With Super Bowl 51 (or LI, if you prefer the Roman numeral system) just around the corner, it is a perfect time to reflect on the impressive run of championship games that made up Super Bowls 1-50. It’s crazy to think that the biggest of football fans have been able to watch every single one of these games on TV. Kudos to anyone out there who has accomplished such a feat. Let’s get a little nostalgic about the best of the best, shall we? Here are the top seven Super Bowls that fans have enjoyed over the past 50 years.
7. Super Bowl 25 – New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
It was the game that offered popularity to a football related exclamation, “Wide right!” For those who didn’t watch the game, or remember much about it—except for Scott Norwood’s missed FG—the entire game was a back and forth battle. In fairness to Norwood, it was a 47 yard attempt and the ball had some of the craziest tailing movement ever seen, but he somehow kicked a slice. Overall, great defense gave way to key plays and sustained drives, and that kept the scoring relatively low. It was a shock to many fans, who expected the Buffalo Bills to win walking away. For those wrestling with their long-term memory, Jeff Hostetler was the QB for New York, and Otis Anderson was named MVP after running for 102 yards on 21 carries, with a TD. The Giants won 20-19.