10 Worst Super Bowls in NFL History
10 Worst Super Bowls in NFL History
It has become an American tradition like hot dogs, the 4th of July and apple pie; the Super Bowl is practically a holiday for Americans. In two weeks, the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks will take on the AFC champion Denver Broncos to determine who will be the winner of the Super Bowl.
Throughout the history of this great sporting event that is so unique to this country, we have had some great moments in Super Bowl history. We had a Hall-of-Fame quarterback named Joe Montana have a game-winning drive against the Cincinnati Bengals to help earn his San Francisco 49ers the win in Super Bowl XXIII. We have had a drive that saw the Tennessee Titans just a yard away from upsetting the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Then there are the “other” Super Bowls that many of us want to forget. We want to forget these games because our favorite teams may have had a tough loss in them or the game may have gotten so out of hand that it was not enjoyable.
In this article, we are going to examine the ten worst Super Bowls in NFL history.
Many of these Super Bowls you may have already forgotten. Many of you may have not even been born when these Super Bowls took place. If you really want to check these games out, the NFL Films would be the place to look. Listen, if you want to really know what happens, just check this article out and save yourself the trouble of watching these very difficult games. It will be better for you in the long run!
10. Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings
Sometimes a team comes up against a force that just cannot be stopped. The Miami Dolphins the season before had the perfect season going undefeated. In 1973, the Dolphins again won the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings defeating them 24-7. The Dolphins went up the field and scored on their first two possessions, and that was all she wrote!
9. Super Bowl XL: Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
If you are a fan of great offensive performances then you should probably avoid watching the highlights of Super Bowl XL. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in a game that showed a lack of offense more than stellar defenses. The biggest play of the game actually came from a receiver throwing a touchdown pass to another receiver when Hines Ward caught a touchdown pass from Antwaan Randle El. This was a Super Bowl that one could fall asleep to.
8. Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots
Super Bowl XXXI was actually a pretty good game until the fourth quarter came around. Drew Bledsoe threw two interceptions in the final quarter and never brought the ball into the Green Bay Packers’ side of the field. Bledsoe had four interceptions in this game while Brett Favre began his legend.
7. Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears vs. New England Patriots
The “Super Bowl Shuffle” worked in this game for the Chicago Bears. The Bears' great defense was too much for the New England Patriots. This wasn’t a Patriots team that had Tom Brady, but I don’t even think he could have stopped this machine of a team that the Bears had that season.
6. Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants
If you love to watch a Super Bowl with two teams that had no big name quarterbacks, a team that turned the ball over five times and a defense that did not allow a single offensive touchdown, then Super Bowl XXXV was the one for you. Here was a game that pinned “the great” Trent Dilfer against the journeyman Kerry Collins. The Baltimore Ravens made a joke out of the New York Giants in this game.
5. Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos
Having a 35-point second quarter is always the way you want your team to play in the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XXII the Washington Redskins made this happen against the Denver Broncos. If you like blowouts then check it out, but this was definitely one of those Super Bowls that you could have turned off after the halftime show.
4. Super Bowl XXIV: San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
Everyone loves watching a close, suspense-building Super Bowl. This was not one of those games. Hall-of-Fame quarterback Joe Montana went up against another future Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway in a game that many felt would be closer than this. They were wrong. When a team scores a touchdown on four of its first six possessions, you know it's going to be a long night!
3. Super Bowl XXIX: San Francisco 49ers vs. San Diego Chargers
Steve Young threw for a record six touchdowns to help his San Francisco 49ers destroy the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX. This wasn’t a game from the start. The 49ers were a force that no one wanted to mess with that season, and the Chargers were the unlucky team that had to get embarrassed by this juggernaut.
2. Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills
Here is the reason why this game is on this list: 52-17. The Dallas Cowboys were the team of the 1990s, and it showed in this Super Bowl XXVII win. The Buffalo Bills could have easily have been the team of the decade, but this game was the downfall of the Bills. I'm pretty sure they haven't recovered from this this loss yet!
1. Super Bowl XVIII: Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins
When you beat a team 38-9 it shows complete domination. The Los Angeles Raiders made the Washington Redskins want to take a mulligan on this game. The Redskins could only put up three field goals in a Super Bowl! No matter which way you twist this, it was a terrible Super Bowl -- except for Raider fans, of course!