Even though they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, The Patriots odds to win the Super Bowl next year is the best in the NFL because the team always finds a way to win since Bill Belichick made Tom Brady the starter, going to eight Super Bowls and winning five during that span.
With the Super Bowl over, we decided to take a look at some of the best moments in Super Bowl history.
10. Brady Game Winning Drive
The Patriots won their first Super Bowl thanks to Tom Brady’s heroics in his first season as a starter, completing five of eight passes in the final drive to set up an Adam Vinatieri field goal that gave them the win.
9. Joe Namath Guarantee
The New York Jets were big underdogs against the Baltimore Colts but Joe Namath wasn’t intimidated and guaranteed that Gang Green would win the game, which they did.
8. James Harrison Rumbling Interception
James Harrison made one of the greatest defensive plays in Super Bowl history to help the Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals when he returned an interception from their end zone and took it back 100 yards to paydirt. The play was more impressive considering Harrison is a linebacker and outran all the Arizona offensive players.
7. Doug Williams Making History
Doug Williams became the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl thanks to his amazing second quarter performance against the Denver Broncos, completing nine of 11 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns.
6. Lynn Swann’s Big Game
Lynn Swann helped the Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl X with an incredible performance that hasn’t been surpasses. The Hall of Famer caught four passes for 161 yards, including a 64 yard touchdown pass.
5. Elway’s Extra Effort
John Elway was known for not being able to win the big game, but he proved his doubters wrong when he made one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl history rushing for a first down while getting spun around in the air by three Green Bay Packers defenders.
4. Rams Goal Line Stand
The Tennessee Titans were driving to force overtime against the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV, but the Rams defense came up big when the team needed them the most, stopping receiver Kevin Dyson on the one-yard line and preserving the 23-16 lead for St. Louis, who won their first Super Bowl.
3. Joe Montana’s Poise
The San Francisco 49ers were down against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl and were trying to take the lead on the fin al drive. Montana spotted actor John Candy in the stands and pointed him out to his teammates in the huddle before completing eight of nine passes 97 yards and a touchdown that won the game.
2. Helmet Grab
David Tyree might no longer be in the NFL, but he will remain a Super Bowl legend for his heroic helmet grab that helped the New York Giants defeat the previously undefeated Patriots, spoiling the greatest regular season in NFL history.
1. Comeback for the Ages
New England looked done facing a 28-3 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2016 Super Boel, but Brady apparently didn’t get the memo and completed 26 of 33 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Patriots to the most improbable comeback ever, solidifying his position as the greatest quarterback in league history.