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Top Ten Super Bowls of All Time

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The Big Game is this Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams, so as we wait for the showdown, let’s take a look at some of the best Super Bowls we have witnessed over the years.

10. Super Bowl 50

This Super Bowl definitely deserves to be on this list. This was Peyton Manning‘s final game, and he went out a champion.

This game featured the 15-1 Carolina Panthers led by MVP Cam Newton and the league’s best offense, and Von Miller and Denver‘s league-best defense.

Nobody expected Denver to win, but yet Peyton Manning defied the odds and won his second Super Bowl title in a 24-10 victory.

9. Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl LII was the perfect underdog story between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. The odds were definitely against the Eagles all postseason after QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL late in the regular season.

This game featured a total of 74 points, and shockingly the Patriots did not punt once in their losing effort.

The dominant Eagles defense was able to slow down the powerful Patriots offense as they won 41-33

8. Super Bowl XLIII

Super Bowl XLIII was the first Super Bowl appearance for the Arizona Cardinals-led by Kurt Warner. The Steelers were trying to obtain their (then) league-leading sixth title.

This game is most known for the TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes with just 34 seconds left.

The Cardinals put up a fight, but it was Pittsburgh who ultimately won 27-23.

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 01: Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a 6-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Steelers won the game by a score of 27-23. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

7. Super Bowl III

Super Bowl III was a classic, it was nothing short of a defensive battle for the ages. The New York Jets famously upset the (then) Baltimore Colts after NY QB Joe Namath stated before the game that the Jets would, in fact, win the game.

This was the final Super Bowl in which the AFL and NFL were two separate leagues. A little over a year after the third edition of the Super Bowl, both leagues would merge into the modern version of the NFL.

6. Super Bowl XXXVI

This was the game that started the Patriots dynasty, but it was not an easy task. New England went up against a formidable foe in the St. Louis Rams, otherwise known as the Greatest Show on Turf.

The Rams were coming off a Super Bowl title a year earlier and looked to repeat, but Tom Brady and the Pats had other plans as they dominated throughout the game.

This game was ultimately won by Adam Vinatieri’s legendary field goal that started one of the greatest dynasties in the NFL.

5. Super Bowl XXXIV

Two years prior to Super Bowl XXXVI, the St Louis Rams, nicknamed the Greatest Show on Turf, took on the Tennessee Titans in one of the most memorable games to date.

Kurt Warner won the Super Bowl MVP for his 414-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Rams win.

This game is most known for the tackle on the one-yard line that ended the Titans season.

4. Super Bowl XLII

This Super Bowl was nothing short of dramatic. The New England Patriots came into this game just one win shy of a perfect season, but the New York Giants were not going down without a fight.

This game is primarily known for David Tyree‘s helmet catch late in the fourth quarter that would set up the game-winning touchdown reception by Plaxico Burress four plays later.

The Giants beat the Patriots 17-14.

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 03: David Tyree #85 of the New York Giants catches a 32-yard pass from Eli Manning #10 against Rodney Harrison #37 and James Sanders #36 of the New England Patriots attempts to knock it out in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants won 17-14. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

3. Super Bowl XIII

This game was a rematch of Super Bowl X and featured the defending champion Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This game featured some firsts in NFL History, as it was the first game in which the defending champion lost, and the first in which a losing team scored at least 30 points.

Terry Bradshaw won Super Bowl MVP as the Steelers won 35-31.

2. Super Bowl XLIX

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks took on the New England Patriots in a game most known for the infamous play at the one-yard line for Seattle.

Seattle had a ten-point lead into the fourth quarter that made it seem as if victory was theirs. However, Tom Brady had other plans as the Patriots scored 14 points to take the lead.

Seattle had the ball on the one-yard line with a chance to win, but instead of handing the ball to “Beastmode” Marshawn Lynch, they elected to pass and it was intercepted by Malcolm Butler. As a result, the Patriots won 28-24.

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01 : Malcolm Dutler #21 of the New England Patriots intercepts the pass at the goal line late in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots won the game 28-24. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

1. Super Bowl LI

Look away Falcons fans, because Super Bowl LI comes in at one on the list.

For those wondering, this is the game that the 28-3 jokes came from. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the fourth quarter and eventually lost in overtime, 34-28.

This was the greatest comeback in NFL history and a game that sealed Tom Brady’s legacy as the greatest of all time.

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