I dedicate this story to everyone that has been in a Super Bowl and to all of the NFL players that will be in a Super Bowl sometime soon. I also dedicate this to the National Association of American Football who started the NFL. Introduction
The Super Bowl is the Championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the premier association of professional American Football. The Super Bowl was created as part of the merger agreement between the National Football League (NFL) and its competitive rival, the American Football League (AFL). The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the Super Bowl winner each year.
The Super Bowl is the biggest game in sports and has a long history. Many teams played, in many places. Most of the MVP’s are well known. This book will be about all 44 Super Bowls from January 15, 1967 to February 7, 2010.
The first ever Superbowl was on January 15, 1967. It was between the NFL champion Green Bay Packers and the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs. The Green Bay Packers scored three touchdowns in the second-half. The Kansas City Chiefs only scored ten points in the whole game.
The game ended with a score of 35 to 10 with the Packers winning. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, who completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, with 1 interception, was named the Superbowl MVP.
Super Bowl 2 For the second year in a row, the Green Bay Packers would be in the Super Bowl. It would be between the Packers and the Raiders. This time it would be in the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida. The game took place on January 14, 1968. The score was 33 to 14 and the Packers won.
For the second year in a row, Green Bay Quarter Back Bart Star was named the Super Bowl MVP for his 13 of 24 passing for 202 yards and one touchdown.
Super Bowl 3 This Super Bowl also took place in The Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. In was on January 12, 1969 (1969-01-12). It was between the Baltimore Colts (that are now the Indianapolis Colts) and the New York Jets. The Jets played a good game and won. It was a big victory for them. It was the first Super Bowl win for the AFL.
Jets QB Joe Namath completed 17 out of 28 passes for 206 yards and was named the Super Bowl's MVP, despite not throwing a touchdown pass in the game or any passes at all in the fourth quarter.
Super Bowl 4
Super Bowl 4 was between the Minnesota Vikings and the Kansas City Chiefs. It was in the Tulane Stadium in New Orleans on January 11, 1970. The Chiefs played a nice game and their defense was great, only allowing the Vikings to score 7 points. Scoring 23 points, the Chiefs would go on to win Super Bowl 4.
Kansas City's Len Dawson became the fourth consecutive winning quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown, with 1 interception. Dawson also recorded 3 rushing attempts for 11 yards.
Super Bowl 5
Super Bowl 5 was the Baltimore Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys. This was on January 17, 1971 in the Orange Bowl in Miami. The game is sometimes called the "Blunder Bowl" or the "Stupor Bowl" because it was filled with poor play, penalties, turnovers, and officiating miscues. The two teams committed a Super Bowl record 11 combined turnovers in the game.
It is also the only Super Bowl in which the MVP Award was given to a member of the losing team: Cowboys Linebacker Chuck Howley who intercepted two passes. Sacks and tackles were not yet recorded. It was the first time a QB didn't win the award. Howley refused to accept the award because it was meaningless to him after his team lost.
Super Bowl 6
In Super Bowl 6 the Dallas Cowboys came back for revenge. This time they would face the Miami Dolphins. It took place on January 16, 1972 (1972-01-16) in Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. The Cowboys dominated the game, setting Super Bowl records for the most rushing yards (252), the most first downs (23), the least total yards allowed (185), and the least points allowed (3).They won 24 to 3.
The Cowboys' QB, former Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach, completed 12 out of 19 passes for 119 yards, threw 2 touchdown passes, and rushed 5 times for 18 yards, and was named the Super Bowl's MVP.
Super Bowl 7
Super Bowl 7 took place on January 14, 1973 in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, in Los Angeles California. It was between the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl to date with a total of only 21 points (3 TDs, 3 PATs and no field goals), the game was perhaps not as close as the score indicates, as the Dolphins' "No-Name Defense" dominated the game, allowing Washington to cross midfield only once in the first half and only four times overall.
Dolphins Safety Jake Scott was named MVP. He recorded two interceptions for 63 return yards, including a 55-yard return from the end zone during the 4th quarter. Scott became the second defensive player in Super Bowl history to earn a Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl 8
Super Bowl 8 was on January 13, 1974 (1974-01-13) at Rice Stadium, in Houston Texas. IT was between the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings. Scoring the first 24 points of the game and leading 24-0 entering the fourth quarter, the Dolphins easily won their second consecutive Super Bowl, and became the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls.
Dolphins Running Back Larry Csonka, who ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns, was named the game's MVP. Both his 145 rushing yards and his 33 carries were Super Bowl records. Csonka became the first running back to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.
Super Bowl 9 January 12, 1975 (1975-01-12) at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Super Bowl 9 took place. It was between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings. This game matched two of the NFL’s best defenses – Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain against the Purple People Eaters of Minnesota – and two legendary quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw and Fran Tarkenton.
Steeler’s running back, Franco Harris, who ran for a Super Bowl record 158 yards (more than the entire Minnesota offense) and a touchdown, was named the Super Bowl's MVP.
Super Bowl 10 On January 18, 1976, (1976-01-18) at The Orange Bowl in Miami Florida, the Pittsburgh Steelers would return for a second year to face the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams had won the Super Bowl already and both teams wanted another victory. One team would leave, being two time Super Bowl champions.
Steeler’s receiver Lynn Swann, who caught four passes for a Super Bowl record 161 yards and one touchdown, including a diving catch after tripping over Cowboys' cornerback Mark Washington in the second quarter, was named the Super Bowl's MVP. Swann was the first wide receiver to win the Super Bowl MVP award.
Super Bowl 11 Super Bowl 11 took place on January 9, 1977 (1977-01-09) at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena California. It was between the Oakland Raiders and the Minnesota Vikings. Oakland gained a Super Bowl record 429 total yards, including a Super Bowl record 288 yards in the first half, to win their first Super Bowl.
Raider’s wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff had 4 catches for 79 yards that set up three Raider touchdowns and was named the Super Bowl's MVP. There have been six wide receivers named MVP in the Super Bowl and Biletnikoff is the only one to not have gained 100 yards in his MVP performance.
Super Bowl 12 On January 15, 1978, (1978-01-15) in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana came Super Bowl 12. It was between the (15-2) Dallas Cowboys and the (14-3) Denver Broncos. The Cowboy’s defensive team dominated most of the game, forcing 8 turnovers and allowing only 8 pass completions by the Broncos for just 61 yards. This was the second Super Bowl that the Cowboys have won.
For the first and only time, two players won Super Bowl MVP honors: defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Harvey Martin. For White, the honor was won on his 25th birthday. This was also the first time that a defensive lineman was named as the Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl 13 Super Bowl 13 was played on January 21, 1979 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. It was the fourth time that the Cowboys would go to the Super Bowl, and just like Super Bowl 10, they went against the Steelers. The Dallas Cowboys hoped to win a third Super Bowl, but one thing was in there way, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game, which was not decided until the final minute, has long been considered one of the best Super Bowls.
Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named Super Bowl MVP. Despite throwing one interception, losing two fumbles, and single handedly keeping the Cowboys in the game in the first half; Bradshaw completed 17 out of 30 passes for 318 yards and 4 touchdowns. He had 318 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns his 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter tied Johnny Unitas for the longest pass in a Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 14 January 20, 1980 at (1980-01-20) Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California came Super Bowl 14. This contest was between the Los Angeles Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This would be the fourth Super Bowl that the Steelers won and it would not be the last. This was a big loss for the Rams because they were only 10.7 miles away from their home town. Many fans were sad even though the fans favored the Steelers by 11½.
Despite throwing three interceptions, Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named the game's MVP by completing 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns.
Super Bowl 15 Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles battled in Super Bowl 15 on January 25, 1981 at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The Raiders had over double the Eagles’ score. The Philadelphia Eagles were the fan’s favorite for that game, even though they lost.
Oakland quarterback Jim Plunkett was named the Super Bowl 15 MVP, completing 13 of 21 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 9 yards. Plunkett would be the second Heisman Trophy winner to be named Super Bowl MVP after Roger Staubach in Super Bowl 11.
Super Bowl 16 On January 24, 1982 at (1982-01-24) Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan came Super Bowl 16. It was between the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals. Although the Bengals gained 356 yards of total offense to the 49ers' 275, San Francisco forced 5 turnovers and jumped to a 20-0 lead by halftime. This marked the first time in Super Bowl history that the team which compiled the most yards and touchdowns lost.
49ers quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 18 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Super Bowl 17 On January 30, 1983 at the (1983-01-30) Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena California, the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins made Super Bowl 17 a rematch of Super Bowl 7. 10 years later, the Dolphins would try to win but one man stood in their way. It was the Redskins RB John Riggins setting records in California.
Washington RB John Riggins was named Super Bowl MVP. He finished the game with 2 Super Bowl records: the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl game (166), and the most rushing attempts (38). His performance was also his fourth 100 yard rushing game in a row in a postseason game, a postseason record. Riggins also recorded a reception for 15 yards, giving him more total yards than the entire Miami team.
Super Bowl 18 On January 22, 1984, (1984-01-22) at Tampa Stadium in Florida, Super Bowl 18 would take place. It was between the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Raiders. As the favored team, the Redskins' humiliating defeat at the hands of the Raiders, led Super Bowl 18 to be known as "Black Sunday." It is also an indirect reference to the Thomas Harris novel and 1977 film Black Sunday, which centered around a threatened terrorist attack against a Super Bowl.
Raiders' RB Marcus Allen was the Super Bowl MVP, carrying the ball 20 times for a then-record total of 191 yards and two touchdowns, including a 74–yard run in the third quarter, also his 9.6 yards per carry average was the second highest in Super Bowl history. He also caught two passes for 18 yards, giving him 209 total yards from the line of scrimmage in the game. Allen became just the third Heisman Trophy winner to be named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
Super Bowl 19 On January 20, 1985 (1985-01-20) at the Stanford Stadium in California, Super Bowl 19 was going to be between two of the best Quarter Backs of all time. Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers vs. Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins. Indeed this was the first Super Bowl ever in which the starting quarterbacks of each team both threw for over 300 yards. In addition, the two teams combined total of 851 offensive yards was a Super Bowl record (later broken in Super Bowl 22 & Super Bowl 38)
Montana, who was named the Super Bowl MVP, completed 24 of 35 passes for a Super Bowl record 331 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 5 rushes for 59 yards and 1 rushing touchdown. His 59 rushing yards were the most rushing yards ever gained by a quarterback in the Super Bowl at that time.
Super Bowl 20 It was the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots that played in the 20th. Year of the Super Bowl. It was on January 26, 1986 (1986-01-26) at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Bears set Super Bowl records for sacks (seven) and fewest rushing yards allowed (seven). The Bears' 36-point margin over the Patriots was a Super Bowl record until Super Bowl 24 (45).
The Patriots were held to negative yardage (-19) throughout the entire first half, and just 123 total yards in the entire game, the second lowest total in Super Bowl history. Bears defensive end Richard Dent,who had 1.5 quarterback sacks, forced two fumbles, and blocked a pass, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
Super Bowl 21 The Denver Broncos and the New York Giants played in the 21st Super Bowl. It was on January 25, 1987 (1987-01-25) at the Rose Bowl Stadium, in Pasadena, California. The Giants scored 26 consecutive points during the second, third, and fourth quarters, and a Super Bowl record 30 points in the second half.
New York quarterback Phil Simms was named the Super Bowl MVP, finishing the game with 22 of 25 passes completed for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Simms also had 25 rushing yards on 3 carries. His 22 out of 25 (88%) completion percentage not only set a Super Bowl record, but also an NFL postseason record for 21 years.
Super Bowl 22 On January 31, 1988 (1988-01-31)in Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California the Washington Redskins would face the Denver Broncos.
The Redskins set the following Super Bowl records in the victory:
Total offensive yards (602)
Total offensive rushing yards (280)
Most touchdowns scored in a Super Bowl game (6)
Total offensive yards in a quarter (356)[
Most points in a quarter and a half (35)
Most touchdowns in a quarter (5)
The largest deficit that a team has overcome to win a Super Bowl (10 points)
Redskins quarterback Doug Williams was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 18 of 29 passes for a Super Bowl record 340 yards and four touchdowns, with one interception.
Super Bowl 23 On January 22, 1989, at (1989-01-22)At at Joe Robbie Stadium, in Miami, Florida, Super Bowl 23 was great. It was between the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers. On January 26, 2006, NFL.com ranked this game number 1 on its list of the top 10 Super Bowls of all time.
The game is remembered for the 49ers' fourth-quarter game-winning drive. Down 16-13, San Francisco got the ball on their own eight yard line with 3:10 on the clock and went 92 yards down the field in under three minutes. They then scored the winning touchdown on a Joe Montana pass to John Taylor with just 35 seconds left in the game but neither of them would be MVP.
49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice was named the Super Bowl MVP. He caught 11 passes for a Super Bowl record 215 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing once for 5 yards.
Super Bowl 24 January 28, 1990 (1990-01-28) at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 24th Super Bowl took place. It was between the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos. Many records were set. The 49ers are the only team in a Super Bowl to score at least two touchdowns in each quarter. Their 2nd of 8 touchdowns ended with a missed extra point, however. They are also the only team to score 8 touchdowns in a Super Bowl.
Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, his third award in his fourth Super Bowl victory. He completed 22 of 29 passes for a total of 297 yards and a Super Bowl record 5 touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards. Montana's 75.9 completion percentage was the second highest in Super Bowl history, and he also set a record by completing 13 consecutive passes during the game.
Super Bowl 25 The Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants battled on January 27, 1991 (1991-01-27)at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The game is best remembered for Bills place-kicker Scott Norwood's last second field goal attempt which went wide right, losing the game for the Bills and beginning that team's four-Super Bowl losing streak.
Giant’s running back Ottis Anderson, who carried the ball 21 times for 102 yards and one touchdown, was named Super Bowl MVP. He was the first awardee to receive the newly named "Pete Rozelle Trophy" (named for the former commissioner).
Super Bowl 26 On January 26, 1992 (1992-01-26) at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills faced off. Washington became the fourth team to win three Super Bowls, joining the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Francisco 49ers.
The Bills also became the third team to lose back-to-back Super Bowls, joining Minnesota (Super Bowls VIII and IX) and Denver (Super Bowls XXI and XXII). They would go on to lose 4 straight. Washington quarterback Mark Rypien, who completed 18 of 33 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns, with 1 interception was named Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Super Bowl 27 On January 31, 1993 (1993-01-31) at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California the Buffalo Bills would come back against the Dallas Cowboys. The Bills became the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls, and just the second team to play in three straight (the Miami Dolphins played in Super Bowls VI-VIII, winning VII and VIII).
The Bills' Super Bowl record nine turnovers—four interceptions and five lost fumbles—led to their third consecutive Super Bowl loss. The Cowboys lost two fumbles themselves, tying the Super Bowl record for the most turnovers by both teams. Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was named Super Bowl MVP, completing 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns, while also rushing for 28 yards.
Super Bowl 28 On January 30, 1994 the Buffalo Bills tried their luck against the Dallas Cowboys. This was at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cowboys won their fourth Super Bowl in team history, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers for most Super Bowl wins. The Bills became the first team to appear in 4 consecutive title games.
Dallas scored 24 unanswered points in the second half. Cowboy’s running back Emmitt Smith was named the Super Bowl MVP, with 30 carries for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also catching 4 passes for 26 yards.
Super Bowl 29 On January 29, 1995 (1995-01-29) at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida the San Diego Chargers would go against the San Francisco 49ers. 49ers quarterback Steve Young threw a record 6 touchdown passes en route to the Super Bowl MVP award. (His four TDs in a half tied Doug Williams from the Washington Redskins). He also completed 24 out of 36 passes for 325 yards and was the top rusher of the game with 49 rushing yards (the first time both top passer and rusher were the same person).
This game is regarded as Young's final leap out of the shadow of his predecessor, Joe Montana, who had won four Super Bowls with the 49ers, two with Young as the backup quarterback. Young became the 5th player to win both the NFL Most Valuable Player Award and Super Bowl MVP during the same season. He follows Bart Starr in 1966, Terry Bradshaw in 1978, Joe Montana in 1989, and Emmitt Smith in 1993.
Super Bowl 30 The Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers went against each other on January 28, 1996 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. This was the 30th anniversary of the Super Bowl and it was the third meeting between the Cowboys and Steelers in a Super Bowl (after Super Bowl X and Super Bowl XIII), which is currently the most between any two NFL teams.
Dallas' Larry Brown became the first cornerback to be named Super Bowl MVP, by recording two interceptions thrown by Neil O'Donnell and returning them for a total of 77 yards. The Cowboys sealed the victory by converting Brown's interceptions into 2 touchdowns. The NBC television broadcast averaged 95.13 million people in the United States, making it the most-watched sporting event ever on American television, and the second most-watched program of all, trailing only the final episode of M*A*S*H.
Super Bowl 31 The New England Patriots would meet the Green Bay Packers on January 26, 1997. It was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beginning with Super Bowl XIX in 1985, the NFC won twelve consecutive Super Bowl games. With this Packer win, the NFC streak was extended to thirteen consecutive wins, with fifteen of the last sixteen contests. The NFC domination in the Super Bowl was indicative with the overall record of 17-10.
Kick and punt returner Desmond Howard was named Super Bowl MVP, the first special teams player ever to do so. He ran for 154 kickoff return yards, and scored the game-clinching touchdown on a Super Bowl record 99-yard kickoff return. Howard also recorded a Super Bowl record 90 punt return yards, thus setting the Super Bowl records of total return yards (244) and combined net yards gained (244). Howard became the 4th Heisman Trophy winner to be named Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl 32 On January 25, 1998 (1998-01-25) at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Green Bay Packers faced the Denver Broncos. The Packers were favored by 11½. The Broncos became just the second wild card team to win a Super Bowl and the first since the Raiders in Super Bowl XV. The Broncos' win was their first league championship after suffering four previous Super Bowl losses. This snapped a 13-game losing streak for AFC teams in the Super Bowl.
Despite suffering a migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second quarter, Denver running back Terrell Davis (a San Diego native) was named Super Bowl MVP. He ran for 157 yards, caught 2 passes for 8 yards, and scored a Super Bowl record three rushing touchdowns.
Super Bowl 33 The Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons were the two teams that made it to the 33rd Super Bowl. It was on January 31, 1999 (1999-01-31) at the Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. Denver was the last NFL team to repeat as Super Bowl champions until the New England Patriots in 2005's Super Bowl 39.
At 38 years old, Denver quarterback John Elway became the oldest player ever to be named Super Bowl MVP. As the final game of his career, he completed 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards and one touchdown. He also scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown. Elway retired on May 2 before the following season.
Super Bowl 34 On January 30th, 2000 (2000-01-30) at the a at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, it was between the (16–3) St. Louis Rams and the (16–4) Tennessee Titans. The game took place on January 30th, 2000 (2000-01-30) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. The Rams entered their second Super Bowl in team history after posting an NFC-best 13-3 regular season record. The Titans also finished the regular season with a 13–3 record.
Kurt Warner, who completed 24 out of 45 passes for 414 yards and 2 touchdowns, was named the Most Valuable Player. His 414 passing yards and 45 pass attempts without an interception were both Super Bowl records. Warner became the sixth player to win both the NFL MVP Award and the Super Bowl MVP award during the same season. He follows Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Emmitt Smith and Steve Young.
Super Bowl 35 On January 28, 2001 (2001-01-28) at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, the Baltimore Ravens would go against the New York Giants. The Ravens were favored by 3. Baltimore allowed only 152 yards of offense by the Giants, recorded 4 sacks, and forced 5 turnovers. All 16 of the Giants possessions ended with punts or interceptions, with the exception of the last one which ended when time expired in the game.
Linebacker Ray Lewis made 11 tackles, 6 assists, and blocked 4 passes and was named Super Bowl MVP. Lewis became the first linebacker to win the Super Bowl MVP award on a winning team.
Super Bowl 36 The St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots battled in Super Bowl 36 and it was on February 3, 2002 (2002-02-03)at the at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to the September 11 attacks, the NFL schedule was moved one week later. Super Bowl XXXVI was rescheduled from the original date of January 27 to February 3.
Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, who completed 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards with a touchdown, marched his team down the field for the game winning score, and was named Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl 37 On January 26, 2003 (2003-01-26) at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, the Oakland Raiders went against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Oakland came into the game as four-point favorites. However, the Tampa Bay defense dominated the contest. Raiders' quarterback Rich Gannon threw a Super Bowl record five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns.
Buccaneers safety Dexter Jackson, who had two of those interceptions and returned them for 34 yards, was named Super Bowl MVP. Jackson became only the second safety and third defensive back to ever be named Super Bowl MVP.
Super Bowl 38 The Carolina Panther’s and the New England Patriots went against each other at Super Bowl 38. It was on February 1, 2004 (2004-02)at the at the Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas.
At the time, this was the most watched Super Bowl ever with 144.4 million viewers. NFL fans and sports writers widely consider it one of the most well-played and exciting Super Bowls.
New England quarterback Tom Brady was named MVP*- for the second time in three years. He set a Super Bowl record for the most pass completions (32). Brady also recorded a 66.7 completion percentage (48 pass attempts), 354 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 12 rushing yards.
Super Bowl 39 The New England Patriots fought the Philadelphia Eagles on February 6, 2005 (2005-02-06) at the Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. New England also became the second team after the Dallas Cowboys to win three Super Bowls in four years. This was the Patriots' third straight Super Bowl victory in which they won by a margin of three points.
New England wide receiver Deion Branch, who recorded 133 receiving yards and tied the Super Bowl record with 11 catches, was named the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player.
Super Bowl 40
The Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the 40th anniversary of the Super Bowl. It was on February 5, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Pittsburgh, after finishing the regular season with an 11-5 record, became the fourth wild card team, and third in nine years to win the Super Bowl.
They also became the first #6 seed in the NFL playoffs to win a Super Bowl (after becoming the first #6 seed to win a conference title). Steeler’s wide receiver Hines Ward was the Super Bowl MVP
Super Bowl 41 Super Bowl 41 took place on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Colts made their first appearance in a Super Bowl game since winning Super Bowl 10 in the 1970 season during the team's tenure in Baltimore; they moved to Indianapolis in 1984. Meanwhile, the Bears made their first appearance since winning Super Bowl 20 in the 1985 season.
Colts QB Peyton Manning was named the game's MVP, completing 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown, with one interception for a passer rating of 81.8. This was Manning's first Super Bowl title after being one of the league's most dominant quarterbacks throughout his nine-year career.
Super Bowl 42 On February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03) at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Super Bowl 42 took place. It was between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. This was a rematch of the final game of the regular season. In that contest, the Patriots won 38–35 to complete the first perfect regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins team, and the first one since the league expanded to a 16-game regular season schedule in 1978.
Eli Manning was the Super Bowl MVP, and received the keys to a 2009 Cadillac Escalade hybrid SUV. Though not the only brothers to play in a Super Bowl, Eli Manning and Peyton Manning (Super Bowl 41) are the first brothers to be named Super Bowl MVPs (doing so in successive years).
Super Bowl 43 On February 1, 2009 (2009-02) at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the Pittsburgh Steelers would be in another Super Bowl. They would face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals entered the game seeking their first NFL title since 1947, the longest championship drought in the league.
Steeler’s Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was named Super Bowl MVP. Holmes secured the Steelers' NFL-record 6th Super Bowl win after catching a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left in regulation. Holmes caught nine passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, including four receptions for 71 yards on their final game-winning drive. He became the sixth wide receiver to win the award, and also was the third Pittsburgh receiver to win the award, following Lynn Swann and Hines Ward.
Super Bowl 44 On February 7, 2010 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the 44th Super Bowl took place. It was between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. The game was the Saints' first Super Bowl appearance and the fourth for the Colts franchise. All four of the Colts' Super Bowl games have been played in Miami, with their first two games in the former Miami Orange Bowl and the last two in the current Miami stadium (which has changed names several times since its opening, most recently in January 2010).
Drew Brees tied a Super Bowl record with 32 successful completions to win the Super Bowl MVP Award. He threw for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was the first world championship in franchise history.
About The Author My name is Jacob Nickeson, I am 12 years old, and I live in Lorain Ohio. I wrote this book because I like football. I love to watch the Super Bowl with my family and it was fun to write this book. I have three dogs named Charlie, Stomp, and Chopper.
Charlie is a Shih Tzu, Stomp is an Old English Bulldog, and Chopper is a Boxer. I have gone to Clearview Schools from kindergarten to 6th grade. I also like most other sports like baseball basketball and others. I hope you enjoyed this book and all of the work I put into it and if you read this thank you.