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Super Bowl I
Although he was the star of the game, Green Bay’s Bart Starr had his bad moments, too. Kansas City’s E.J. Holub (55) and Buck Buchanan (86) gang up to throw Starr for a loss in the third quarter, but the Packers beat the Chiefs, 35-10, in the first Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Jan. 16, 1967. At the time, it was simply known as the NFL-AFL championship game. (Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl II
After the Packers won their second consecutive Super Bowl with a 33-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 14, 1968, in Miami, Jerry Kramer (64) and other teammates carried Coach Vince Lombardi off the field. It was Lombardi’s final game as the Packers’ coach. Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr was selected most valuable player for a second consecutive Super Bowl. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl III
Big, bad Bubba Smith and the Baltimore Colts couldn’t stop Joe Namath and the New York Jets in Super Bowl III. After Broadway Joe predicted a victory over the 19-point favorite Colts, he delivered a 16-7 win on Jan. 12, 1969, in Miami. Namath was selected the game’s MVP. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl IV
Proving the Jets’ victory the year before was no fluke for the AFC, Coach Hank Stram led Kansas City to its second Super Bowl in four years and the Chiefs came away with a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 11, 1970, in New Orleans. Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson was selected MVP for the game. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl V
Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas sits stunned on the artificial turf after being decked in the second quarter of Super Bowl V against the Dallas Cowboys on Jan. 18, 1971, in Miami. The injured Unitas was forced to leave the game and did not return, but the Colts won, 16-13. Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley was selected the game’s most valuable player. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl VI
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach, who was chosen the most valuable player of the game, scrambles for a gain against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI on Jan 16, 1972, in New Orleans. Staubach led the Cowboys to a 24-3 victory. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl VII
Miami Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian looks to pass after a botched field-goal attempt against the Washington Redskins during Super Bowl VII at the Coliseum in Los Angeles on Jan. 14, 1973. The Dolphins won the game, 14-7. For the second time, a defensive player -- safety Jake Scott of Miami -- was selected the MVP of the Super Bowl. (Focus On Sport / Getty Images)
Super Bowl VIII
Miami Dolphins fullback Larry Csonka, Super Bowl VIII MVP, races through the Minnesota Vikings line on Jan. 13, 1974, at Rice Stadium in Houston. Miami defeated the Vikings, 24-7. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl IX
Pittsburgh Steelers players react as Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton recovers his own fumble in the end zone for a safety in the second quarter of Super Bowl IX in New Orleans’ Tulane Stadium on Jan. 12, 1975. Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain defense included L.C. Greenwood (68), Ernie Holmes (63), Joe Greene (75) and Mike Wagner (23). The Steelers won, 16-6, and running back Franco Harris was selected MVP. (Charlie Kelly / Associated Press)
Super Bowl X
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann dives as he catches a pass from quarterback Terry Bradshaw during Super Bowl X at the Orange Bowl in Miami on Jan. 18, 1976. Swann was chosen MVP as the Steelers won a second consecutive Super Bowl with a 21-17 victory. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XI
The Oakland Raiders dominated Minnesota, 32-14, in Super Bowl XI on Jan. 9, 1977, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, but carrying Coach John Madden from the field in jubilation was too much for them. Madden tumbles down as 270-pound John Matszak (72) and 220-pound Ted Hendricks (lower left) couldn’t hold him. Raiders receiver Fred Biletnikoff was chosen MVP. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XII
Despite the effort of Denver defensive back Steve Foley (43), wide receiver Golden Richards of Dallas hauls in a touchdown pass from fullback Robert Newhouse in Super Bowl XII on Jan. 15, 1978, in New Orleans. The Cowboys won the game, 27-10, and defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin were selected co-most valuable players. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XIII
Wide open Dallas Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith drops a pass in the end zone against the Pittsburgh Steelers that would have tied the score in Super Bowl XIII on Jan. 22, 1979, in Miami. The Steelers, though, would win their third Super Bowl in five years with a 35-31 victory. Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw won his first MVP award. (Phil Sandlin / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XIV
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Lynn Swann (88) goes up for a touchdown catch as Los Angeles Rams defenders Nolan Cromwell (21) and Pat Thomas (27) arrive too late during the third quarter of Super Bowl XIV on Jan. 20, 1980, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Terry Bradshaw won his second consecutive MVP by guiding the Steelers to a 31-19 victory. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XV
Hall of Fame guard Gene Upshaw (63) leads running back Arthur Whittington down field against the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl XV on Jan. 25, 1981, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Raiders would get the win, 27-10, and quarterback Jim Plunkett would be selected MVP. (Sylvia Allen / NFL)
Super Bowl XVI
San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh is carried off the field after the 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21, in Super Bowl XVI on Jan 24, 1982, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana would guide the 49ers on a late-scoring drive to earn MVP honors for the game.  (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XVII
Washington Redskins running back John Riggins, the game’s MVP, breaks away from Miami Dolphins cornerback Don McNeal on his way to the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XVII on Jan. 30, 1983, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XVIII
Marcus Allen gave the Los Angeles Raiders their only Super Bowl triumph by rushing for a then-record 191 yards in a 38-9 victory over the Washington Redskins on Jan. 22, 1984, in Tampa, Fla. Allen, of course, was selected the game’s most valuable player.  (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XIX
San Francisco 49ers safety Ronnie Lott (42) slams into Miami Dolphins receiver Mark Clayton (83) to break up a pass during Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif., on Jan. 20, 1985. San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana would win his second MVP award by leading the 49ers to a 38-16 victory. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XX
Chicago Bears defensive lineman-turned-fullback William Perry spikes the football after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 26, 1986, in Super Bowl XX at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Bears, behind their famed “46" defense, lost once in the regular season and crushed New England, 46-10. Defensive end Richard Dent had two sacks and forced two fumbles to earn MVP honors. (Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXI
New York Giants defensive lineman Erik Howard (74) and linebacker Lawrence Taylor (56) stand over Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway after he was sacked in the end zone for a safety during the second quarter in Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Jan. 25, 1987. The Giants won the game, 39-20, by scoring 24 unanswered points after halftime, with game MVP Phil Simms completing 22 of 25 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. (Amy Sancetta / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXII
Doug Williams, the first African American to start as quarterback in the Super Bowl, threw four touchdown passes in the Washington Redskins’ 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII on Jan. 31, 1988, at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Williams was selected most valuable player after he completed 18 of 29 passes for 340 yards, and teammate Timmy Smith rushed 22 times for 204 yards and two more scores.  (Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXIII
San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice makes a fingertip catch against the Cincinnati Bengals during Super Bowl XXIII on Jan. 22, 1989, at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. Rice was chosen most valuable player after catching 11 passes for a record 215 yards and a touchdown in a 20-16 victory.  (Lennox McLendon / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXIV
San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig evades Denver Broncos linebacker Michael Brooks during a 55-10 victory on Jan. 28, 1990, in Super Bowl XXIV at the Superdome in New Orleans. Quarterback Joe Montana, the game’s MVP, completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and a record five touchdowns as the 49ers became the second franchise to capture four Super Bowl victories. (Rick Stewart / Allsport)
Super Bowl XXV
New York Giants running back Ottis Anderson leaps over Buffalo Bills cornerback Kirby Jackson during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXV on Jan. 27, 1991, at Tampa Stadium. The Giants utilized their ball-control offense to dominate the clock (a record 40:19 time of possession) in a 20-19 victory over the Bills, who had a chance to win in the final seconds before Scott Norwood’s 47-yard field-goal attempt sailed wide right. Anderson was selected MVP of the game after rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown in 21 carries. (Bill Haber / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXVI
Washington Redskins running back Earnest Byner (21) scampers for a nine-yard gain as Buffalo Bills defensive end Bruce Smith tries to bring him down during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992, at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Redskins would win the game, 37-24, behind MVP Mark Rypien, who completed 18 of 33 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns. (Chris O’Meara / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXVII
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Leon Lett (78) begins to celebrate too early as he heads for the goal line after recovering a Buffalo Bills fumble during Super Bowl XXVII on Jan. 31, 1993, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Bills receiver Don Beebe (82) stripped the ball from Lett for a touchback. The Cowboys defeated the Bills, 52-17, as Troy Aikman was chosen MVP after completing 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns. (Douglas C. Pizac / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXVIII
A dejected Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas gets no solace from Henry Jones as the clock winds down in Super Bowl XVIII on Jan 30, 1994, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Bills lost their fourth consecutive Super Bowl, a 30-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, who were led by MVP Emmitt Smith and his 132 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 30 carries. Dallas became the third franchise to win four Super Bowls. (Steve Dykes / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XXIX
San Francisco quarterback Steve Young scrambles away from Chargers defensive end Leslie O’Neil and teammate Harris Barton during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXIX on Jan. 29, 1995, at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. It wasn’t enough that Young, the game’s most valuable player, passed for 325 yards and a record six touchdowns in a 49-26 victory; he was also the game’s top rusher with 49 yards. The 49ers became the first franchise to win five Super Bowls. (Paul Morse / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XXX
Dallas Cowboys cornerback-turned-receiver Deion Sanders gets inside Willie Williams of the Pittsburgh Steelers to make a catch for a big gain to set up a score in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXX on Jan. 28, 1996, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. The Cowboys would become the second franchise to win a fifth Super Bowl with a 27-17 victory. It was Dallas cornerback Larry Brown taking home the MVP honor with two interceptions, returning one 33 yards to the Pittsburgh six-yard line to set up the clinching touchdown. (Hans Deryk / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXXI
Green Bay receiver Antonio Freeman hauls in a pass from Brett Favre over New England Patriots safety Lawyer Milloy on his way to the longest scoring reception -- 81 yards -- in Super Bowl history during a 35-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXI on Jan. 26, 1997, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Kick returner Desmond Howard would be selected MVP as he equaled the Super Bowl record with 244 return yards and thwarted a Patriots comeback in the third quarter with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. (Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XXXII
Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway leaps with jubilation following the Broncos’ 31-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII on Jan. 25, 1998, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Denver’s Terrell Davis rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns in 30 carries to capture the MVP award. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XXXIII
Denver quarterback John Elway scores on a three-yard run in the Broncos’ 34-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII on Jan. 31, 1999, at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. Elway would be chosen MVP after completing 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards and a touchdown. (Paul Morse / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XXXIV
Tennessee Titans receiver Kevin Dyson (87) tries but fails to get the ball into the end zone as he is tackled by St. Louis Rams linebacker Mike Jones at the one-yard line on the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV on Jan. 30, 2000, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Although the Titans slowed the potent attack of the Rams, who won 23¿16, quarterback Kurt Warner would pass for 414 yards and two touchdowns without an interception to earn the MVP award. (John Gaps III / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXXV
Baltimore Ravens receiver Brandon Stokley (80) hauls in a 38-yard touchdown pass in front of New York Giants cornerback Jason Sehorn in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXV on Jan. 28, 2001, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Linebacker Ray Lewis, the game’s MVP, and the Ravens defense made it a one-sided affair as Baltimore won, 34-7. (Doug Mills / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXXVI
New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri reacts after kicking the game-wining field goal in Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams, 20-17. New England quarterback Tom Brady was the game’s MVP as he completed 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown. (Timothy A. Clary / Agence France-Presse)
Super Bowl XXXVII
Oakland Raiders receiver Jerry Rice can only contemplate during a break in the action in the third quarter of Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26, 2003, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Raiders, 48-21, as MVP Dexter Jackson set a record with two interceptions in the first half. The Bucs would return three Rich Gannon passes for touchdowns in the game. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Super Bowl XXXVIII
New England receiver David Givens dives for the goal line while being knocked out of bounds by Carolina cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. during Super Bowl XXXVIII on Feb. 1, 2004, at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The play set up the Patriots’ final touchdown in a 32-29 victory over the Panthers. Quarterback Tom Brady would win his second MVP award after he completed a record 32 passes in 48 attempts for 354 yards and three touchdowns. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XXXIX
New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi celebrates after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ 24-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Jacksonville, Fla. The Patriots won the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons thanks, in part, to a stellar effort by wide receiver Deion Branch, who caught a Super Bowl record 11 passes en route to MVP honors. With the game tied, 14-14, heading into the fourth quarter, a two-yard touchdown run coupled with an Adam Viniteri field goal gave the Patriots the title. (Julie Jacobson / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XL
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward beats Seattle’s Marcus Trufant (23) to score the final touchdown in a 21-10 win with 8:56 to play on a 43-yard pass from receiver Antwaan Randle El in Super Bowl XL on Feb. 6, 2006, at Ford Field in Detroit. Ward would be selected MVP with five catches for 123 yards, including a key 37-yard, third-down reception that set up Pittsburgh’s first touchdown. (Harry How / Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLI
Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman throws a pass under pressure from Indianapolis Colts linebacker Robert Mathis during Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The pass was intercepted by Kelvin Hayden and returned for the clinching touchdown to give the Colts a 29-17 win. Peyton Manning would complete 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown to earn the MVP award. (Eliot J. Schechter / Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLII
New York Giants receiver David Tyree catches a 32-yard pass from MVP Eli Manning while in the clutches of New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Manning, who completed 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards, would hit Plaxico Burress with a 13-yard scoring strike with 35 seconds left for a 17-14 win over previously unbeaten New England. (Gene Puskar / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XLIII
Pittsburgh receiver Santonio Holmes makes a reception along the side of the end zone against Arizona Cardinals defensive back Aaron Francisco for the winning score in the Steelers’ 27-23 victory in Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Holmes became the third Steelers receiver to win the game’s MVP award -- joining Lynn Swann and Hines Ward -- after he caught nine passes for 131 yards, including four for 71 on the final drive. Pittsburgh earned a record sixth Super Bowl victory, breaking a tie with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.  (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XLIV
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts with wife Brittany and son Baylen after Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. Brees, the game’s MVP, completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. His 32 completions tied the Super Bowl record set by New England’s Tom Brady in Super Bowl XXXVII. New Orleans became the fourth franchise to win the Super Bowl in their only appearance, joining Tampa Bay, Baltimore and the New York Jets(Al Diaz / McClatchy-Tribune)
Super Bowl XLV
Green Bay’s Nick Collins, bottom, celebrates with teammate Clay Matthews after scoring on an interception return for a touchdown during the Packers’ 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Green Bay became only the second sixth-seeded team to win the Super Bowl after quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns on his way to earning the Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers became the first Green Bay quarterback since Bart Starr to earn the honor. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XVLI
Giants receiver Mario Manningham makes an over-the-shoulder catch along the sideline in front of Patriots safeties Sterling Moore and Patrick Chung in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. MVP Eli Manning passed for 296 yards and one touchdown, leading the Giants to a come-from-behind, 21-17 victory over New England. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)
Joe Flacco
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw three touchdown passes in the first half and was selected the game’s most valuable player, is hoisted onto the shoulders of his teammates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII(Bill Haber / Associated Press)
Super Bowl XLVIII
The game started poorly for the Denver Broncos as running back Knowshon Moreno (27) had to retreat to the end zone to recover a bad snap on the first play from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Denver wouldn’t get a first down until the 20th minute of the game, losing 43-8 to the Seahawks. Malcolm Smith would be selected MVP after making nine tackles, returning an interception for a TD and recovering a fumble. Russell Wilson passed for 206 yards and two scores in the win. (Tom Pennington / Getty Images)
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