There are so many reasons why you have to watch Super Bowl aside from the fact that you will get to see the best teams go head to head to decide as to which deserves the title of being the greatest in the season. You can think of the halftime shows, the Super Bowl commercials, and even the attractive cheerleaders, but one thing that will forever be created in memory are the plays, the strategies, and even the failures behind every player in the team that plays hard to make the team win. As you anticipate, the Giants and the Pats face off on Super Bowl XLVI, let us look back to the past, and see the top 10 most memorable Super Bowl moments that changed the face of football.
Most Memorable Super Bowl Moments
10. The Refrigerator Gets Filled in Super Bowl XX
The Patriots got served in Super Bowl XX for being beaten by the Chicago Bears with a humongous score gap of 46-10. However, this is not the greatest humiliation for the team, but even someone as heavy as William “The Refrigerator” Perry was able to score a 1-yard touchdown plunge that really got the Pats go so low.
9. Perfect Confidence in Super Bowl III
Joe Namath has not just been famous to the girls, but also with his fellow competitors in the NFL, thanks to his noted level of confidence that can be seen in his execution of touchdown throws, and in the plays he put into action. However, one of the most memorable was when he raised his right index finger while jogging in the field, guaranteeing that the Jets will break Colt’s 15-1 standing in the season.
8. Flight of the Helicopter at Super Bowl XXXII
The Denver Broncos did not make it well with the previous seasons, but it was never enough to pull its players down, especially John Elway, when he noticed that the Broncos have already lost three Super Bowl opportunities. However, he was so thirsty for winning the Super Bowl that he devised a play that has been known as the best in Bronco history. He executed the Helicopter by jumping against the coming two defenders from Green Bay and tumbling about in the air, just like a chopper falling down.
7. Gigantic Wild Card in Super Bowl XLII
The New England Patriots have been so firm in the Super Bowl that they have successfully kept their game ever since they won in Super Bowl XXXVI in 2001. However, it can be quite shameful that they have been beaten by a wild card team as played by the New York Giants. Not only were they beaten, but the once impenetrable team was nothing compared to the power of quarterback Eli Manning in successfully completing a pass towards Tyree in the 32-yard line.
6. First Sweet Victory at Super Bowl XXXVI
New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady was on his first year, yet this was the start of a rushing success, all thanks to the battle that made the St. Louis Rams lose face with a score 17-17 that all went down the drain. The Rams had to make sure that the Pats will never score, which made Warner lead the team to the end zone in just 3 plays and 21 seconds. But Brady led the Pats to the Ram’s 30-yard line, where Vinatieri made a 48-yard goal that turned the game one sided. This was the first Super Bowl win of the Patriots.
5. Joe Cool and John Taylor at Super Bowl XXIII
Completing an 11-play strategy is not that easy, especially when you have the Cincinnati Bengals pushing on the effort to prevent the play from going through. However, due to the 49ers Joe “Joe Cool” Montana carrying well in the 92-yard steady tactic, where he even huddled with the panicking team to keep their cool, all things went well and also ended well. John Taylor was able to catch Montana’s throw that brought a touchdown, making the Bengals hopeless with the remaining 39 seconds.
4. Corner Catch at Super Bowl XLIII
The Steelers were able to make a fresh and consistent lead ever since the first quarter, but the gap is getting lower as the game lasts longer. In fact, the score from a 10-7 lead in the first went down to 23-20, with only 2:37 left at playtime. Roethlisberger has done a splendid job in leading the team to as near to the end zone as possible, where he even made a throw that was caught by Santonio Holmes at the corner of the zone, even having three defenses coming at him. His catch gave a 7-point gap to the race, and only 42 seconds remaining.
3. Graceful Swann at Super Bowl X
From one end line to the other, the Steelers have proven to have one of the best catches in NFL history as being done by Lynn Swann where he caught the ball, and kept his focus on it. The ball was supposed to land smoothly in his hands, but he just have to jump so that Mark Washington of the Dallas Cowboys could not get his grip on it. Washington poked the ball on Swann’s hand, he fell down when he tripped over Washington, but he never lost the ball in his hands as he kept his intense level of concentration.
2. The Greatest Show on Turf at Super Bowl XXXIV
The Rams couldn’t be more strategic in the game where they have been charging the Titans until the time ends, with score 23-16 on the side of St. Louis. However, this was not enough to keep Tennessee from going down to the 10-yard line all through the consistent effort of McNair to pass, charge, and even run his way towards the end goal, with the help of the team. With six seconds left on the timer, McNair threw a touchdown pass to Dyson, but he was stopped by Mike Jones, where Dyson even tried to reach the end line with the ball in his hands, a second too late.
1. Wide Right at Super Bowl XXV
The score of the game was 20-19 in favor of the New York Giants, and the Buffalo Bills are doing all they can in order to get as close to the end zone as possible, all thanks to Kelly and Thomas that have done everything they could. Viewers and spectators were seeing that the struggle might end in favor of the Bills; however, there was one shot that ended the chance when Scott Norwood missed that kick far too wide right, which gave victory to the Giants in 1991.