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Super Bowl XVIII MVP Marcus Allen of the Los Angeles Raiders holds up the Vince Lombardi trophy following his team's victory in Tampa, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 22, 1984. The Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins, 38-9.

Super Bowl history

Look back on almost 50 years of Super Bowl history with scores, memorable plays, MVPs and game recaps.

SUPER BOWL 50: DENVER 24, CAROLINA 10 Levi's
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SUPER BOWL 50: DENVER 24, CAROLINA 10
Levi's Stadium
Santa Clara, Calif.
Feb. 7, 2016
MVP: Von Miller, LB - Broncos
The Panthers came in with a 17-1 record this season behind Cam Newton, but the 2015 NFL MVP was no match for Denver's suffocating defense. A bevy of sacks and non-stop pressure on Newton were key in this one as the Broncos gave Peyton Manning the second Super Bowl win of his career.

SUPER BOWL XLIX: NEW ENGLAND 28, SEATTLE 24
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SUPER BOWL XLIX: NEW ENGLAND 28, SEATTLE 24
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Ariz.
Feb. 1, 2015
MVP: Tom Brady, QB - Patriots
In one of the wildest finishes in Super Bowl history, the Patriots rallied from a 24-14 deficit in the fourth quarter. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes with under eight minutes left in the game to give the Patriots a 28-24 lead. The Seahawks had a chance to go up late after a circus catch by Jermaine Kearse put them on the Patriots' 5-yard line. But two plays later Russell Wilson threw an interception to Patriots safety Malcolm Butler, effectively ending the game with 20 seconds left.

SUPER BOWL XLVIII: SEATTLE 43, DENVER 8 MetLife
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SUPER BOWL XLVIII: SEATTLE 43, DENVER 8
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, N.J.
February 2, 2014
MVP: Malcolm Smith, LB - Seahawks
Super Bowl XLVIII was billed as a battle of offense vs. defense -- the Broncos came into the game with the top-ranked offense, while the Seahawks had the top-ranked defense. The Seahawks were in control all game long, at one point opening a 36-0 lead. Peyton Manning, fresh off a record-setting regular season, threw two interceptions --with one returned 69 yards for a touchdown by Malcolm Smith -- and lost a fumble as the Broncos turned the ball over four times.

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SUPER BOWL XLVII: BALTIMORE 34, SAN FRANCISCO 31
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SUPER BOWL XLVII: BALTIMORE 34, SAN FRANCISCO 31
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, La.
February 3, 2013
MVP: Joe Flacco, QB - Ravens
The Ravens withstood a 34-minute power outage and a frantic second-half comeback by the 49ers to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history. Joe Flacco threw three first-half touchdowns to earn Super Bowl MVP, and Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the third quarter 108 yards for a touchdown.

SUPER BOWL XLVI: GIANTS 21, NEW ENGLAND 17
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SUPER BOWL XLVI: GIANTS 21, NEW ENGLAND 17
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, Indiana
February 5, 2012
MVP: Eli Manning, QB - Giants
Eli Manning orchestrated a last-minute drive to lift the Giants to their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history. Ahmad Bradshaw capped off the 88-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run to put the Giants up, 21-17. Tom Brady's ensuing drive came down to a Hail Mary, which was batted down as time expired. Manning finished the game 30-for-40 passing with 296 yards and a touchdown. Hakeem Nicks caught 10 passes for 109 yards, and Bradshaw finished with 72 yards rushing and the one touchdown.

SUPER BOWL XLV: GREEN BAY 31, PITTSBURGH 25
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SUPER BOWL XLV: GREEN BAY 31, PITTSBURGH 25
Cowboys Stadium
Arlington, Texas
February 6, 2011
MVP: Aaron Rodgers, QB - Green Bay
Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdowns and won MVP honors, but the most important plays of the game were made by the Packers' defense: a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown by Nick Collins that spurred the Pack to a big first-half lead; a forced fumble by Clay Matthews on the first play of the fourth quarter that stopped Pittsburgh's momentum after they had cut Green Bay's lead to 21-17; and a pass deflection by Tramon Williams on a fourth-and-5 as Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers attempted to drive for the winning score.

SUPER BOWL XLIV: NEW ORLEANS 31, INDIANAPOLIS 17
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SUPER BOWL XLIV: NEW ORLEANS 31, INDIANAPOLIS 17
Sun Life Stadium
Miami, Fla.
February 7, 2010
MVP: Drew Brees, QB - New Orleans
Playing in their first-ever Super Bowl, the Saints delivered an emotional victory 4 1/2 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Spurred on by an onside kick to start the second half, the Saints rallied from a 10-6 halftime deficit. MVP Drew Brees threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Shockey with 5:42 left for the winning points and Tracy Porter's interception return of a Peyton Manning pass sealed the win.

SUPER BOWL XLIII: PITTSBURGH 27, ARIZONA 23 Raymond
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SUPER BOWL XLIII: PITTSBURGH 27, ARIZONA 23
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Fla.
February 1, 2009
MVP: Santonio Holmes, WR - Pittsburgh
For the second year in a row, a Super Bowl was decided by a touchdown catch with 35 seconds to go. Santonio Holmes made a leaping, tiptoeing grab of a Ben Roethlisberger pass in the end zone to give the Steelers their NFL-record sixth Super Bowl title. The winning score came after the Cardinals had rallied from a 20-7 fourth-quarter deficit on a safety and two touchdown receptions by Larry Fitzgerald, including a go-ahead score with 2:37 to go. The game also featured the longest touchdown in Super Bowl history -- Steelers linebacker James Harrison's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown.

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SUPER BOWL XLII: GIANTS 17, PATRIOTS 14 University
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SUPER BOWL XLII: GIANTS 17, PATRIOTS 14
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
Feb. 3, 2008
MVP: Eli Manning, QB - Giants
In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, the Giants ended the Patriots' bid for a perfect season with an Eli Manning touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left in the game to win their first Lombardi Trophy since 1991. Manning orchestrated a 12-play, 83-yard drive highlighted by a mind-boggling David Tyree catch for 32 yards on third-and-5. It was one of three third-down conversions on the drive.

SUPER BOWL XLI: COLTS 29, BEARS 17 Dolphin
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SUPER BOWL XLI: COLTS 29, BEARS 17
Dolphin Stadium
Miami
Feb. 4, 2007
MVP: Peyton Manning, QB - Indianapolis
In his ninth NFL season, Peyton Manning finally secured a Super Bowl ring in a game filled with firsts. Bears rookie Devin Hester opened the game with a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown -- the first in Super Bowl history -- to give Chicago the 7-0 lead. Manning, who threw for 247 yards, one touchdown and an interception, evened the score on a 53-yard pass to Reggie Wayne late in the first quarter. The Colts went into halftime with a 17-14 lead and never looked back. The game also featured the first two black coaches to appear in the Super Bowl, with Tony Dungy becoming the first black coach to win a ring as he beat his protege Lovie Smith.

SUPER BOWL XL: PITTSBURGH 21, SEATTLE 10 Ford
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SUPER BOWL XL: PITTSBURGH 21, SEATTLE 10
Ford Field
Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 5, 2006
MVP: Hines Ward, WR - Pittsburgh
In its first Super Bowl appearance, Seattle was plagued by penalties, drops and poor clock management. The Steelers took advantage of the Seahawks' mistakes and put a close game away on Antwaan Randle El's reverse option pass to Hines Ward, who took home MVP honors with five catches for 123 yards.

SUPER BOWL XXXIX: NEW ENGLAND 24, PHILADELPHIA 21
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SUPER BOWL XXXIX: NEW ENGLAND 24, PHILADELPHIA 21
Alltel Stadium
Jacksonville, Fla.
Feb. 6, 2005
MVP: Deion Branch, WR - New England
Deion Branch had 11 receptions for 133 yards and the Patriots’ defense forced four turnovers en route to becoming the eighth team to post consecutive Super Bowl titles. The Patriots matched the Dallas Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX) as the only teams with three Super Bowl victories in the span of four seasons. The Eagles had the ball on their own 4 with 46 seconds left, but couldn't drive the field to tie or take the lead.

SUPER BOWL XXXVIII: NEW ENGLAND 32, CAROLINA 29
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SUPER BOWL XXXVIII: NEW ENGLAND 32, CAROLINA 29
Reliant Stadium
Houston
Feb. 1, 2004
MVP: Tom Brady, QB - New England
A quite game broke open in the fourth quarter, when the teams combined for 37 points. Antowain Smith's run put the Patriots ahead 21-10, but the Panthers roared back to take the lead on a DeShaun Foster 33-yard run and Muhsin Muhammad 85-yard touchdown catch from Jake Delhomme. After linebacker Mike Vrabel caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to restore the Pats' lead, Ricky Proehl caught a 12-yard pass from Delhomme to tie the score with 1:08 left. But Brady led his second game-winning drive in two Super Bowls, resulting in Adam Vinatieri's second Super Bowl-winning kick, a 41-yarder with 4 seconds left.

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SUPER BOWL XXXVII: TAMPA BAY 48, OAKLAND 21
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SUPER BOWL XXXVII: TAMPA BAY 48, OAKLAND 21
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, Calif.
Jan. 26, 2003
MVP: Dexter Jackson, FS - Tampa Bay
The Buccaneers' defense intercepted five Rich Gannon passes, three of which were returned for touchdowns, and recorded five sacks as Tampa Bay scored 34 unanswered points en route to its first Super Bowl victory. MVP Dexter Jackson had two of the five Tampa picks, while Bucs running back Michael Pittman had a career game, gaining 124 yards.

SUPER BOWL XXXVI: PATRIOTS 20, RAMS 17 Louisiana
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SUPER BOWL XXXVI: PATRIOTS 20, RAMS 17
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans
Feb. 3, 2002
MVP: Tom Brady, QB - Patriots
Adam Vinatieri kick a 48-yard field goal as time expired to give the Patriots their first Super Bowl title, and the dynasty was born. The Rams struck first on a 50-yard field goal from Jeff Wilkins late in the first quarter, but the Patriots scored 17 unanswered points stemming from St. Louis turnovers. Kurt Warner ran in a touchdown to cut the Rams' deficit to 17-10 with 9:31 left in the game, and after the Patriots went three-and-out on back-to-back possessions, Warner tied it with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Proehl with the clock at 1:30. But Tom Brady did what he does best, and with no timeouts, he got the Patriots into field-goal range with seven seconds left. Vinatieri's 48-yarder marked the first time in history that a Super Bowl was won on the last play of the game.

SUPER BOWL XXXV: BALTIMORE 34, GIANTS 7 Raymond
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SUPER BOWL XXXV: BALTIMORE 34, GIANTS 7
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Fla.
Jan. 28, 2001
MVP: Ray Lewis, LB - Baltimore
It wasn't pretty for the Giants, who lost their first Super Bowl in three appearances. After Duane Starks returned one of Kerry Collins' four interceptions for a 17-0 Ravens lead, Ron Dixon's kickoff 97-yard kickoff return gave the Giants their only score of the game. The excitment from that was short-lived, as Baltimore's Jermaine Lewis matched Dixon's feat, as he cut across the field and raced 84 yards to restore the Ravens' 17-point lead.

SUPER BOWL XXXIV: ST. LOUIS 23, TENNESSEE 16
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SUPER BOWL XXXIV: ST. LOUIS 23, TENNESSEE 16
Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 30, 2000
MVP: Kurt Warner, QB - St. Louis
The Titans, in their first Super Bowl, came up inches shy of a game-tying touchdown on the game's final play when Rams LB Mike Jones tackled Kevin Dyson on the 1-yard line as time expired. Earlier, the Titans had become the first team to overcome a 16-0 deficit in a Super Bowl, tying the game at 16-16 with 2:12 left. The Rams, dubbed the "Greatest Show on Turf," led by former Arena League QB Kurt Warner (24-for-45, 414 yards, 2 touchdowns), responded by re-taking the lead on Isaac Bruce's TD catch with 1:54 left.

SUPER BOWL XXXIII: DENVER 34, ATLANTA 19 Pro
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SUPER BOWL XXXIII: DENVER 34, ATLANTA 19
Pro Player Stadium
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 31, 1999
MVP: John Elway, QB - Denver
In his final NFL game, Denver quarterback John Elway won his second consecutive Super Bowl, this time taking MVP honors. Elway threw for 336 yards, including an 80-yard TD strike to Rod Smith. He also ran for a score against the "Dirty Birds." The Broncos galloped to a 17-6 halftime lead and pulled away in the fourth quarter, scoring two TDs in 3:36 to put the game out of reach.

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SUPER BOWL XXXII: DENVER 31, GREEN BAY 24
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SUPER BOWL XXXII: DENVER 31, GREEN BAY 24
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, Calf.
Jan. 25, 1998
MVP: Terrell Davis, RB - Denver
The Packers entered Super Bowl XXXII has 11.5 point favorites over the AFC's Denver Broncos. Terrell Davis, a San Diego native, ran for 157 yards, caught 2 passes for 8 yards and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns. John Elway had a quiet game going 12-for-22 with 123 yards and one interception, but his quest for a title was finally over. Packers quarterback Brett Favre was was 25-for-42 with 256 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. But that game belonged to Davis who scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:45 left on the clock.

SUPER BOWL XXXI: GREEN BAY 35, NEW ENGLAND
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SUPER BOWL XXXI: GREEN BAY 35, NEW ENGLAND 21
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 26, 1997
MVP: Desmond Howard, KR/PR - Green Bay
Former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard stole the show, tying a Super Bowl record with 244 return yards, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. After Brett Favre threw two long touchdowns and ran for a short one, the Packers led 27-14 at halftime. Curtis Martin cut the lead to 27-21 late in the third quarter, but Howard's return on the ensuing kickoff provided the final score of the game.

SUPER BOWL XXX: DALLAS 27, PITTSBURGH 17 Sun
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SUPER BOWL XXX: DALLAS 27, PITTSBURGH 17
Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Ariz.
Jan. 28, 1996
MVP: Larry Brown, CB - Dallas
The Cowboys won their third Super Bowl in four years, aided by cornerback Larry Brown's two-momentum shifting interceptions. Dallas took an early 13-0, scoring on its first three possessions. Pittsburgh finally answered on a Neil O'Donnell TD pass to Yancey Thigpen, making it 13-7. The Steelers were driving in third quarter, but Brown picked off O'Donnell to set up Emmitt Smith's 1-yard touchdown. The Steelers rallied to within 20-17 with 4:15 left, but Brown intercepted O'Donnell again and the Cowboys iced the game on Smith's second TD with 3:43 left.

SUPER BOWL XXIX: SAN FRANCISCO 49, SAN DIEGO
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SUPER BOWL XXIX: SAN FRANCISCO 49, SAN DIEGO 26
Joe Robbie Stadium
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 29, 1995
MVP: Steve Young, QB - San Francisco
Steve Young passed for a record six touchdowns, and the 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowls. Young, the game's most valuable player, directed an explosive offense that generated seven touchdowns, 28 first downs, and 455 total yards. Young's six touchdown passes broke the record established five years earlier by Joe Montana in Super Bowl XXIV.

SUPER BOWL XXVIII: DALLAS 30, BUFFALO 13 Georgia
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SUPER BOWL XXVIII: DALLAS 30, BUFFALO 13
Georgia Dome
Atlanta
Jan. 30, 1994
MVP: Emmitt Smith, RB - Dallas
In the first-ever Super Bowl rematch, the Bills avoided a repeat of the previous year's embarrassment, but still lost their fourth consecutive Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Dallas tied Pittsburgh and San Francisco as the only franchises with four Super Bowl wins. The Bills led, 13-6, at halftime. But things went awry just 55 seconds into the second half, when Thurman Thomas was stripped by Dallas' Leon Lett. Safety James Washington scooped up the ball and returned it 46 yards to tie the score. MVP running back Emmitt Smith gained 61 of the Cowboys' 64 yards on their next drive, ending with his 15-yard touchdown run. An interception by Washington of a Jim Kelly pass set up another Smith score, and the game was out of reach.

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SUPER BOWL XXVII: DALLAS 52, BUFFALO 17 Rose
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SUPER BOWL XXVII: DALLAS 52, BUFFALO 17
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.
Feb. 1, 1993
MVP: Troy Aikman, QB - Dallas
Troy Aikman threw four touchdown passes and the Cowboys converted a Super Bowl-record nine Bills turnovers into 35 points. In the non-competitive thrashing, Dallas defensive tackle Leon Lett became a dubious part of Super Bowl history late in the game when he scooped up a fumble at the Bills' 45 and rumbled towards the end zone. Just as Lett dropped his guard and started to celebrate, hustling Buffalo wide receiver Don Beebe knocked the ball from Lett's hand just before he crossed the goal line and Lett was denied his touchdown.

SUPER BOWL XXVI: WASHINGTON 37, BUFFALO 24 Metrodome
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SUPER BOWL XXVI: WASHINGTON 37, BUFFALO 24
Metrodome
Minneapolis, Minn.
Jan. 26, 1992
MVP: Mark Rypien, QB - Washington
A game that was verging on a blowout turned into one just 16 seconds into the second half, when Washington's Kurt Gouveia intercepted Jim Kelly on the first play of the third quarter. The pick set up Gerald Riggs' touchdown that made it 24-0. The Bills made it close with a couple of touchdowns in the final six minutes, but the Redskins' lead was never in doubt. Bills running back Thurman Thomas, who led the AFC in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage during the regular season, was held to 13 yards on 10 carries.

SUPER BOWL XXV: GIANTS 20, BILLS 19 Tampa
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SUPER BOWL XXV: GIANTS 20, BILLS 19
Tampa Stadium
Tampa, Fla.
Jan. 27, 1991
MVP: Otis Anderson, RB - Giants
Without starting quarterback Phil Simms and facing the Bills' vaunted no-huddle offense, the Giants were heavy underdogs. They fell behind 12-3 in the second quarter, but quarterback Jeff Hostetler led them on a scoring drive that closed the gap to 12-10. The Giants received the ball to open the second half and went on a scoring drive of 9:29, the longest in Super Bowl history. Using Otis Anderson and their running game, they kept the ball away from Bills stars Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Andre Reed, controlling it for 40:33 overall, a time of possession record. Still, New York had to hold on when the Bills drove into a position for a game-winning, 47-yard field goal by Scott Norwood. Norwood missed wide right, and the Giants won their second Super Bowl.

SUPER BOWL XXIV: SAN FRANCISCO 55, DENVER 10
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SUPER BOWL XXIV: SAN FRANCISCO 55, DENVER 10
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 28, 1990
MVP: Joe Montana, QB - San Francisco
Niners quarterback Joe Montana won a record third MVP award when he threw five touchdowns and passed for 297 yards in a wire-to-wire thrashing of John Elway's Broncos. Elway was intercepted on the Broncos' first two possessions and San Francisco ran out to a 27-3 halftime lead. Receiver Jerry Rice, MVP of the previous year's Super Bowl, caught seven passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns.

SUPER BOWL XXIII: SAN FRANCISCO 20, CINCINNATI 16
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SUPER BOWL XXIII: SAN FRANCISCO 20, CINCINNATI 16
Joe Robbie Stadium
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 22, 1989
MVP: Jerry Rice, WR - San Francisco
Cincinnati led 13-6 late in the third quarter after Stanford Jennings' kickoff return touchdown, but Niners quarterback Joe Montana responded quickly by leading a four-play, 85-yard drive. He connected with Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice (11 catches, 215 yards) for a 15-yard touchdown to tie the score. After Jim Breech's field goal with 3:20 left reclaimed the lead for Cincinnati, the Niners got the ball at their own 8. Montana rallied his team again, driving the length of the field in 11 plays and hitting John Taylor in the end zone for the decisive score with 34 seconds remaining.

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SUPER BOWL XXII: WASHINGTON 42, DENVER 10 Jack
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SUPER BOWL XXII: WASHINGTON 42, DENVER 10
Jack Murphy Stadium
San Diego, Calif.
Jan. 31, 1988
MVP: Doug Williams, QB - Washington
Doug Williams, a relative unknown quarterback out of Grambling, led Washington to a suprising rout of the AFC Champion Broncos and in doing so became the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The Redskins trailed 10-0 before they erupted for 35 points in just 5:47 in the second quarter. Williams threw four TD passes in the outburst, including 80- and 50-yard bombs to Ricky Sanders, as the 'Skins scored on five straight possessions. Williams finished the game with 340 passing yards and rookie running back Timmy Smith had a Super Bowl-record 204 rushing yards.

SUPER BOWL XXI: GIANTS 39, BRONCOS 20 Rose
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SUPER BOWL XXI: GIANTS 39, BRONCOS 20
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.
Jan. 25, 1987
MVP: Phil Simms, QB - Giants
The Broncos led 10-9 at halftime, but the Giants' defense clamped down and the offense took control in the third quarter. While the 'D' allowed just two net yards in the quarter, the Giants took the lead for good on Simms' TD strike to Mark Bavaro. They tacked on a Joe Morris run late in the period and when Phil McConkey caught a touchdown pass that deflected off Bavaro, the Giants were firmly in command. Simms was nearly perfect, going 22-for-25 for 268 yards and three touchdowns and setting a record for consecutive completions (11).

SUPER BOWL XX: CHICAGO 46, NEW ENGLAND 10
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SUPER BOWL XX: CHICAGO 46, NEW ENGLAND 10
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 26, 1986
MVP: Richard Dent, DE - Chicago
The Bears Super Bowl Shuffled all over the Patriots, led by a powerful rushing attack and their legendary "46 zone" defense. Chicago held the Pats to minus-19 yards in the first half and built a 23-3 lead. The game was over when the Bears went on a 96-yard drive early in the third quarter to extend their advantage to 30-3. Even 370-pound lineman William "The Refrigerator" Perry got into the scoring, plowing into the end zone for a one-yard touchdown. Richard Dent, who contributed 1 1/2 sacks, was named MVP.

SUPER BOWL XIX: SAN FRANCISCO 38, MIAMI 16
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SUPER BOWL XIX: SAN FRANCISCO 38, MIAMI 16
Stanford Stadium
Palo Alto, Calif.
Jan. 20, 1985
MVP: Joe Montana, QB - San Francisco
In a matchup of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, the 49ers' Joe Montana outdueled the Dolphins' Dan Marino. Montana won his second Super Bowl MVP by completing 24 of 35 passes for a record 331 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran five times for 59 yards, including a 6-yard score. Marino threw 50 times, but was picked off twice and had just one TD pass.

SUPER BOWL XVIII: L.A. RAIDERS 38, WASHINGTON 9
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SUPER BOWL XVIII: L.A. RAIDERS 38, WASHINGTON 9
Tampa Stadium
Tampa, Fla.
Jan. 22, 1984
MVP: Marcus Allen, RB - L.A. Raiders
The Los Angeles Raiders dominated the Washington Redskins from the beginning and achieved the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history. Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen gained a record 191 yards on 20 carries and scored on touchdown runs of five and 74 yards, the latter setting a record for longest touchdown carry in a Super Bowl.

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SUPER BOWL XVII: WASHINGTON 27, MIAMI 17 Rose
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SUPER BOWL XVII: WASHINGTON 27, MIAMI 17
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.
Jan. 30, 1983
MVP: John Riggins, RB - Washington
Fullback John Riggins ran for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark Washington to a 27-17 victory over AFC champion Miami. It was Riggins's fourth straight 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record. Trailing 17-10 at the half, the Redskins did not allow a point in the second half while Riggins scored the go-ahead touchdown with 10:01 left on a 4th-and-1 from the Dolphins' 43. The win marked Washington's first NFL title since 1942.

SUPER BOWL XVI: SAN FRANCISCO 26, CINCINNATI 21
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SUPER BOWL XVI: SAN FRANCISCO 26, CINCINNATI 21
Pontiac Silverdome
Pontiac, Mich.
Jan. 24, 1982
MVP: Joe Montana, QB - San Francisco
Ray Wersching's Super Bowl record-tying four field goals and Joe Montana's controlled passing helped lift the San Francisco 49ers to their first NFL championship with a 26-21 victory over Cincinnati. Despite claiming a 20-0 halftime lead, the 49ers had to stave off a Bengals charge that cut the lead to 20-14. But Wersching tacked on two fourth-quarter field goals and Cincinnati could only score a cosmetic touchdown with 16 seconds left.

SUPER BOWL XV: OAKLAND 27, PHILADELPHIA 10 Louisiana
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SUPER BOWL XV: OAKLAND 27, PHILADELPHIA 10
Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 25, 1981
MVP: Jim Plunkett, QB - Oakland
Jim Plunkett passed for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard strike to Kenny King, as the Raiders became the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl. Plunkett's touchdown bomb to King – which at that point was the longest play in Super Bowl history – gave Oakland a decisive 14-0 lead in the first quarters. QB Ron Jaworski and the Eagles never got their footing, and the Raiders took home their second Super Bowl crown.

SUPER BOWL XIV: PITTSBURGH 31, L.A. RAMS 19
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SUPER BOWL XIV: PITTSBURGH 31, L.A. RAMS 19
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.
Jan. 20, 1980
MVP: Terry Bradshaw, QB - Pittsburgh
Terry Bradshaw won his second consecutive Super Bowl MVP award despite three interception, and the Steelers won their fourth Super Bowl in six years. The underdog Rams hung tough, and led 19-17 late after Lawrence McCutcheon's halfback option pass to Ron Smith. But Bradshaw hit John Stallworth for a 73-yard TD that put the Steelers in front to stay.

SUPER BOWL XIII: PITTSBURGH 35, DALLAS 31 Orange
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SUPER BOWL XIII: PITTSBURGH 35, DALLAS 31
Orange Bowl
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 21, 1979
MVP: Terry Bradshaw, QB - Pittsburgh
Terry Bradshaw passed for a record four touchdowns to lead the Steelers, who became the first team to win three Super Bowls. Bradshaw went 17-of-30 for 318 yards and threw four touchdown passes -- two to John Stallworth. The Steelers led 21-14 in the third quarter when Roger Staubach threw a strike to blocking tight end Jackie Smith. But Smith dropped the ball and the Cowboys settled for a field goal to make it 21-17. That four-point swing is often cited as the difference in the game.

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SUPER BOWL XII: DALLAS 27, DENVER 10 Superdome
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SUPER BOWL XII: DALLAS 27, DENVER 10
Superdome
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 15, 1978
Co-MVPs: Randy White, DT and Harvey Martin, DE - Dallas
Dallas converted two interceptions into 10 points and Efren Herrera added a 35-yard field goal for a 13-0 halftime advantage. In the third quarter, Butch Johnson made a spectacular diving catch in the end zone to complete a 45-yard pass from Roger Staubach and put the Cowboys ahead 20-3. Dallas clinched the game on Robert Newhouse's halfback option pass to Golden Richards with 7:04 to go. Super Bowl XII was the first with more than 100 million viewers.

SUPER BOWL XI: OAKLAND 32, MINNESOTA 14 Rose
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SUPER BOWL XI: OAKLAND 32, MINNESOTA 14
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, Calif.
Jan. 9, 1977
MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, WR - Oakland
The Raiders handed the Vikings their third Super Bowl loss thanks to a record-breaking 429 total yards of offense, including four key receptions by wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff and 137 rushing yards from Clarence Davis. The Raiders scored on three straight drives in the second quarter and led 19-0 before Minnesota could answer.

SUPER BOWLl X: PITTSBURGH 21, DALLAS 17 Orange
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SUPER BOWLl X: PITTSBURGH 21, DALLAS 17
Orange Bowl
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 18, 1976
MVP: Lynn Swann, WR - Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh captured its second straight crown thanks to Terry Bradshaw's heroics and Lynn Swann's acrobatics. Swann hauled in a 64-touchdown from Bradshaw to give the Steelers a 24-10 lead. Swann had 161 yards receiving to set a Super Bowl record. The Cowboys cut the lead to 24-17 and were driving late in the game, but Glen Edwards intercepted Roger Staubach's last desperation pass.

SUPER BOWL IX: PITTSBURGH 16, MINNESOTA 6 Tulane
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SUPER BOWL IX: PITTSBURGH 16, MINNESOTA 6
Tulane Stadium
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 12, 1975
MVP: Franco Harris, RB - Pittsburgh
In its first Super Bowl appearance, Pittsburgh scored the only first half points on Dwight White's safety in the second quarter. On the opening kick of the second half, Pittsburgh forced a fumble that later led to a Franco Harris touchdown. After the Vikings cut the lead to 9-6, Terry Bradshaw threw a 4-yard touchdown to Larry Brown with 3:31 left to put the game away.

SUPER BOWL VIII: MIAMI 24, MINNESOTA 7 Rice
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SUPER BOWL VIII: MIAMI 24, MINNESOTA 7
Rice Stadium
Houston
Jan. 13, 1974
MVP: Larry Csonka, RB - Miami
The defending NFL champion Dolphins, representing the AFC for the third straight year, scored the first two times they had possession on marches of 62 and 56 yards while the Miami defense limited the Vikings to only seven plays in the first period. Miami's Larry Csonka rushed 33 times for a Super Bowl-record 145 yards and two touchdowns.

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SUPER BOWL VII: MIAMI 14, WASHINGTON 7 Memorial
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SUPER BOWL VII: MIAMI 14, WASHINGTON 7
Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles
Jan. 14, 1973
MVP: Jake Scott, S - Miami
Capping the only perfect season in NFL history, the Dolphins played nearly perfectly, allowing no defensive points and finishing the season 17-0. The only blemish was kicker Garo Yepremian's unfortunate and unintended debut a passer, when he recovered his own blocked field goal attempt and attempted to throw it. The ball slipped out of his hands into those of Washington's Mike Bass for the Redskins' only score. MVP Jake Scott had two interceptions, including one in the end zone to stop a Washington drive.

SUPER BOWL VI: BALTIMORE 16, DALLAS 13 Tulane
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SUPER BOWL VI: BALTIMORE 16, DALLAS 13
Tulane Stadium
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 16, 1972
MVP: Roger Staubach, QB - Dallas
Dallas set a Super Bowl record with 252 rushing yards and limited the Dolphins to 185 of total offensive yards while becoming the first team not to allow a touchdown in a Super Bowl. Dallas' Chuck Howley, MVP of the previous year's Super Bowl, had a fumble recovery and an interception to set up 10 Cowboys points.

SUPER BOWL V: BALTIMORE 16, DALLAS 13 Orange
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SUPER BOWL V: BALTIMORE 16, DALLAS 13
Orange Bowl
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 17, 1971
MVP: Chuck Howley, LB - Dallas
In a sloppy game that featured 10 turnovers, Colts rookie kicker Jim O'Brien booted a 32-yard field goal in the final five seconds to win the game. Even the Colts' lone touchdown was scored on a fluke play: Earl Morrall's pass deflected off Eddie Hinton's fingertips, off Dallas' Mike Renfro, and into the hands of John Mackey, who scored a 75-yard touchdown. It was the first Super Bowl played on artificial turf.

SUPER BOWL IV: KANSAS CITY 23, MINNESOTA 7
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SUPER BOWL IV: KANSAS CITY 23, MINNESOTA 7
Tulane Stadium
New Orleans, La.
Jan. 11, 1970
MVP: Len Dawson, QB - Kansas City
Behind MVP Len Dawson (12-of-17, one touchdown), the Chiefs built a 16-0 halftime lead and never looked back. The Kansas City defense limited Minnesota's talented rushing game to 67 yards and forced five turnovers.

SUPER BOWL III: JETS 16, BALTIMORE 7 Orange
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SUPER BOWL III: JETS 16, BALTIMORE 7
Orange Bowl
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 12, 1969
MVP: Joe Namath, QB - Jets
It's still considered one of the greatest upsets in sports history. After predicting his 17-point-underdog Jets would upset the powerhouse Colts, Joe Namath completed 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards to win MVP honors and lead his team to a shocking victory. Matt Snell rushed for 121 yards to help New York's balanced attack. Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, who missed most of the season with a sore elbow, came off the bench in the fourth quarter to lead Baltimore to its only touchdown drive, but it was too late.

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SUPER BOWL II: GREEN BAY 33, OAKLAND 14
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SUPER BOWL II: GREEN BAY 33, OAKLAND 14
Orange Bowl
Miami, Fla.
Jan. 14, 1968
MVP: Bart Starr, QB - Green Bay
The Packers won their third consecutive championship, defeating the AFL champion Raiders. Bart Starr was named Super Bowl MVP for the second year in a row after he completed 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown. The game marked the last for legendary Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who won five NFL championships and two Super Bowls in nine years with Green Bay.

SUPER BOWL I: GREEN BAY 35, KANSAS CITY
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SUPER BOWL I: GREEN BAY 35, KANSAS CITY 10
Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles
Jan. 15, 1967
MVP: Bart Starr, QB - Green Bay
Filling in for an ailing Boyd Dowler, Max McGee -- who had caught just four passes all season -- grabbed seven from MVP Bart Starr for 138 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers knocked off the Chiefs in the first-ever AFL/NFL championship game. The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500. The prizes were the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports at the time.

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