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1 Feb, 2015

Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX

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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.

3 Feb, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore 34-31 San Fransisco

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.  

30 Jan, 2000

Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis 23-16 Tennessee

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.

28 Jan, 1996

Super Bowl XXX: Dallas 27-17 Pittsburgh

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.

25 Jan, 1987

Super Bowl XXI: New York 39-20 Denver

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).

20 Jan, 1985

Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 38-16 Miami

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.

15 Jan, 1978

Super Bowl XII: Dallas 27-10 Denver

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.

12 Jan, 1975

Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh 16-6 Minnesota

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.

13 Jan, 1974

Super Bowl VIII: Miami 24-7 Minnesota

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.

11 Jan, 1970

Super Bowl IV: Kansas City 23-7 Minnesota

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.

15 Jan, 1968

Superbowl II: Green Bay 33 – Oakland Raiders 14

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.

15 Jan, 1967

Superbowl I: Green Bay 35 – Kansas City 10

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.

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