42 Years in the Making: The Super Bowl Highlight Reel, Part 3

Trevor BentleyCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2008

Now to conclude the three-part series...

3. One For Dungy

Tony Dungy, beaming and sporting an NFL champions cap, waded through the mob on the soggy field until he found his quarterback, Peyton Manning, and there they stood in the rain, the winning Super Bowl coach and the MVP, finally savoring a moment that was a long time coming.

Dungy became the first black coach to win the championship, beating good friend and protege Lovie Smith in a game that featured the first two black coaches in the Super Bowl. The Game also had the first opening kick return for a touchdown after a 92 Yard dash by Devin Hester

 

2. One More Yard

Mike Jones tackled Kevin Dyson at the 1-yard line as time expired, preserving the Rams' first-ever Super Bowl title.

The Tennessee Titans drove downfield trailing 23-16 with 1:54 left in regulation, and McNair avoided a sack and completed a 16-yard pass to Kevin Dyson to place Tennessee at the Rams' 10 with six seconds remaining. With no timeouts, McNair attempted a quick pass to a slanting Dyson, who caught the ball in stride at the Rams' 3. However, Jones reacted quickly and stepped up to tackle Dyson at the 1-yardline as time expired.

And to conclude this series with a feel good moment...

 

1.One Last Hurrah

John Elway, in his last game, passed for 336 yards and ran for a touchdown to earn most valuable player honors as the Broncos became the first AFC team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Steelers won XIII and XIV as the Broncos went on to win 34-19. Elway was 18 of 29 for 336 yards and one touchdown, with an interception. Davis had 25 carries for 102 yards. Smith had five receptions for 152 yards. Later after Elway won the MVP award. One of the greatest quarterbacks alive retired.

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