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2019 Super Bowl: Every Super Bowl ranked, with Eagles Patriots near the top; Patriots Rams could join it



We're in a pretty incredible era of Super Bowls, and have had plenty of unforgettable ones over the last 20 years. What's the best Super Bowl of all-time? It seems like every other year we have to re-evaluate what we call no. 1.

In the older days it was not much exciting comeback victories, it was just that teams could not light up the scoreboard as often as they can now.

Well, we've come up with what we think is the definitive ranking of 51 Super Bowls, from worst to first.

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The Patriots have been involved in a LOT of the drama high on this list ̵

1; something I pointed out last year and the Patriots-Eagles did not fail to deliver. We're not battling recency bias here, either. These Patriots Super Bowl matchups are legitimately just outstanding. This is good news for Super Bowl LIII and could mean some serious action when it comes to the Patriots Rams showdown on Sunday.

Super Bowl LIII is Sunday, Feb. 3, in Atlanta and it wants to air on CBS and streamed on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App for free on most connected devices.

Without further ado, onto the list. You might hate it, you might love it holler at me on Twitter @WillBrinson .

52nd Super Bowl XXIX

San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26

Steve Young threw six touchdown passes and the Niner's nearly hung a 50 burger in a Super Bowl, demolishing the Chargers in a game that did not even feel this close.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Jerry Rice and the 49ers smoked the Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.
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51st Super Bowl XLVIII

Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

Start to finish the Seahawks defense absolutely dominated by Peyton Manning and the favored Broncos' historic offense. An absolute bludgeoning that no one saw coming.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Russell Wilson and the Seahawks dominated Peyton Manning's Broncos in New Jersey. [19659013] USATSI
                                                    

50th Super Bowl XXIV

San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10

An absolute blasting that was out of hand by Halftime (27-3) as an utterly dominant Niners squad that was loaded on both sides of the ball Just beat up on an overmatched Broncos team. Dominance is not ready when you want epic game. The Broncos were actually the top defensive team in football here.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Jerry Rice burning defenses in the Super Bowl is a recurring theme.
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49th Super Bowl XXXV

Baltimore Ravens 34, New York's Giants 7

The Giants had the tables turned on them after demolishing the Vikings 41-0 in the NFC championship game, getting completely snuffed out by the Ravens in the title game. I always think about the alleged $ 20,000 preseason Phil Mickelson put on the ravens to win it all when I think of this game.


48th Super Bowl XXXVII

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21

The Jon Gruden Bowl is a spiraling devastating blowout. The Bucs' defense suffocated the powerful Raiders offense. It's not fair that Rich Gannon and that offense is remembered by this game. They were incredible.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Jon Gruden gets the last laugh in Super Bowl XXXVII.
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47th Super Bowl XXII

Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10

Doug Williams became the first African-American quarterback to start, and after being trailing 10-0 in the first quarter, the Redskins responded with an absurd 42 unanswered points, 35 in the second quarter. This was not a thriller in the second half.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Timmy Smith ran wild against the Broncos.
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46th Super Bowl XXVII

Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17

This game should have been 59-17 except for Don Beebe chasing down Leon Lett is in the game to stop the Cowboys from scoring again. Jim Kelly getting hurt and Troy Aikman going 22 for 30 for 273 yards and four touchdown passes to kick start the Cowboys dynasty of the '90s.

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<p></span><figcaption class= A dynasty is born at the Rose Bowl as the Cowboys whip the bills.
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45th Super Bowl IV

Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7

Hank Stram's Chiefs handled the Vikings, snuffing out the rushing attack in a game with pretty sloppy weather. Friendly reminder that Len Dawson is amazing .

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<p></span><figcaption class= Len Dawson and the Chiefs take down the Purple People Eaters at New Orleans.
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44th Super Bowl VIII

Miami Dolphins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7

Bob Griese completed over 85 percent of his passes in this game, completing six of his seven attempts. The Dolphins Larry Csonka the ball 33 times for 145 yards and led 24-0 going into the fourth quarter.


43rd Super Bowl XII

Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10

The Broncos were never really any closer than 10 points in this Craig Morton's 4-for-15, 39-yard, four-interception performance child of summed up Denver's effort.


42nd Super Bowl I

Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10

Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 tickets for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the combo of Zeke Bratkowski / Jim Taylor rushed for another three scores in a game that was never close. But it did not start a delightful tradition and it featured a Zeke Bratkowski.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Bart Starr and the Packers blow out The Chiefs in the First Super Bowl.
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41st Super Bowl XXVI

Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24

The Bills closed this game with a two-score affair, but the Redskins were blasting them 24-0 in the third quarter and 37-10 in the fourth. Fun fact: Millions of children demanded their parents during the semester from CBS to Fox to Jim Carrey appear as Fire Marshall Bill on a halftime version of "In Living Color."


40th Super Bowl XV

Oakland Raiders 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

The Raiders led 14-3 at the helm of Ron Jaworski interceptions were too much for Philadelphia to overcome, especially with Jim Plunkett tossing three touchdowns for to MVP-caliber game.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The Raiders win their second Super Bowl title in New Orleans.
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. 39 Super Bowl XXXII

Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19

Somehow Chris Chandler was not able to stop John Elway from winning his final game as a pro? You do not say. The world was robbed of seeing the Vikings and Broncos square off. This was a lot easier than Super Bowl LI for the Falcons.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The Falcons were no match for Terrell Davis and the Broncos in Miami. [19659013] Getty Images
                                                    

38th Super Bowl XXI

New York Giants 39, Denver Broncos 20

John Elway and the Broncos would take a 10-7 lead into the second quarter, but the Giants ripped off 26 unanswered points behind our excellent colleague Phil Simms, who lit up the Broncos for 268 yards and three touchdowns before promptly cooping the "I'm going to Disney World!" phrase.

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<p></span><figcaption class= John Elway was outmanned against a loaded Giants defense.
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37th Super Bowl XVIII

Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9

Two defensive touchdowns in the first half and a pair of Marcus Allen's touchdown runs in the second half snuffed out of the 16-win Redskins and Joe Theismann. Hey, Los Angeles can win a Super Bowl! This would be the last AFC title until the 1997 season.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Marcus Allen spins the Redskins in circles in Tampa.
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36th Super Bowl VI

Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3

Tom Landry's cowboys blistered Miami in this one, which is wild because the Dolphins were one season away from going undefeated. Miami manages one second-quarter field goal, while Dallas rumbled for 252 rushing yards.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Roger Staubach and the Cowboys get their first Super Bowl victory.
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35th Super Bowl XIX

San Francisco 49ers 38, Miami Dolphins 16

Dan Marino threw for more than 5,000 yards in 1984, his second season. He was supposed to end up with so many more chances to win the Super Bowl and he never returned.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Bill Walsh leads the 49ers over Dan Marino and the Dolphins.
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34th Super Bowl XI

Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14

A total of 17 Hall of Famer players or coaches were involved in this showdown, but John Madden's Raiders easily waltzed away from Bud Grant's Vikings.


33rd Super Bowl IX

Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6

This is a "Your defense is offensive game" with a halftime score of 2-0. Two! Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton combined for 198 yards on 40 attempts, but the Steelers still win the franchise's first Super Bowl.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Franco Harris helps lead the Steelers to their first Super Bowl title.
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32nd Super Bowl II

Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14

Vince Lombardi left as the Packers' coach a winner, walking away with a victory over the Raiders in this Super Bowl. Well, technically he was carried away by his team, but you get the point. A dominant Packers victory.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Vince Lombardi leads the packers to their second straight Super Bowl win. [19659013] USATSI
                                                    

31st Super Bowl XX

Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10

The Pats scored first, registering a field goal, and then did not put up any more 44-3 in the fourth quarter , That's what happens when you run into arguably the greatest defense of all time. When William "Refrigerator" Perry is scoring touchdowns, you know it's a blowout.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Buddy Ryan's ferocious bears defense mauled the Patriots in New Orleans.
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30th Super Bowl V

Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13

Known as the "Blunder Bowl," this matchup featured 11 turnovers on the losing team (Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley) winning the Super Bowl MVP , Oddly enough that sounds like an awesome time.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The Colts come to winners at the Orange Bowl two years after losing to the Jets.
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29th Super Bowl XXVIII

Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13

The Bills, in their fourth consecutive appearance in a Super Bowl, naturally by Thurman Thomas immediately fumbled the ball in the third quarterback, with James Washington scooping and scoring. The Bills would not score in the second half. Oof.


28th Super Bowl 50

Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10

The Legacy game for Newton that never happened thanks to the Broncos defense destroying him. Miller and company, who let Peyton Manning ride away in a second Super Bowl ring. Newton is more remembered for a business decision and a juvenile press conference.

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<p></span><figcaption class= DeMarcu's Ware and the Broncos put the hurt on Cam Newton
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27th Super Bowl XLI

Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17

Take the Devin Hester kickoff to return to the game and make it into a real ugly blowout. Peyton Manning vs. Rex Grossman.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Peyton Manning claims his first Super Bowl win in Miami.
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26th Super Bowl VII

Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7

Don Shula and Miami are wrapped up in the NFL history only undefeated season. You might have heard but they like to drink champagne sometimes. Pretty wild that an undefeated team was basically a pick 'em in this game at the books. Vegas was a little off on this one – the Redskins did not find the end of the fourth quarter on a fumble return after a botched field goal. Larry Csonka took the ball 15 times for 112 yards.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Bob Griese leads the Dolphins to a perfect season with a win over the Redskins.
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25th Super Bowl XL

Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10

Marred by horrific officiating that still draws the ire of Seahawk's fans to this day, this what about ugly game with some fun plays (hello Antwan Randle-El). Did anyone know Jerome Bettis from Detroit? This was the Steelers "http://www.cbssports.com/" one for the thumb "NFL on CBS analyst Bill Cowher reaching the pinnacle.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Bill Cowher became a Super Bowl champ by Winning the Steelers' one for the thumb.
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24th Super Bowl XVII

Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17

This season is best remembered for a kicker (Mark Moseley) winning the MVP, so it should probably be eradicated from history. Still, the Redskins dominating down the stretch, coming back from 17-10 to shut out the Dolphins in the second half, is an impressive feat.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The Redskins give it to the Diesel to run over the Dolphins. [19659013] USATSI
                                                    

23rd Super Bowl XVI

San Francisco 49ers 26, Cincinnati Bengals 21

This game is not the only thing you can ever do in big games. Joe Montana is undefeated in Super Bowls but he just went 14 of 22 for 157 yards and a score here. But you couple this win with The Catch and there's a lot of lore to build on.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The 49ers come up with one of the biggest goal-line stands in NFL history to hold off the Bengals.
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22nd Super Bowl X

Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17

The Steel Curtain locked down Roger Staubach in the second half, only allowing seven points to the Cowboys after the break, and Terry Bradshaw / Lynn Swann teamed up for some gorgeous deep balls to mount an epic comeback.


21st Super Bowl XXXI

Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21

The Patriots and Drew Bledsoe had completed the game to 27-21 in the third quarter when Desmond Howard ripped off an electric 99-yard touchdown on the kickoff return that snuffed out the comeback. This Packers team was produced on both sides of the ball and stars (Brett Favre, three total touchdowns, and Reggie White, three sacks).

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<p></span><figcaption class= Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard bolts 99 yards for a touchdown.
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20th Super Bowl XXXIX

New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

The score makes it a little closer than it was, with the most memorable things for the Eagles coming up when Donovan McNabb puked his guts up in the huddle and Terrell Owens playing like a man in a broken leg. After this game it felt like the Patriots would win 10 consecutive Super Bowls. Now they're just going for no. 6.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Donovan McNabb and the Eagles fall short as the Patriots win their third title in four seasons.
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19th Super Bowl XXX

Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

An epic comeback by the Steelers, featuring an onside kick and a Bam Morris touchdown run MVP Larry Brown, who almost returned both picks to the house. Jerry Jones has since won a deal with The Big Guy to Never Win Another Super Bowl if Barry Switzer and Co. won this one. So, maybe you want to remember that moving forward.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The Cowboys finally beat the Steelers in a Super Bowl.
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18th Super Bowl XLVI

New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

Revenge was not on the menu this time around, with Eli Manning and the Giants. Mario Manningham making the miraculous catch instead of David Tyree (spoiler: that game is ranked higher).

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<p></span><figcaption class= Eli Manning gets the best of Tom Brady and the Pats again.
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17th Super Bowl XLV

Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

An absolute shootout between two guys – Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger – operating at the peak of their primes. Rodgers shook the absurd "playoff struggles" Greg Jennings on an all-time throw.


sixteenth Super Bowl XLIV

New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

This game ended up as a two-score win for Drew Brees and Co., but it was a lot closer. Tracy Porter's late pick-six of Peyton Manning ran up the score. Sean Payton onside kicking off the second half is one of the biggest onion hangs in Super Bowl history.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Tracey Porter picks off Peyton's Manning to deliver a title to the Big Easy.
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15th Super Bowl XLVII

Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

An oddly thrilling game in the Superdome featuring a terrifying power outage, two brothers coaching against one another (the Harbaughs) and a compelling comeback by the 49ers Colin Kaepernick could not hit Michael Crabtree on a late fourth down.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Ed Reed and Ray Lewis celebrate John Harbaugh wins the Harbaugh Bowl in New Orleans as [19659013] USATSI
                                                    

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Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24

An epic showdown between two Hall of Famer quarterbacks at John Elway (seeking his first Super Bowl win) and Brett Favre (coming off his first Super Bowl win). The Broncos finally shook off a Terrell Davis touchdown.

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<p></span><figcaption class= With Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis leading the way, the Broncos finally come out on top.
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. 13 Super Bowl XIV

Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19

Terry Bradshaw won the Super Bowl MVP despite throwing three interceptions, largely because of his clutch in a pair of Steelers touchdowns that were the difference in a close game. The first one was a bullet deep, a 73-yard strike from Bradshaw to give the Steelers their fourth Super Bowl victory in six years.

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12th Super Bowl XXXVI

New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

The Giants beating the Pats twice. The Patriots defense suffocated the Greatest Show on Turf, and the Rams still probably feel like Spygate robbed them of a title. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick started building their legacy here. The Rams' powerful offense was completely stifled. It was incomprehensible.

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<p></span><figcaption class= The Underdog Patriots pull off a huge upset of the New Orleans Rams.
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. 11 Super Bowl XXXVIII

New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

This is a brutal game for Panthers fans, who watched Jake Delhomme create some playground magic and Steve Smith absolutely dominate, only to have John Kasay send a Tom Brady drive and Adam Vinatieri field goal. Fun Fact: I watched one of my roommates slap another roommate when the second guy started cheering for the late in this one.


10th Super Bowl XLIII Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

Tons of epic plays in this game, from James Harrison's wild interception touchdown return to the epic Ben Roethlisberger's touchdown throw to Santonio Holmes in the end zone for the win. If you want to talk about the most catches of all time, that one deserves consideration as much as the Tyree catch.

Look how little room he had back there. An all-time postseason by Larry Fitzgerald really went to waste here.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Santonio Holmes stuns the Cardinals with his amazing tomb.
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. 9 Super Bowl III

New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

A pure homage to Joe Namath's guarantee of victory and the ability to win this Jets win the NFL-AFL merger the matchup. The Jets only manages a single touchdown in this game but it's enough to topple out at Johnny Unitas and the Colts.

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<p></span><figcaption class= Joe Namath's guarantee is the stuff of legends.
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8. Super Bowl XXXIV

St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

The beginning of the Greatest Show on Turf culminated in Kurt Warner winning a Super Bowl MVP by throwing for more than 400 yards. It looked like the Titans would score and tie things up, but Kevin Dyson was stopped, almost frozen in time with his hand reaching out to the end zone. The world was one yard short from Jeff Fisher possibly winning a Super Bowl.

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<p></span><figcaption class=Kevin Dyson and the Titans come up 1 yard short.
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7. Super Bowl XXIII

San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16

Friend of the program Jim Breech banged home a trio of field goals (34, 43 and 40 yards) but it wasn't enough for the Bengals to keep pace with the 49ers and Jerry Rice, who finished with 215 yards on 11 catches. Mercy. An unbelievable drive by Joe Montana against a Dick LeBeau defense to close this one out.

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<p></span><figcaption class=Joe Montana leads the 49ers to an epic win over the Bengals in Miami.
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6. Super Bowl XXV

New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19

An incredible game between two great teams went back and forth, with the game ultimately coming down to Scott Norwood's foot — the Bills kicker attempted the longest grass kick of his career (47 yards) and pushed it wide right.

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<p></span><figcaption class=Scott Norwood shanks the kick wide right, keeping the Bills from a Super Bowl title.
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5. Super Bowl XIII

Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31

Watch the highlights of this game and realize it's exactly what we wanted (and got) with the Eagles and Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Two really talented offensive teams lobbed up a ton of points with two great quarterbacks. Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw combined for seven touchdowns in this one.

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<p></span><figcaption class=Franco Harris carries the ball against the Cowboys during Super Bowl XIII at the Orange Bowl.
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4. Super Bowl LI

New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28

This was a really difficult Super Bowl to rank. Does the Patriots' comeback from 28-3 make it the greatest Super Bowl ever? It was certainly the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, but you can argue at least one half of this game was not "exciting," per se. On the other hand, it was absolutely stunning to see the Patriots get curb-stomped by the Falcons in the first half; most of the press box was writing some version of "Dan Quinn built the baby Seahawks in Atlanta" column (I know I was). There was some "well, Tom Brady is involved" chatter and "you can't count out Touchdown Tom" stuff, but mostly it was a coronation of the Falcons and a lot of people preparing to dance on the grave of the Patriots dynasty. WHOOPS. Brady was an assassin in the second half of this game and the Patriots did lots of Patriots things. The drama mostly surfaced from there being about 10 game minutes, including overtime (the first Super Bowl overtime ever by the way), where you knew the Falcons were a girl running into the barn in a horror movie. They were dead, they just didn't know it yet. It was both breathtaking and heartbreaking. 


3. Super Bowl LII

Eagles 41, Patriots 33

I feel like a Millennial filling the top of this list with recent Super Bowl matchups, but the reality is these games have been INCREDIBLE. I can't bring myself to push the Eagles win over the stunning upset of the undefeated Patriots or the drama of the Seahawks-Pats Super Bowl and the ending of that game, but this one is pretty close. There was a David vs. Goliath factor to this game even though the Eagles were a No. 1 seed out of the NFC, thanks to Nick Foles being under center. There was the breakout performance by the Eagles coaching staff, and this victory helped pave the way for in-game aggressiveness and analytics usage to become the norm in 2019 (nevermind the Patriots have been doing both for years). Tom Brady threw for 505 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions … and the Patriots lost. There was the PHILLY SPECIAL, a wild trick play that resulted in Foles catching a touchdown on a fourth down near the goal line. There was an attempt to throw Brady a pass that backfired. Brady had a Hail Mary look to try and tie the game up. US Bank Stadium was JAMMED with Eagles fans, most of whom were fighting off the cold with heavy doses of libations and their combination of underdog confidence and terror of having their hearts broken again filled the stadium with an incredible tension. Multiple plays on this broadcast were in the "was it a catch??" territory. To see a city and a fanbase have decades of football-related depression cured by a single underdog victory over the mighty Patriots was something else to behold. 


2. Super Bowl XLII

New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

The undefeated Patriots strolled into this game as massive favorites, until the Giants provided the formula to beat Tom Brady: pressure with a four-man front. There are more technically proficient and athletic catch-and-throws than The Helmet Catch, but there aren't many that are more miraculous and on a bigger stage. It was a mini-Hail Mary with Eli Manning scrambling to avoid pressure followed by David Tyree pinning the ball to his helmet as he fell to the ground. The stuff of legends.

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<p></span><figcaption class=David Tyree's helmet grab helps send the Patriots to 18-1.
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1. Super Bowl XLIX

New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24

This game had everything. There was controversy coming in (Deflategate had just begun) and it was a battle of the two best teams in football. The defending champion Seahawks came out gunning, the Patriots responded and took over the game and then Russell Wilson and Seattle tried to steal it back with one of the wildest catches by Jermaine Kearse you will ever see.

Malcolm Butler promptly took it right back with arguably the greatest defensive play in Super Bowl history.

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<p></span><figcaption class=Malcolm Butler rescues the Pats and sinks the Seahawks.
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