Top 3 Super Bowls of All Time


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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots won 28-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Lucas Benson, Staff Writer

The Super Bowl is coming up this month, and the sports world is ready to watch it. With all the excitement, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back into the past and remember some of the greatest Super Bowl match ups of all time. Here are my personal top three.

Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV saw the St. Louis Rams face off against the Tennessee Titans. Played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, this game was an instant classic. There were multiple missed/blocked field goals and Tennessee came back from down 16-0 to tie it up in the 4th quarter. Rams QB Kurt Warner let the ball fly downfield and connected with Isaac Bruce to put the Rams up 23-16, setting up the Titans with 2 minutes to go 80+ yards and get a touchdown to tie the game. They got it down to the 10 yard line with 6 seconds remaining. Steve McNair completed the pass across the middle but the Titans were held short by a single yard.

Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI was the greatest comeback in NFL history. The Patriots, led by Tom Brady, faced off against the Atlanta Falcons in NRG Stadium in Houston. The Falcons crushed the patriots in the first half, ending the half up 21-3. They extended this lead to 28-3 a few minutes into the 3rd quarter. But then, Brady and the Patriots flipped a switch and made the greatest comeback of all time; scoring 25 unanswered points and tying the game at the end of the 4th. New England then took the ball all the way in the first drive of overtime to score for the win. Tie the great comeback with some great moments such as Julian Edleman’s great bobbling catch and you have one of the greatest games ever.

Super Bowl XLIX

Who would have thought that two of the greatest Super Bowls of all time would feature Tom Brady. The New England Patriots took on the Seattle Seahawks in this all time matchup, pitting the Seahawks legendary defense against the all time Brady led offense. Both teams scored back and forth throughout the game, tied 14-14 at halftime. Seattle got up 24-14 by the start of the 4th. New England then climbed back to go up 28-24 with two minutes left in the game. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks had 2 minutes to drive down to win the game. They made some incredible plays to get down to the 1 yard line with less than 1 minute left. What happened next is something that some argue to be the worst play call of all time. With that season’s touchdown leader Marshawn Lynch in the backfield, it was a no-brainer to run the ball. Well, they didn’t and Russell Wilson was picked off to end an incredible game.