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8 Fearless Plays From the Super Bowl

Relive some of the greatest football events in history

  • NRG Stadium in Houston, will host Super Bowl LI
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    Super Bowl GOAT Moments

    Before preparing all the delicious snacks and inviting your buddies over to root for either the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl LI game (Feb. 5, 6:30 ET, Fox), look back at some of the event’s most memorable moments.

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XXII
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    1988: Washington 42, Denver 10 Washington trailed Denver in Super Bowl XXII when Doug Williams, the first African American quarterback to start a Super Bowl, threw four TD passes in the second quarter, sparking a win.   

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XXIII
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    1989: San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16 With a championship on the line, Joe Montana led a 92-yard drive in Super Bowl XXIII, then hit John Taylor with a touchdown pass with only 35 seconds on the clock to beat Cincinnati.   

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XXXIV
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    2000: St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16 The Tennessee Titans appeared headed for a win in Super Bowl XXXIV after a long drive, but St. Louis Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackled Kevin Dyson at the one-yard line to preserve the victory.                

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XXXVI
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    2002: New England 20, St. Louis 17 The clock read 0:07 when Adam Vinatieri lined up for a 48-yard field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI. But the pressure didn’t faze the New England Patriot, and his kick beat the St. Louis Rams.

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XLII
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    2008: New York Giants 17, New England 14 When David Tyree pinned a pass against his helmet for a long completion in Super Bowl XLII, he kept the winning drive alive as the New York Giants upset the heavily favored New England Patriots.  

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XLIII
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    2009: Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23 With 35 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIII, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Santonio Holmes made a tiptoe catch in the end zone, crushing the hopes of the Arizona Cardinals.

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XLIV
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    2010: New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17 The New Orleans Saints trailed the Indianapolis Colts at the half of Super Bowl XLIV when Saints coach Sean Payton called an onside kick, changing the momentum and igniting a Saints victory.                

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  • Fearless Super Bowl Plays, SUPER BOWL XLIX
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    2015: New England 28, Seattle 24 The Seattle Seahawks were one yard from back-to-back Super Bowl wins when New England Patriots rookie Malcolm Butler intercepted a potential game-winning pass at the goal line.  

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