January 29th, 2014
This year is the XLVIII (48th) Super Bowl! So many great games, so little time...so we're honing it down to the FIVE BEST SUPER BOWLS EVER for you.
After much consideration, some arguing, and even a few tears, we present the NFL RUSH Top 5 Super Bowls List
#4 - Super Bowl XXXVI - New England 20, St. Louis 17
Super Bowl XXXVI matched the heavily favored St. Louis Rams - aka the “Greatest Show On Turf” - against the young upstart New England Patriots. Most people expected the Rams to roll over the inexperienced Patriots, but most people didn’t know much about the Patriots young starting QB named Tom Brady. By the end of this game, fans had witnessed the birth of the Tom Brady legacy.
Super Bowl XXXVI was a thriller from start to finish, with clutch plays made by both teams. New England built a 17-3 advantage on the strength of a Ty Law pick-six off of Rams QB Kurt Warner. This defensive score was soon followed by a Brady TD pass to David Patten.
Kurt Warner rallied the Rams to tie the game at 17-17, with a QB sneak for a TD and a 26-yard strike to Ricky Proehl to tie the game with only 1:30 left in the 4th quarter.
The stage was set for Brady, who had taken over for Drew Bledsoe as the Patriots starting QB earlier in the season, to begin building his legend as one of the most clutch performers in NFL history. Brady was laser-sharp in driving his team to the Rams 30 yard line, without the benefit of a timeout.
With seven seconds to go, Adam Vinatieri booted the 48-yard Super Bowl-winning field goal. It was the first time in Super Bowl history that the game was won on the final play.
Check back later to see the #3 selection on the NFL RUSH Top 5 Super Bowl’s list.
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.