With his ankle hurt, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles by throwing two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and scrambling for 26 yards on the decisive drive. Harrison Butker sealed the victory with a 27-yard field goal with eight seconds left. Super Bowl 57 is in the books, and it is sure to be considered one of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history. With that said here is our list of the 10 Greatest Super Bowl Finishes Ever.
Top 10 Greatest Super Bowl Finishes Ever
1. Super Bowl LI (2017) – New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons – In the first overtime game in Super Bowl history, Super Bowl LI, played in 2017 between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, had an incredible ending. The Falcons led 28-3 in the third quarter and appeared to be on their way to a comfortable victory. However, the Patriots mounted a historic comeback and scored 25 unanswered points to tie the game at 28-28 and send it to overtime. In overtime, the Patriots won the coin toss and drove down the field for a touchdown, with James White scoring the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard run. Tom Brady was named the game’s MVP after throwing for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards and two touchdowns. Final score: 34-28, Patriots.
2. Super Bowl XLIII (2009) – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals – With less than a minute left in the game, Ben Roethlisberger connected with Santonio Holmes for a 6-yard touchdown pass to take the lead, and then the Steelers defense sealed the win with an interception on the Cardinals’ final drive. Final score: 27-23, Steelers.
3. Super Bowl XLII (2008) – New York Giants vs. New England Patriots – Eli Manning led the Giants on a game-winning drive in the final minutes of the game, completing a miraculous 32-yard pass to David Tyree while being tackled, and then throwing a touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with just 35 seconds left on the clock. The Giants’ defense held on to secure the upset win over the previously undefeated Patriots. Final score: 17-14, Giants.
4. Super Bowl XXV (1991) – New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills – In a game that came down to the wire, the Giants kicked a game-winning field goal with just seconds left on the clock to win 20-19. Giants running back Ottis Anderson was named the game’s MVP after rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown.
5. Super Bowl XXXVI (2002) – New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams – Adam Vinatieri kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Patriots their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Tom Brady was named the game’s MVP after throwing for 145 yards and a touchdown. Final score: 20-17, Patriots.
6. Super Bowl XLIX (2015) – New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks – Super Bowl XLIX, played in 2015 between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, had a dramatic ending. The Seahawks had the ball on the one-yard line with less than a minute left and trailed by four points. Instead of running the ball with Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson attempted a pass, which was intercepted by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, sealing the victory for the Patriots. Tom Brady was named the game’s MVP after throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns. Final score: 28-24, Patriots.
7. Super Bowl XLVII (2013) – Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers – The Ravens built a big lead early in the game, but the 49ers mounted a furious comeback in the second half. With a chance to tie the game in the final minutes, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s pass to Michael Crabtree in the end zone was incomplete, and the Ravens held on to win 34-31. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was named the game’s MVP after throwing for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
8. Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) – St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans – The Titans had a chance to tie the game on the final play with a touchdown, but were stopped just short of the goal line, giving the Rams a 23-16 victory. Rams quarterback Kurt Warner was named the game’s MVP after throwing for 414 yards and two touchdowns. Final score: 23-16, Rams.
9. Super Bowl XXXII (1998) – Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers – Super Bowl XXXII, played in 1998 between the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers, had a dramatic ending. The game was tied at 24-24 in the fourth quarter when the Broncos quarterback, John Elway, led a go-ahead touchdown drive, which was capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Terrell Davis. The Packers had one final chance to tie the game, but quarterback Brett Favre’s pass on fourth down fell incomplete, giving the Broncos their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Terrell Davis was named the game’s MVP after rushing for 157 yards and three touchdowns. Final score: 31-24, Broncos.
10. Super Bowl XIII (1979) – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys – Super Bowl XIII, played in 1979 between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys, had a thrilling ending. With just under two minutes remaining in the game, the Steelers had a 35-17 lead. However, the Cowboys scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 35-24 and then recovered an onside kick. They quickly scored another touchdown to make it a 35-31 game with less than a minute left. The Cowboys attempted another onside kick, but the Steelers recovered it and held on for the victory. Terry Bradshaw was named the game’s MVP after throwing for 318 yards and four touchdowns. Final score: 35-31, Steelers.