Top Ten NFL Super Bowl Teams to Win With the Final Score
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In the whole of Super Bowl history, there’ve been ten (how convenient) teams that have taken the lead with the final score of the game. Today, we’re going to take a look at all of them.
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1. The 1970 Baltimore Colts won Super Bowl V 16-13 with a last-ditch 32-yard field goal kicked by Jim O Brien.
2. The 1988 San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl Super Bowl XXIII in the final seconds. The Bengals were leading 16-13 when Joe Montana and John Taylor connected for a 10-yard TD.
3. In 1990’s Super Bowl XXV, the Buffalo Bills were leading the New York Giants 19-17. The Giants’ Matt Bahr kicked a 21-yard field goal to win the game 20-19.
4. The 1997 Denver Broncos were tied 24-24 with the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII. Broncos’ RB Terrell Davis ran the ball in from the 1-yard line to win 31-24.
5. Kurt Warner’s storied 1999 St. Louis Rams were tied 16-16 with the Tennessee Titans near the end of Super Bowl XXXIV. Warner’s amazing 73-yard TD pass to Isaac Bruce won the game for the Rams, 23-16.
6. In 2001’s Super Bowl XXXVI, the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams were all tied up at 17-17. The Pats’ kicker, Adam Vinatieri, nailed a 48-yard field goal to win the game 20-17.
7. No. 4 did it again in Super Bowl XXXVIII just two years later. In this 2003 game, the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers were tied at 29-29. Vinatieri’s 41-yard field goal was good, making the final score 32-29.
8. The 2007 New York Giants were down 14-10 against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Giants’ QB Eli Manning hit wideout Plaxico Burress for a 13-yard TD to win the game 17-14.
9. In 2008’s Super Bowl XLIII, the Pittsburgh Steelers were trailing the Arizona Cardinals 23-20. The Steelers’ main man, QB Ben Roethlisberger, connected with Santonio Holmes for a 6-yard TD, ultimately winning 27-23.
10. In 2011’s Super Bowl XLVI, the New England Patriots had to relive a little bit of history (see today’s No. 8 spot). They were leading the New York Giants 17-15, when Ahmad Bradshaw ran the ball in from the 6-yard line. The Giants won 21-17, much to the relief of the “Indy for Eli” campaign.