Joey’s Top 10s: Super Bowl games

The games of the years are stacking up against each other to fight for top spot



While I wasn’t alive for this game, it has one of the craziest outcomes in Super Bowl history.


I wanted to give you a fair warning before I delve into my countdown, I haven’t been alive for every Super Bowl so I haven’t watched every game. There is a good chance that I will miss a game on this list because I just haven’t seen it or heard enough about it to contribute to my list.

  1. St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans – Super Bowl XXXIV

While I wasn’t alive for this game, it has one of the craziest outcomes in Super Bowl history. The former St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams beat my beloved Titans by the skin of their teeth. With time expiring on the game clock, the Titans were a single yard short of being able to tie the game up. A. Single. Yard.

  1. New York Giants vs. New England Patriots – Super Bowl XLII

The helmet catch game! With the game on the line, Eli Manning escapes a sack and throws up a prayer to wide receiver David Tyree, who traps the football against his helmet and comes down with the ball, the giants went on to score and win the game against Tom Brady and the Patriots.

  1. Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers – Super Bowl XLVII

The Harbaugh Bowl, Jim and John Harbaugh coached the 49ers and Ravens respectively. The Ravens went on to win the game. The two exciting parts of this game were the power outage that occurred and the intentional safety by the Ravens to drain some time off the clock at the end of the game.

  1. Green Bay Packers vs.Kansas City Chiefs – Super Bowl I

The very first Super Bowl! I wasn’t quite around yet to watch this game but I think the very first Super Bowl ought to make the list somewhere. I know very little about the players at the time for the two teams but it started one of the biggest spectacles the world has ever seen.

  1. San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos – Super Bowl XXIV

The last Super Bowl by the former GOAT, Joe Montana. This game was an absolute blowout by the 49ers, winning by 45 points. One of the most impressive parts of this game is that it was the final Super Bowl for Montana, making him 4-0 in the “big game.”

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Super Bowl LV

Tom Brady’s last Super Bowl (supposedly) in his absolutely legendary career. This game wasn’t particularly close (actually it was a blowout) but it was Super Bowl win number seven for Brady, a feat that very likely won’t happen again.

  1. Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers – Super Bowl L

The Sherriff’s last ride! This was Peyton Manning’s last game and what a way to end your career as one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in NFL history. Although he wasn’t quite the same quarterback as he was to start his career, it was awesome to see him go out as a champion.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs vs.Philadelphia Eagles – Super Bowl LVII

Call it recency bias, but this was an incredible game to watch. Truthfully, I’m not sure the holding call at the end of the game really impacted the outcome. The Chiefs would have likely still scored a field goal on that possession and the score would have more than likely been the same to end the game.

  1. New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons – Super Bowl LI

The infamous “28-3” game, where the Atlanta Falcons and that year’s MVP quarterback Matt Ryan blew a pretty healthy lead to the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. I still can’t believe that outcome actually happened, the Falcons had one of the best offenses in the league that year but just came up flat in the second half.

  1. Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Super Bowl XLIX

I deeply apologize to all the Seahawks fans out there, I know this game was heartbreaking, it was for me too. But it was just too good of a game to look over for the top spot.

The Seahawks were at the height of their defensive prowess and Tom Brady was looking to further cement his case as the best football player ever. The Malcolm Butler interception at the goal line is the thing of nightmares for Seattle fans but man, heckuva play by Butler.