Super Bowl LIV will be played in Feb. 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL. This will be the 11th Super Bowl played in south Florida, the most in NFL history. With that, here is a look back at the other Miami Super Bowls, ranked.
I. Super Bowl XIII
This was not just the greatest Miami Super Bowl, but one of the greatest Super Bowls in history. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys met for the second time in the big game, both being played in Miami.
Both teams scored a touchdown in the first quarter with Pittsburgh holding on to a 21-14 lead at halftime. After just a field goal was scored in the third quarter, the two teams combined for 28 points in the fourth quarter.
There’s one play that changed the course of the game. Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach had a wide open Jackie Smith in the end zone. Smith slid for the ball, but couldn’t come up with it. Pittsburgh would go on to win the game and their fourth Super Bowl, 35-31.
II. Super Bowl XXIII
In a rematch between the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals, this one lived up to the hype of their first matchup in Super Bowl XVI. Joe Montana threw the game-winning touchdown with 39 seconds left, giving the 49ers their second Super Bowl title.
III. Super Bowl X
The Pittsburgh Steelers were looking to be the third repeat champion in the 10 year history of the Super Bowl. Dallas was playing in their third, looking for their second title.
Thanks to a couple athletic catches from wide receiver Lynn Swann, including a valiant effort from Pittsburgh’s defense, they came away with a 21-17 win.
IV. Super Bowl XLIV
Peyton Manning was playing in his second Super Bowl, both in Miami. This time, it was against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints who started the regular season 13-0.
They didn’t look like NFC Champs to start, however, as they found themselves down 10-0 early. They were able to bounce back and take a 13-10 lead after a surprise onside kick to start the second half.
Down 24-17, the Colts were driving to tie the game. Tracy Porter ended all hopes of that with a pick-six to clinch the 31-17 victory for the Saints.
V. Super Bowl XLI
It was Peyton Manning’s first Super Bowl as well as the first ill-weathered Super Bowl as rain poured down all night long.
The Chicago Bears got off to an immediate start as Devin Hester returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, the first and only time thats happened.
Indianapolis got off to a slow start as they found themselves down 14-6 after the first quarter. They were able to overcome and led 16-14 at halftime. Two interceptions by the defense, one for a touchdown, gave the Colts the 29-17 victory.
VI. Super Bowl XXXIII
After losing three Super Bowls, John Elway was looking to close out his NFL career with a second consecutive Super Bowl. They were playing the Atlanta Falcons who were looking for their second consecutive upset after defeating the 15-1 Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game.
Denver never let that happen. They went on to win by a final score of 34-19. John Elway had ridden out into the sunset with a second consecutive Super Bowl title.
VII. Super Bowl XXIX
This game wasn’t close from the getgo, but history was still made in two ways. It was the first – and still only – Super Bowl played between two teams from the same state (San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers). Not only that, but Steve Young set a Super Bowl record with six touchdown passes as the 49ers went on to win by a final score of 49-26.
VIII. Super Bowl III
The second consecutive Super Bowl to be played in Miami was more exciting not for the game, but for what was said beforehand. New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath said his team, an 18-point underdog, said his team would win. “I guarantee it,” he said.
Namath was able to live up to his word. The Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts by a final score of 16-7.
IX. Super Bowl II
The Green Bay Packers once again dominated an AFC team under Vince Lombardi in the Super Bowl. They knocked down the Los Angeles Raiders by a final score of 33-14.
X. Super Bowl V
This game came to be known as the Blunder Bowl. There were more incompletions than points scored. Both the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys couldn’t get anything going. Baltimore went on to win 16-13 in a very sloppy game.