Best game winning drives in Super Bowl history
Super Bowl V
Baltimore kicker Jim O'Brien (80) leaps with joy after kicking the winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys in the final seconds of Super Bowl V. Mike Curtis intercepted a pass by Roger Staubach late in the fourth quarter to give the Colts a shot. Backup QB Earl Morrall, who took over for the injured Johnny Unitas, led the Colts into field goal range allowing O'Brien to kick a 32-yarder for the victory.
Super Bowl XXIII
Joe Montana is arguably the best quarterback in NFL history and his game winning drive in Super Bowl XXIII against the Bengals is a big reason why. With just over three minutes to play, Joe Montana orchestrated an 11-play, 92-yard drive capped off by a 10-yard strike to John Taylor with 34 seconds left for San Francisco's third Super Bowl title.
Super Bowl XXXVI
No one gave the Patriots a chance against the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, but New England won its first Super Bowl in exciting fashion. The Patriots were up 17-3 at one point, but Kurt Warner led the Rams all the way back to tie things up with 1:30 remaining. Tom Brady, who took over at quarterback in the third game of the season, was on his own 16-yard line with no timeouts left. He moved the ball down field, inclduing a 23-yard pass to Troy Brown, putting the Pats in field goal range. Adam Vinatieri, widely considered the most clutch kicker in NFL history, banged home a 48-yarder for the win.
Super Bowl XXXVIII
What started out as a defensive struggle between the Patriots and Panthers turned into a wildly entertaining Super Bowl XXXVIII. With just over a minute left in the game, Carolina's Jake Delhomme connected with Ricky Proehl to tie things up at 29-29. Panthers kicker John Kasay, though, kicked the ball out of bounds giving the Pats good field position. Just like two years prior, Tom Brady put the Pats in field goal range and Adam Vinatieri capped off another championship, this time with a 41-yarder.
Super Bowl XLII
The New England Patriots came into Super Bowl XLII undefeated, but the Giants made sure they spoiled the perfect season. Trailing 14-10, Giants quarterback Eli Manning took over with 2:42 remaining. Faced with a third-and-five on their own 44-yard line, Manning eluded three Patriots defenders and hurled a pass that David Tyree miraculously hauled in by pinning the ball against his helmet. Four plays later, Manning connected with Plaxico Burress in the end zone for the game-winning score as the Giants won 17-14 in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history.
Super Bowl XLIII
The Cardinals seemed destined to pull off the upset in Super Bowl XLIII when Larry Fitzgerald scored his second touchdown of the game to put the Cardinals up 23-20. With 2:37 to go, Ben Roethlisberger refused to go down in defeat, leading the Steelers on a 78-yard drive capped off by a 6-yard toss to Santonio Holmes in the back right of the end zone. Big Ben put it where only Holmes could catch it, and the athletic wide receiver had just enough room to tap both feet down before falling out of bounds. Holmes was named the game's MVP.