Filled with greats from the past, present, and future, the Super Bowl has become America’s number one entertainment event. Throughout its history, it consistently has given fans across the world some of the most memorable times in sports. Dynasties begin here and remarkable stories come to an end. As the NFL concludes its 52nd year of who will hoist its Lombardi trophy, we take a look back of when it has been at its best.
5) Comeback Kid
Aiming for his third Super Bowl, Joe Montana and company headed to Miami to face off against the league’s MVP Boomer Esiason. While the Bengals boasted the number one offense, the 49ers defense were no pushovers led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. Looking for revenge from falling short in their previous Super Bowl matchup seven years prior to this game, the Bengals would enter the fourth quarter with a 13-6 lead. Montana would waste no time, capping off a 90-yard drive to Jerry Rice to lead 14-13. Both teams’ offenses would stall out for ten minutes until the Bengals would nail a field goal with just 3:44 left on the clock. That is when the fate of Super Bowl 23 would all fall on possibly the greatest QB shoulders to ever play the game: