Who doesn’t love a good football game? Super Bowl is coming up quickly, so what better way to get in the mood for it than to take a look at some of the most memorable moments in its history?
MIKE JONES TACKLES KEVIN DYSON ON THE ONE YARD LINE
Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000
After having fallen back by 16 points, the Tennessee Titans managed to tie the game but found themselves down by a touchdown with less than two minutes to go. Steve McNair led the Tennessee offense all the way to the Rams 10-yard line and was able to complete a slant pass at the two-yard line, but Jones stopped him at the last moment.
ADAM VINATIERI’S LAST-SECOND GAME-WINNING KICK
Super Bowl XXXVI, 2002
In 2002, the New England Patriots secured their first championship thanks to an amazing field goal by kicker Adam Vinatieri. After having been led on a 53-yard drive without any timeouts by Tom Brady, the Patriots were put in field goal position for the last play of regulation. Adam Vinatieri’s goal started a strong dynasty that is still going strong even 15 years later.
DEVIN HESTER’S OPENING KICKOFF RETURN TOUCHDOWN
Super Bowl XLI, 2007
Before Super Bowl XLI, the opening kickoff of the big game had never been returned for a touchdown. Devin Hester, famous for his returning kicks and punts, received the ball at his own eight-yard line and managed to break through a wave of tacklers. He put the Bears up 7-0 on the first play of the game, which, however, was not enough for them, as they ended up losing to the Colts 29-17.
SANTONIO HOLMES GAME-WINNING TOUCHDOWN CATCH
Super Bowl XLIII, 2009
Super Bowl XLIII was a particularly dramatic game. After trailing to the Steelers by 13 points, the Arizona Cardinals scored 16 unanswered points and it looked as if they were going to win the game. However, Ben Roethlisberger and Santonio Holmes decided Steelers would have the final word. Roethlisberger let the Steelers on a 78-yard drive that ended with an unexpected toe-tapping touchdown catch in triple coverage by Holmes with only 37 seconds to play, securing the sixth win for the Steelers.
MALCOLM BUTLER’S UNEXPECTED GAME-WINNING INTERCEPTION
Super Bowl XLIX, 2015
In one of the most exciting Super Bowls of all time, the New England Patriots and the defending champion Seattle Seahawks gave us quite a show. In the last 26 seconds of the game, the Patriots were clinging to a four-point lead. Seattle had the ball at the 1-yard line and it seemed they will win again. Coach Pete Carroll, however, decided to throw the ball, despite having one of the best running backs in the league, which cost Seattle their season. Malcolm Butler intercepted the ball and the Patriots won after all.
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