Top 5 Edge-of-Your-Seat Super Bowl Moments
It’s here. The Big Game. The Ad-pocalypse. The Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LIV is this weekend, and the final countdown to game day is electrifying. Here at Gametime, we’re prepping our dips, fine-tuning our chili recipes, and getting out the ledger for some wild prop bets. What flavor will the victory Gatorade bath be? Our money’s on classic Lemon-Lime.
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The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will step into action at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL this Sunday. Super Bowl tickets are a hot commodity, and this year is no exception. It looks like this is a wild year for ticket prices — with average prices soaring above past records in the lead up to the big day.
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Super Bowl Superlatives
Whether you have your Super Bowl tickets in-hand or are setting up a wing and pizza feast at home, here are five Super Bowl moments that still keep us on the edge of our seat:
- Biggest Comeback 🎉: Super Bowl LI — Patriots vs. Falcons
28-3. A number that will haunt Atlanta Falcons fans for years to come. In Super Bowl 51, the Patriots were looking to add a fifth ring to the collection. At the same time, the Falcons were angling for their first championship win ever. Things were looking great for the Falcons at the half, with a 25-point lead by the third quarter. Undeterred, Brady and the Patriots rallied for one of the greatest comebacks in football history, tieing it up in the fourth quarter and pushing the game to the first overtime in Super Bowl history. Ultimately, the Patriots won in overtime, setting numerous records and sealing the legacy of Tom Brady and the Pats.
- Greatest Catch 🏈: Super Bowl XLII— Giants vs. Patriots
AKA “The Helmet Catch.” David Tyree may have one of the most unlikely catches in Super Bowl history. In the final 2 minutes of the 2008 Super Bowl, the Giants’ Eli Manning evaded three Patriots defenders to hit David Tyree 35 yards out for a crucial first down. Tyree leaped to catch the ball, just barely eeking out the Patriot’s safety Rodney Harrison, who managed to swipe away Tyree’s left arm. In a moment of Super Bowl magic, Tyree clutched the ball to his helmet, completed the pass, and paved the way for the Giants’ victory.
- Biggest Blowout 💥: Super Bowl XXIV — 49ers vs. Broncos
When it comes to championship games, a one-sided blowout between the best of the best may be the most unexpected result. In 1989, the San Francisco 49ers were chock-full of soon-to-be Hall of Famers, including a powerhouse Joe Montana - Jerry Rice combo. With a 55-10 final score, the 49ers set records for most points scored by a single team in a Super Bowl and for the largest point disparity in Super Bowl History. Garoppolo and Co. have some serious cleats to fill if they plan to repeat history this Sunday.
- Most Heartbreaking Play 💔: Super Bowl XXXIV —Titans vs. Rams
One. Yard. Short. In Super Bowl 34, it all came down to one final play for the Titans. The clock was running out. A single play from the Ram’s 10-yard line could give Tennessee a chance to tie the Rams and push the game into the first overtime in this history of the Super Bowl. With just seconds left to make history, Rams linebacker Mike Jones wrapped up Titans’ WR Kevin Dyson less than a yard from the Ram’s endzone. Dyson stretched his arm to the limit to try to put the ball just a few... more... inches, but the Titan’s heartbreaking fate was sealed.
- Highest Pressure Kick 😅: Super Bowls XXXVI & XXXVIII
The Patriots’ Adam Vinatieri holds the distinction of not one, but two last-minute game-winning field goals. To say he has ice running through veins is an understatement— he is a walking glacier of clutch-kicking excellence. In Super Bowl XXXVI, he split the uprights from 48 yards as the clock ran out and literally kick-started the modern Patriots Dynasty.
The Superbowl is full of hair-raising moments — from the halftime show to the raising of the Lombardi Trophy. Whether you’re enjoying the game from your living room or from prime seats on the 50-yard line, we hope your Super Bowl Sunday is a blast, no matter who wins!