Super Bowls I-XLIII: The Top Ten Super Bowl Moments of All-Time
Moments like the one shown in the first picture are what make this game great. Whether it is the catch Santonio Holmes made last year to secure a win for the Steelers, or Broadway Joe calling a victory versus Vince Lombardi's Packers—moments like this define history.
Counting down from ten, lets take a look at the top Super Bowl moments of all-time.
X: Marcus Allen's Run
Marcus Allen had a beautiful run in Super Bowl XVIII against the Washington Redskins. It was definitely one of the most famous runs in Super Bowl history.
His 74-yard reverse put Allen on track for where he is today—enshrined in Canton in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He helped lead the L.A. Raiders to a blowout win, 38-9, over the Washington Redskins. He had 191 yards in the game.
IX: Wide Right
Scott Norwood had a chance to send the Bills to victory in Super Bowl XXV. With seconds left, the Bills' kicker had a chance to win the game. Wide right.
His miss is the most famous miss in Super Bowl history. It affirmed Bill Parcells as one of the greatest coaches and the Giants won the game 20-19.
The Bills had four trips to the Super Bowl and four losses. Norwood's kick was the one chance the Bills had at changing their place in NFL history.
VIII: Cowboy Up
Cornerback, Larry Brown, had a great day against the Steelers. With four minutes remaining in the game, Brown found a pass in his hands. He took the pass 22 yards to the six yard line.
The Cowboys turned that play into a victory (SB XXX). They won the game 22-17 and a found a place in NFL history.
VII: Elway Takes Off
John Elway went airborne for a memorable first down in Super Bowl XXXII versus the Green Bay Packers.
He ran towards the first down marker on third and six. As he went airborne diving for the line, Packers safety Leroy Butler hit him followed by Mike Prior, sending him twirling like a helicopter.
Two plays later, great Broncos running back, Terrell "TD" Davis scored to put the Broncos up for good and on track to win Super Bowl XXXII.
VI: Vinatieri Who?
The Greatest Show on Turf versus the Patriots (SB XXXVI) was one of the best Super Bowl games ever played. The Patriots were 17 point underdogs.
Enter no-name Patriots' kicker, Adam Vinatieri. No one really knew who this guy was. After the game, you knew him.
With the game ending, Vinatieri nailed a 48-yard field goal to propel the Patriots to the first of their three Super Bowl victories. This field goal made Vinatieri one of the best clutch kickers of this era.
V: Short but No Cigar (At least for the Titans)
Rams' linebacker, Mike Jones, etched his name into the pro football history book with one play in Super Bowl XXXIV.
With six seconds left, Titans wide out, Kevin Dyson, ran a slant and was stopped by Jones one yard short on the final play of the game. The Rams won, 23-16.
IV: Tyree's Header (and Helmet)
This catch was almost as great as Lynn Swann's. The only thing that made Swann's better was it was prettier.
With 59 seconds remaining, Eli Manning threw a jump ball to David Tyree to help set up the amazing come-from-behind Giants' victory.
The Giants went on to upset the Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII.
III: Swann Song
All sports fans know about this amazing catch.
In Super Bowl X Steelers' receiver, Lynn Swann, made an amazing acrobatic catch. He dove, tipped the ball, and caught it while lying on his back for a 53-yard gain.
Swann finished the day with four catches, 161 yards, and a touchdown as the Steel Curtain went on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17.
II: Two Feet Down (SB XLIII)
This is arguably one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history.
After 16 unanswered points put up by the Cardinals, Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger drove his teadown the field. With 35 seconds left, Roethlisberger lobbed a pass up to the back corner of the end zone for a near impossible catch for a touchdown by Santonio Holmes.
One of the greatest Super Bowl catches of all-time.
I: Harrison Train
This also happens to be (arguably) one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history.
James Harrison picked off a Kurt Warner pass right before halftime of last season's Super Bowl (XLIII). It was a perfect read, perfect break on the ball, perfect catch, and a perfect run back for the 100-yard score.
It gave the Steelers a 14-point swing on the way to a 27-23 victory. John Clayton thinks it's the best and I agree.