Special Report

Greatest Games in Super Bowl History

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55. SB XXIV (1990)
> Matchup: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
> Result: 49ers win 55-10
> 4th Quarter points scored: 14
> MVP: Joe Montana

The San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos combined for 65 points at Super Bowl XXIV. Unfortunately for the Broncos, the 49ers scored 55 of them. After the Broncos kicked a field goal to cut San Francisco’s lead to 7-3, the Niners scored 34 unanswered points. Joe Montana won the MVP trophy by throwing five touchdown passes.

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54. SB XXXV (2001)
> Matchup: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
> Result: Ravens win 34-7
> 4th Quarter points scored: 10
> MVP: Ray Lewis

The Baltimore Ravens completely dominated the Giants, 34-7, in Super Bowl XXXV with one of the best defenses in NFL history. In the space of less than a minute in the third quarter, the two teams scored back-to-back-to-back touchdowns. However, the Ravens scored two of them, and the second one — a Jermaine Lewis 84-yard kickoff return — broke the Giants’ back. Linebacker Ray Lewis won the MVP.

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53. SB XLVIII (2014)
> Matchup: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
> Result: Seahawks win 43-8
> 4th Quarter points scored: 7
> MVP: Malcolm Smith

The Seattle Seahawks took the quickest lead in Super Bowl history, scoring a safety 12 seconds into the game enroute to a 43-8 thrashing of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks’ defense would continue to make life miserable for Peyton Manning and the Broncos, piling up a 36-0 lead by the third quarter.

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52. SB VI (1972)
> Matchup: Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins
> Result: Cowboys win 24-3
> 4th Quarter points scored: 7
> MVP: Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach directed the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-3 victory over emerging NFL power Miami Dolphins in one of the lowest-scoring games in Super Bowl history. The game was also noteworthy for Dallas running back Duane Thomas’ awkward post-game interview with broadcaster Tom Brookshier.

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51. SB XX (1986)
> Matchup: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots
> Result: Bears win 46-10
> 4th Quarter points scored: 9
> MVP: Richard Dent

If you remember the Super Bowl Shuffle, then you’ll recall that the Chicago Bears routed the New England Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl XX. The Bears’ cast of characters included quarterback Jim McMahon, running back Walter Payton, linebacker Mike Singletary, and lineman William “The Refrigerator” Perry, who scored the final Bears touchdown. The Bears MVP was lineman Richard Dent, one of the anchors of a defense coached by Buddy Ryan that powered the Bears to a 15-1 regular-season record, one of the greatest seasons ever.