These Iconic Super Bowl Moments From the Past Will Never Be Forgotten.
The Super Bowl is the biggest event in American professional football and is watched by millions of people all over the world.
Over the years, there have been countless unforgettable moments in Super Bowl history that have left a lasting impact on the sport and its fans. From game-winning touchdowns and interceptions to historic comebacks and guarantees, the Super Bowl has provided a stage for some of the most memorable moments in NFL history.
Getting together with friends and family to watch the Super Bowl is one of the greatest highlights of each year. And when the team you’ve been rooting for lands in one of those final two coveted spots, it makes watching the Super Bowl even more enticing.
In the 2023 Super Bowl which took place on February 12, the Chiefs defeated the Eagles on a late field goal; Patrick Mahomes named MVP wins the second title. The Chiefs rallied to beat Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
Now is a great time to reflect on some of the most iconic Super Bowl moments in history. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just a casual spectator, these moments are sure to live on in the annals of sports history for years to come.
Super Bowl XXXII: John Elway’s helicopter moment in 1997
John Elway served as the quarterback for the Broncos for 13 years, solidifying himself as one of the greatest football stars of all time. However, all that was missing for him was an official Super Bowl title. Up until 1997, he was 0 for 3 in Super Bowl games. The Broncos entered the game head-to-head against the heavily favored Packers who were looking to take home a second Super Bowl championship.
During the third quarter, with the game tied, John (who’s known more for being a pocket passer) scrambled for a first down. He got clipped from below and hit on his shoulder at the same time and flew spinning through the air like a helicopter blade, giving viewers one of the most historic moments in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XLIX: Malcolm Butler saves the game
With the Seattle Seahawks trying to repeat as champions, Russell Wilson decided to throw instead of running the ball with one of the greatest running backs at that time –– Marshawn Lynch. Malcolm Butler stepped up and became a household name, picking off Russell. This gave Tom Brady his fourth Super Bowl win in one of the greatest games ever.
Super Bowl LI: 28-to-3 game
With two minutes left in the third quarter, the Atlanta Falcons were up 28 to 3 against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The next quarter and first overtime gave us one of the most memorable moments in Super Bowl history as Tom Brady led the Patriots back to tie the game at 28–28.
The Patriots won the coin toss in overtime, and four minutes into overtime, James White scored the game-winning touchdown. It is the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl III: Joe Namath guarantees the Jets’ win
Joe Namath was a young and confident quarterback who loved the bright lights of New York. During his third season, he led the Jets to their first and only Suoer Bowl appearance where they were 20-point underdogs. This didn’t discourage Joe, since he went on to lead the Jets to a win.
Super Bowl XXV: The Kick
With time running out and the New York Giants trailing the Buffalo Bills, kicker Scott Norwood missed a game-winning field goal attempt, securing a Super Bowl victory for the Giants.
Super Bowl XLII: The helmet catch
The New York Giants came in as huge underdogs to the Patriots in 2007. The game was 14 to 10 with the Patriots in the lead. Late in the fourth quarter, Eli Manning miraculously broke away from tacklers and launched the definition of a Hail Mary to David Tyree, which he used his helmet to catch. This play kept the Giants alive and led to Eli throwing the game-winning touchdown to Plaxico Burress. This game is considered one of the greatest upsets ever.
Super Bowl X: The Immaculate Reception
In one of the most famous plays in NFL history, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris caught a deflected pass from quarterback Terry Bradshaw and ran it in for a touchdown to beat the Dallas Cowboys.
Super Bowl XXIII: The Catch
With less than three minutes left in the game, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark made a leaping grab in the end zone to beat the Cincinnati Bengals and secure a Super Bowl victory.
Super Bowl XLIII: The Tackle
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison intercepted a pass from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown, the longest play in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl L: The Interception Return
With the Carolina Panthers trailing the Denver Broncos late in the game, Von Miller intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, helping to secure a Super Bowl victory for the Broncos.
These moments are just a few of the many memorable moments in Super Bowl history.
The Super Bowl has provided us with some of the most exciting and memorable moments in American sports history. From clutch catches and game-winning interceptions to historic comebacks and bold guarantees, these moments have left a lasting impact on the sport and its fans. Whether you’re a lifelong football fan or just enjoy watching the big game, these moments will always be remembered as some of the greatest in Super Bowl history. So, as we gear up for another exciting Super Bowl, let us take a moment to reflect on the past and celebrate the unforgettable moments that make this event so special.