Super Bowl XLIX – New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24
How often does it actually happen where the perceived two best teams actually go up against each other in the Super Bowl? Not very often is the answer but at Super Bowl XLIX that did happen. The Patriots and Seahawks played out a classic for the ages, and some believe it was the best Super Bowl ever.
Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28 (OT)
Sometimes if a Super Bowl goes to overtime, it’s because both teams are too scared of losing to make major offensive plays. This was not one of those overtime games, and it had basically a bit of everything. It was the game where Brady stamped his name as the best QB possibly of all time and where the Falcons let slip an almighty lead.
Super Bowl XLII – New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14
Although this was a low-scoring Super Bowl, you could cut the tension with a knife. The Patriots were looking at their first ever 19-0 campaign, so there was a lot on the line for them. The Giants were not favored, but they stepped up and pulled off one of the greatest Super Bowl upsets in history.
Super Bowl XXIII – San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16
This was possibly Joe Montana’s defining moment as a quarterback and the first Super Bowl classic. Montana led the plaudits but didn’t win the MVP, that was given to Jerry Rice. The game was close the whole way through and was one that you really couldn’t tell which way it was going to go.
The most recent Super Bowl might not live long in the memories for neutral fans, but these ones have stood the test of time. They’ll be remembered forever as the most exciting Super Bowls of all time.