Top three Super Bowl wins in history
The Super Bowl stands as the annual championship game for the NFL. It is the most anticipated final in all sports in the United States and hosts a lot of great teams. There are a lot of big battles in the Super Bowl but only a select few are legendary games.
Before the 1970 merger of the American League and the National League, two leagues met in four contests. The term ‘Super Bowl’ was already in play back then and it was carried over into the modern era. Since then, the Super Bowl has been known as the biggest sporting event in the US.
The New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers won the most Super Bowls with six titles. The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers have tallied five. The Pats have reached the Super Bowl 11 times over the years while the Buffalo Bills hold the record for making it four times in a row.
It is the goal of every team in the league and fans want to see each team give their best to get a chance at the Super Bowl. Winning the Super Bowl is a show of power for a lot of NFL teams. It is a big battle for greatness that determines their success for the season.
There have been a lot of tough battles over the years, and fans have seen the drama and intense action from each of them. This is what makes the Super Bowl more elite than any other tourney in the country.
Here are the top three Super Bowl wins that made a huge impact on the sport as a whole:
The Super Bowl LV was the staging ground for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to wrap up the 2020 NFL season. The Bucs had to battle against the defending champs Kansas City Chiefs and beat the odds with a new roster led by Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
The Chiefs were seen as the top pick in this game but they were grounded by the Bucs in a 31-9 win. The game was played at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida which was the home stadium of the Bucs. That marked the first time that a team played the Super Bowl in front of its own fans.
The Bucs’ big win was their second in history and it made them one of the only two teams in the league to be undefeated in at least two Super Bowls. They wrapped up the season with an 11-5 record and used a wildcard berth to reach their second run at the final.
This was Brady’s big story who played his first Super Bowl away from the New England Patriots. At the age of 44, Tom showed the world that he’s the best quarterback to ever play in many Super Bowls.
The Chiefs had the top-ranked offence this season and they even had the best record of 14-2 to make it to their fourth Super Bowl run. Their attempt to become the first back to back champs since the Pats in 2004 was foiled by Brady.
Super Bowl LI was held at the NRG Stadium in Houston Texas. The 2017 edition saw the big game between the Pats and the Atlanta Falcons. This Super Bowl featured some of the best comebacks in the history of the competition, which is seen as one of the biggest games as well.
The Pats clawed back from a 28-3 deficit to claim the 34-28 win. It was a huge blown lead and the Falcons were dubbed as ‘chokers’ for that loss. It was almost the same as the NBA team Golden State Warriors’ 3-1 lead in the same year four months later.
On top of that, this is the first and only Super Bowl game that was decided by an extra period. The win also marked the Pats’ fifth and it moved them into a three-way tie with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers for the second-most Super Bowl wins too.
The Pats finished with a league record of 14-2 and they moved to their ninth Super Bowl appearance - which was their second in three years. That is the seventh under the lead of Bill Belichick and Brady.
The Falcons, on the other hand, led the league’s top offence and MVP quarterback Matt Ryan. They completed an 11-5 record and were seeking their first Super Bowl title in that second run.
The Super Bowl XLVI was a huge blow to the Pats’ pride. The game was played on February 12, 2012 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It was also the first time the Super Bowl was played in Indiana.
This was a rematch of the Super Bowl XLII, which was also won by New York to spoil New England’s perfect run in 2007. In addition to winning their fourth Super Bowl in team history, the Giants set a new record for the lowest record by a Super Bowl champ at 9-7.
This was one of the tough losses that Brady has suffered over the years of his career which sparked a lot of growth for him. It was a series that almost got to overtime before the Pats blew a chance to tie the game and they lost 21–17 instead.
The Giants also took this chance to settle a rivalry score against the Pats. It was hyped a long time ago and that was fulfilled by New York’s big finish at the end of the Super Bowl XLVI.
These Super Bowl games are the big games of legends, and fans can expect more intense games in the coming years. After all, the Super Bowl continues to shock the world with the finishes that the best teams continue to offer.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores