The Baltimore Ravens’ nail-biting victory over the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night is the fifth in the last six years that came down to the final minutes, if not seconds.
In chronological order, here are the rest of our top 10 Super Bowl finishes.
I. Super Bowl V. Baltimore 16, Dallas 13.
In a sloppy game, Jim O’Brien’s field goal with five seconds left made the the difference.
II. Super Bowl XXIII. San Francisco 20, Cincinnati 16.
Joe Montana sealed his legend with his touchdown throw to John Taylor to clinch the comeback.
III. Super Bowl XXV. New York 20, Buffalo 19.
Scott Norwood’s kick goes wide right as time expires.
IV. Super Bowl XXXIV. St. Louis 23, Tennessee 16.
Steve McNair’s final drive comes up just a yard short.
V. Super Bowl XXXVI. New England 20, St. Louis 17.
Tom Brady marches in Super Bowl history, setting up Adam Vinatieri’s winning kick.
VI. Super Bowl XLII. New York 17, New England 14.
Eli Manning’s helmet pass to David Tyree set up the game-winning touchdown to spoil the Patriots’ quest for a perfect season.
VII. Super Bowl XLIII. Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23.
Santonio Holmes catches Ben Roethlisberger’s pass to give the Steelers their sixth victory.
VIII. Super Bowl XLV Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25.
Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers led the Packers back to glory.
IX. Super Bowl XLVI. New York 21, New England 17.
Manning and the Giants beat the Patriots in the big game for the second time in five years.