Top 5 Super Bowls We Wish We Had Seen

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Top 5 Super Bowls We Wish We Had Seen
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Other than Baltimore Ravens fans, San Francisco 49ers fans and members of the Harbaugh family, it's hard to find people who aren't pleased with the pairing of teams in Super Bowl XLVI.

The New York Giants and New England Patriots meet in a rematch of what many consider the best Super Bowl ever. Since the Giants stunned the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, every Super Bowl matchup has had some appeal.

Super Bowl XLIII might have seemed like an awkward and one-sided hookup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. Many anticipated a Battle of Pennsylvania, but the Cardinals foiled that by beating the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. However, the Cardinals gave the Steelers all they could handle in a game that also has a claim as the best all-time Super Bowl.

Also in the last five years we've had Drew Brees vs. Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV and two of the most storied franchises of the Super Bowl era, the Steelers and Green Bay Packers, clashing in Super Bowl XLV.

Not every Super Bowl is quite as interesting, however. Some years, a dream matchup doesn't become reality because one of the teams expected to get there doesn't get the job done in the conference championship game.

Let's take a look at the top-five Super Bowls that we wanted but didn't get.

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