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Best Comebacks in Super Bowl History

Every NFL season brings us exciting games, with great plays, touchdowns and comebacks that remain in the memory of fans. The Super Bowl has been the stage for memorable comebacks and here we are going to take a tour of the three best comebacks in the game’s history.

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Best Comebacks in Super Bowl History
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1. Super Bowl LI

New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons

How can we forget that Super Bowl of the 2017 season? A game that many NFL fans classify as the best Super Bowl game in history and one of the games most remembered for the exceptional performance of Tom Brady.

The Atlanta Falcons arrived as slight underdogs after having been the best team in the NFC while the New England Patriots had finished the playoffs being the best team in the AFC and a league-best 14-2 record. Led by Matt Ryan, the Falcons would start the game in a phenomenal way. With second-quarter touchdowns from Devonta Freeman, Austin Hooper and Robert Alford (82-yard interception return), the Falcons seemingly had the game won as they finished the first half up 21-3. The third quarter arrived and the Atlanta Falcons scored again to make the score 28-3. It seemed like the Falcons had won Super Bowl LI until the magic of Tom Brady arrived.

James White scored to make it 28-9 late in the third quarter, and in the last quarter the New England offense was uncontrollable for the Atlanta defense. A field goal by Stephen Gostkowski and Brady’s touchdown pass to Danny Amendola cut the deficit to 28-20 before White tied the game with a 1-yard touchdown with 57 seconds to play, sending it to overtime. Again, White would be in charge of scoring the last TD of the game on the opening possession of overtime to give New England the victory in what was a comeback for history. It was one of the best games for Brady, who would be named MVP of the game and give the New England Patriots their fifth Super Bowl championship.

2. Super Bowl XLIX

New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks

It was Feb. 1, 2015, when the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks reached the last game of the season as the top two teams in each conference. The Seattle Seahawks wanted to win their second Super Bowl in a row after beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 the previous season. The teams were rated a pick’em to win the Super Bowl XLIX title.

 It all started positively for the Seattle Seahawks. At the end of the third quarter, Seattle was up by 10 points (24-14) on the scoreboard. What the Seahawks defense did not expect was the onslaught of the rival offense. Tom Brady would be the main player in charge of creating one of the most remembered comebacks in Super Bowl history. With touchdown passes from Brady to Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman, the Patriots would take a 28-24 lead with two minutes to play in the game.

The Seattle Seahawks had the last possession of the game and a chance to score to win the Super Bowl. Seattle had a second-and-goal at the 1-yard line and surprisingly called a pass play into the end zone. New England defender Malcolm Butler intercepted the pass thrown by Russell Wilson with 26 seconds remaining in the game, thus giving the victory to the Patriots. New England scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, thus ending 10 years of not having won a Super Bowl for the Patriots.

3. Super Bowl XXII

Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos

The Super Bowl of the 1988 season featured the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos in the biggest game of the season. Doug Williams arrived as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins team while John Elway commanded the offense of the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos would begin dominating the game and taking the lead by 10-0, but they did not expect an offensive eruption from the Redskins that would be lethal in the second quarter. Led by four touchdown passes from Williams, Washington would score 35 points in the second quarter with TDs on five consecutive possessions, which set a Super Bowl record for most points in a quarter – a mark that still stands.

Ricky Sanders had two touchdown receptions and Gary Clark, Timmy Smith and Clint Didier also scored in the record-setting quarter for a 35-10 halftime lead. The defense of Denver could never control the onslaught of the Redskins offense and the game ended with a score of 42-10.

Williams, the first Black quarterback to start a Super Bowl game, was the MVP of the game. He gave the Washington Redskins their second Super Bowl title in six seasons.

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