Check out the top five: The matchup between the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys marked the first Super Bowl played after the NFL-AFL merger was completed.
Photo credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images It was the first “cold weather” Super Bowl in NFL history as the two teams met at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
Manning got the Broncos to the big game in just his second season but it was pretty much over by halftime as Seattle’s defense dominated, allowing just eight points to Denver’s offense.
Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images Denver’s defense got the job done against Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, but will face a different-styled quarterback in Newton.
Photo credit: @Scott Zagarino/Twitter The Arizona Cardinals were making their first appearance in the Super Bowl and even had the lead late.
But they left too much time for Roethlisberger who orchestrated one of the best drives in Super Bowl history and capped it off with a touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes. Cox/Getty Images Wilson and the Seahawks were looking to be the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the Patriots did it in 20.
Instead they left the game questioning whether or not they should have handed the ball off from the 1-yard-line late in the game.
In the end, Brady and head coach Bill Belichick prevailed as the Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 50 will be historic for many reasons when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos square off in Santa Clara on Feb. While both teams have two of the best defenses in the NFL, the game will likely come down to the quarterback play of Peyton Manning and Cam Newton.
The matchup between the two will make history for the largest age difference between quarterbacks in the Super Bowl.