dave Casper, WR Cliff Branch, OL Gene Upshaw, DB Willie Brown and LB Dave Hendricks.
  • Key players for the Minnesota Vikings:  QB Fran Tarkenton, DB Bobby Bryant, RB Chuck Foreman, DL Alan Page, LB Jeff Siemon, OL Ed White, WR Sammy White and OL Ron Yary.
  • The Oakland Raiders win their first NFL championship, clinched by two fourth-quarter interceptions. One sets up Banaszak’s second touchdown run, the other results in cornerback Willie Brown’s Super Bowl-record 75-yard interception return.

SUPER BOWL X

          

Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17

  • Date:  January 18, 1976
  • Location:  Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  80,187
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Lynn Swann – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers – Swann caught 4 passes for a record 161 yards including a game winning 64 yard pass from Terry Bradshaw late in the 4th quarter.  One of the Super Bowl’s greatest plays was a 53 yard catch he made in the 2nd quarter while juggling the pass and tumbling to the ground.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The 1st quarter of the 10th Super Bowl was a close one as both teams each opened the game with a touchdown. The Cowboys opened the scoring with a touchdown pass from Roger Staubach to Drew Pearson only 4:36 into the game. The Steelers responded 5 minutes later with a touchdown of their own as Terry Bradshaw completed a 7 yard pass to Randy Grossman. Dallas added a field goal early in the second quarter, but the game would remain 10-7, until the 4th quarter.  Pittsburgh would score 14 straight points during the 4th quarter off 2 field goals, a safety and a touchdown pass from Bradshaw to Lynn Swann. The 64 yard touchdown pass to Swann was the winning score in the game as the Steelers defense stepped up to end any hope of a Dallas comeback. Glen Edwards picked off a Roger Staubach pass with only a minute remaining to clinch the second straight Super Bowl win for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they won 21-17.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Terry Bradshaw, RB Franco Harris, WR Lynn Swann, WR John Stallworth, DB Mel Blount, DL Joe Greene and LB Jack Ham.
  • Key players for the Dallas Cowboys:  QB Roger Staubach, RB Robert Newhouse, WR Drew Pearson, TE Jean Fugett, DB Cliff Harris, DL Ed Jones, DL Harvey Martin and OL Ralph Neely.

SUPER BOWL IX

          

Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6

  • Date:  January 12, 1975
  • Location:  Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  80,997
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Franco Harris – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers – Harris rushed 34 times for a record 158 yards breaking the mark which was set only a year ago.  His 9 yard run in the 3rd quarter gave the Steelers a 9-0 lead and more than enough to win their first title.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  This game would feature a battle between two of the top defense’s in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers defense known as the “Steel Curtain” would challenge the Minnesota Vikings “Purple People Eaters” defense in a game where only one of these teams would earn the victory. The first half of the game was a defensive struggle as predicted as only 2 points were scored off a Pittsburgh safety when Dwight White sacked QB Fran Tarkenton in the end zone at 7:49 into the second quarter.  The second half saw an increase in scoring, but the defenses both continued to play well. The Steelers defense played better though and only allowed 119 total yards on offense including a Super Bowl low 17 yards rushing. Touchdowns by Franco Harris and Larry Brown in the 2nd half were more than enough as the Steelers won their first championship with a score of 16-6.
  • Key players for the Pittsburgh Steelers:  QB Terry Bradshaw, QB Joe Gilliam, RB Franco Harris, WR Lynn Swann, WR John Stallworth, DB Mel Blount, DL Joe Greene and LB Jack Ham and LB Andy Russell.
  • Key players for the Minnesota Vikings:  QB Fran Tarkenton, RB Chuck Foreman, WR Jim Lash, DL Carl Eller, DB Paul Krause, DL Alan Page, OL Ron Yary and LB Jeff Siemon.

SUPER BOWL VIII

          

Miami Dolphins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7

  • Date:  January 13, 1974
  • Location:  Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • Attendance:  71,882
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Larry Csonka – RB – Miami Dolphins – Csonka carried the ball 33 times for a record 145 yards and added two touchdowns.  The Dolphins running game featuring Csonka controlled most of the game and Griese only need to attempt a total of 7 passes en route to a Miami victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Miami Dolphins scored on their first two possessions of the game to take an early 14-0 lead over the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter. Larry Csonka scored to complete a 10 play 62 yard drive and Jim Kiick added the other touchdown capping a 56 yard Miami drive. Midway through the second quarter Miami added a field goal to take a commanding 17-0 lead into halftime. Minnesota came close to scoring before the half ended, but the Miami defense stepped up preventing a score.  The Dolphins opened the scoring again in the second half as Larry Csonka ran for another touchdown to increase the Miami lead to 24-0 after 3 quarters. This was more than enough for the Dolphins as the Vikings could only add 7 points in the 4th quarter. Miami won their second straight Super Bowl title and established themselves as an NFL dynasty.
  • Key players on the Miami Dolphins:  QB Bob Griese, DB Nick Anderson, OL Jim Langer, OL Larry Little, OL Wayne Moore, DB Jake Scott, RB Larry Csonka and WR Paul Warfield.
  • Key players on the Minnesota Vikings:  QB Fran Tarkenton, RB Chuck Foreman, WR John Gilliam, DL Carl Eller, DB Paul Krause, DL Alan Page, OL Ron Yary and LB Jeff Siemon.

SUPER BOWL VII

          

Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7

  • Date:  January 14, 1973
  • Location:  Memorial Colesium in Los Angeles, California
  • Attendance:  90,182
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Jake Scott – S – Miami Dolphins – Scott became only the second defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP award as he had two interceptions in the game including a crucial one in the end zone in the 4th quarter.  This interception and a 55 yard return help to solidify a Dolphins victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Miami defense played a spectacular first half of the game and allowed the Redskins to make it past the 50 yard line only one time enabling their offense to capitalize on great field position. Miami opened the scoring as QB Bob Griese threw an 18 yard pass to Howard Tilley to take a 7-0 lead. Later in the half the Miami defense stepped up again intercepting a Washington pass and then the offense marched down field and Jim Kiick scored on a 1 yard touchdown run.  These two touchdowns would be all that the Dolphins needed to clinch their first Super Bowl victory. The Redskins only touchdown came with 2:07 remaining in the contest as Mike Bass intercepted a pass and ran 49 yards for the score. This was too little too late as the Miami defense dominated the game allowing the Dolphins to win after scoring only two touchdowns with a final score of 14-7.  A perfect way for Miami to cap off the NFL’s only perfect season.
  • Key players on the Miami Dolphins:  QB Earl Morrall, DB Dick Anderson, OL Jim Langer, OL Larry Little, OL Wayne Moore, DB Jake Scott, RB Larry Csonka and WR Paul Warfield.
  • Key players on the Washington Redskins:  QB Billy Kilmer, RB Larry Brown, OL Len Hauss, WR Charles Taylor, DL Verlon Biggs, DB Pat Fischer, OL Walt Rock and DB Rosey Taylor.

SUPER BOWL VI

          

Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3

  • Date:  January 16, 1972
  • Location:  Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  81,023
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Roger Staubach – QB – Dallas Cowboys – Staubach completed 12 of 19 passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns leading the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl victory.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Dallas Cowboys played a great game on both sides of the ball as both the defense and offense played outstanding. The offense rushed for a Super Bowl record 252 yards while their defense only allowed 185 total yards to Miami and did not allow the Dolphins to score a touchdown. This was the first time in Super bowl history that a team failed to score a touchdown.  Miami RB Larry Csonka fumbled for the first time this season allowing Dallas to take advantage and an early 3-0 lead. They increased this lead by 10 as Staubach threw for a touchdown and led at halftime 10-3. Dallas continued their dominance in the 2nd half as Duane Thomas led a 71-yard drive down the field ending in another score and a 17-3 lead. Roger Staubach threw for another touchdown in the 4th quarter as he passed 7 yards to Mike Ditka for the final touchdown of the game.  Dallas won with a final score of 24-3 and their first Super Bowl championship.
  • Key players for the Dallas Cowboys:  QB Roger Staubach, DB Cornell Green, LB Chuck Howley, DL Bob Lilly, OL John Niland, DB Mel Renfro and RB Duane Thomas.
  • Key players for the Miami Dolphins:  QB Bob Griese, DB Dick Anderson, OL Jim Langer, OL Larry Little, OL Wayne Moore, DB Jake Scott, RB Larry Csonka and WR Howard Twilley.

SUPER BOWL V

          

Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13

  • Date:  January 17, 1971
  • Location:  Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  79,204
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Chuck Howley – LB – Dallas Cowboys – Howley became the first defensive player named as MVP.  However the award was bitter sweet as he also became the first player from a losing team named MVP.  He intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble to win the award, but this MVP was not center stage as his team lost to the Colts.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The championship game was played for the first time in history on artificial turf and it was the first year that the Super Bowl was played in a merged National Football League. Dallas opened the scoring in the game on 2 field goals by kicker Mike Clark to take 6-0 lead. The Colts responded as Johnny Unitas threw a 75 yard pass to TE John Mackey to tie the game at 6. Earl Morrall replaced an injured Unitas late in the first half, but Dallas took a 13-6 lead on a Duane Thomas touchdown entering the half.  The Dallas lead could not hold up as at the interceptions by Baltimore’s Rick Volk and Mike Curtis set up a touchdown and game winning kick by Jim O’Brien’s with 5 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter. This was enough to give the Colts a 16-14 victory and a championship victory.
  • Key players on the Baltimore Colts:  QB Johnny Unitas, LB Mike Curtis, DB Jerry Logan, DL Bubba Smith, LB Tom Goode, DL Fred Miller, and WR Roy Jeffereson.
  • Key players on the Dallas Cowboys:  QB Craig Morton, DB Cornell Green, LB Chuck Howley, DL Bob Lilly, OL John Niland, DB Mel Renfro, RB Duane Thomas, and WR Bob Hayes.

SUPER BOWL IV

          

Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7

  • Date:  January 11, 1970
  • Location:  Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Attendance:  80,562
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Len Dawson – QB – Kansas City Chiefs – Dawson competed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards, but his determined drives and leadership helped the Chiefs to an upset win.  His 46 yard touchdown pass to Otis Taylor in the 4th quarter was a game clincher as it helped the Chiefs win the last championship game played before the merger of the AFL and NFL.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the game on both sides of the ball on route to their first Super Bowl Championship. The Chiefs scored three field goals in just over 20 minutes of the first half as quarterback Len Dawson guided them down field play after play. Their defense also stepped up as they recovered a fumbled punt to take a 16-0 lead entering halftime.  In the third quarter the Vikings tried to respond as Dave Osborn ran for a touchdown completing a 10 play 64 yard drive to cut the lead to 16-7. However, only 3 minutes later the Chiefs responded with a touchdown of their own and their defense did not allow another Vikings score as they went on to a 23-7 victory and Super bowl championship.  Behind Len Dawson’s superb quarterbacking and a powerful defense, Kansas City outplays the promising Minnesota Vikings. Dawson calls a nearly flawless game, and the Kansas City Chiefs defense limits Minnesota’s strong rushing game to 67 yards.
  • Key players for the Kansas City Chiefs:  QB Len Dawson, LB Bobby Bell, OL Ed Budde, RB Robert Holmes, RB Mike Garrett, WR Otis Taylor and DL Jerry Mays.
  • Key players for the Minnesota Vikings:  WR Gene Washington, DL Carl Eller, QB Joe Kapp, DB Bobby Bryant, OL Ron Yary, OL Ed White, RB Dave Osborn and TE John Beasley.

 

SUPER BOWL III

          

New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

  • Date:  January 12, 1969
  • Location:  Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  75,389
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Joe Namath – QB – New York Jets – Namath completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards and directed and offense that totaled 227 total offensive yards.  His leadership and determination helped to lead the Jets to the victory that he “guaranteed” earlier in the week.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  Earlier in the week Jets quarterback Joe Namath had guaranteed victory for his team over the Baltimore Colts in championship game. This was the first time that the championship between AFL and NFL would be called the Super Bowl. The Jets opened the scoring in the 2nd quarter as RB Matt Snell ran for a 4 yard touchdown to give the Jets a 7-0 lead at the half.  The Jets continued to roll as Jim Turner kicked 3 field goals in the second half to take a 16-0 lead over the favored Colts. The older and more confident Colts could only score one touchdown late in the 4th quarter as they were shocked by the less experienced Jets from the American Football League. The Jets defense also played a key role in their victory as they intercepted Baltimore passes in the end zone to prevent any Baltimore comeback. Jets QB Namath ran off the field after the game waiving his index finger leaving no doubt which team was number one that season.
  • Key players on the New York Jets:  QB Joe Namath, RB Emerson Boozer, DL John Elliot, OL Dave Herman, WR Don Maynard, LB Al Atkinson and OL Winston Hill
  • Key Players on the Baltimore Colts:   QB Earl Morrall, QB Johnny Unitas, RB Tom Matte, WR Jimmy Orr, TE John Mackey, DB Bobby Boyd, LB Mike Curtis, OL Bob Vogel and DB Rich Volk.

SUPER BOWL II

 

          

Green Bay Packers 33,  Oakland Raiders 14

  • Date:  January 14, 1968
  • Location:  Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida
  • Attendance:  75,546
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Bart Starr – QB – Green Bay Packers – Starr completed 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards including a 62 yard touchdown pass which helped the Packers win the second consecutive Super Bowl Championship and his second consecutive MVP award.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Green Bay Packers got out to an early lead in the game as Don Chandler kicked 2 field goals and Bart Starr completed a 62 yard touchdown pass to Boyd Dowler to take a 13-0 lead over the Raiders. The Raiders responded with a touchdown in the 2nd quarter from Lamonica to Miller, but Green Bay answered before the half with another field goal from Don Chandler.  The second half was all Packers once again as they scored 17 more points while Oakland could only managed 1 touchdown. The Packers would win their second straight Super Bowl showing the dominance of the NFL over the AFL.  After nine years, the game is the last for Vince Lombardi as Packers coach.
  • Key Players for the Green Bay Packers:  QB Bart Starr, DL Willie Davis, WR Boyd Dowler, DB Bob Jeter, OL Jerry Kramer, RB Ben Wilson and WR Carroll Dale.
  • Key Players for the Oakland Raiders:  QB Daryle Lamonica, WR Fred Biletnikoff, DB Willie Brown, LB Dan Conners, DL Ben Davidson, RB Hewritt Dixon and DL Tom Keating. 

SUPER BOWL I

              

Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10

  • Date:  January 15, 1967
  • Location:  Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California
  • Attendance: 61,946
  • Super Bowl MVP:  Bart Starr – QB – Green Bay Packers – He led the Packers in their  35-10 victory over the Chiefs completing 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns and winning the inaugural Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl Highlights:  The Green Bay Packers took an early lead as quarterback Bart Starr completed a touchdown pass to WR Max McGee to give the packers an early 7-0 lead. McGee had entered the game after starting WR Boyd Dowler was injured earlier in the contest. The Chiefs responded in the 2nd quarter with a touchdown from Curtis McClinton and a field goal late in the second quarter. The Packers added another touchdown in the quarter to take a 14-10 lead into the half.  In the second half the Packers dominated the play as they scored 21 points off of 2 touchdowns by Pitts and another by McGee. McGee ended up being one of the stars of the game catching 4 passes for a total of 91 yards and helped the Packers win the first ever Super Bowl championship and proved that the NFL was a dominant league.
  • Key players for the Green Bay Packers:  QB Bart Starr, DL Willie Davis, DL Henry Jordan, LB Dave Robinson, OL Bill Curry, RB Jim Taylor, and TE Marv Fleming.
  • Key players for the Kansas City Chiefs:  QB Len Dawson, TE Fred Arbanas, LB Bobby Bell, WR Frank Jackson, DL Jerry Mays, DB Johnny Robinson, and OL Jim Tyrer.

 

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