Top 5 Super Bowls of All Time | The Countdown

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Before I started at TPS, I had my own countdown show called ‘Top 5’ for my sports website Here is the first episode, Top 5 Super Bowls of All-Time.

Welcome to Top 5! The show where pick a subject and rank it’s top 5. This week, we’re looking at the Super Bowl. In its golden anniversary, the Super Bowl has evolved into the spectacle of spectacles. Whether tuning in for the Puppy Bowl, seeing new and exciting advertisements, or the game itself, the Super Bowl has something for everyone. So today we count down the Top 5 Super Bowls of All Time.

Number 5: Super Bowl 23 Joe Montana leads the San Francisco 49ers down the field on an 11 play 92 yard drive to beat the Cincinnati Bengals. The game was tied leading all the way up until the end of the 3rd quarter, when Stanford Jennings returned a 93 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. With 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter and the Bengals up 16-13, Joe Montana took over. He picked apart the Bengals defense driving downfield to put the 49ers within striking distance. With 39 seconds left, Montana found John Taylor in the endzone to cap off an 11 play drive, and put the 9ers up 20-16 and give Bill Walsh his last Super Bowl victory.

Number 4: Super Bowl 34 The Greatest Stop on Turf. Kurt Warner vs Steve McNair. It was an uphill battle for the Titans as they were on the wrong end of a 16-0 lead by the Rams. With a gutsy effort by Steve McNair and the rest of the Titans, they fought back tying the score at 16. Warner then found Isaac Bruce for a 73 yard touchdown to give the Rams a 23-16 lead. With under 2 minutes left, Air McNair lead the Titans to the 10 yard line with only six seconds left. However, On the Titans final play, Kevin Dyson’s slant route came up about three yards short and the Rams pulled out the victory in Super Bowl 34.

Number 3: Super Bowl 49 FEED THE BEAST…MODE. The two best teams in primetime going at it for the championship, WHAT’S BETTER THAN THAT? Going into halftime tied at 14, the Seahawks would come out in the 3rd to go up 10 over the Patriots. Then Tom Brady shows up. The Patriots scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to go up by four. Once the Seahawks we’re driving to score, we saw the same magic that has plagued the great Sir Thomas Brady before in Super Bowl history as Jermaine Kearse caught a miraculous pass to set the Seahawks up inside the five. We all thought it was over, until Russell Wilson throws to a wide open Malcolm Butler. Fortunately for Pats fans Malcolm Butler plays for them.

Number 2: Super Bowl 42 I don’t know what we are calling it, but David Tyree’s helmet catch is the single luckiest SLASH greatest SLASH exciting play to ever exist in Super Bowl history. The Patriots marched into the game with a perfect season on the line, while the Giants entered as a wild card, winning three road games to make it to Super Sunday. The game was a defensive battle in the first half, and picked up the scoring in the 4th quarter. With The Giants coming out on top after a fantastic escape by Eli, a toss to Tyree, capped off with a touchdown to a wide-open Plaxico Burress; the Giants ended Brady and New England’s undefeated streak.

Number 1: Super Bowl 43 The Super Bowl with the greatest defensive play (arguably with our number 3 pick Malcolm Butler’s interception), in James Harrison’s 100-yard interception return, Larry Fitzgerald giving the Cardinals the lead with 2 minutes left, and Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes in the corner of the endzone. This Super Bowl matched up a high powered offense against a stingy defense, Kurt against Ben, and it also gave us John Madden’s last Super Bowl broadcast. It was dominated early on by the Steelers with their defense keeping the Cardinals to 7 points all the way until the 4th quarter. After scoring sixteen unanswered points, the Cardinals lead the game with 2:30 seconds left. That’s when BEN GOT SURGICAL. Starting his drive from the 21 yard line Ben drove down the field and hit Santonio Holmes in the corner of the endzone with the single most greatest pass in the history of the Super Bowl. The Steelers won 27-23.

That was our Top 5 Greatest Super Bowls of all time. If you like what you saw, click the subscribe button. We’ll see you next week on Top 5.

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