The New England Patriots rally from a ten-point deficit to beat the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24, in Super Bowl XLIX. Coach Belichick:
I couldn’t be prouder of this team. These guys have been counted out many times through the course of the year by a lot of people but they always believed in themselves and just kept fighting. This is a great team — a great group of competitors who never gave in, never lost their will. Mentally and physically, as tough of a group as I’ve been around, and I’ve been around some. These guys are really special.
The Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.
Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens become NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. A power outage cuts lights to the stadium for 34 minutes. When the game finally resumes, the 49ers, down 28-6 when the lights went out, mount an impressive near-comeback which only ends when the Ravens make a fourth down stop to prevent San Fransisco from scoring a game winning touchdown.
Eli Manning and the Giants one-up Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 for New York’s fourth Super Bowl title.
This is Green Bay’s fourth Super Bowl title. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls with Vince Lombardi coaching Bart Starr, and they claimed another with Brett Favre in January 1997.
Brees and the Saints rally to upset Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night in one of pro football’s most thrilling title games.
In one of the greatest Super Bowl finishes ever, a valiant comeback by the Cardinals falls tantalizingly short as the Steelers escape with a 27-23 win in Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium.
History repeats itself in incredible fashion as the Giants ride another amazing fourth-quarter comeback by Eli Manning to win their second Super Bowl championship in four years.
A wet and wild night of Super Bowl firsts brings Dungy, Manning and the Indianapolis Colts to the top of the NFL with a 29-17 victory against the Chicago Bears.
The Steelers’ 21-10 victory in the Super Bowl is their record-tying fifth, but the first since 1980 and the first ever for coach Bill Cowher. Ben Roethlisberger becomes the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl.
Deion Branch has11 receptions for 133 yards and the Patriots’ defense forces four turnovers en route to becoming the eighth team to post consecutive Super Bowl titles. The Patriots match the Dallas Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX) as the only teams with three Super Bowl victories in the span of four seasons.
Adam Vinatieri kicks a 41-yard field goal with four seconds remaining as the Patriots win their second Super Bowl in three seasons.
The Buccaneers’ defense intercepts five passes, three of which are returned for touchdowns, and record five sacks as Tampa Bay scores 34 unanswered points en route to its first Super Bowl victory.
Adam Vinatieri’s 48-yard field goal as time expires gives the New England Patriots their first Super Bowl title.
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.
Mike Jones tackles Kevin Dyson at the 1-yard line as time expires, preserving the Rams’ first-ever Super Bowl title. The Rams drive inside the Titans’ 20 with each of their first six possessions, but compile just 3 field goals and 1 touchdown to take a 16-0 lead. Holder Mike Horan’s bobbled snap averts a 35-yard field-goal attempt to conclude the Rams’ first drive.
John Elway, in his last game, passes for 336 yards and runs for a touchdown to earn most valuable player honors as the Broncos become the first AFC team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Steelers won XIII and XIV.
Terrell Davis rushes for 157 yards and a Super Bowl-record three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to their first NFL championship and break the NFC’s streak of Super Bowl victories at 13.
Desmond Howard returns a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and Brett Favre passes for two touchdowns and runs for a score as the Packers win their first Super Bowl in twenty-nine years.
Cornerback Larry Brown’s two interceptions lead to 14 second-half points and help lift the Cowboys to their third Super Bowl victory in the last four seasons and their record-tying fifth title overall. Brown’s interceptions foil the comeback efforts of the Steelers, and earn him the Pete Rozelle Trophy as the game’s most valuable player.
Steve Young passes for a record six touchdowns, and the 49ers become the first team to win five Super Bowls when they rout the Chargers.
Emmitt Smith rushes for 132 yards and two second-half touchdowns to power the Cowboys to their second consecutive NFL title.
Troy Aikman passes for four touchdowns, Emmitt Smith rushes for 108 yards, and the Cowboys convert nine turnovers into 35 points as they coast to the victory.
Mark Rypien passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins overwhelm the Bills to win their third Super Bowl in the past 10 years.
The NFC champion New York Giants win their second Super Bowl in five years with a 20-19 victory over AFC titlist Buffalo. Anderson is named MVP as he rushes 21 times for 102 yards and a touchdown.
NFC titlist San Francisco wins its fourth Super Bowl championship with a 55-10 victory over AFC champion Denver. Jerry Rice catches seven passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns and is named MVP.
NFC champion San Francisco captures its third Super Bowl of the 1980s by defeating AFC champion Cincinnati 20-16. Rice is named MVP – his 11 catches for 215 yards is a new Super Bowl-record. Montana also sets a new Super Bowl-record completing 23 of 36 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns.
NFC champion Washington win Super Bowl XXII and its second NFL championship of the 1980s with a 42-10 decision over AFC champion Denver. Rookie running back Timmy Smith sets a Super Bowl-record with 22 carries for 204 yards. Smith also scores two touchdowns on runs of 58 and 4 yards.
The NFC champion New York Giants capture their first NFL title since 1956 when they down the AFC champion Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. The victory marks the NFC’s fifth NFL title in the past six seasons. Simms passes for 268 yards and scores three touchdowns as he is named MVP. He sets Super Bowl records for most consecutive completions (10) and highest completion percentage (88 percent on 22 completions in 25 attempts).
The NFC champion Chicago Bears, seeking their first NFL title since 1963, score a Super Bowl-record 46 points in downing AFC champion New England 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. The previous record for most points in a Super Bowl was 38, shared by San Francisco in XIX and the Los Angeles Raiders in XVIII.
The San Francisco 49ers capture their second Super Bowl title with a dominating offense and a defense that tames Miami’s explosive passing attack. Montana is named MVP as he sets a new Super Bowl-record completing 24 of 35 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns. Montana also rushes five times for 59 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown.
The Los Angeles Raiders dominate the Washington Redskins from the beginning in Super Bowl XVIII and achieve the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history, surpassing Green Bay’s 35-10 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl I.
Fullback John Riggins runs for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark Washington to a 27-17 victory over AFC champion Miami. It is Riggins’s fourth straight 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record.
Ray Wersching’s Super Bowl record-tying four field goals and Joe Montana’s controlled passing help lift the San Francisco 49ers to their first NFL championship with a 26-21 victory over Cincinnati.
Jim Plunkett passes for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard strike to Kenny King, as the Raiders become the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.
Terry Bradshaw completes 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and sets two passing records as the Steelers become the first team to win four Super Bowls.
Terry Bradshaw passes for a record four touchdowns to lead the Steelers to victory. The Steelers become the first team to win three Super Bowls.
The Cowboys even their Super Bowl record at 2-2 by defeating Denver before a sellout crowd of 75,583, plus 102,010,000 television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. Running back Robert Newhouse, with his first pass since 1975, tosses a 29-yard touchdown pass to Golden Richards with 7:04 remaining in the game to clinch victory for Dallas.
The Raiders win their first NFL championship before a record Super Bowl crowd plus 81 million television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. Running back Clarence Davis’s 137 rushing yards help the Raiders gain 429 yards – a new record.
The Steelers win the Super Bowl for the second year in a row on Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffs out a late rally by the Cowboys.
AFC champion Pittsburgh, in its initial Super Bowl appearance, and NFC champion Minnesota, making a third bid for its first Super Bowl title, struggle through a first half in which the only score is produced by the Steelers’ defense when Dwight White downs Vikings’ quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety 7:49 into the second period. Pittsburgh’s defense permits Minnesota only 119 yards total offense, including a Super Bowl low of 17 rushing yards. The Steelers, meanwhile, gain 333 yards, including Harris’s record 158 yards on 34 carries.
The defending NFL champion Dolphins, representing the AFC for the third straight year, score the first two times they have possession on marches of 62 and 56 yards, while the Miami defense limit the Vikings to only seven plays in the first period.
The Dolphins play virtually perfect football in the first half as their defense permits the Redskins to cross midfield only once and their offense turns good field position into two touchdowns.
The Cowboys rush for a record 252 yards and their defense limits the Dolphins to a low of 185 yards while not permitting a touchdown for the first time in Super Bowl history.
A 32-yard field goal by rookie kicker Jim O’Brien brings the Baltimore Colts a victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the final five seconds of the game. This is the first Super Bowl played on artificial turf for the first time.
The AFL ties the Super Bowl at two games apiece with the NFL with Kansas, building a 16-0 halftime lead. Dawson, the fourth consecutive quarterback to be chosen the Super Bowl’s top player, plays an almost flawless game, completing 12 of 17 passes and hitting Otis Taylor on a 46-yard play for the final Chiefs touchdown. The Kansas City defense limits Minnesota’s strong rushing game to 67 yards and has three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. The crowd of 80,562 sets a Super Bowl record, as do the gross receipts of $3,817,872.69.
Jets quarterback Joe Namath “guarantees” victory on the Thursday before the game, then goes out and leads the AFL to its first Super Bowl victory over a Baltimore team that had lost only once in 16 games all season.
Green Bay wins the Super Bowl title for the second straight year, after winning its third consecutive NFL championship. They defeat the Raiders – the AFL champion – in a game that drew the first $3-million gate in football history. Bart Starr is the MVP again, completing 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown. The Packers’ attack is in control all the way after building a 16-7 halftime lead. Don Chandler kicks four field goals. Herb Adderley caps the Green Bay scoring with a 60-yard interception return. Vince Lombardi ends nine years as Packers coach, having won six Western Conference championships, five NFL championships, and two Super Bowls.
The first Superbowl is held in at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between the Green Bay Packers and AFL champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay get three second-half touchdowns, the first of which is set up by Willie Wood’s 50-yard return of an interception. Max McGee catches seven from Bart Starr for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Pitts runs for two other scores. The Chiefs’ 10 points come in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Len Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completes 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns and is chosen the most valuable player.
Final score is Green Bay 35, Kansas City, 10. The Packers collect $15,000 per player and the Chiefs $7,500, the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports.