Three Great Super Bowls to Re-Watch and Three Terrible Games to Avoid

Anyone else here getting excited for Super Bowl LV? After some uncertainty in the middle of the season, we are less than three weeks away from the big game. If you are new or newer to watching and enjoying the Super Bowl, we have some recommendations to help you prepare.

First, you should make sure you know what you want to eat during the game well before. The game starts late in the UK, meaning last-minute takeout or grocery shopping is difficult.

You should also make sure you get your bets in before the game. You can check out the best vegas sportsbooks to find the best places to bet on the Super Bowl. The betting options on the big game are amped up and include some fun options on the game and half-time show.

The third is to immerse yourself in the history of the Super Bowl. Some of the greatest games of any sport were Super Bowls. If you have not had a chance to watch many (or any) previous Super Bowls, we have three worth watching. We also have three games to avoid watching at all costs.

3. Best – Super Bowl LI – New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28

A historic comeback and overtime (the first and still only Super Bowl to go to overtime) make this memorable matchup between the Patriots and Falcons one of the best Super Bowls ever. Down 28 to 3, the Patriots mounted one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, scoring 25 points in the final 17:06 to force overtime. In the first overtime in Super Bowl history, the Patriots completed their comeback with a rushing touchdown.

3. Worst – Super Bowl XLVIII – Seattle Seahawks 43, Denver Broncos 8

On paper, this game had all the makings of an all-classic. Peyton Manning and the number one offense took on the Legion of Boom and the league’s top defense. After the first snap of the game – a safety by the Seattle Seahawks – this game quickly turned into an all-time dud. The Seahawks kept rolling, and by half-time, this game was all but over.

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2. Best – Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31

If you think the number 13 is unlucky, you may think differently after watching Super Bowl XIII between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. The game was a back and forth affair in the first half before the Steelers mustered two early touchdowns in the fourth quarter. However, the Cowboys would not go down without a fight, scoring two touchdowns of their own, setting up an onside kick in the last minute of the game. The Steelers recovered the kick with 26 seconds left to win the game.

2. Worst – Super Bowl XX – Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10

The only thing that holds this Super Bowl back from claiming the title as the worst ever is the story of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Many football fans would argue the 1985 Bears are the greatest football team of all-time, so watching them absolutely dismantle the Patriots (they were up 44-3 at one point) has some historical value.

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1. Best – Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

Insane plays, a dramatic fourth quarter, and two Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks (one currently enshrined and another due for a bust after they retired) combined to make Super Bowl XLIII one of the most incredible sporting events. The back and forth nature of the game combined with its dramatic fourth-quarter make it a real joy for everyone who is not an Arizona Cardinals fan. If you do not want to watch the entire game, watch the James Harrison, Larry Fitzgerald, and Santonio Holmes touchdowns, and you can see why this Super Bowl reigns supreme.

1. Worst – Super Bowl XXIV – San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10

Unless you like records – 55 points scored and a 45-point margin of victory are Super Bowl records – or are a die-hard 49ers fan, this game offers nothing to the casual viewer. The game started somewhat close 7-3, but the 49ers’ relentless offensive attack pummelled the Broncos into submission, to a 41-3 lead with over seven minutes left in the third quarter.