During the last few years, the popularity of American football has grown around the world. There are many people who have become fans of a sport that until a few decades ago was not known to the world and that now has millions of viewers, moves millions of dollars in bets and merchandise. It is already considered one of the most-watched sports in the world. The most important game of the NFL season has also become one of the most watched events in the world, where its fans place their bets, from who will be the winner and champion of the Super Bowl to what will be the color of the Gatorade launched. to the champion Head Coach.
Super Bowl LVII is very close and this coming February 12th the 57th game in history will be played, but what have been the Super Bowls of previous years, what have been the surprises, their MVPs and champions? We are going to give a historical compilation of what have been the most vibrant moments and best games in Super Bowl history.
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First Super Bowl
The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1957. However, this first game was not called the Super Bowl. Its name was “First AFL-NFL World Championship Game” because it was the first final between teams from the AFC and the NFL. This game was played between the teams of the Green Bay Packers (NFL) and the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL). This first final would be won by the Green Bay Packers by a score of 10-35, where with a memorable performance by their QB Bart Starr they would win the first game that would start the mythical Super Bowl.
Super Bowl XXV
New York Giants vs Buffalo Bills: It was on January 27, 1991, when the teams of the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills played what was called the “Wide Right” game, this because, in the last game On the game-defining play for the championship, Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood would miss a 47-yard field goal that went wide to the right of the end zone, giving the New Yorkers the win. New York Giants by a score of 20-19. Undoubtedly a painful defeat for the Bills, who came as betting favorites and who were very close to reaching the top of the season.
Super Bowl LII
Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots: There is no doubt that this has been one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history, both for the performances of Nick Foles and Tom Brady and for being one of the Super Bowls with More points in the story. The game was played on February 4, 2018. The bets put the great New England Patriots team led by the legendary QB Tom Brady as a favorite, however, the Philadelphia Eagles team would give a big surprise. With an inspired Nick Foles and an unstoppable offense, the Philadelphia Eagles would defeat the Patriots by a score of 41-33, a game where the mythical play called “Philly Special” would be born, which would confuse the Patriots’ defense and allow the TD by part of Nick Foles, who would be named MVP of the game.
Super Bowl XLIX
New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks: This game was played on February 1, 2015. The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots were coming to the most important game of the season. They faced one of the best offenses (New England Patriots) against one of the most impressive defenses in Super Bowl history (Seattle Seahawks). With 1 minute to go before the game ended, the Patriots had a 28-24 lead. Russell Wilson would hit a pass that it looked like Jermaine Kearse wasn’t going to be able to catch, but he managed to keep the ball. The Seahawks had the game-winning play on their hands, but an errant pitch by Russell Wilson that would be intercepted by Malcon Butler with 24 seconds left would give the Patriots the win.
Super Bowl LI
New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons: There is no doubt that February 5, 2017, will be a date Super Bowl lovers will never forget. The most important teams of the season were the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, who were the favorites to win the game. But the game was dominated by the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan did an excellent job in the first 3 quarters of the game, but the nightmare would come for the Falcons. With 10 minutes to go before the game ended, the Falcons led by 19 points, until Tom Brady’s magic would appear and they tied the game with 26 seconds to go. In overtime the Patriots would win the game with a score by James White, achieving the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.