Nothing screams American more than Super Bowl! It is the most awaited sports event of the year, with millions tuning in from different parts of the world.
As a football fan, you probably have your favorite Super Bowl games of all time. Maybe you love the game so much that you regularly bet on live NFL games. All the same, this article is for you.
Here is a list of the most curious and exciting Super Bowl events of the last century. You may want to check them out later!
1. Super Bowl III
One of the most exhilarating Super Bowls in history is Super Bowl III, held on January 12, 1969. Even the heat of the cold war could not steal the moment from thousands of fans in the stadium.
The game featured the then favorites, Baltimore Colts, against the New York Jets, the underdogs.
The event became a notably heart wrenching moment for the Baltimore colts as the Jets pulled off a shocking upset, winning the game 16-7. The victory was particularly notable because it marked the first time an AFL team beat an NFL team in a Super Bowl. Additionally, the Jets quarterback, Joe Namath, famously guaranteed victory before the game, adding to the contest’s drama and excitement.
2. Super Bowl XXV
Another interesting Super Bowl is 1991’s Super Bowl XXV. The game featured the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants and who played when the US grappled with the Gulf War. The game started in a somber mood as everyone paid tribute to the fallen service members, including a patriotic performance by Whitney Houston.
However, the game left everyone on the edge as the Giants won by the thinnest of margins of 20-19 after their kicker, Scott Norwood, missed a potential game-winning field goal with just seconds remaining. The missed field goal has become one of the most iconic moments in Super Bowl history and is often used as an example of the pressure and drama that comes with playing in a championship game.
3. Super Bowl XLII
Super Bowl XLII definitely, left everyone on their feet in February 2008. The game featured the undefeated New England Patriots against the New York Giants, who were the underdogs. The Patriots were heavily favored to win the game, but the Giants were able to pull off one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, winning the game 17-14.
The victory was particularly historic because it marked the first time an undefeated team lost in the Super Bowl. The game was also noteworthy as the Giants quarterback, Eli Manning, threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with just 35 seconds remaining.
4. Super Bowl XXXII
Super Bowl XXXII, of January 25, 1998, was fascinating because of the storylines surrounding it. The game featured the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos in San Diego Stadium. The Broncos were seen as underdogs, but they were able to pull off a shocking upset, winning the game 31-24. It is always great when an underdog pulls a surprise win!
The victory was particularly memorable because it marked the first time the Broncos had won a Super Bowl. The team had lost in four previous Super Bowl appearances, and the victory was a massive moment for the franchise.
5. Super Bowl XLVII
Super Bowl XLVII, of February 3, 2013, featured the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was watched by millions of people worldwide.
Remember the Super Bowl that was interrupted by a blackout? This was the one!
The outage occurred early in the third quarter and lasted for 34 minutes, causing a significant delay in the game. This was the first time a Super Bowl had been delayed due to a power outage, and it caused a great deal of confusion and concern among players, coaches, and fans.
However, we shouldn’t forget the incredible performance pulled by the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco. Flacco had an outstanding game, throwing for 287 yards and three touchdowns. He was named the game’s Most Valuable Player and became the first quarterback in NFL history to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons.
Lastly, you may also recall the dramatic comeback attempt by the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers were down 28-6 early in the third quarter when the power outage occurred. After the game resumed, the 49ers mounted a comeback and cut the Ravens’ lead to five points. However, the Ravens were able to hold on and win the game 34-31, securing their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
6. Super Bowl LI
Most of us can still recall the drama surrounding Super Bowl LI on February 5, 2017, as the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Yes, this is the game where the Patriots pulled a historic comeback. At first, they were down 28-3 in the third quarter, and it looked like the game was all but over. However, the Patriots were able to mount an incredible comeback, scoring 25 unanswered points to tie the game and force overtime. The Patriots then won the game in overtime, scoring a touchdown on their first possession to secure a 34-28 victory.
Then there was the MVP performance by the Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady threw for 466 yards and two touchdowns and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The victory was Brady’s fifth Super Bowl victory, cementing his status as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
7. Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX takes us back to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where The New England Patriots faced the Seattle Seahawks on February 1, 2015.
One of the most exciting aspects of Super Bowl XLIX was the controversial and rather interesting play call made by the Seattle Seahawks late in the game. The Seahawks were down by four points with seconds remaining and had the ball on the Patriots’ one-yard line.
Rather than handing the ball off to their star running back, Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks threw a pass intercepted by the Patriots’ Malcolm Butler, effectively ending the game.
The Super Bowl brings NFL fans from all over the world together. Live NFL betting options spice the game for punters who can wager on their favorite sporting events. With such a rich history, fingers remain we wait to see what the future holds for Super Bowl.