How Much Do You Know About Historic Moments in the NFL's Biggest Game?


By: Gavin Thagard

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It's the biggest game in the NFL with all thirty-two teams competing for their chance to play in it. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the most historic moments that occurred in the NFL's biggest game!

Which team finished a yard short of winning the game in Super Bowl XXXIV?

Wide receiver Kevin Dyson caught the ball and made it to the 3 yard​ line before he was hit by Rams' player Mike Jones. Dyson stretched the ball out but came up one yard short of winning the game.


Who caught a pass against his helmet​ from Eli Manning on a 3rd down with under 2:00 minutes left on the clock in Super Bowl XLII?

This was one of the most improbable catches in the history of the NFL. The Giants would go on to score and upset the undefeated New England Patriots.


Which Denver Broncos player was helicopter flipped through the air in Super Bowl XXXII by three Green Bay Packers defenders​?

John Elway was one of the greatest quarterbacks to never win a Super Bowl until 1998 when, at the age of 37, Elway led the Denver Broncos past the Green Bay Packers to win his first NFL Championship.


To whom did Joe Montana throw the game-winning pass in Super Bowl XXIII?

On the game-winning drive, Joe Montana drove the ball 92 yards for a touchdown. This was the final game for Coach Bill Walsh, who finished with three NFL Championships.


Who made the final field goal to help Tom Brady win his first Super Bowl in 2002?

The Patriots upset the Rams to win Super Bowl XXXVI. This would be the first of five Super Bowls for quarterback Tom Brady.


Which team's field goal went wide right in Super Bowl XXV?

In Super Bowl XXV, the Bill had eight seconds left on the clock and were down 20-19. However, the potentially game-winning​ field goal went wide right, and the Giants went home with the title.


Who famously guaranteed a victory before Super Bowl III?

The Jets were huge underdogs against the Colts in Super Bowl III. The football world was stunned when the Jets came out with a 16-7 win.


Who ran 43 yards on a fourth-and-1 to help the Redskins beat the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII?

The Redskins ran the ball all night against the undersized Dolphins. John Riggins finished with 166 yards on the ground, and the Redskins finished with a Championship.


Which team's field goal was blocked for a touchdown in Super Bowl VII?

The Redskins blocked the Dolphins' field goal and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins, however, still won the game and finished​ with the only undefeated season in the history of the NFL.


Who caught the game-winning​ pass from Eli Manning to help the Giants beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII?

The Patriots were the only team to go 18-0 in the history of the NFL. If they had won this game, the Patriots would have finished the season undefeated, joining the 1973 Miami Dolphins who were 17-0.


Who was the first black quarterback to win the Super Bowl?

Doug Williams led the Redskins past the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII. This would make him the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl.


Who scored the game-winning touchdown for the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV?

With the clock nearing two minutes, Kurt Warner threw a pass to Isaac Bruce that went 73 yards for a touchdown. The score would give the Rams a 23-16 lead and the victory.


Who was the defensive coordinator famously carried off the field in Super Bowl XX?

The Bears' defense in the 1985-1986 season was one of the most dominant defenses in the history of the NFL. After the team won the Super Bowl, the players carried the leader of that defense, Buddy Ryan, off the field in victory.


Who kept the Cowboys from setting the scoring record in Super Bowl XXVII?

In the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXVII, the Cowboys were up 52-17 against the Bills when defensive lineman Leon Lett picked up a fumble and almost returned it for a touchdown but celebrated too early. Don Beebe knocked the ball out short of the goal line, keeping the Cowboys from setting the record.


Which defensive lineman scored a touchdown for the Bears in Super Bowl XX?

In the third quarter and already up 37-3, the Bears sent in William Perry to score a touchdown from the 1-yard line. This decision upset Walter Payton, who was the star of the offense.


Who won Super Bowl II?

The Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl II under the leadership of legendary coach Vince Lombardi. The players carried Lombardi off the field when the game was over. This would be Lombardi's final game with the Packers.


Who kicked the game-winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVIII?

Adam Vinatieri was known for clutch kicking in important games. In fact, he was so clutch that he made two game-winning field goals in separate Super Bowls for the New England Patriots.


Who completed ten straight passes to give the Giants a victory over the Broncos in Super Bowl XXI?

The Giants trailed the Broncos 10-9 at halftime. However, thanks to the efforts of Phil Simms, the Giants finished the game with a victory and a final score of 39-20.


How many touchdown passes did Steve Young throw in Super Bowl XXIX?

Steve Young lived in the shadow of Joe Montana until Super Bowl XXIX when he threw a Super Bowl record six touchdown passes. That sure got him recognized.


Who was stopped on the 1-yard line in Super Bowl XVI to help give the 49ers a win over the Bengals?

The Bengals were on the 1-yard line and facing second down, but the 49ers defense held strong and kept the Bengals out of the end zone. This would be Joe Montana's first NFL Championship.


Who scored the first touchdown of the Super Bowl era in Super Bowl I?

Max McGee was the backup tight end for the Green Bay Packers, but after an injury to the starter, McGee was called in to replace him. This gave McGee the opportunity to score the game's first touchdown, ensuring his place in NFL history.


Which Raiders' player had an interception for a touchdown against the Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII?

Even though it was only the second quarter, the interception sealed the game for the Raiders. They would go on to win 38-9.


Which two teams combined for 21 points in 36 seconds?

The game between the Ravens and the Giants was 20-0 with 36 seconds left on the clock. Within that time, the Ravens returned an interception and kickoff for a touchdown, while the Giants managed to return a kickoff of their own for a touchdown.


Which wide receiver threw a touchdown pass to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL?

On a trick play, Antwaan Randle-El threw a 43-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Hines Ward. The Steelers would win the game 21-10.


Who was the quarterback for the Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII?

At the end of Super Bowl XXXVIII, Jake Delhomme drove the ball down the field to tie the game for the Panthers. However, he learned a valuable lesson when he left Tom Brady enough time to move the ball into field goal range, which set up the Patriots game-winning field goal.


Who scored the Super Bowl's only touchdown on the opening kickoff?

Devin Hester has the most return touchdowns in the history of the NFL. Needless to say, this one's at the top of his list.


Which Steelers' quarterback threw an interception to lose the game in Super Bowl XXX?

The Steelers' franchise was looking for its fifth Super Bowl win in 1996. However, an interception kept them from victory as they lost 27-17 to the Dallas Cowboys.


Who has the most rushing yards in a Super Bowl?

Timmy Smith was relatively unknown and unused prior to Super Bowl XXII. However, during the big game, he had a breakout performance where he rushed for 204 yards.


Which team kicked an outside kick against the Colts in the second half of Super Bowl XLIV?

Super Bowl XLIV pitted Drew Brees against Peyton Manning. Brees got the best of the matchup and won his only NFL title.


Who has the most receiving yards in a Super Bowl?

Jerry Rice is widely regarded as the greatest wide receiver of all time. Part of that greatness is attributed to his performance in the NFL's biggest game.


Which Bengals player dropped an interception in the endzone against the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII?

Joe Montana never threw an interception during the Super Bowl, which is one of the reasons he won four titles. However, if Billups had made this catch, Joe's perfect stat would have changed, and he probably wouldn't have a fourth ring.


Which quarterback led the largest comeback in Super Bowl history?

The Falcons led the Patriots by 25 points in the third quarter. However, thanks to a few mistakes by the Falcons and the efforts of Tom Brady and the offense, the Patriots came back to win the game 34-28.


What happened on the first play from scrimmage for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII?

After receiving the opening kickoff, Center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball over Peyton Manning's head which resulted in a safety. The Seahawks would go on to dominate the game 43-8.


Which Seahawks quarterback threw an interception against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX with under 30 seconds on the clock?

The Seahawks would have been back to back Super Bowl Champions if not for this interception. Instead, Tom Brady won his fourth Super Bowl.


Who was criticized for not jumping on a fumble in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl L?

With under five minutes left in the game, the Carolina Panthers had a chance to win the game if they scored. However, a costly fumble gave the game to the Broncos, and Peyton Manning went out with a Championship.


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