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50: Celebrating 50 Years Of Super Bowl History

Part IV: 2000s & 2010s

2000s

2000

Super Bowl XXXIV

Super Bowl XXXIV

After Titans receiver Kevin Dyson was tackled one yard short of the goal line with time expiring, fans in St. Louis enjoyed a Super Bowl championship knowing that their team would probably stick around for another few years at least.

  1. St. Louis Rams
    23
  2. Tennessee Titans
    16

Super Bowl XXXV

Super Bowl XXXV

Look, Ray Lewis definitely killed those two guys. The evidence is all there, whether you want to acknowledge it or not. Two human beings are dead—their lives robbed and their families left grieving every single day—because of this man. Their blood will forever stain his hands. Ravens won 34-7.

  1. Baltimore Ravens
    34
  2. New York Giants
    7
Did You Know

Ray Lewis is a murderer.

Super Bowl XXXVI

Super Bowl XXXVI

Heightened post-9/11 security concerns led refs to give full-body pat-downs to each substitute joining the huddle during the Patriots' victory over the Rams.

  1. St. Louis Rams
    17
  2. New England Patriots
    20

Super Bowl XXXVII

Super Bowl XXXVII

Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden solidified his spot in the ESPN NFL broadcast booth with a 48-21 rout of the Raiders.

  1. Oakland Raiders
    21
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    48
Did You Know

Jerry Rice is the only NFL player to have played for two different teams in the same Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XXXVIII

Super Bowl XXXVIII

We know you want to see that picture of Janet Jackson and we're not going to give it to you.

  1. Carolina Panthers
    29
  2. New England Patriots
    32

Super Bowl XXXIX

Super Bowl XXXIX

The Patriots were really good at cheating by this point.

  1. New England Patriots
    24
  2. Philadelphia Eagles
    21

Super Bowl XL

Super Bowl XL

A 21-10 victory over the Seahawks earned Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger his "get out of jail free" card.

  1. Seattle Seahawks
    10
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
    21

Super Bowl XLI

Super Bowl XLI

The Colts defeated the Bears 29-17 in a game that team owner Jim Irsay was later told he really seemed to enjoy.

  1. Indianapolis Colts
    29
  2. Chicago Bears
    17

Super Bowl XLII

Super Bowl XLII

The Giants' monumental upset of the undefeated Patriots ensured that no matter what happens, no matter how many more Super Bowls he wins, Tom Brady will never be truly happy.

  1. New York Giants
    17
  2. New England Patriots
    14

Super Bowl XLIII

Super Bowl XLIII

The American middle class soaked in one last Super Bowl.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
    27
  2. Arizona Cardinals
    23
Did You Know

The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns are the only teams that will never appear in a Super Bowl.

2010s

2010

Super Bowl XLIV

Super Bowl XLIV

The Saints' 31-17 victory over Peyton Manning's Colts put the finishing touches on New Orleans' full recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

  1. New Orleans Saints
    31
  2. Indianapolis Colts
    17

Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV

The Steelers-Packers matchup in Cowboys Stadium marked the first time the Super Bowl was held on too big of a stage.

  1. Green Bay Packers
    31
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
    25

Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl XLVI

Head coach Tom Coughlin won his second Super Bowl title with the Giants, ensuring at least three more seasons of job security.

  1. New York Giants
    21
  2. New England Patriots
    17
Did You Know

After the 2011 NFL lockout, a new collective bargaining agreement ensured that if the Super Bowl went to overtime, all players would be paid time-and-a-half.

Super Bowl XLVII

Super Bowl XLVII

Known as the "Blackout Bowl,"a power outage during the third quarter forced both teams to play the rest of the game by the faint glimmer of candlelight.

  1. Baltimore Ravens
    34
  2. San Francisco 49ers
    31

Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII

The one-sided 43-8 scoreline remains the most embarrassed Roger Goodell has ever felt about the NFL.

  1. Seattle Seahawks
    43
  2. Denver Broncos
    8

Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX

Player suicides, domestic abuse cover-ups, and rampant cheating aside, the NFL delivered a pretty exciting and compelling Super Bowl.

  1. New England Patriots
    28
  2. Seattle Seahawks
    24

Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50

Peyton Manning will attempt to win a second Lombardi Trophy and attain an additional 3,200 NFL Legacy Points.

  1. Carolina Panthers
  2. Denver Broncos

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