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Super Bowl power rankings: Rating the first 49 from best to worst |

Super Bowl power rankings: Rating the first 49 from best to worst

| Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:30 p.m

1. XLII — Giants 17, Patriots 14

Only thing that stood in the way of the Patriots’ perfection was David Tyree.

2. XLIII — Steelers 27, Cardinals 23

Had it all: Drama, big plays on both sides and a memorable game-winner.

3. XXV — Giants 20, Bills 19

Wide right, and it was all down hill for the Bills after that.

4. XXIII — 49ers 20, Bengals 16

Joe Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds left gave the 49ers No. 3.

5. XXXIV — Rams 23, Titans 16

Bet you forgot the guy’s name who made the tackle at the goal line.

6. XLIX — Patriots 28, Seahawks 24

Now, why exactly did Pete Carroll decide to throw the ball there?

7. XIII — Steelers 35, Cowboys 31

Terry Bradshaw throws for a record four touchdowns, and then Steelers hold on.

8. XLVII — Ravens 34, 49ers 31

The lights go out in the Big Easy as the Ravens hold on.9. III — Jets 16, Colts 7

Joe Namath’s guarantee comes true, and the AFL finally wins.

10. XXXVI — Patriots 20, Rams 17

Adam Vinatieri Part I

11. XXXVIII — Patriots 32, Panthers 29

Adam Vinatieri Part II

12. XXXII — Broncos 31, Packers 24

“This one is for John.”

13. XXXIX — Patriots 24, Eagles 21

Donovan McNabb barfs, and the Patriots go back-to-back.

14. X — Steelers 21, Cowboys 17

Lynn Swann’s MVP 161-yard performance gave the Steelers their second.

15. XVI — 49ers 26, Bengals 21

The ’80s dynasty began for the 49ers in Pontiac, Mich.

16. XLVI — Giants 21, Patriots 17

Eli became elite with his second title and second MVP.

17. VII — Dolphins 14, Redskins 7

Dolphins put a cap on a perfect season in a less-than-perfect Super Bowl.

18. XXX — Cowboys 27, Steelers 17

A “Surprise onsides, Chan” wasn’t enough to beat the Triplets.

19. XVII — Redskins 27, Dolphins 17

John Riggins gave the Redskins their first title in 41 years.

20. V — Colts 16, Cowboys 13

Earl Morrall relieved an injured Johnny Unitas in the first Super Bowl on turf.

21. XIV — Steelers 31, Rams 19

Steelers solidify themselves as the team of the ’70s with their fourth.

22. XLV — Packers 31, Steelers 25

Rashard Mendenhall fumbles, and the Pack win their fourth.

23. XV — Raiders 27, Eagles 10

Who can forget Kenny King rumbling down the sidelines?

24. XXXI — Packers 35, Patriots 21

The game in which, of all people, Desmond Howard and Andre Rison shined.

25. IX — Steelers 16, Vikings 6

Not a particularly exciting game but was Steelers’ first title.

26. XLIV — Saints 31, Colts 17

Tracy Porter seals the Saints’ first world title.

27. XXVI — Redskins 37, Bills 24

Another Super Bowl blowout for the Bills.

28. XLI — Colts 29, Bears 17

Peyton Manning wins his first, and only, Super Bowl in rainy Miami.

29. XL — Steelers 21, Seahawks 10

Steelers win their first Super Bowl in 26 years in Jerome Bettis’ last game.

30. XX — Bears 46, Patriots 10

Bears put a cap on a dominant season with a dominant performance.

31. I — Packers 35, Chiefs 10

The Packers kick off the Super Era in front of a half-empty Coliseum.

32. XII — Cowboys 27, Broncos 10

Dallas’ defense forces eight turnovers to win its second Super Bowl.

33. XIX — 49ers 38, Dolphins 16

Dan Marino’s first and only chance to play in a Super Bowl comes up short.

34. XXI — Giants 39, Broncos 20

Phil Simms leads the Giants to their first title since 1956.

35. XXII — Redskins 42, Broncos 10

Redskins scored 42 unanswered points, including 35 in the second quarter.

36. XVIII — Raiders 38, Redskins 9

Marcus Allen rushes for 191 yards in what was the most lopsided SB at the time.

37. XXXVII — Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21

Tampa Bay picks off five passes and returns three for touchdowns.

38. II — Packers 33, Raiders 14

Packers win fifth straight title in Vince Lombardi’s last game.

39. XI — Raiders 32, Vikings 14

Honestly, does anybody have any recollection of this game?

40. IV — Chiefs 23, Vikings 7

Honestly, does anybody have any recollection of this game either?

41. XLVIII — Seahawks 43, Broncos 8

Yet another Super blowout administered to the Broncos.

42. VI — Cowboys 24, Dolphins 3

Roger Staubach was the MVP by throwing for 119 yards.

43. XXXV — Ravens 34, Giants 7

Just don’t screw it up, Trent. And he didn’t.

44. VIII — Dolphins 24, Vikings 7

Here’s a stat for you: Bob Griese went 6 of 7 for 73 yards.

45. XXVIII — Cowboys 30, Bills 13

Dallas scores 24 in the second half, and the Bills lose fourth straight SB.

46. XXXIII — Broncos 34, Falcons 19

John Elway’s last game was memorable … for only him.

47. XXIX — 49ers 49, Chargers 26

Blame Dennis Gibson for this blowout.

48. XXIV — 49ers 55, Broncos 10

The 49ers put up 461 yards as they tied the Steelers for most Super Bowl wins.

49. XXVII — Cowboys 52, Bills 17

At least Leon Lett gave us all some entertainment.

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