Ranking the Most Exciting Finishes in Super Bowl History

December 2, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Super Bowl has become the planet's biggest sporting event, watched by billions of people worldwide and prompting millions of bowls of bean dip to be made in households from Kansas to Kyoto. However, the game is not always the thrilling clash between conference champions that viewers hope for, which makes the thrilling finishes all the more memorable. 
Certain plays have been etched into our collective memory, but it can be easy to forget the actual facts of the endgame. For example, John Elway's famous dive for a first down near the goal line stands out as an iconic highlight, but that play came in the third quarter. 
This list looks back at all 48 Super Bowls and assesses how each one of them finished. The 10 most exciting endings in Super Bowl history fall broadly into three narrative categories: failed comebacks, successful comebacks and thrilling plays in the waning seconds of close games. 
The top criterion for judgment is overall quality of the g...

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